Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Queen Size Minky Blanket
As you know, my family absolutely loves minky. Actually, that is probably an understatement. Even our puppy, Oreo, has his own minky blanket or two. He needs one while the other is being washed, right?
The striped minky blanket shown above is the one I originally made for my husband. Evidently, 60 x 84 inches isn't big enough. He wanted one even bigger. Big enough for our queen size bed.
I bought over three yards of 90 inch wide minky for the back, and two 90 inch pieces of 60 inch wide minky for the stripes. The backing was loaded onto the longarm and it was pieced using the channel locks.
Piecing this on the longarm was definitely the way to go. It sewed together in less time than it took to cut it out or vacuum up all of the minky fluff.
Once it was off the longarm, I trimmed the edges and bound it in the leftover backing minky. While it is usually folded at the foot of our bed, it does look pretty as a bedspread. It finishes about 90 by 106 inches.
I'm sure it is only a matter of time before my children ask for minky bedspreads.