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Old 01-12-2016, 04:56 PM
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Some quilting some not. I am using minky dot fabric for the back of a quilt and had used it to make two teddy bears. If you iron it the dots go flat. is there a way to revive the dots. I can wash the quilt but the bears no so much. Don't know if water will do the trick or not. Does anybody have any experience with minky dot fabric.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:33 PM
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I haven't done anything with minky. My girlfriend did and when she ironed it...it melted, so I guess I'd try before it's complete...she learned the hard way.
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I did not melt it used a cool iron and ironed the minky side so it went flat. the nylon side would melt easily so in case I do it again when doing the corners on my quilt now I wonder how to puff them back up.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:26 PM
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You could try washing it -- but I think I read somewhere that if you iron out the dots they are gone. I tossed my minky dots in the dryer to get the creases out instead of ironing.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:29 PM
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Have you tried steaming it without touching the fabric? That should at least restore the fluffiness, if not the dots.
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Do you have some scraps that you could iron then launder?
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There have been previous post and I think the dots are gone for good.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:32 AM
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I just recently completed a baby quilt for my daughter and used Minky for the backing. I didn't even try to iron it, because I had a feeling it would melt. Instead, I finger-pressed it and that worked just fine. I sent the completed quilt off to her this morning.
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