HOW THE HECK DO YOU SPELL IT? MINKY? MINKEE? MINKIE? March 05 2016
OHHHHHH, IT'S SO SOFT AND JUST PLAIN LOVELY!!!!
HERE'S BETTY SHOWING US JUST HOW LOVELY...
I know. You're wondering which Betty, aren't you.
Okay. We've got that settled. Let's get back on topic.
MINKEE? MINKY? MINKIE?
Does it really matter how you spell it?
It's just gorgeous and soft and cuddle-perfect, but it can be a little "different" to work with than the awesome cotton we are so used to.
Here are a few tips from CRAFTY CHRIS that will help make your Minky/Minkee/Minkie experience more enjoyable!!
• Super Soft Plush Cuddle fabrics are 100% Polyester with a velour type nap and two way stretch. Be sure to allow for nap and stretch when cutting.
• Cutting through the Plush causes “shedding” or “Cuddle Dust”. After cutting individual pieces, give them a shake to keep from sewing extra fuzz into the seams that will make them “shed” later.
• A “universal” needle works best in a size 80/12. Sergers work beautfully – (my favorite method of sewing Cuddle). Be sure to frequently clean the lint from your sewing machine and/or serger too!
• When sewing right-sides together, Minky fabric can shift and using lots of pins can help. Remove pins as you sew to avoid damage to your fabric and/or your machine!
• When sewing long seams such as the side seams of a blanket:
#1)start in the center of the side seam
#2) sew to the end
#3) go back to the center and ﬁnish the seam stitching in the opposite direction.
This will minimize stretching.
• If pressing seams open, be sure to iron on the wrong side of fabric - the side that has no pile. Use a dry iron set on a polyester setting with gentle pressure. Ironing on the piie side can ﬂatten or mat down the pile.
• Minky is washable but like many pile fabrics, comes out better if it is dried in an “air only” or cool drying cycle in the dryer. I also use the ﬂuff or “air only” cycle to dust off the “fuzz” and let it collect in the lint trap instead of on the ﬂoor. Clean your lint trap often!
Check out some of the colourways we've got at the shop....
I guess that answers that question.