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I noticed that those cute little jamtot dipers up there in the ad are minkee. My DS has a minkee blanket and we both love it. I was just wondering if anyone has tried it yet.
 

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What's minkee?
 

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it is an all-polyester fabric that is *so* soft ... like ... rabbit fur (i guess... couldn't think of a better comparison!) .... i have some but haven't used it in making diapers (yet).... i can't figure out where i'd use it (aio outer... cover... and maybe a liner? it would be super soft, but wouldn't add any absorbancy but would add bulk...)
 

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I would think that you'd want to use it as an outer, not that it would be totally water resistant, but it might repel liquid enough to cause leaks. i have some that I can't decide wether to use as a yummy soft blanket or to make into diapers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hi ,we call it velboa in the Uk.<br>
I have made a pocket nappy with it,but only as a covering for a hidden layer of PUL,so it went,microfleece,pul and velboa.......<br>
My friend has sone similar,for her 1 yr old twins which she stuffs with terry doublers and micro fibre cloths and they work great,no wicking moisture at the legs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it is an all-polyester fabric that is *so* soft ... like ... rabbit fur (i guess... couldn't think of a better comparison!) .... i have some but haven't used it in making diapers (yet).... i can't figure out where i'd use it (aio outer... cover... and maybe a liner? it would be super soft, but wouldn't add any absorbancy but would add bulk...)</div>
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Sounds nice!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">did you buy your minkee online or is it available in stores?</div>
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it's online (the only fabric place i've looked other than diaper-making ones is fabric.com ) or i've seen it in the two quilting shops in the area (heh.. by 'in the area' i mean towns 37 and 32 miles away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ... but amazingly, they're both smaller than my five-stoplight town .. but i'm getting off topic again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )
 

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I thought about using it...I agree its sooo soft. I know not only does Joanne sell it, but a quilt store in our area has it....even our Walmarts carry it. I made a blanket with it (flannel backed) and its sooo yummy I can imagine what yummy diapers they would make!
 

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I have it in a diaper!<br>
I had righteous baby make me a contour diaper (the top layer is minkee then the bottom is cotton righteousbaby.com if you need to see the inners to know what I am talking about) Works great and still so soft after being used for 4 months practically daily!!!<br><br>
But get the real minkee the stuff they had at walmart was well scratchy feeling to me.<br><br>
must go buy more minkee....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it would be super soft, but wouldn't add any absorbancy but would add bulk...)</div>
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Yes, it would add bulk, but if it was the outer of a diaper, that would not matter. You could not bring yourself to put pants over it anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> You'd have to keep touching it. And it comes in such lovely ice-cream pastel colors!
 

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I've made an aio with minkee and I love it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I lined it with a layer of suedecloth then sewed in the soaker which is just a microfiber towel folded in thirds with velour on top. I wasn't sure how well it would work but it has actually held up very well and it's really not that bulky. I got my minkee from Walmart, but it wasn't the scratchy kind (I know what you're talking about, there's another fabric store by me that has some that just isn't that soft and it's twice the price). I want to get other colors and make more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Has anyone used it on the INSIDE of the dipe? If so, does it wick moisture like suedecloth and keep baby feeling dry? I would think it might considering it's got a nap and is polyester. TIA.
 

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Oh, I've seen velboa at Joanns. Didn't know it was the minkee everyone seems to be talking about. I'll have to check out Walmart, as they are cheaper than Joanns anyways.
 

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'Minkee' is an actual brand name -- the stuff you find in Joann's and Walmart is not 'real' Minkee (which is really expensive!), and may vary in quality (like a PP mentioned, some of it is scratchy, some might not hold up so well). But I agree, the stuff is SOOOOO soft!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">'Minkee' is an actual brand name -- the stuff you find in Joann's and Walmart is not 'real' Minkee (which is really expensive!), and may vary in quality (like a PP mentioned, some of it is scratchy, some might not hold up so well). But I agree, the stuff is SOOOOO soft!!</div>
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Here's a link to a site selling the 'official' Bernatex Minkee Blankee:<br><a href="http://www.ericas.com/fabric/minkee.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ericas.com/fabric/minkee.htm</a><br><br>
It's VERY expensive ($17.99/yd), but ooooh, so soft! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I imagine if I had a dipe covered in this stuff, I'd never let DD go!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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It is very pricy, but I snagged a 3/4 yard remnant at the quilt store for $2.50. I have only made one cover (pul inner, minkee outer) with it, but I haven't used it, it was given away in a swap.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">'Minkee' is an actual brand name -- the stuff you find in Joann's and Walmart is not 'real' Minkee (which is really expensive!), and may vary in quality (like a PP mentioned, some of it is scratchy, some might not hold up so well). But I agree, the stuff is SOOOOO soft!!</div>
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thats correct. minkee is made by benartex. the stuff at joanns and walmart is not like benartex minkee at all. it IS soft, but not like minkee.<br><br>
i buy minkee by the roll and sew with it all the time. its a wonderful fabric...not so easy/great to sew with, but the finished items are divine. minkee can be used for covers by either getting it pul laminated or using a pul hidden layer which is what i do. it can also be used on top of momma pads...the ultimate in luxury for your delicate momma parts...hehehe or you can make minkee topped soakers for next to babys skin.<br><br>
i also use it for making toys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it can also be used on top of momma pads...the ultimate in luxury for your delicate momma parts</div>
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gosh... i hadn't thought of that but it does sound lovely!!!! no af returning around here yet (and hopefully not for a while) but i probably should get some mama pads sewn up for when it does!!
 
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