Confession time: I've been avoiding Minky. To be honest, I was a little afraid of it. I’ve heard all the horror stories. You know – you’ve heard them too.
But then I started doing display quilts for the Fabric Mill and they have such cute minky – and minky makes such snugly quilt backs. So I tried it. And it wasn’t so bad. Not bad at all.
I’ve used minky on a quilt back three times now. And I love it.
Then I was asked to make a double sided minky throw. Woah. That’s a new one for me. So I googled some different tutorials, found some good tips and then just dove right in.
Guess what? It was easy-peasy (as my kindergartener is fond of saying.)
It was a fast project and now that I’ve done it once, it would be even quicker next time. And I just have to say, aren’t those little snowmen so cute and cheerful?
Here are the tutorials I found to be helpful:
I watched this youtube tute first.
I laid out and marked my blanket like this tutorial does. I like the idea of sewing along a marked line and trimming the seam allowances AFTER. It was easier than trying to trim everything first. I also used my walking foot like she recommends.
This one is also good.
My boys are already anticipating the day when this happy minky throw makes it way home again so they can