I recently have seen a bunch of blankets online that were backed with that super-soft fabric called "Minky". I decided to give it a try, so I ordered a few 1-yard cuts with coordinating 1-yard cuts of quilters cotton from fabric.com and gave it a whirl. I remembered reading tips about sewing with Minky on various blogs, namely, you need to pin a LOT! So, I got out the pins, and the big folding craft table and started pinning. I got the first one all pinned out, and sewed it together.
It really wasn't too bad. I was kind of expecting a big fight with the fabric based on things I had seen online, but it was pretty simple. I have made 3 blankets so far, but only two are pictured here. Each one took me an evening to finish, with Steve taking care of Ryan.
Now, I have extra Minky left over from the first 3 blankets I've made (each piece is about 14"x 1 yard). Any ideas on what to do with the remnants?