After 28 Years, a New Blanket

When I was 8 years old, my Grandmother bought me a cuddle wrap, basically a blanket that could be zipped up and snapped around you. I remember being able to walk around in it when all the closures were done up.

For the past 15 years, it has been on my bed every single night.

Today I took it off and slowly threw it in the trash. It was long overdue. The zipper had broken years ago. The binding had come off in more than one place. Several spots in the middle of the blanket were threadbare.

In its place, I laid down a new blanket.

If you guessed by the colors that I made it, you’re right.

The fabric is called minky and it’s as soft as baby bunny fur. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s still very soft. It came from my stash. More specifically, it came from the stash my MIL gifted me. The color is a lovely, vibrant kelly green. The red satin binding also came from my stash. If the red binding hadn’t been in my stash, I’m not sure it would have occurred to me to use a contrasting color. I’m so glad it was because I love the combination.

For tips on how to add satin binding to a blanket (as this was my first time using satin binding), I watched this YouTube video. Though my corners are quite as nice as hers, I’m still pleased with the final result.

Think it can last 28 years? I’ll be putting it to the test, you can be sure.


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