Thoughts and photos shared by me ... Marcia. I am a professional modern freestyle long arm quilter and a fiber artist, a photographer, and a novice gardener. I love to create quilted items using old and new fabrics. I am also a mother, a daughter, a friend, a wife and a Grandmama! I am a blogger and I share it all here... Welcome!
I made this cute little baby blanket from my quilting fabric and just added flannel fabric to the back side. That's a "recipe" for a great baby blanket. I have several customers who don't sew --- I sew for them!
Here's how I made the baby blanket:
I cut 2 pieces of fabric approximately 26" X 39". Just need to make a rectangular size. I pressed/ironed both pieces, so they were nice and flat. Placed them with right sides (pretty sides) together and then lined up the edges and stitched with a seam allowance of 3/8" on all 4 sides leaving an opening about 4" to 5" in the middle of one side. Note: If your fabric is shifting as you sew -- use pins! I clipped the corners. That makes less bulk, when I turned it inside out. I turned it inside out and carefully poked out each corner from the inside. Pressed/ironed it again. Then I top stitched with a coordinating thread color. As I top stitched, I made sure I pressed in the edges at the turning opening and stitched it closed.
Sorry no photo so the process, but here are photos of the completed baby blanket from different angles.
I used some of the fabric to make baby burp cloths to match the baby blanket.
Then I decided I needed more!
They look great all together! Another happy customer.
Link to the free instructions on how to make the baby burp cloths. Click here.
Yes I do sew and quilt! Enjoy your day! Marcia
Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting