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Date: 1/25/12 8:03 PM

So, you ask, why did I buy it? It was at a thrift store and it is sooooo soft! One side looks sort-of like terrycloth and the other side looks sort-of like fleece. It is very stretchy and doesn't seem particularly durable. It is similar to some sheets I have that were labeled "microfiber". I think I have seen yoga-type clothes made from it.

Can anyone name this stuff for me? And tell me what to do with 2 yards of it in very bright pink??

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Date: 1/25/12 8:14 PM

any type of sleepwear/loungewear?

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Date: 1/25/12 9:23 PM

Do you think it might be some type of minky?

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Date: 1/26/12 0:40 AM

Yes, it looks just like that! Ok, minky - what do you want to be?

I have plenty of pj's and refuse to leave the house in knit bottoms. I bought it thinking about baby/kid things because it's so soft, but the stretchiness has got me a bit scared - I usually sew less-stretchy knits like fleece.



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Date: 1/26/12 1:27 AM

Make a cardigan to wear in the house. I have one out of some atrocious acid green variegated eyelash fabric...but it's comfy, warm and the pattern was stylish enough when I get drop ins to the house I'm not embarrassed by it.

It also, right now, is acting double duty as a baby blanket since it's thrown over DD where her hand is clutched for dear life to it. It also is the only garment I seem to own she won't throw up on. (Seems the more bright it is, the less it gets messed up!)

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Date: 1/26/12 5:39 AM

I think minky is perfect for babies. Here are some tips for working with minky that I just found for you. And here's a tutorial.

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