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How to Sew a Self-Binding Blanket with Border (Frame Game Free Pattern & Video Tutorial)

How to Sew a Self-Binding Blanket with Border (Frame Game Free Pattern & Video Tutorial)

Koala and shark stuffed animals by Funky Friends Factory

This week’s project holds an extra-special place in our hearts! It’s always a good time whenever we sew with Cuddle® minky plush fabric, but we’re taking it a step further and highlighting World Wildlife Day, too — a global holiday that celebrates and raises awareness for wild animals and plants.

Teresa will be sewing a 46" x 66" animal-themed self-binding blanket with a border (you might already be familiar with our “Frame Game” pattern), and we couldn’t think of a better fabric to use than our Hoffman Zookeeper Digital Cuddle® Panel Blue. It’s a digitally-printed Cuddle®minky fabric panel that features popular animals found in all of the world's continents and oceans!

See Related: How to Sew a Self-Binding Blanket (Video Tutorial & Free Sewing Pattern)

This project is perfect for wildlife lovers and travelers of all ages, but remember, you can always mix things up and swap out the fabrics if you wish — these same tips and techniques still apply! Scroll down to watch her video tutorial, and you’ll also find the button to download our FREE “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border sewing pattern.

Happy sewing!

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Fabrics and notions you’ll need to sew a “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border

These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for a 46" x 66" “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border:

Fabric requirements:

  • 2 yds. Luxe Cuddle® Galaxy Limeade
  • ½ yd. Luxe Cuddle® Frosted Hide Maui
  • 1 Hoffman Zookeeper Digital Cuddle® Panel

Suggested notions:

  • 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
  • 90/14 stretch machine needle - SCHMETZ
  • Basting spray, optional - (505 - Odif)
  • Fabric clips - (Wonder Clips- Clover)
  • Felt tip marker
  • Long, flower-head pins - Clover
  • Polyester thread - (Metrosene - Mettler)
  • Scissors - Famore or Kai
  • Self-healing cutting mat - OLFA
  • Stiletto and pressing tool - ByAnnie
  • Walking foot

How to Sew a Self-Binding Blanket with Border (Frame Game Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Video tutorial: How to sew a “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border

Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on March 2 to share her tips on how to sew a “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border.

Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live videos concludes for the embedded on-demand videos.

 

Free downloadable “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border sewing pattern

Click the “Download Now!” button below to download and print our free “Frame Game” self-binding blanket with border sewing pattern (designed by Shannon Fabrics National Educator Teresa Coates).

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Get Involved: Wildlife Nonprofits to Support

Click on the logos below to learn more and donate, and don't forget to share this blog with your friends and sewing groups!

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If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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