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Thread: Practicing with Minky

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    Red face Practicing with Minky

    Pushed aside all my UFO's for the day and decided to play around with some minky fabric. I truly do not do well with any type of fabric that stretches but thought I would give this a try.
    I made a Lovie blankie with matching Bunny Ear teething ring. (blanket is just 16" sq)

    I figured if I kept it 'small scale' I might do better, plus I wouldn't end up wasting so much fabric. I was surprised at how well this turned out. Although the name isn't as easy to read as I would have liked (Zoey) I think that was more a poor choice of fonts.


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    Love your fabric colors......I did a 36" flannel and minky blanket and I too was surprised about how easy the minky was to work with. It did stretch some but I could work with it. Good job....love the green with the pink!♥

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    This is so adorable. Love the pink & green. The minky was a great choice for the back!!

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    fun ! wondered what Minky was .. cute project !
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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    Love your fabric colors......I did a 36" flannel and minky blanket and I too was surprised about how easy the minky was to work with. It did stretch some but I could work with it. Good job....love the green with the pink!♥
    I think if I try anything bigger than this it will be flannel on one side and minty the other.
    As a matter of fact, one of my UFO's is a larger baby quilt I might try a minke backing on.

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    Thank you...although you can't really tell from the photo but both sides are actually minky.

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    nicely done
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    Awesome job!
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    ​Great job! Is the teething ring natural wood with the fabric tied on? I know someone who is teething right now and I would like to make one.

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    nice jiob!!!!!
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    The colors are beautiful and a creative teething ring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Great job! Is the teething ring natural wood with the fabric tied on? I know someone who is teething right now and I would like to make one.
    Yes, it's Natural Wood that has been hand brushed with beeswax and olive oil to protect the wood organically.

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    Great job! Where did you get the teething ring?

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    Great job! Babies love that soft, snuggly Minky to rub and hug on!

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    Great job!!!

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    Adorable! Love the blanket, love the bunny ears. How did you make the bunny ears? I need to get busy and use up some minky.

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    Everyone is scared of minky, but everyone posts that it's easy to work with. I've got a project to do with it next month...I hope mine turns out as well as yours! (Mine's pink dot minky too!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Novice View Post
    Great job! Where did you get the teething ring?
    I purchased the rings here: http://www.takarababy.com/item_299/M...hing-Rings.htm

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    Very cute. Love the colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Adorable! Love the blanket, love the bunny ears. How did you make the bunny ears? I need to get busy and use up some minky.

    I posted a tutorial http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ml#post5856083

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    That is adorable..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady-T View Post
    I placed my order, I am excited to make these. What great gifts! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I placed my order, I am excited to make these. What great gifts! Thanks.
    They are super easy - And mine was a tremendous hit at the last shower I went to!

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    Wow - that is just adorable!!! Love it.

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