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What's the difference between minky and fleece

Old 05-28-2017, 01:54 PM
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Is there a difference between minky and fleece for quilt backing...is minky a brand name?
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:01 PM
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You might google minky vs fleece. There is a big difference in the texture and look.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:43 PM
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And there is a big difference in what we call "minky." The best "minky" I've seen is a Shannon Fabric called Cuddle. It is usually about $16.99 for a yard 60" wide. It is a wonderful fabric.
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Many years ago it was called velour [with no bumps].
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:38 PM
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Cuddle fabric doesn't feel like velour. It has a higher pile and is much softer.
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We had a little girl in the store who LOVED minky (Shannon Cuddle). She put a bolt of it on the floor and laid her head on it. Then she took off her shoes and ran her toes through the bolts on the low shelf. I wish I had got a picture.

This is my favorite minky. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/30680841191281142/ It is soooo incredibly soft!
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Minky is a lot harder to sew than fleece. Minky is way more slippery and had to handle.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:37 AM
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They are both polyester fabrics. However, fleece is double sided with texture and print on both sides, while Minky/Cuddle fabric is single sided with a plusher, almost furlike feel. A lot of fleeces I have seen can just simply be cut to the size desired (i.e. lap size), bound and used as is, while Minky/Cuddle needs to be made into something with some kind of a lining and/or backing.
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