How To Wash Minky Blankets
Minky blankets are the ultimate way to feel snug and warm when the weather cools down, and Sew Sweet Minky Designs offers irresistible, hand-made minky blanket patterns the whole family will love. But when your blanket feels this luxurious, you may be wondering if washing it will ruin the softness. After all, many of today’s products are full of harmful dyes and additives that can wear out fabrics over time.
Luckily, there is a simple and easy way to wash your minky blanket without ruining the comfortable feel. When learning how to wash hand made blankets like your minky blanket, the most important thing to remember is that natural products are best. Avoid detergents with fabric softeners, dye, and scents. Wash your blanket on the cold-delicate setting with an additive-free detergent, and you’ll be good to go! Just hang your blanket to dry, and then enjoy the same soft touch of your blanket once more.
If you don’t want to shop around for a natural detergent, we have another easy solution for you. Learn how to wash your minky blanket with a homemade detergent, and you’ll likely never go back to the store-bought stuff. Just mix ¼ cup of baking soda with ⅓ cup white vinegar, and you’ll have the perfect detergent to preserve the feel of your minky blanket.
Can I wash my minky blanket in the washing machine?
Yes, you can wash your minky blanket in the washing machine, but don’t just toss it in with your regular load—the blanket will require extra care to preserve the ultra-soft feel of the fabric. Be sure to wash your blanket on cold-delicate cycle, don’t use fabric softener, and hang to dry or tumble dry with no heat.
What temperature should I use to wash my blanket?
Minky blankets should be washed in cold water. If you’re putting your blanket in the washing machine, choose the cold-delicate cycle.
What if I accidentally use fabric softener to wash my minky blanket?
Accidents happen! We certainly know how that goes. Washing your minky blanket with fabric softener may take away some of the softness of your blanket, but you can try to bring back that softness by washing your blanket in cold water and vinegar (do not add laundry detergent). We cannot guarantee that this will bring back the original feel of the blanket, but it’s worth a try!
What kind of detergent can I use on my blanket?
Choose laundry detergent that is free of dyes, scents, and other additives when washing your minky blanket. These products can make your blanket feel gummy and will cause a build-up on the fabric over time. Detergents labeled 'sensitive skin' or 'eco-friendly' are probably the safest bet. You can also choose to skip the detergent and wash your blanket using ¼ cup of baking soda and ⅓ cup of white vinegar.
How should I dry my blanket?
Once your minky blanket has been washing, you can dry it by hanging it up or by selecting to tumble dry with no heat. If you choose the tumble-dry option, add dryer sheets without fabric softeners in them, or wool balls to help minimize static. Dryer sheets made for sensitive skin are the most likely to be free of fabric softener.
Shop Our Minky Blanket Collection Today
Now that you know how to care for your minky blanket, you may be eager to add to your minky blanket collection. Minky blankets that are washed properly will always be ultra-cozy, even years after the day you got them!
Check out our Sew Sweet Minky Designs today and find your new favorite minky blanket. Our handmade blankets are created locally by stay-at-home moms and grandmas, using the highest quality materials and most on-trend patterns. When you shop at Sew Sweet Minky Designs, you’ll always have a warm and soft blanket to cuddle up with.
We offer blankets for kids, women, and men, so there’s something perfect for the whole family. And with the winter season upon us, you can never have too many cozy blankets to curl up in! Shop our minky blanket collection today.
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