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« on: December 12, 2006 07:42:11 PM »

I made these two blankets for my sisters-in-law (sister-in-laws?) for Christmas.  I always see this type of blanket for babies, but adults like something cuddly too right?  They are pretty big (about 60"x72") which made them a little difficult to work with.  To further complicate things, I used minky that was 60" in width and flannel that was 45" in width, so I had to make two panels of flannel fabric and sew those together before sewing them to the minky.  Next time I will pick two fabrics that are the same size so I don't have to do so much measuring and cutting.

Any comments welcome! Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006 07:45:29 PM »

Oooh! Those look soo comfy! Nice and toasty. I covet your blankets.  Shocked  May I ask, what is minky?
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 07:47:57 PM »

Hi WizardGlick,

Minky is fabric kind of like chenille.  It comes in a variety of textures, the one I picked was smooth, but some Minky has raised dots, or stripes.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 04:52:57 PM »

i really like that paisley fabric... i might have to try this.

did you do any sort of quilting or stitching to hold the two pieces together in the middle, or just the stitching around the edge?
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 05:33:58 PM »

Ooh, I like them! If I had one like that, it would live on the back of my couch so I could snuggle in it while I'm watching TV Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006 05:42:29 PM »

Hi m00nthesea,

I didn't do any quilting, just a top stitch around the edge.  The two pieces hand a little loosely, but not too bad.  I've never tried any quilting, and was afraid to try it on something that was meant to be a gift.

I love that Paisley fabric too.  I bought it at Joann's and I know they had that same print in several other colors.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006 06:33:14 PM »

mmm those look so toasty!  I love fleece!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006 07:43:51 PM »

I love this idea because i'm guessing these blankets wouldnt get quite as warm as the fleece blankets that everyone makes by tying the pieces together.  I love those blankets but can really use them because they are so thick and warm.  This is so cute and I'm assuming a little less toasty Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2006 08:06:24 PM »

No offense to anyone, but I call minky blankets "Asian blankets." (I AM ASIAN.) Haha, typically we (as in me and Asian friends) don't follow the traditional (American hotel) way of blanket system - sheet, fleece blanket, comforter or something like that. None of us can really sleep like that and we're proud of it, yet we mock it as well. xD (My friends and I usually use comforters and sheets to build forts at our hotel rooms and use only the fleece thing.)
We have these HUGE mink blankets that our parents buy from Asian retailers and they are toasty in the winter! HUGE as in the size of a King sized comforter. So they're not just for babies, they're for adults as well (of any ethnicity!).
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007 02:49:17 PM »

Love, love, love the pink one.   
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