baby and her minky

i finally sewed girl her baby blanky.  i had found it’s good intentions while sorting out my sewing drawer.  i must have bought the stuff over a year ago.  this one has a brocade front and some kind of minky fur back, bound with satin baby bias.  an evil combination if there ever was one.  slick as snot.

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fortunately, i remembered someone’s advice from the last go round, and availed myself of my grandma’s pfaff (with the walking foot).  it took it in stride.  previously, i had to pin every inch and it still wadded up.  in other words, don’t try this at home unless you want to say bad words.

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it’s weird, but i can tell baby girl already likes this blanky.  i give it to her for her naps and they cozy right up.  it’s also her “going out blanky.”  i made it a little on the small side to fit in her bucket (aka car seat).

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something else i learned was to sew your bias on with a wide, decorative stitch.  with bias (as with ribbon) the rule of thumb is to stay as close to the edge as possible (while missing the edge entirely on the other side).  i edged girl’s with little pink hearts and you just can’t go wrong.

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the pink shoes are courtesy of aunt becca.  she uses this pattern and claims it is amazingly easy, but i still haven’t tried it.

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and the outfit is from aunt meggie who just made a trip to san fransisco.  (because she doesn’t have any kids and does whatever she wants.  i’ve tried to reason with her.)

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9 Responses to “baby and her minky”


  1. 1 megan November 20, 2008 at 12:42 am

    if you hadn’t had all those kids, you might have scored a present from san francisco. see how it is…

  2. 2 Kelsie in MT November 20, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Do you have a pattern for these blankets?

  3. 3 mavis November 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

    kelsie – no, but it really is too easy. just cut out your squares (top and bottom). pin and sew around the circumference. then pin on your bias tape, mitering the corners. sew it on using a decorative stitch. and unless you have a pfaff, i recommend a lot of pinning. but it is so fun to wade through the brocade aisle and pick something out. i’m sure it makes it worth it. those are some decadent fabrics.

  4. 4 mavis November 20, 2008 at 11:03 am

    i see how you are megan.

  5. 5 Judy November 20, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    i’d take on the challenge with my babylock…
    great blanket.

  6. 6 Kelsie in MT November 21, 2008 at 9:37 am

    lucky for me I have a pfaff!

  7. 8 BabyBlanketsByCuddle Up December 12, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Beautiful fabrics…Precious baby girl look as happy as can be!


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