by louise2333 03 Oct 2011

Has anyone else had problems embroidering on the minky with the dots? Everytime my machine hits one of these dots it totally goes haywire...I am using a heavy tear away on the back and a water solv on top any ideas? Oh I am just trying to test for a cousins baby blanket, putting baby's name on. Thanks

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by mianmash 04 Oct 2011

I have embroidered on minky dot fabric without any problems. I used a regular embroidery needle. I have used cut away stabilizer. Sometimes I did not used anything on top, where is was filled design, sometimes I used a tulle netting when I did not have a WSS at home or even a thin plastic wrap with applique, as it takes a time to pull tulle net fabric away and plastic film tears off nicely. The only you need to remember not to put a very hot iron on minky dot fabric as it will ruin the fabric appearance by flattening the dots. I push iron's steam button about 5 times on embroidered design while it is still in the hoop, then I use an old book wrapped in several layer of fabric that fits inside the hoop and press on it with iron to count of 10, repeat it 3 times. This way you train embroidery thread to stay flat even after the wash and no damage to minky dots. I have no idea why you have the problem. Try a new needle and lower the machine's speed to lowest and see what happens. You can then increase the speed in increments if it sews nicely. Hope this is helps.
Anna

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by louise2333 04 Oct 2011

Thank you all for your answers....I am using a ball point needle and set the speed limiter on the machine. I am going to put a new needle in and try again...must be something to do with how they get that bumpy dot in the fabric that my machine does not like. :)

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by airyfairy 04 Oct 2011

I must be really 'stupid' - what is minky?

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poohbear by poohbear 04 Oct 2011

minky or minkee is a super soft fur like fabric. It's wonderful for baby blankets. I made a baby quilt with applique monkeys used it for the monkeys. It is pricey, but its sooo soft

airyfairy by airyfairy 04 Oct 2011

Thank you for your answer.

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by knitty46 04 Oct 2011

Thank you for your question. My daughter wants me to make my granddaughter a minky with dot. She had one but it wore out. LOL. But it is hard to find the same color. Hers was pink white and brown.

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by sewdoctor 03 Oct 2011

You need a ballpoint needle. I have embroidered on Minky with no problems.

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by gerryb 03 Oct 2011

I had trouble with that dot minky too. I wasn't embroidering, but just sewing it! Try really slowing your machine down...may work.

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by baydreamer 03 Oct 2011

I have never used this fabric, but are you using the right needle. I know there is a special needle for reg. fleece. I wonder if you have to use that type of needle?

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