This fold is what forms the square miter on the binding. Those little owls are such a cute idea! Would it work the same way using minky as front fabric with satin backing and binding? It works really well and is pretty quick! Can this blanket be washed in the washing machine? Start off by washing and drying your fabric according to the directions (check the bolt or online guides when purchasing). Our National Educator talks through her tips and tricks on how to sew perfect bindings every time with Cuddle® minky plush fabric. I remember making one just like that when Elli (who is now 7) was a tiny baby. Pin well along all sides of the quilt. We recommend you cut it at 1 ¾”. Okay, let me show you how fun and SIMPLE these are! Machine stitch, binding to the felt by making a seam 1/8 inch from the inside edge of the binding. ), Along one of the sides, leave about an 8 inch opening for turning your blanket right side out.  (Leave the opening on one of the sides that doesn’t stretch as much.  It will help later on when closing up that hole.). This project stitches up really quickly. Thank you so much for doing what you do. I have a new cousin -he would LOVE this!! Essentially, traditional binding is when you finish an edge of a quilt or blanket by sewing on trim. Over the years I have made tons of minky blankets and when I first started sewing with minky it made me want to scream. The Minky will create a wide border on the edges of our blanket. Come see how to turn a minky panel and coordinating yardage into a self-binding beautiful, cuddly blanket in next to no time. Handmade items are so loved and appreciated by all. You just have to allow for the stretch of the minky. I can’t wait to try this! //]]>. I love this! :). I just made my first minky/satin backed and bound blanket using a different method for the mitered corners. When Chloe was about 8 months old, she flew with me to California for my grandma’s funeral.  Just the 2 of us.  While there, we had some time to kill one afternoon, so 2 of my sisters and I walked the long hallways of the mall.  I was pushing Chloe along in her stroller and suddenly, she became sleepy and fussy.  I realized she needed a nap, STAT.  She wasn’t a fan of sleeping anywhere other than her bed, in her really dark room.  Well, that wasn’t going to happen here in the long hallways of the mall.  My sisters and I entered Pottery Barn Kids to look around a bit, while Chloe continued to fuss.  I tried all of my normal tricks but nothing was working.  In the back of the store, they had shelves of these super cuddly Minky Blankets and out of desperation, I grabbed one from the shelf and let her hold it.  Right away, she pulled it up near her head, nuzzled her face right into it, and drifted off to sleep.  Ha.  You better believe I overpaid for that super snuggly little blanket right then and there.  Since that day, Chloe has slept with that pink-on-one-side-white-on-the-other Minky Blanket for every nap and for bedtime at night.  In fact, one night it took extra long to find that darn blanket and I realized I needed a back-up.  Done.  I bought a duplicate blanket, several months later…..because no other blankets consoled her like that pink/white Minky one did.  (Believe me, we tried on several occasions to trick her with a similar one.  Nope, she’s no dummy! I will need to go back and read closely and figure out what I did wrong, but more importantly how to fix it. I love the easy appliqué too! I’ve made several Minky baby blankets for friends and I look forward to trying this tutorial. ;-). Spoiler alert, it involves a stiletto. Do you have a pdf of this tutorial? about 5 more more weeks until my due date…wahoo! Open up the satin binding, fold the ends in as pictured … (But if not, just let me know!) just awesome! I made one that had cupcakes printed on it recently for my grandniece. window.__mirage2 = {petok:"c8801128d07c7c579286b5cb9f373f66560d2299-1610164681-1800"}; I Had to pull apart and recut my blanket. ), Now, it’s time to sew.  Beginning at that center pin, sew the two layers together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance in one direction, stop, and then start at the center pin and then sew in the other direction.  (Doing so will keep the pull of sewing the same and will keep your overhang of the backing fabric more consistent.). Crossing my fingers I can knock out two for these twin girls, and your self-binding for the minky = TIME SAVING GENIUS! My pets also LOVE minky! I’m a newbie! So I wouldnt waste to much fabric, I ended up cutting the middle fabric to 20×30 and I now have a 4″ minky border all around and it still looks great :) thanks again. I hope this is not inappropriate, to add the link I found on YouTube. Nov 10, 2020 - Are you looking for an easy to make baby shower gift or wanting to make a cozy blanket for the little ones in your life? Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. It’s a great one to make for a fun and quick baby gift. Thanks again! If you are looking for a swaddling blanket, the muslin blanket is great for swaddling and for covering up while breastfeeding in public! Have you tried any of our other blanket tutorials? Might be my favorite pintest pin to date!! A good receiving blanket size is 36 inches square. Fold one inch at the final end of the binding to create a finished edge. :) ). I can’t convert it to a documental with HTML to PDF as it is too long. I also am planning on a “grown-up” version. Could I do this same technique with minky as the back and a quilting cotton as the front? so glad i found your blog! Oh good, glad it worked out for you! Sew a ½” seam around the edge EXCEPT for the 6” gap. I had the same problem as lindsay and cut wrong. This blanket is super soft and cozy! The binding has one edge that is 1/4″ shorter than the other (see below). However, I’ve noticed that since about last fall, I haven’t been able to find those handy coupons online. Have fun! Hint: When your needle lands in the mitered corner (the seam at the corner), pivot to the next side. After you’re done and you notice you’re blanket isn’t laying perfectly flat…….place a layer of fabric over top and iron your blanket very gently.  Don’t leave it on too long or you’ll crush the minky.  But ironing for a second or two will help flatten out some of the bunching, if you have any. Binding with Minky. I actually just open up a shop ( https://etsy.com/shop/finddailyjoy/ )selling the same blankets and have a few more animal ideas in mind. We’re making a 35” sized blanket which is perfect as a baby blanket, with a 45” backing and binding piece. Thanks for your detail and “Yes!” I did marvel at my corners! Sewing the binding takes practice, so be patient with yourself. If you’d like ruffles, create the ruffles as you go along or use a ruffle foot before pinning your satin. To create a self-binding, fold the 1″ margin of Minky and batting by about 3/8″ towards the quilt top. If you make your own baby blanket for friends or family, you have the option of using minky or cuddle fabric – both can be somewhat thick and very slippery. I also used spray fabic glue to hold the two fabrics together, as both ides are super soft, they can be quilted or just the topstitched edge. I like to make my blankets a little bigger. I have been quite disappointed (and honestly more slow in my ordering) because of this news, so any input would be appreciated!! That. I’m so glad I found your awesome tutorial. Fold it so that the top fold is exactly even with the top outside edge. Using a stiletto (such as ByAnnie’s Stiletto and Pressing Tool) will help keep the fabric in place while sewing. Thank you. I just knew there was a way to do this professionally. Pick up your binding strip and fold a miter corner. Thanks Lynnette…..and I agree, I’m loving that crisp blue with the gray. Scroll down to watch a related video on how to use Cuddle® minky fabric on a cotton quilt. The pink minky blanket pictured here is 22 in x 32. However, when you reach the end (at both ends), stop a 1/2 inch before you reach the end of the top fabric edge. I couldnt figure out how i wanted to do the binding. What a very cute idea :) Maybe you could do a guest post on here……, Oh my goodness… I’ve bound other things with the same piece of backing fabric, but it never occurred to me to do it this way. This tutorial is GREAT! A minky baby blanket is a great gift for a new arrival, but the whole family will love it’s soft texture! My grandson will love it. When I did double minky, my smaller centre piece bunched up quite a bit after it was all done and didn’t lay flat. Thank you. Repeat with all 4 corners.  Then, turn your blanket right side out through the opening you left along one side.  Gently poke out each corner and then you’ll notice your blanket take place.  And go ahead, marvel at those corners……aren’t they cool???? Thanks!! Then fold again so that the Minky overlaps the quilt top by about 3/8″. This is AH-mazing!! I can’t wait to get started! This just helps the needle hop over more of the fabric at once.). Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have and it’s awesome!” She just turned four and has enjoyed one of these “cuddlers” for every birthday since she has blessed this world. Fax: 323.234.5353. Adorable! Again, thank you. brilliant tut! Click here to download our free printable “Combining Cuddle® and Cotton” tip sheet. Just remember that the excess fabric is sort of pooled out of the way during construction. You will want the edge of your satin to be right at the edge where you will sew. First, press your fashion fabric to make sure there are no creases, wrinkles, etc. Can’t wait to sit down and sew! Because the back fabric is bigger…..it just hangs over naturally and creates a border of fabric. Very neat! 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Then just pull off the tape. Oh, you’ll LOVE the feel of it! -two 1-yard pieces of flannel (or fleece, or minky, or any other cuddly baby-friendly fabric)-one package satin blanket binding (at least 140 inches long, I use Wrights)-thread-a sewing machine and … How to Make a Self-Binding Baby Blanket with Minke Fabric. Can you put thin batting in with this type of self binding? And I love the story you shared, I completely identified with the “No matter what I tried, NOTHING was working, until that desperate grab for the blanket,” and yikes, PB — but there is (almost) no price too steep to pay for a restful child :) Can’t wait to use this tutorial! Would it make it super difficult because they stretch differently? I know, I know…..I’ve already made so many simple blankets but I think I’m officially done.  (Find all the other baby blankets I’ve made in my baby tutorial section. Oh, how cute! See more ideas about baby blanket, baby sewing, baby quilts. Oh, and at the opening, pin the top layer of fabric under a 1/2 inch… …and then pin in place. For me, I had the blanket cut, read and re-read the instructions. **Note: you can use flannel fabric instead……and it would work just as well! If it’s the sides being all sewn together, you sew all 4 sides together, the outer fabric with the front fabric (by matching up the center pins and then pinning outward)…..just the same as the one side that I showed above. Thanks for the great tutorial! Can’t thank you enough for this tutorial!!! I’ve just finished sewing all sides and now I’m dealing with the corners. Be sure to watch the accompanying video, “How to Sew Binding With Cuddle® Minky Fabric” below. Hahaha…..this made me laugh! :) Lisa, I know, it’s kind of a cool concept! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lqwdNqMZ8Ro Hi! binding a quilt with minky, you will want to have a thicker binding than you would with a cotton binding because of the extra bulk. Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page at 10 am PDT on September 29 to share her tips on binding techniques for Cuddle® minky plush fabric. **This amount of fabric will result in a blanket that is about 30 x 40 inches…..with some leftover minky for another project. Next, you want to find the exact center of each 4 edges of both the backing fabric and the front fabric.  And then place a pin there to mark it.  (The dots below represent a pin.). It’s also a great way to showcase some of your favorite prints of fabric since you don’t have to cut them up into tiny pieces! I am so bummed and not sure how to fix it. Or about sewing each of the corners together after drawing the line? This soft, cuddly blanket makes for a great baby gift and can be done in an afternoon. Use the Jumbo Wonder Clips to hold your binding in place while sewing binding to the back of quilt. For this quilt, I did the classic hand sewn binding method that my grandma taught me. The video I found is excellent for a visual learner. Please, please, please ALWAYS keep this up. I am certain I did not sew it incorrectly… I. I can tell I should have made the two pieces of fabric closer in size to each other, maybe something like 47 x 60 … & … 39 x 53 instead. I’m horrible at figuring this stuff out if i want it to be 58″ x36″ how much fabric would i need to buy and what should the cuts be to do the rest of the steps? She LOVES the Minky and simulates milking from her mother on her Minky blanket! Pin the two layers together, right where the 2 fabrics meet. 1 yard Minky fabric. Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Once they are dry, iron the cotton fabric. The backing fabric wanted to overhang too much on one side and not others so making the corners was very hard and tricky. Could you explain i to me?? Hope that helps! I just want to let you know that the part regarding cutting off the minky corners at the right angle, well, it was a little hard to follow. I just finished a double sided minky blanket for my 12 year old daughter! That said I was wondering if you need to pre-wash and dry the minky and also did you use a walking foot to sew up this project? makes an envelope and tucks the Minky fabric in then sews with a top stitch Lay your cotton blanket panel on your minky right sides together making sure your Minky hangs out around We made this in a baby blanket size about 29″ by 35″. When using a serpentine stitch, Teresa prefers 5mm wide and 1.6mm length, so you can start there, but try out a few different lengths to find your preferred look. Anyway, just to be safe, I’d say always pre-wash. :), Oh, and no, I didn’t use the walking foot but if you have one, it would probably help a little bit. After the corner has been stitched and trimmed, Kelly shows how to complete the mitered corner by simply folding the minky towards the wrong side I would also recommend pre-washing all fabric (and ironing) before making this blanket. And I’m sure you’ve run your fingers across Minky Fabric before…….but in case you haven’t, ahhhhhhh, it’s the softest type of fabric you’ll ever touch.  Like, triple teddy bear soft.  And those little bumps on the backing of this particular minky?  I love it for babies.  Such a great texture. Once the sewing and turning right side out occurs, the excess fabric that was pooled during constructtion becomes the binding – kind of like magic! The original tutorial for the minky blanket is here with all the instruction of how to make this blanket (with a real binding). following you and retweeting. I did add 10 inches to the width and length, but I see where Ashley added 8 inches to the width and length. Fold blanket binding in half and pin in place to secure. 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