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Self Binding Baby Blankets

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Infant/Baby
Style Cute, Mod, Casual, Whimsical, Funky
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo The Self Binding Baby Blanket (Receiving Blanket)

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What materials did you use? Cotton Flannel, Cotton thread.

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What are you most proud of? I can change the size of the blanket as I like and the finishing details.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be careful as you pin the centers and join each side. This is crucial for the mitered corners to work. Also, be careful with the corner seam lines. Make sure your corner is sewn in the right direction before cutting off the excess fabrc.

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LOVE the fabric Jean! the numbers and letters (of course my eye was drawn to the black)...just pop! And it looks so adorable and COZY!!!! Missouri Star is great with their tutorials... I've seen quite a few on youtube. (never made anything tho) so now another project on my to do list! :D Beautiful job!

08/06/2012 Flag

The pink with numbers took some doing to make the pattern run true to grain. I knew I'd have a challenge when it came off the bolt warped but just loved those colors. In the end it was well worth it. I got a thank you saying this had already become their favorite blanket. It was a gift for my friends newest granddaughter. Missouri Star rocks!!

08/07/2012 Flag

I really love this it beautyfull . I'm going to try this for my baby grandnice

06/11/2014 Flag

Thank you for the lovely compliment :D I hope you'll enjoy making them as much as I do!

06/11/2014 Flag

I want to learn this sew much..every one I've tried has come out wonky. :(

02/10/2015 Flag

I learned from Missouri Star Quilt Co on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqwdNqMZ8Ro You have to be careful with the corners. Turn them inside out before cutting. If your squares are the correct size and you stop at the right place when sewing them together (at 1/4 inch from the end of the smaller square) your blanket should be flat. The other thing to consider is pre-washing. It you use flannel you MUST pre-wash. It always shrinks with the first washing and would make your blanket wonky when laundered. Hope this helps. :-)

02/23/2015 Flag

how do I get this pattern. please help. dinah.l.miller@hotmail.com

02/22/2015 Flag

I learned on YouTube from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqwdNqMZ8Ro Note that you'll use two sizes of squares and be sure to pre-wash your fabric if using flannel.

02/23/2015 Flag

Love these quilts! I've made quite a few recently. They are so easy to make, soft and cuddly for the baby and just plain beautiful! Just be sure to watch those corners! Love Missouri Star Co. One thing I learned is to make sure you match the warp and weft to each other to keep the fabric grain true (or as much as possible, and be sure it is lined up before you cut. I usually buy 1 & 14 yards of each color because some are so far off it is hard to get it matched up!

04/29/2015 Flag

That should have been 1 1/4 yards not 1 & 14 yards. You could make a lot of blankets with that much!

04/29/2015 Flag

Would love to see pics of your blankets. Please share :-) The blankets call for a 40" square (outside) and a 24" square (inside). Since I use flannel I too buy extra. This lets me pre-wash to avoid shrinking after made. And I usually have enough left over to add some matching burp cloths. I buy the same 1 and 1/4 yards!

04/29/2015 Flag

PS: press after shrinking. If needed take care to straighten the pattern (go with the grain) without stretching the material.

04/29/2015 Flag

Agh! Correction on the two sizes: You need one 40" square and another 30" square.

05/01/2015 Flag