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Self Binding Baby Blankets

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Infant / Baby
Style Casual, Mod, Cute, Funky, Whimsical
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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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how do I get this pattern. please help.

02/22/2015 Flag

I learned on YouTube from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Here's a link: 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

Lost where I found your receing flannel blanket which is self binding. Can you redirect me please!

07/30/2015 Flag

Look above under resources used. Just click on the link to reach the YouTube video..

08/06/2015 Flag

I, too, have made the self-binding blanket. I love making them and giving them to friends having babies.

11/25/2015 Flag

Thanks :)

11/25/2015 Flag

Hello....I've tried to make a few of these but find that when I complete the top stitching the blanket doesn't lay quite flat. Even though I iron it thoroughly before topstitching and it looks flat. Any suggestions?

06/29/2016 Flag

When you're using flannel always pre-wash because it shrinks. Dry in the dryer then press flat with a warm iron. Don't stretch.e fabric Make sure the sides of your squares measure the same.

06/29/2016 Flag

When you're happy that it's flat add some pins across the seam you'll topstitch. Keep it flat as you sew around. The trouble is caused by the outside shifting as you topstitch.

06/29/2016 Flag