This blankie will be minky with Eliza’s name embroidered on it and quilting cotton on the other side. This isn’t exactly minky, but it’s fuzzy and synthetic and I have to use the same technique for machine-embroidering on minky.
First layer the following:
Tear-Away Stabilizer on bottom
Minky Fabric in the middle
Water-Soluble Stabilizer on the top
Then attach the embroidery hoop to the layers making sure the layers are taut but not stretched.
Attach to your machine and start the embroidery process according to your machine’s manual.
Here is what it looks like when the embroidery is done:
Remove the embroidery hoop and turn it over to expose the tear-away stabilizer…
and tear it away.
Turn the minky over so the top (right side) of the fabric with the water-soluble stabilizer is showing…
and cut away most of the stabilizer.
Put the water-soluble stabilizer portion into a bowl of water for about a minute and then allow to dry.
Here it is all finished.
Being the persnickety person I am, I wasn’t satisfied with the look of this. The font lines are too thin and the white color doesn’t stand out as well as I had hoped it would. So I did a redo…
I tried to take out the white lettering but that didn’t work out so well so I’m going to do a reverse appliqué heart to cut it out.
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