Minkee is the softest material out there. I love it. I have been drooling over the kits at Porters crafts ever since I first saw it. It's only down fall is its price. It is $20 a yard. So the kits are pretty pricey and you still need to buy the back, the batting and the adhesive. But when my mom was down visiting for the weekend she graciously bought my sister and I both kits for me to make! I was so excited I had them both done within 72 hours of my mom leaving! They turned out pretty good. Clara's is pink cheetahlicious and mine is an array of green and brown patterns. Here are some pics of mine:
And I will end with some tips.
*This kit is not for beginners. It is very heavy and slippery so you have to have a lot of control.
*Use adhesive. I ran out at the end of the second quilt and found it much cheaper at the store instead of the craft store. It helps keep the back attached the the batting and the strips tight.
*Sew Quickly without stopping if possible. I spaced out my pins so that I could sew a couple of inches before I had to stop.
* Since it was such a big quilt kit (60x72) it is heavy. I rolled up the edges and sewed on the opposite side of the table so the table could hold up the quilt.
*It is totally worth it! It is very forgiving of crooked stitches and ridiculously soft and irresistible!
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