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Mar Bella Minky Throw Blanket

October 6, 2011

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This new Mar Bella Minky fabric is sophisticated, luxurious and incredibly soft. The prints are fashion forward and the color ways are modern. My mind flooded with inspiration as soon as I saw them! Lucky for me, citron and grey happen to be my bedroom color scheme!

2 Yards of Minky fabric is all you need for a fantastic throw blanket. I chose the Minky Mar Bella Barcelona Cuddle in lime. I've noticed my bedroom has acquired a variety of yellow/citron hues- so I had no problem throwing lime in the mix. For backing, I chose this soft, yarn dyed 58'' wide striped flannel fabric for the backing and 2'' wide satin blanket binding around the edges. Wash your fabric first! Always.

Pin around the edges of the blanket first, and trim any excess so the flannel and minky match up. Minky can be tricky to work with sometimes, so pinning, baste stitching or a walking foot is key. I baste zig-zag stitched around the edges with a 1'' seam allowance. Then I attached my blanket binding with a concentrated zig zag stitch so that the stitching would soften the edges of the exposed satin binding.

A throw is a simple, no fuss way to liven up your bedding, especially with luxurious Minky fabric!

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I love this blanket but I do have a question. I have never sewn with minky/cuddle fabric before - do you quilt or sew the cuddle & flannel fabrics together in anyway except around the edges? The picture doesn't look like it has any stitches other than the binding. If not, do the layers stay together ok with washing/drying and wear? Maybe it's the difference in the fabric that keeps them "hooked" together? I can't wait to order fabric and make some of these for my grandkids for Christmas. Thanks, Becky

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