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Minkee question.

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Mareth
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Minkee question.

Postby Mareth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:35 am

Has anyone got (or made) a minkee outer nappy which is a very dark colour (ideally dark green) bordered or half-cut with a much lighter colour? If so, could you please let me know if the colour has run at all between the 2 colours?

I'm trying to order from WN but didn't even think about the fact dark green minkee might run into white cuddlesoft. I really want this nappy to happen, but this might be the final nail in its coffin. :( I'll be so gutted if it is.

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby mabo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:48 am

The only dark minkee I've had was the brown dotty minkee. It was with red dotty though and cream microfleece... but considering fleece is polyester like minkee I'd assume it would react the same was as minkee to minkee. But it never did.
Being polyester I dont think it can actually absorb any colouring unless treated with special chemicals - like the ones they probably use to dye it in the first place.

Please correct me if I'm wrong though!

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Postby flutterby » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:31 am

I'm pretty sure colour won't run into minkee, or cuddlesoft, the only minkee I've knowe to run is red, and there was white minkee in t he wash with it that didn't pick it up, in face the only thing that picked up the red was some MF inserts!

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby Sparkle » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:17 pm

It should be prewashed before being sewn but being the fabrics they are it shouldn't run but chuck in a couple of colour catchers the first wash just to be sure :D

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby Mareth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:47 pm

Great, thanks everyone, I think I'll just go for it :)

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby Annette » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:21 pm

I have been told that you can have problems if you mix dark red and pink minkee with very light whites or creams but other colours are fine (don't kill me if it does though!)

I have a navy minkee WN OS which has a hungry caterpillar border and the white cotton hasn't discoloured at all if that helps.

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby flutterby » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:25 pm

I know someone who has a dark green WNOS bordercut with VHC fabric and they haven't had any problems!

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby Mareth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:31 pm

Good, good :D that's what I wanted to hear. Of course I won't blame you lot if it does run :lol:

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Re: Minkee question.

Postby WeeNotions » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:35 pm

The dyes used on natural fabrics are very different used to those on synthetic fabrics, so it would be highly unlikely that a dark Minkee farbic will run into a white cotton, but it may well run into a white polyester fabric (like Minkee or fleece etc). Saying that I have only known the red Minkee run BUT I haven't tried all the farbic combinations together which is why we say on the shop to choose carefully.

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