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Old 06-23-2008, 02:32 PM
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When you're at your favorite fabric store, check it out. It's a polyester that feels like nothing else. Kids love it. It's super soft until mommies bleach it like crazy, wash after wash but remains pretty soft----softer than a well washed cotton.

Minkee dot has raised polka dots the same color as the background fabric and minkee is a plainer, flat version....it's kinda like velour of yesteryear but ultra soft. I LOVE IT, but it is pricey. I use the dot for most girl projects and for the boys, regular minkee. It's colorful, amazing stuff.

I haven't bought from this company, but saw a pic to share:
http://www.creations-online.com/fabrics/minkee_030405.htm
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:58 PM
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I love Minkee too!!! It feels like Heaven. I have made "quilts" for my granddaughters with it. But a lot of long arm quilters will not quilt with it. It stretches really easily. The quilts I have made have been minkee on one side, a single piece of coordinating flannel on the other, no batting, and I just machine tack the 2 layers together here and there. Then I add binding out of the flannel. They are plenty heavy and warm because of the minkee and my granddaughters drag them all over the house and just love them!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:31 PM
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I have a pack of minkee charms and baby/kid flannel ready to be made into a quilt- now to finish my other projects.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by retrogirl02
When you're at your favorite fabric store, check it out. It's a polyester that feels like nothing else. Kids love it. It's super soft until mommies bleach it like crazy, wash after wash but remains pretty soft----softer than a well washed cotton.

Minkee dot has raised polka dots the same color as the background fabric and minkee is a plainer, flat version....it's kinda like velour of yesteryear but ultra soft. I LOVE IT, but it is pricey. I use the dot for most girl projects and for the boys, regular minkee. It's colorful, amazing stuff.

I haven't bought from this company, but saw a pic to share:
http://www.creations-online.com/fabrics/minkee_030405.htm
Oh that is cool. I'll check to see if Joann's here has it
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcia
I love Minkee too!!! It feels like Heaven. I have made "quilts" for my granddaughters with it. But a lot of long arm quilters will not quilt with it. It stretches really easily. The quilts I have made have been minkee on one side, a single piece of coordinating flannel on the other, no batting, and I just machine tack the 2 layers together here and there. Then I add binding out of the flannel. They are plenty heavy and warm because of the minkee and my granddaughters drag them all over the house and just love them!!!
Such good ideas from you gals. I'll have to give it a try.......
Thanks ladies
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:33 AM
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I've made many of these quilts, and have given them away. The best thing I find is to cut the fabric and batting one day, and then start putting it together the next day. The large size took me two days, but I'm probably slower then anyone else.
I believe you can order a book like I did, or have it sent by e-mail.

Have fun with it,

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Old 07-01-2008, 03:54 PM
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Yes, and it was very easy. Makes a great charity quilt for children and lap quilts for ther wheel chair bound. When done piecing it is done! It is kind of a qult as you sew.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:09 PM
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I've made a couple of quilts with this technique. It took me about 12 hours because I don't have a serger. So first I stitched the seams with a regular straight stitch and then I had to go back over them with a zigzag to flatten them out. If you don't do this, it will get really bulky since the seams have 4 layers of fabric and 2 layers of batting and the seams are 1/2" instead of 1/4"
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Hi Bev,
I have that pattern, it's called "The 6-Hour Quilt" by Kaye Wood. I have made several of them, in the past. They are very easy, but I have never finished one in six hours. It takes me anywhere from two days to a week, to completely finish mine. Depending on how much time I can spend working on it per day. You'll really like the pattern. If you need more info, just PM me. Good Luck with your project!! :D :D :D
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by key4unc
I've made a couple of quilts with this technique. It took me about 12 hours because I don't have a serger. So first I stitched the seams with a regular straight stitch and then I had to go back over them with a zigzag to flatten them out. If you don't do this, it will get really bulky since the seams have 4 layers of fabric and 2 layers of batting and the seams are 1/2" instead of 1/4"
I am so glad you posted key4unc. I bought the book last night cause some times I can't wait to finish a project and it looked easy. ebook was $5.95 anyway read the instructions and was wondering why she wanted you to zigzag the edges after the seam allowance. So now I know. The patter is vary eazy looking but looks like it would use alot of fabric and have a lot of scraps after.

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