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Thread: What is Minkee?

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    I *think* I know, but have never seen it yet in real life...I have some fabric here that is a knit (Polyester?) and has an almost velour side to it...very soft, but not like fleece....I'm thinking it's not Minkee, but I'm just not sure!

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    A fun fabric like a soft velour with little raised dots that is used for baby blankets.

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    Yes I think you have it right!!! Some is more silky and luxurious than others. I have found a few places that sell double sided, but it was CRAZY expensive!!!

    It is a polyester, it is a bit stretchy too...it has a bit of a pile to it, and some of it has polka dots and other designs manufactured into it.

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    Thanks!! I think this stuff is just a poly velour...it's pretty tho... :)

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    I will need to look for it the next time I am at the store

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    I use it all of the time...it is like fake fur almost...there are different kinds...poodle......fur...plush...some are embossed....I think they sell some at some of the Joanns? I buy mine at LQS.

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    Can you post a pic ?

    The Minkee I saw was really soft and had small raised dots on/in it

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    I just made myself a quilt with it (camera is broken.. sorry) I just used it for the backing. No idea how it washes though. Guess I will find out eventually. I love how it feels though. I put it on the quilt on my avatar picture.

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    The original Minkee is from Benartex fabrics. I've never felt anything SOOOOOO soft. It is not like others on the market!

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    Minkee is alittle slice of heaven all rolled into one piece of fabric,,,LOVE IT, It is expensive though, I ordered mine thru Fabric.com and it was $10. a yard, that was the cheapest i have seen it.(Unless you count their clearance section)

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    It is expensive, but a very cuddly backing fabric - I have not tried quilting it myself, I sent the quilts off to my friend to quilt on her long arm - I think it's too slippery to quilt on a sewing machine. But I love the results. Great for little kids or baby quilts.

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    It apparently also burns hotter then any other material out there. So just make sure not to use it to put out any fires.

    At Joann's it's called the soft N Cuddly collection.

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    Oh, I thought it was one of the Beatles. :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Oh, I thought it was one of the Beatles. :shock:
    :lol: Nah...that would be "Ringo"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Oh, I thought it was one of the Beatles. :shock:
    :lol: Nah...that would be "Ringo"...
    Oh, I never was much of a Beatle fan anyway :lol: :lol:

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    I think maybe you were thinking of Mickey from the Monkey's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped on Scotch
    I think maybe you were thinking of Mickey from the Monkey's?
    I dunno, is he soft and cuddly??? :lol:

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