Layer the batting, quilt top (face up), and then the backing (face down). Sew a quarter inch around the edge of the quilt top, batting, and backing and leave an open section to flip the quilt right side up like you were sewing a pillow. Hand sew the open area closed.
Start in the middle of the quilt and thread a needle with yarn or embroidery thread. I use a light weight cotton yarn. Make a small ~1/4 inch stitch through all three layers and then move to the next spot (no greater than 6" away) leaving a tail of yarn.
It was tricky pulling the needles through all three layers so I put some duck tape on my thumb to assist. Yet another use for duck tape!!
Cut the yarn between then stitches.
Tie a surgeon's knot. I found this youtube video very helpful.
Cut off the excess yarn. Leave at least a 3/4" tail. You're done!
Here's the back with no disruption of the minkee dot.
Here's the finished front:
It is soooo soft and snuggly with the Minkee backing! An instant kitty favorite. Happy Quilting :)