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Thread: Mock Minkee from Wal-mart??

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    HI Everyone,

    I am curious?
    yesterday I was in wal-mart and noticed a bolt of fabric that looked like minkee and I read the label and it said "Mock Minkee"...I am wondering if anyone has used this before and how well it washed up?
    I don't usually buy wal-mart fabrics (I don't judge those who do :thumbup: PLease don't attack me for that.) But I am thinking it's all polyester?? So maybe this would be OK? Thanks in advance.
    Charisma

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    What is normal minkee made from?

    When I was Shop Hopping last week, one of the Shops had a non-minkee-minkee that they said was every bit as good .... wonder if it's the same stuff?

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    I don't even know what that is, so can't help you. I use some WalMart fabrics and I don't take offence if someone else doesn't. It is a matter of what you prefer and what you can afford.

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    don't know, no wal-mart around me has fabric other than pre-cuts

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    Did you check the end of the bolt? I haven't seen that at my Wal-Mart yet but I will look next time I go.

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    i wonder if Minkee knows they're being mocked. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i wonder if Minkee knows they're being mocked. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Patrice--You crack me up!!

    :lol:

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i wonder if Minkee knows they're being mocked. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Patrice--You crack me up!!

    :lol:

    Sue
    Me too! :lol:

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    I haven't noticed this. I am using some real Minkee now and it is a dream, but sheds fiercely when cut. BTW, isn't Minkee a registered trademark? Wonder how they can incorporate the name in their product?

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i wonder if Minkee knows they're being mocked. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Whatta we gonna do with you, girl?? :lol:


    piney

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    If I remember correctly, the regular Minkee is polyester also, as are most of the fake fur type fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    If I remember correctly, the regular Minkee is polyester also, as are most of the fake fur type fabrics.
    Yes..it is....that is why I am wondering if it will compare to the "real" or Copyrighted minkee....since it is all polyester....maybe it will hold up similarly?

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    Have bought genuine Minkee at LQS and a similar looking product at both WalMart and Joann's. Big difference in weight - the real thing is easily identified as having more fiber per inch both in density and height. However, the lighter weight lookalikes are great for quilts for newborns and toddlers and for use in warmer climates.

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    Could swear I just saw something called mock minkee at Hobby Lobby too. I touched it - it felt like minkee but kept going cause wasn't shopping for that right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i wonder if Minkee knows they're being mocked. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    You crack me up , Patrice

    :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:

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    i have to tell this story.

    last fall i had a chance to go to MaryJo's.

    they have miles and piles of every sort of material you can imagine.

    HUGE table of fleece and mega-rolls of Minkee.

    i made the mistake of running my hand over a roll of Minkee as i was headed past it toward the quilting fabs. impossible to describe how good it feels.

    a small crowd of ladies gathered around, all of us petting that roll and comparing it to a certain activity enjoyed by affectionate adults and reckless youth. :lol:

    my friend had to drag me away. :XD:

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    LOL, Patrice, you crack me up!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i wonder if Minkee knows they're being mocked. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Good one Patrice. Glad your sense of humor is intact

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    I am getting ready to use some Hobby Lobby "minkee" fabric on the back of a baby quilt. I have the real minkee in my stash and comparing the two, I have to agree that the real minkee is a tighter weave and more dense. The price of the Hobby Lobby fabric was $12.99 with 30% off. When I bought my minkee from my LQS, I paid $16.99 with a %20 discount at the time. For a baby quilt for a neighbor, I will go with the cheaper fabric, but if I am making it for a family member, I probably will spend a little more money because they will hopefully hold on to it as a keepsake.

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    Joann's has a Minkee type fabric that is not the Minkee brand...probably what Wal-mart has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ii made the mistake of running my hand over a roll of Minkee as i was headed past it toward the quilting fabs. impossible to describe how good it feels.

    a small crowd of ladies gathered around, all of us petting that roll and comparing it to a certain activity enjoyed by affectionate adults and reckless youth. :lol:
    Too funny, I am making a baby quilt and I told the ladies at the library that it felt almost as good as the activity you might be inferring to. :thumbup:

    piney

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