I got the quilt sandwich together last night for the baby quilt and hand tied and stitched around the edge using what I hope looks to be rope colored pearl cotton. The backing is red minky, and I don't think I'll use minky again. It's a knit fabric, so it pulls and shifts quite a bit more than I'd like in a quilt. It was especially difficult since the largest floor space in my apartment is pretty much exactly the size of this quilt, so I had to actually sit on the quilt while I pinned it. It all turned out fine though. All I have left is to put the binding on. On to the crib bumper!