Mar Bella Minky Throw Blanket
October 6, 2011
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!
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
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