Tuesday, April 6

Minky baby blanket.

I made this flannel/minky blanket as a baby shower gift for my friend Jenn who'll be having her little girl next week.  I've seen so much online about how sewing with minky is pretty difficult, but after working with it here, I really don't think there's anything to be afraid of.  The biggest trick is just to pin the heck out of it and not to sew too fast.  I pinned probably every 2 or 3 inches, because this stuff is a bit slippery and could get away from you if you aren't careful. 
Here's a closeup of the top stitching.   I used one of the decorative stitches on my machine, a flower motif of sorts, with matching green thread in the needle and bubble pink in the bobbin.  I wanted a special touch, but something that still blended in.

Hope you like it Jenn.  Can't wait to meet baby Madison. :)

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