What I’ve posted here is a picture of a froggie quilt throw that my family wanted me to make for my little boy when he was almost a year old.
It was a very cold winter and it was only getting worst. So he needed something to wrap up in during the day time and something to snuggle on during the night.
When we all went to the fabric store, my daughters fell in love with this cute minky fabric.
I’ve never worked with minky fabric before, but I had to admit that it seemed perfect for a little baby that was fast becoming a kid. The fact that we sometimes called him a froggie made this print a wonderful choice for him.
When we looked a little further we also found the same fabric color without a print on it. It was the ideal fit for the backing fabric.
Working with minky fabric turned out to be pretty easy too. Here’s a tip: just use a ½” seam allowance rather than ¼”. This allows for the stitches to get a better hold on things.
To make this blanket I had the gal cut the chosen fabrics to 2 yards each. The bolts were almost 60 inches wide, so I figured that together it would make a nice throw size.
When I felt the two materials against each other it was really thick feeling. I decided that I didn't need to use any batting or filler in my project. That’s why the finished work doesn't have any in it.
After we got home I washed the materials. Then I decided to try a technique I have never used before. I heard that you can make a simple throw made of fleece using a certain method. I figured that minky fabric was almost just as thick and that it would work. It certainly did too.
To make it just place the right sides facing each other and sew around the edges until you are within 6 inches from where you started. Then pull it inside-out. Whipstitch it closed and viola, done!
Still to this day, 3 years later, it’s his favorite blankie.