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    Can you tell me what Minkee is----I am from UK and I wonder if it what we call fleece???
    Where would I get it from online??

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    I had no clue what it was, so I Googled it.
    Here is what I got.....

    http://minkydelight.com/

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    Yup, that's it! It's incrediby soft, and it's wonderful for the back of baby quilts. It's widely sold where I live--don't know about where you are.

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    It's sooo much softer than fleece- like silk and almost liquid, like pudding. It feels so neat! My grandson would take his blanket and rub his face in it. His bumper pads on the crib are minkee and he would pull it down like a pillow and lay on it.


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    I didn't know the name of the stuff, but I absolutely love the feeling of it.
    So soft! I want someone to make ME a blankey with it! ;)

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    softer and silkier feeling than fleece, very luscious :D

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    Minkee is almost like petting the softest rabbit or thick-furred cat you can imagine! It's hard to stop touching it! LOL

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    Yes minke feels like mink, It is so soft and cool to touch. Some of it is smooth, some has little dots in it. Goes together with flannel very well.

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    Is it man made fibres or cotton, this minkee, it sounds wonderful :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Is it man made fibres or cotton, this minkee, it sounds wonderful :D
    It's wonderful feeling stuff!
    I had a little piece, but Courtney made a little pillow out of it. I could have sent that off to you so you could just enjoy the feel of it.

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    Minkee is 100% polyester. :D

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    I have no personal experience with the fabric- but several ladies from my quilt guild say it is difficult to sew with - slides, moves, stretches, etc... I am still game enough to try.

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    I used it for the backing of a baby quilt. Had to pin the crap outta it to get it to stay still

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    I bought a charm pack of minke squares and it feels difficult to work with, but i want to make a baby quilt using them, so I am willing to give it a try. I don't think I will do any pattern other than squares.

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    I have no experience with it except to touch it everytime I go into JoAnn's. I saw a batting product on E-Bay that is fusable. I wonder if that would help to keep it stable???????

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    I made a minkee dot for a little one and didn't use any stabilizer or batting. It's pretty thick stuff to work with but was able to fold the back over the front rather than binding it. The second one I did was with regular minkee and it was a quilt as you go project I found online. Binding it was not my favorite thing to do but managed to machine sew the top and hand finish the back. I do not have pics (unless hubby took them for me of the second project). The first has seen better days and has been washed/bleached MANY times. It holds up well but the mink feeling does't last forever. It's still very soft but not that amazing fabric you first use. The front is 100% cotton and has softened with age. It rarely leaves her side so I'd say 2 1/2 years and still going strong is pretty good for something just thrown together.

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    The one thing I don't like about Minkee is the price.
    I paid $12.99/yd for it! But, the baby it went to was just too cute! lol
    Aren't they all?
    I wished I had taken a picture of it, but didn't at the time :(

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    I agree---the price is high and I use sparingly. I normally over estimate the amount of fabric in case I want to add a pillow or something later. Not with this stuff. I even saved my tiny scraps to add to a third one, should I get the urge. I will tell you, though that my little one pokes her finger inside a corner and holds on to that thing for life. I'm glad I rolled that edge rather than binding. I think that's why she likes it so much.

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    I saved the little scraps that I had and youngest used them up. I don't mind. I'm just glad it wasn't BIGGER pieces. lol
    I usually buy much more fabric than I need, but yes....with Minkee, you buy pretty much WHAT you need.

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    I've used it on 2 lap quilts for my granddaughters. I used a basting spray to baste it with (Have never used pins). Also we live in California and the clerk at the quilt shop said that it wasn't necessary to use batting. she was correct as far as weight of the finished quilt, but in the future I would use a light warm and natural, cuz the bright fabrics show thru to the backside which gives the quilts without batting a faint 'soiled' appearance. But the girls love their quilts. Both wanted satin bindings instead of traditional binding.



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    I backed MY throw with it, it is a pain and I didn't go to a lot of trouble since it was just for me but I almost feel like a baby when I crawl under it! The woman( I hope) who invented it needs a BIG gold star!

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    Thank you all for your replies,i was asking about it for a Baby quilt and it sounds lovely so will give it a try if I can find it in England

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    I know this is an older post, but Ebay has decent prices on minkee..A few of the stores you can get it for about 7.99/yd..It is hard to work with though..I used it to make a backing for a baby blanket (top is flannel)..It's just such a yummy fabric!

    Nicole

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    Thank you very much Nicole

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    Quote Originally Posted by campion
    Thank you very much Nicole
    Campion, this minkey is what all the dressing gowns are currently being made out of in the U.K., I bought a couple from Primark and Matalan have them too, very silky like fur almost, hopes this helps :D

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