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Old 01-15-2018, 02:10 PM
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Can anyone comment on what the difference is between minky and cuddle fabric? is cuddle a better brand than what is available at big box fabric stores? Tia
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I think the original manufacturer of this type of fabric was Benartex. Their product is called Minkee Blankee. I think Shannon's brand name is Cuddle. I think those 2 brands are the LQS quality.
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
I think the original manufacturer of this type of fabric was Benartex. Their product is called Minkee Blankee. I think Shannon's brand name is Cuddle. I think those 2 brands are the LQS quality.
Thanks PaperPrincess, is there any difference in sewing with them?
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I think the original manufacturer of this type of fabric was Benartex. Their product is called Minkee Blankee. I think Shannon's brand name is Cuddle. I think those 2 brands are the LQS quality.
What does LQS stand for?
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What does LQS stand for?
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:11 PM
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Shannon Cuddle is pretty awesome! I remember Benartex Minkee, but the price was higher than the Shannon.

You can buy "Minky" at JoAnn's but it can be so stretchy, that it's really hard to work with.
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They all make a terrible mess. And as a longarm quilter I couldn’t see much difference in them as backing.
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I would say a good 50% of the quilters where I work are using the 90" wide minky for quilt backs. The quilting designs show up beautifully on the back.

If you roll the minky in your dryer on a cool setting, it removes the lint. Minky is only naughty when you cut it.
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