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Thread: Question about Minkee

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    Pooh.... I lost the post where I was talking to the gals about this..... I'm thinking of buying some and trying it out.
    Now do I use this IN PLACE OF batting/backing? Just sew to back of quilt top.

    Also how does it wash up?
    Sorry for the questions. I just wanna know what I'm buying BEFORE I put the money into it

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    thank you....

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    HI Bev.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8394.page If you click on your name, you can check your previous new messages started. I think this was the one you were looking for, although the other links Loretta suggested are great, too.

    I pre-washed the fabric, used warm and natural for the quilt as you go but just minkee dot & a light, quality cotton for the other. I used my machine to sew the rolled minkee over, rather than bind the one I have here. The quilt as you go was a gift, so I did bind that one in a coordinated print (machine sewed the front and hand stitched the back). Hope this is useful.

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    Hi Bev, I made a baby quilt out of menke also. I embroidered a little duck in one corner, then sewed the menke and a soft cotton blend to it right sides together, left opening and turned it, pressed it from the cotton side, turning opening inward, used a cute little fancy sewing machine stitch all around the edges, and even machine tacked it randomly with a cute little star thingy and wa la, it was done. hope this gives you an idea what to do.

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    Thank You all for your help. I truely appreciate it ALOT!
    I saw a quilt show a few days ago where the gal put fleece on back of a childs quilt. She said it was easy and VERY warm.... Thats what got me thinking about the Minkee I heard about on here.

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    I made 2 throws and put fleece on the back and 1 baby quilt. When I do this, I don't stipple or meander, just tack- stitches about 8 or 9 in length, just to hold everything from moving. The back is then nice and smooth and soft. It also makes them faster(yes, finished, not UFOs). That way you get your beautiful quilt top but the functional warmth of the fleece.

    I've bought minkee, but haven't been able to bring myself to cut it. I did find some scraps at Wal-Mart of mint green and grab it if I ever see it in the scrap bin. I want to make something, but haven't decided what I want to do yet. Everytime I make a quilt for the babies at our house, they go home with a Mom.

    Barb

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    Walmart & Joann's sure have some cute fleece. I just thought it would be fun for kids blankets

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    here's a recent photo of one I've done. It adorns DD's couch in Japan. They love it. I also did one just like it for a raffle for our kick off meeting for AFSP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    here's a recent photo of one I've done. It adorns DD's couch in Japan. They love it. I also did one just like it for a raffle for our kick off meeting for AFSP.
    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it. Now the back has fleece right? You did an awesome job. I love the feel of fleece. Its so soft & cuddly.

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    chocolate colored fleece. very very soft

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