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Old 05-15-2013, 03:55 AM
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I love the look of some of the baby quilts I've seen on the Board that use minky for the backing. I have a few questions about this...Do you pre-wash the minky? Do you use a light batting in addition to the minky? Thanks for you help, and have a good day.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:32 AM
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I do not pre-wash the minky (I am a per-washer of cottons though) because it is 100% polyester and will not shrink. I have used no batting and have used flannel and also warm and natural. So it just depends on how heavy you want it to be. Here in E Texas we do not need a heavy quilt. Minky is very warm all by itself.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:50 AM
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I haven't used Minky but I have used fleece. I do not prewash and I do not use batting. People I have given them to just love them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:56 AM
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I don't prewash and I use Warm and Natural batting. I don't particularly like working with it (you get fuzz all over the place when you cut it!) but it is so nice and cozy, everyone loves the feel of it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:13 AM
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i'm right there with michelleoc ! where's the 'like' button
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:00 AM
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Thanks for asking this question, I too have been wondering.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:05 AM
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Where do you get the "real" minky?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:43 PM
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I've made minky quilts and didn't use batting. I don't prewash, as stated above, it doesn't shrink.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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I've used Minky alot on my quilt backs. After the first one, now EVERYBODY wants their quilt backed with minky!! I have not used batting with it as it tends to be heavy with just the minky. After showing one of my quilts I was told "wow, that would be awesome to sleep under in my birthday suit!" LOL!!!

grammy of 6 - I've used fabric.com and theminkyboutique.com. It does come in 60 inch widths.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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I haven't used Minky, but I have made several baby blankets from fleece. Since Minky is similar, they make wonderful throws. I DO wash my fleece, but with my allergies, I HAVE to wash everything. I didn't put batting in them, they are nice and thick without the batting.
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