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Cuddle & Minky Fabric

Ultra-soft minky fabric by the yard is ideal for quilt backings and for sewing baby blankets, apparel, cozy robes and toys. Fat Quarter Shop offers a large selection of colors, patterns and textures of super-soft Cuddle Minky fabric, plus project starters like baby quilt kits. Buy minky fabric for sale online today.

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Discover Minky Fabric at Fat Quarter Shop

Experience the unparalleled softness of minky fabric, a quilter's favorite for projects that demand a touch of luxury. Whether crafting a cuddly baby minky fabric blanket, a cozy quilt or even a soft plush toy, minky adds that extra comfort.

Minky fabric is similar to fleece material, except the plush texture is on the top side only. (Fleece fabric is soft on both sides.)  Perhaps the most prolific maker of minky baby fabrics is Shannon Fabrics, responsible for Cuddle minky fabric.  In addition to minky Cuddle fabric by the yards, we also carry other minky fabric collections such as Dear Stella Minky and Snuggles by Moda Fabrics

At the Fat Quarter Shop, we pride ourselves on offering a generous selection of fabrics to satisfy the discerning tastes of our customers. Minky fabrics – with their plush texture and a wide array of colors – are no exception. Explore our collection and find the perfect shade and style of minky print fabric for your next project. If you're still planning that project, check out our selection of easy quilt kits to spark your creativity.

Why Cuddle Minky Fabric Is So Popular

Cuddle minky fabric has become a favorite for baby-related items and other projects due to its softness and comfort. Here are some of the characteristics that make minky fabrics the go-to for projects where a gentle touch is required:

  • Baby Soft: Minky baby fabrics are incredibly soft and velvety to the touch – ideal for items meant to be snuggled with, such as blankets and stuffed toys. If you need help getting started, we have crib quilt kits to guide you through your project. Of course, baby blanket and crib quilt safety are always a top priority.
  • Texture: Cuddle minky fabric has a raised pile or nap on one side, which gives it a textured appearance. This texture adds depth and visual interest to projects made with minky fabric by the yard.
  • Durability: Minky by the yard is durable and able to withstand regular use and washing, making it suitable for items like quilts and throws.
  • Variety of Colors and Patterns: Patterned minky fabric is available in a wide range of colors, patterns and textures, allowing for creativity in sewing and crafting projects. And yes, there's faux fur minky fabric, too!
  • Warmth: Minky fabric is known for its warmth, making it a popular favorite in autumn and winter quilts and blankets. Check out our selection of quilt kits for inspiration.
  • Easy to Sew: Using the proper quilting notions, tools and techniques, Minky fabric is simple to sew. For example, it's best to use a walking foot with a stretch needle on your sewing machine for best results.
  • Easy Care: Simply machine wash minky fabric in cold water on a gentle cycle and tumble dry on low to ensure the material remains plush and vibrant with every use.

Pro Tip: Our quilt patterns walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a masterpiece. We have plenty of free quilt patterns perfect for new quilters.

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Cozy Up With Minky Fabric by the Yard From Fat Quarter Shop

When your project calls for a soft fabric, minky fabric by the yard is the way to go. With a plush, cozy-up feeling, minky fabrics are the ideal solution for baby blankets, winter quilts and so many other projects. Whether you need solids or minky print fabric, Fat Quarter Shop has everything you need to get the job done. If you're making a patchwork quilt, be sure to pick up any precut fabric you need to complete your project. Get started today!

Intro Cuddle/Minky and working with Cuddle

Teresa Coates from Shannon Fabrics talks about working with the super soft Cuddle and Minky fabrics. We also share advice about how to sew cuddle and minky. Teresa shows us her tips and tricks for working with this cuddly fabric and including how to minimize the mess it can make.

Frequently Asked Questions About Minky Fabric by the Yard

Following are some of the commonly asked questions about minky fabric by the yard. Please let us know if you need additional information on Cuddle minky fabric or any of our products.

What Is Minky Fabric Made Of?

Minky fabric is a soft and plush type of fabric that's often used for baby blankets, clothing and other cozy items. It's made from 100% polyester fibers, which give minky blanket fabric its characteristic silky soft feel and slight stretch. The high-quality polyester used in minky fabric provides durability and resistance to wrinkles, ensuring its popularity for many sewing projects. Additionally, the fabric often has a raised, textured surface, resembling patterns like dots, stars or animal prints, adding to its tactile appeal.

How to Sew Minky Fabric

When sewing with minky fabric, start by pre-washing. Lay minky flat for cutting, using rotary cutters and securing with pattern weights or pins. Due to its slippery nature, pin generously or use wonder clips. When sewing on your machine, choose a stretch needle, polyester thread and walking foot for even feeding and use a longer stitch length (around 3 or 3.5). Avoid pulling the fabric, handle minimally to prevent stretching and use a low iron setting with a pressing cloth if needed. Finish by cleaning stray minky fibers with a lint roller and washing the finished project in cold water on a gentle cycle, tumble drying on low.

Where to Buy Minky Fabric

Minky fabric can be purchased at various shops, but one of the standout places to consider is the Fat Quarter Shop. Our online store offers a vast assortment of minky fabrics in many designs from the top brands in the industry. We're also very focused on customer service – our stitchers are the best! If you're in the market for high-quality minky fabric, the Fat Quarter Shop is the perfect choice. As your full-service quilt shop, we also carry items that simplify your task – like lap quilt kits and convenient quilt panels for creating super quick masterpieces.