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Marie367
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Date: 11/4/12 5:18 PM

I just want to say thanks in advance for helping me. I am a fledgling quilter at best.
Many years ago, I made baby quilts for my own kids. They were simple 12" squares of quilting cotton with appliques and a 2" lattice. I used a low loft batting and instead of a binding I sewed it all together at the edges and turned it like a pillowcase. I then stitched in the ditch for the quilting. All that worked great. My mom was alive then and helped with some suggestions.
Now I have a great niece who will be a year old in January. I want to make her a quilt for Christmas (my mom was the quilter and if she were alive baby Audrey would already have a quilt by now-lol). I bought McCalls's sheep quilt pattern on sale sheep
So I bought quilting cotton that was on sale today at JA's. I also bought some minky (not with the bubbles) for the backing. Now for my questions:
My top will be quilting cottons-maybe not the little squares on the pattern. The smaller the squares the more likely I am to have a crooked quilt (ask me how I know that-lol). The pattern has a tissue pattern for the squares but I think that would be more difficult than using a rotary and cutting squares that way. I am getting better with my measuring and rotary cutting so I will see how I do. There is not that many squares right?
I bought some fleece for the sheep-is that a mistake? Should I use something else soft like flannel which would be considerably less bulky? I have never tried to applique fleece.
Will I run into trouble using the minky stuff on the back? Should I use a low loft batting? How should I quilt it? Will stitch in the ditch be ok with the minky or should I tie it? I am pretty sure I can't FMQ anything at this point and wouldn't want to risk wrecking it. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

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