I am trying to hit the sewing machine as much as I can, so I can build my inventory and choices in the shop.
Last weekend, I worked all day on Saturday while my husband was in charge of the kids. That morning after breakfast I said goodbye to my daughter and told her I was going to work – she said “You are going downstairs!” all sassy like. Miss O, the smarty pants, was right – my “studio” or rather my sewing corner is downstairs in our daylight basement. I do long for a real studio with a door that closes, but alas I work with what I have, which really isn’t too bad!
So my focus for that sewing day was to sew up a stack of minky blankets I had already cut out. I would say the day was rather productive!
When I first started making these blankets – check them out in the shop – I was worried about the slippage potential. The fabric is so soft and cozy but very slippery when you try to sew two pieces together!!
First Tip: After reading up on it – I agree strongly with the people of the internet that using a walking foot is a must! This is a walking foot if you were curious. They are used when quilting (the stitching that runs through the entire blanket) a quilt – but since they have grippers (feed dogs) in the foot they are great for minky since it keeps the 2 fabrics together as it goes through the machine – sorry a lot of information for non-sewers, but if you really want to get into sewing blankets, its worth the investment (not too much $).
Second Tip: Pin, Pin, Pin!! So when I first started my blankets looked like this.