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« on: September 03, 2008 10:55:15 PM »

My daughter recently came across her cousin's minky throw. She decided she wants a throw just like it. First of all, is there somewhere can I get minky at a discount? It's quite expensive. Also, any tips on sewing it? I read that it stretches a lot. I was thinking of one side minky and one side a cool flannel print. Any tips? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008 03:50:16 AM »

i was looking for minky everywhere! I ended up just having to pay full price bc I couldnt find the right yardage I wanted on like ebay or something...anywho, good luck and I hope you find a deal!

« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008 10:15:56 PM »

I have not found it cheap any place, I would say either watch for it to go on sale at a box fabric store, or find a coupon for a box fabric store and get it then. As far as sewing I have not tried it but I have heard that it is a PITA!
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008 11:22:25 PM »

I've used it to back a quilt without batting (I know, I know, not technically a quilt in that case) and it is a PITA. Use your walking foot!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008 06:17:41 AM »

pin like crazy and use a walking foot.  if you are using minky on the top and bottom, try to turn 1 of the pieces so the grains cross each other, so both pieces are not stretchy. 
I did a quilt with flannels and minky and it really wasn't that hard and it is super soft! 

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008 06:11:28 PM »

I would splurge and buy the minky that is minky on both sides.  Bind it and call it done.  Cut the fabric in a well ventilated area.
That stuff will get in your nose and stay forever.  Cut and vacuum cut and vacuum, etc.

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