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Thread: Minky

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    Minky

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    I have converted part of my garage into my sewing space. But in the dead of winter it gets really cold, so I then take over the kitchen table. Anywho, a cat got into the garage for awhile and decided the kinky I had on my cutting table would make a nice warm bed. Now it is covered in cat hair. Can/should I wash it before I use it as a quilt back or would that mess it up. I haven't worked think minky a lot before. Thank you for all your help and suggestions.

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    I don't see why not wash it first - it will get washed sooner or later anyway.
    Nikki in MO

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    I would wash it. Should not pose any problem in terms of quilting.

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    I would wash it, but I would run a stitch around the edges first. May not be needed, but when you cut minky you sure get a mess of fuzz so ... couldn't hurt!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I have washed minky before using because I once had minky run and ruin a quilt so now if it's a strong color I prewash. i have had no problem and I don't think u have to worry about the edges. it's a knit so there won't be any fraying
    fatquarters

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    There is a new store opening in my town next month that is going to sell minky only. 6000 bolts coming. She is having a specialist teacher coming in to show scads of things that can be done with minky other than quilt bavkings. We are going to make a QAUG quilt during the grand opening with the teacher. They had a big booth atnthe Portland market and itbwas a big hit.

    This site has good info about using minky (cuddle).

    http://www.shannonfabrics.com/cuddle...ks-ezp-30.html
    Last edited by snipforfun; 06-15-2013 at 11:06 PM.

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    Go over it with a lint brush and wash it....should be fine and pre-washing is a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    Go over it with a lint brush and wash it....should be fine and pre-washing is a good thing
    Either that or the upholstery attachment on your vacuum. I always prewash minkee. I bought a minkee clone once and it pilled so bad I threw it away!
    Also, check your lint filter halfway through drying to make sure it's not full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    There is a new store opening in my town next month that is going to sell minky only. 6000 bolts coming. She is having a specialist teacher coming in to show scads of things that can be done with minky other than quilt bavkings. We are going to make a QAUG quilt during the grand opening with the teacher. They had a big booth atnthe Portland market and itbwas a big hit.

    This site has good info about using minky (cuddle).

    http://www.shannonfabrics.com/cuddle...ks-ezp-30.html
    Is there an online source for shannonfabrics in the usa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    There is a new store opening in my town next month that is going to sell minky only. 6000 bolts coming. She is having a specialist teacher coming in to show scads of things that can be done with minky other than quilt bavkings. We are going to make a QAUG quilt during the grand opening with the teacher. They had a big booth atnthe Portland market and itbwas a big hit.

    This site has good info about using minky (cuddle).

    http://www.shannonfabrics.com/cuddle...ks-ezp-30.html
    Portland Market? Do you mean Portland OR? Is the minky store going to be near there? (I'm ready to go if it is!)

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