Thursday, September 29, 2011

Minky Blankets

With Lindsay having a girl, it gave me the perfect chance to make her a darling minky blanket with fabric from The Quilting Cottage.  If you haven't been there, you must go.  It is by the AF Tabernacle and has the cutest fabric.  Hobby Lobby has a great selection of minky as well as Broadbents in Lehi.

To begin, buy 1 1/4 yards of flannel and 1 1/3 yards of minky.  (The minky comes in a wider width).  You want your minky to be about 3-4 inches wider all the way around than the flannel.  Lay the minky on the ground right side down.  Lay flannel on top, right side up, centering on the minky.  Make sure you have 3-4 inches extra minky all the way around.  Trim if necessary.

Starting in the middle of one side, fold over minky, tucking in raw edge and pin.  Hem should be about 2 to 2 1/2 inches.  Continue around blanket.

At corner, pin tuck to make a 45 degree angle.  Pin entire blanket.  Machine sew along the inside 1/4 inch of the minky hem and sew up the 45 degree line to secure the blanket.

Pick some image on the flannel that repeats and stitch it like shown with the bunny.  This will keep the blanket together when washing.  Repeat for each image.

Here is the finished project.  I love how it turned out, and it was a great surprise for Lindsay.  It really is easy to sew for yourself.  Don't be afraid and email me with any questions!

You can use your extra material to make a mini version for a cuddle blanket!

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