I made another baby blanket this weekend for a tennis friend who just had a little girl. I used the same fabric that I used for the blanket that I made for my friend at school’s granddaughter. For the first blanket that I made, I tried to miter the corners and had trouble making them look nice. I used a different method for the blanket that I made this weekend and it was easier and looks better, too.
I used three yards of fabric for this blanket. After washing the fabric, ironing it, cutting it into two equal pieces and squaring the ends, I sewed blanket binding to two sides.
And then pinned it into place.
I sewed until I got within a couple of inches of the opposite side. I folded the opposite edge down where it would match the side perfectly, ironed the edge under, and then sewed it into place.
This time I finished each corner by sewing a zig-zag square.
This method of attaching the binding is much easier than trying to miter the corners!
I’ve got one more blanket left to make, this time for a little boy. I have the cutest doggie fabric to use for his blanket.
This is a really easy gift idea for a baby. I like to give a handmade gift when I can.