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Thread: Question about Minkee

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    Member mlt150's Avatar
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    Question about Minkee

    Do you think Minkee would be too warm for a quilt headed to Dallas, Tx? It is 48 x 77 for my son, using warm and natural batting and I thought Minkee would be very comfy for the back. Thoughts? Dianne
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    minkie is pretty warm- especially with batting- often people leave out the batting when using minkie for the back. i've made quite a few quilts with minkie backs- all have batting- they are heavy, warm quilts- if you want to use batting you may want to choose something (less dense) than the warm & natural- hobbs heirloom 80/20 is one of my favorites.
    if your son likes heavy warm snuggly ones he will love it. i don't know if it gets chilly in Dallas but i had a gentleman in Houston purchase wool quilts from me---he just turns his (AIR) higher- keeps his place quite chilly - doesn't matter if its 90 outside.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I tried Minkee once and had a problem with it stretching and moving around but it is very warm and soft.

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    Minkee is very warm! I would go with a cotton batting and regular backing.

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    I recently made one with Warm and Natural Batting...Minkee on both sides front and back it was perfect! I will be making another one.

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    I am not to far from Dallas, only 100 miles, and our weather is very similar. I don't think it would be to warm. It just depends if your son is cold-natured or not. It would be to warm for me but not my husband or granddaughter.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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