I have rudementary sewing skills and a sewing machine that works half the time. (I recently successfully made a weighted blanket and can hand-stitch like nobody’s business) I tried to sew together two Walmart brand emergency blankets and it was a nightmare! First, the blankets are so big and stiff because of the cold lines it was tough to get them to line up. I thought about pinning them together before sewing but the black edging is just too thick to pin through. Then I just tried to free-hand it on the sewing machine. While the needle had no problem going through both layers of black edging, the bulk of the blanket wouldn’t fit through the arm (???) of the machine and after 3” it just twisted so much it broke the thread. Should I just be more careful with rolling and folding the excess fabric on the right side and try again??? So I tried hand sewing. That’s tough! I finally got into a routine of how to sort of keep them lined up properly but after an hour I only got about 12 inches done. And my fingers are sore! And I have another 73” to go and then a second set for the other bunk! Any tips?