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Receiving Blankets

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Sizing Infant/Baby
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Two yards of soft flannel, one package of satin blanket binding, and thread.

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What are you most proud of? I started making these little blankets for my own babies more than 40 years ago. I've lost track of the number of mothers who've told me that this little blanket was "the one" - the one that became a constant companion and finally fell apart after countless washings and being dragged everywhere.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always prewash the flannel! It will often twist a bit. If that happens, the two layers of the blanket will twist in opposite directions and never again lie flat.

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Thank you! So simple & so cute! I'll be making many of these!

01/28/2013 Flag

So glad you like them!

01/28/2013 Flag

These are so beautiful. Please share the instructions.

02/24/2013 Flag

bazav188239, there really aren't any complicated instructions. You need 2 yards of flannel and 1 package of blanket binding. The blanket binding comes already folded and one package goes around the blanket with very little left over. Wash the fabric, fold it in half with wrong sides together, and cut it into a neat rectangle. Slip the blanket binding onto the edges of the fabric so it wraps over both sides of the flannel. There are different ways to miter the corners. The easiest would be to fold the binding at the corners. Pin everything into place and attach with a wide machine zig-zag stitch going through all layers - binding, 2 pieces of flannel, and the other side of the binding. Make sure the stitching catches both sides of the binding. That's why careful pinning is necessary. Does that help?

02/24/2013 Flag

So pretty job, and thanks for sharing the bear story as well. Love these memoirs. Did the baby arrive good? Sorry took me too long to come back, it was Tax season. Now, back to finish all the started projects

04/27/2013 Flag

Memories are treasures, aren't they? I'm happy to hear that you're digging out from under the paper pile!

04/27/2013 Flag

beautiful receiving blankets! I usually just stitch and turn mine and then topstitch. I will have to try the satin blanket binding, it looks so nice and I bet the baby would love the feel of it :)

11/08/2013 Flag

Babies do love the satin! I'll be making a flannel baby quilt with satin binding soon and I plan to add a tutorial to my blog. :)

11/08/2013 Flag