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    horror story

    So yesterday------my dh..sweetiepoo that he is--decides to take the a/c unit out of our guestroom window (also my temporary sewing space).
    When he did..it decided to leak water all over the new carpeting. He was not a happy camper--
    and grabbed a yummy piece of aqua minky dot fabric i was saving for a special quilt to sop up the water.
    I tried not to get upset...but ..dont touch my minky!!!!

    Think it will wash up ok?

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    I think it will wash out ok unless it has rust or chemicals in the water.

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    Yes. I like to use All with Oxy Clean (the one in the white bottle - no smells). Just wash it up on warm and dry it and see how it goes. If there are obvious stains, pour the detergent directly on the stain, let it set 10 minutes, then wash.

    Minkee is very sturdy. And maybe, in the future, keep a couple of ratty towels handy! LOL, poor DH!

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    Bless his heart He was in a no win situation. Some guys have no idea how important our fabric is. I would think that it will wash out just fine. Let us know the outcome.

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    I would think it would wash up fine. After all, look at all the washing baby quilts get. Does Minky fray or is it more like fleece? Since it will have been washed you might want to prewash any other fabrics you will be using.
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    Is he on a bread and water diet for the next 2 weeks?

    As I see it..It's all your fault for leaving such a tempting item with his grasp.......J/K

    Hope all goes well with the cleaning of your precious Minky.

    Let us know how everything ends up.
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    The Minky should wash up okay but even if it doesn't it is still better than a big stain on your new carpet. Would it have been better if he came prepared with an old towel, of course but that horse has left the barn, that dog has died, the fat lady has sung etc etc etc.

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    I prewash my minky after I had it RUN and ruin a quilt. It washes great
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    Would the Minkee not get washed in a quilt?
    Therefore ... it's washable!

    From what I've heard about Minkee shedding ... you might want to run the raw edge it thru a serger first .... or it may vanish in the wash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Would the Minkee not get washed in a quilt?
    Therefore ... it's washable!!

    It's Minkee, not silk taffeta, right?
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    I hope it will. We got to love our men for trying.

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    Way back when I made quilts in my spare time (sometimes working on them at campsites on the lake in TX); one each for all my kids (four at the time). They grew up; we visit back and forth from NC to TX to TN; help each other move, etc. Guess what I saw come out of the back of moving truck one day? The quilt I gave him wrapped all around a piece of furniture...... Needless to say from that point on, anything I give them leaves my memory. They are always asking me, "?Remember that quilt you gave me, Mom?" No not any more....when it goes it leaves my memory; giving me more room to figure out something else to make for them.
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    At least you didn't have a lot of labor invested. It could have been a finished quilt!
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    Here is a link on how to handle Minkee. Not sure if it will tell you anything new or not.

    http://blog.fabric.com/2008/02/quick..._with_min.html

    Good luck with your Minkee.

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    It will be fine...it's meant for baby stuff. Can you think of anything that gets wet more often?????

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    The worst part is, I'm not sure Minkee is all that absorbent!
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    How's the new carpet. I think I would be more worried about the carpet because you can buy more material.

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    I would rather have the minky used to sop up the water than have the carpet soaked. Carpeting is more expensive and harder to replace than fabric. It should wash up just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimmieH View Post
    When he did..it decided to leak water all over the new carpeting. He was not a happy camper--
    and grabbed a yummy piece of aqua minky dot fabric i was saving for a special quilt to sop up the water.
    I had a good laugh at that ! Its just fabric ...
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    its all good.....carpet & minky survived ! im overprotective i guess!

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