How to Bind a Minky Blanket

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A baby blanket made of Minky fleece has a wonderful silky feel. It could easily become your child's favorite nap blanket, the one he will carry with him everywhere when he begins walking. Make a rectangle of Minky fleece into a blanket by binding the edges with satin blanket binding. Sew up a couple of crib blankets and also several 12-inch square security blankets for your child to carry around. When a blanket is this special it is always good to have a spare.

Things You'll Need

  • Satin blanket binding
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Starting in the middle of one side, fold the binding around the edge of the blanket. Pinning as you go. Pin the inside edge of the binding all the way to the second side of the blanket at the corner.

  • Miter the binding at the corner by opening the center fold of the binding. Fold the open binding around the corner. As you make this fold the edges of the binding will fold down in an angle.

  • Fold the sides of the binding together around the second side of the corner. The fold in the binding will fold down and make a mitered corner with a 45-degree fold. Remove the pin inside the fold and pin the fold down.

  • Continue covering all the edges of the blanket with binding and mitering all the corners.

  • Fold under 1 inch on the final end of the binding to create a finished edge. Lap this fold 1 inch over the first end. Pin the folded end down.

  • Machine sew the binding to the blanket by making a seam 1/8 inch from the inside edge of the binding. Catch the other edge of the binding as you sew. Make square turns when you reach the corners by lowering the needle into the fabric, then raising the pressure foot while you turn the fabric.

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