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Thread: MINKIE

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    Boo
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    lin, tomorrow, first thing, take a trip to a quilt shop. Ask to see the minkee, then touch it. There is no way to explain how it feels, it must be experienced.

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    I'll try to find some minkie first time I get a chance. I can't wait see (and feel) this stuff. It sounds like something that would be very comfortable up against the skin. :)

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    Minkie is my favorite fabric. If you are quilting it you need to pin it or use temporary adhesive so it does not shift. I made my granddaughter a 3-D flower quilt for her nursery...too cute. good luck its very soffee as she says now.

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    Would someone please post a picture of Minkie? Up here in the boonies we don't have Minkie!!! :cry: :cry: :cry: Thanks.

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    This is what it looks like... Like Boo said... nothing can describe just how soft it is!!
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    Thanks, Carla - I'm gonna have to order some online just to feel it!!! :wink:

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    Here is a picture of a quilt I did that I made for my grandaughter using minki. Turned out cute.
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    Hmm, I thought I knew what Minkie was until I saw the picture, so the next trip to the quilt shop, I'm going to check it out.

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    That is so cute quiltnana! I love the wall :D That is a darling room!!!

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    If you've ever handled goose down ( the light, fluffy stuff) and imagine running you hand over a pile of it, that's something of what minkie feels like to the touch. It's unbelievablely soft.

    The "slippery-ness" is because it is so soft and has a texture, giving it a "nap".

    Now...not to be a "wet blanket" or pour water on enthusiasm...being that minkie is polyester (please correct me if I'm wrong), even though it feels so good to touch, is it really fire-retardant enough to use on a quilt or clothing for children? Polyester melts...and basically turns to napalm.

    I love the stuff on the bolt, but I hesitate to use it. For baby quilts (especially), I stick with 100% cotton flannel.

    Of course, there are some who would call me obsessive-compulsive about this...but, then, I saw a grass fire surround my home when I was a child...and had a childhood friend die because she was playing with matches. I was 4 and she was 6.

    I even have a love-hate relationship with the fireplace in our family room.

    take good care. madolyn

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