Receiving Blankets

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • Two yards of soft flannel
  • one package of satin blanket binding
  • and thread.

Q&A with K Lee 2Strings

Mamatino asked:
Thank you! So simple & so cute! I'll be making many of these!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
So glad you like them!
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
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Memories are treasures, aren't they? I'm happy to hear that you're digging out from under the paper pile!
Shebaggs asked:
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 :)
K Lee 2Strings answered:
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. :)

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