A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 302,501
Currently Running With Scissors:
621 Guests and 25 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Minky baby blankets  (Read 1461 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
miss_jms
« on: May 06, 2008 10:19:41 AM »

I've never worked with Minky before... it's kind of slippery and hard to get used to.  It was definitely worth it, though... it's SOOO soft.  My 4 year old daughter has autism (and sensory issues) and is in LOVE with the material.  She goes into  a trance almost when she's rubbing her hands all over the bumps, haha!



THIS ROCKS   Logged

feelix
Offline Offline

Posts: 1182
Joined: 10-Feb-2008

I love Crazy!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008 10:23:03 AM »

Can I ask your secret? Your blankets are beautiful! How did you make them? I LOVE!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm back from a long break. WOOT!
miss_jms
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 10:30:55 AM »

Can I ask your secret? Your blankets are beautiful! How did you make them? I LOVE!

The biggest secret?? Patience!!  Cheesy

The concept is not so hard... but the minky fabric is quite slippery to work with.  You have to pin a LOT and be really careful or it will hang kind of wonky and crooked or be puckered.

You HAVE to pre-wash the cotton on top.  Cotton shrinks, but minky doesnt (though it stretches pretty badly).  So if you wash it after sewing, it will come out a big mess.

Then I do two layers of top stitching for safety and durability.

The cost of the blankets are kind of high... minky is $12.99/yard in my area (higher to order online and pay shipping) and the cotton can be around $6-7/yard depending on what you want.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

feelix
Offline Offline

Posts: 1182
Joined: 10-Feb-2008

I love Crazy!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008 10:57:29 AM »

Thanks! They are absolutely adorable!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm back from a long break. WOOT!
around
mama
Offline Offline

Posts: 474
Joined: 13-Jul-2005

where are we going? why are we in this handbasket?


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008 12:17:00 PM »

those blankets are gorgeous!
so you use regular cotton, like quilting cotton
and not flannel? i thought it looked like flannel
(which would also be nice)
and what kind of thread do you use for that minky fabric?

THIS ROCKS   Logged

the centuries are sprinkled with rare magic and divine creatures who help us get past the common and extraordinary ills that beset us

Favorite Craftster quote --
"Normal" is for chumps, suckers and saps. -TheMistressT
myprecious4
Offline Offline

Posts: 316
Joined: 11-Aug-2007

Love to sew for my baby girl!!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 02:10:05 PM »

Those look great! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

miss_jms
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008 02:14:50 PM »

those blankets are gorgeous!
so you use regular cotton, like quilting cotton
and not flannel? i thought it looked like flannel
(which would also be nice)
and what kind of thread do you use for that minky fabric?

Yes, I used just regular fashion cotton or quilter's cotton, as long as it's not cheap like broadcloth (which has its place and time... but not here with minky!).  Flannel would be totally awesome, but I think that it would be just too warm on top of the minky, so I opted for cotton.  Plus it's easier to find cool looking cotton fabric around here than flannel.

And I used just regular thread.  Again, not the cheap stuff, but I guess regular, so it's pretty durable.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

around
mama
Offline Offline

Posts: 474
Joined: 13-Jul-2005

where are we going? why are we in this handbasket?


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008 04:06:21 PM »

awesome
i might have to give these a shot!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

the centuries are sprinkled with rare magic and divine creatures who help us get past the common and extraordinary ills that beset us

Favorite Craftster quote --
"Normal" is for chumps, suckers and saps. -TheMistressT
norahkate
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008 06:36:58 PM »

those are just beautiful!  you do very nice work Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Will swap for baby food jars (or other small jars with lids)
miss_jms
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008 08:35:26 PM »

those are just beautiful!  you do very nice work Smiley

Thank you!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Extreme Website Makeover - Setting Up the Site Definition
Extreme Website Makeover - Creating a Dreamweaver® Site
Extreme Website Makeover - Doing a Final Clean-up Pass
Extreme Website Makeover - Optimizing Images with the Optimize Palette
Extreme Website Makeover - Looking at the Images and Deleting Unused Files
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.