Cuddle Up With a Great Book (and some Minky)

A soft and cozy blanket is the perfect companion to a good book!

There is no fabric quite as plush as Minky and Luxe Cuddle from Shannon Fabrics. Minky plush has a smooth, ultra-soft surface that’s not only beautiful, but is super durable and versatile. The 100% polyester fabric comes in a variety of pile heights and is available in over 100 different colors. Luxe Cuddle is a bit more plush with a higher pile.

Solids and prints can be coordinated and several textures are also available, including dots.

Wide yardage, 60 inches, makes it a favorite among those who like to make blankets. Often, it is as easy as pinning together and serging around the outside edges.

Before you do that, you can also embroider on this luxury fabric, taking just a little care.

Since Minky has a bit of depth (pile) embroidery stitches will sink out of sight without the use of a water-soluble topper. Pin or baste it in place before embroidery, then remove the excess and rinse the rest away.

Monograms are favorite picks for embroidering on blankets. If you are not sure of the rules, these blogs will help. Pair it up with a coordinating pillow cover and a bookmark, and you have a cozy reading nook.