One nice thing about sewing, is that it allows you to be less dependent on buying retail items at the retail price. If you save your coupons, you can usually make a gift that’s nicer and more economical. Making a minky baby blanket is pretty easy, even for beginners, plus you’ll be making one that’s just as nice as the ones you find at the baby stores. The dimensions given in this tutorial are for a receiving blanket size so you can make one with just one yard of minky fabric and one package of satin binding. If you can’t find minky at your fabric store, you can substitute fleece. Any baby would be lucky to receive one of these luxurious blankets that are made with love!