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Thread: Minky Monkeys

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    Junior Member Pamela Alsbury's Avatar
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    Minky Monkeys

    I ordered this material online and have never sewn this type of fabric. I can tell you I won't be sewing it again anytime soon. My machine hated it. I did however learn an important lesson on this one. It really pays to messure. on side of the quilt looks longer than the other, but I refused to rip it all out and re-adjust.
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    Oh, but I bet it's a cuddly quilt! Looks fantastic!

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    Yes! it is sooooo cuddly

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    It looks wonderful, warm and cozy! My very first quilt had a bit of minkee in it. It is amazing how many "quilty" things I've done before someone could tell me "Oh, that is so hard to do". If someone puts the thought in my head that something is going to be difficult, I dread it and it usually turns out bad.

    My biggest challenge with minkee was a quilt that I made using brides maid dress fabric (satin) and minkee!
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    you do need to use a walking foot when sewing minky, unless you have a pfaff or other machine that has the built in walking foot/even feed feature.

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    I was using a walking foot and I really didn't have a problem with my machines preformance its just that it was so loud when sewing I just new it was gonna fall apart any moment..

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    It is a darling quilt.

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    It looks so snuggly! Don't stress over it not being perfect. Anytime we try something new is how we learn to deal with that fabric.

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    Love the quilt but sure agree with you on minkee.

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    Very pretty.I used minkee 1 time and I'm sure it will be the last. It is really hard to control for me.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbAndVivsQuilts?view_type=gallery

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    I didn't have a hard time with real minkie with my walking foot..put the fake stuff was a different story! The quilt is cute!!

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    I think the quilt is great for a baby. Lots of colour. But I really hate sewing that stuff too!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    I didn't mind the sewing, the fluff after cutting it was another thing. I just took the pieces outside and shook them. Next time I won't wear fleece though.
    Cute quilt and really snugly.

    piney

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    Very nice.

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    Wonderful
    Sandy

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    Really pretty, it looks so soft!

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    I am not a fan of having to sew that fabric either but it sure makes a "feel good" quilt
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    It's lovely and so toasty warm! When I sewed Minkee on my DSM I used the free motion foot and didn't have a problem. I did zig zag around all the straight lines to help prevent stretching and it helped.
    Helen T.

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    Cute cute! Hubby wants me to make one for someone buts it's soooo expensive!!!

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