Baby Blanket – Part II
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.
Next, I ironed down the edge of the binding.
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.
SO cute! I love getting AND giving homemade!
How adorable and it will be such a special treasure since you made it by hand!
I’m hosting a new meme called “Summer Sundays” and it’s all about what summer means to YOU! It could be some special handmade treasure! Hope you’ll come and join us.
– The Tablescaper
Sweet! You make me want to get out my machine and sew! I like your solution to the corners – looks great!
Love love love!! Such cute fabric. 🙂
Oh yeah handmade is the best and really comes from the heart! What a cute blanket…I bought a sewing machine last year and still need to get on the bandwagon and play around with it.
Looks like a great graduation party but a hot day in the South!
That’s so cute! Thanks for sharing Paula. I’ve never made a blanket like this before. I’ll have to try it ’cause I also hate to do the corners.