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Thread: Working with Minkee fabric

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    Super Member kittenquilts's Avatar
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    Hello! I've been enjoying your forum for some time, but haven't jumped in with my own question until today. I'm planning on doing a baby quilt using Minkee. Does anyone have any helpful hints for working with it? It's always nice to avoid pitfalls before I begin! This quilt would have both cotton fabric and Minkee. As I haven't decided whether I will piece or applique, any suggestions will be helpful. I know I need to launder my cotton first as the Minkee won't shrink but cotton does. Any other pointers? Thanks! This is a great network and I love it!

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    PIN,PIN,PIN!!!!!!!!!!!! That Minkie is some slippery stuff :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimplesinjuly
    PIN,PIN,PIN!!!!!!!!!!!! That Minkie is some slippery stuff :wink:
    DITTO!!

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    I don't know what that is? Could you explain it for those of us who have never seen or used it?

    I have only used cotton.

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    It's a really soft, fluffly kind of furry, great for baby blanket material. Like a soft stuffed animal kind of fabric. I like to use it with cotton, flannels and chennile materials for baby quilts as they like all the different textures.

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    I have never used minkee but I did make a quilt with chenille and pin pin pin is right on.

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    Thanks for the tips :D :D :D

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    Thanks for all the info. Bought pink Minkee tonight along with a butterfly fabric on cream. Cotton fabrics are in the washer as I write. Planning on nine patch blocks with Minkee and butterfly fabric, along with cream Kona muslin (just had to try it!) blocks with a chenille butterfly on each. Wish me luck!

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    i ironed on a very lite stablizer that was left on when i made a warm wishes wih one of the sqs being minkee.worked great!
    Gale

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    when i go to put it together i tape it to the floor at each corner and sides then i pin ALOT!!! Minkee is wonderful but very hard to work with.

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