Beth M. Emmett
Beth M. Emmett

Friday, July 8, 2011

Modern Baby Blanket

I finished a baby blanket for my sister-in-law. It was so easy and fun you really should do one.

You will need one panel of white flannel about 40 by 40 inches. Seven or more prints in a variety of colors. I had two, 5 in. squares leftover from a charm pack and three pieces big enough to get an 6 1/2 in., eight in. and a nine in. circle from and a few smaller pieces. I starched them 4-6 times, using my iron ( no steam) to dry them in-between each application. when they were nice and stiff I laid them on the flannel and decided where I wanted them. Then I used my disappearing glue stick just around the edges and pressed them firmly in place on the flannel. To secure them in place, I used the blanket stitch on my sewing machine and went around each circle using white thread, or you can use different colors to compliment each printed fabric circle.

I didn't quilt it, I just cut the minkee backing to match the top, approximately 30 by 35 and sewed that cute polka dot flannel binding on to complete the quilt. I machine sewed the binding on the back and then flipped it to the front and used the quilt edge as a guide to get as straight a line as I could. It's little bit of a fudging process but if you stay as consistent as possible you will be very happy with it. I pinned quite a bit when I sewed the binding on because without quilting, the front and the back need a lot more help to stay together.

1 comment:

  1. I am said sister-in-law and I absolutely LOVE it! If I were so crafty I would attempt to make another as my 1 year old seems to like it very much and wants it for his very own. (He loves the soft, fuzzy side.) It is intended for the new baby due in August though so we'll see how that goes.