Hi bennysmom! I actually considered using the minky fabric as that is what I've seen the commercially made Muno made of. One big problem though. They didn't have a dark red (Muno's dad). I could have made Muno and his baby brother but would have had to find an alternative for the dad so I just stuck with the regular fleec that comes in a zillion colors! Also, the Minky would have been better for maybe a 12" doll but these are pretty small so I thought the lumps were too big. Oh so many problems in my crafty world!