Monday, February 27, 2012
Don't allow the fabric to stretch as you cut it. This is especially important if you'll be sewing it to another non-minky piece of fabric, which most likely won't have any stretch. Let the fabric lay flat, and adding a few pins here and there to keep the selvages together (if you're cutting with a folded edge) can help to reduce it slipping out of place while cutting.
Minky Tip #2:
Pin, Pin, Pin!!! Was that clear? Whether you're sewing minky to minky, or minky to another fabric, pinning every 1" along the edges of the fabric will make a huge difference as you sew. Not enough pins means that the fabric will likely slide under the presser foot, and stretch as the feed dogs try to guide it, which can result in puckers. I'm not exaggerating when I recommend to pin it every 1". Even a 2" gap between pins can allow the minky to slip and stretch. It'll be more than worth the extra time it takes to pin every 1".
Minky Tip #3:
Minky Tip #4: