I had been meaning to make some baby blankets for my baby that is due in about a month and yesterday I finally got around to starting them. I found some great Care-Bear and Sponge Bob Squarepants fabric at Wal-mart and decided that these must become my baby blankets. I purchased these fabrics and some flannel to go with one of the Care-Bear prints. I decided that I had enough cozy fabric at home to go with the other 2 prints.
For each blanket I used a cotton print for the front and some sort of soft and cozy material for the back. 2 of them are backed by a soft flannel and the third is backed by fleece that I think I got from the remnant bin at JoAnn’s.
Here are my cozy baby blankets:
Here’s what I did:
- Cut out a piece of cotton and a piece of flannel or fleece into pieces that were about 30” x 40”. Round the corners if desired.
- Place the right sides of the fabrics together and stitched around the edges, leaving an opening so that I could turn them right side out. I used my serger for this step :-)
- Turn the blanket right sides out
- Iron the blanket so the final steps are easier.
- Top-stitch along the edge of the blanket, closing up the hole.
- Finally, quilt the pieces to each other. Just do something simple like a few straight lines or wavy lines or whatever floats your boat. I used the walking foot that I got for Christmas for the last 2 steps, but this is not necessary…I just wanted an excuse to try it out.
I have some more fun fabric set aside to make a few more. These were so easy and I have a feeling that they will get a lot of use. I can’t wait for my little one to get here so I can wrap her up in these! Thanks for stopping by!