My cousin had a sweet baby girl in September and I finally got the opportunity to see her over the weekend. I wanted to give a gift that would be useful and also meaningful, so I made the baby a blanket. I’ve made dozens of these over the years for family and friends.
Making this gift is quite easy, here’s how:
4 yards of flannel (The flannel will shrink when you wash it and both ends will need to be trimmed.)
2 packages satin blanket binding
Thread to match binding
1. Wash fabric, dry and iron. Fold fabric in half and cut so that you have two long pieces. (When I purchased my fabric there were two long pieces already cut on the bolt. They were nearly the same size, so I bought both.) Lay one piece right side down and the other right side up, lining up the selvage edges. One end will need to be squared off. You can see in the picture below that both ends for my project need to be squared off since I started with two separate pieces of fabric.
4. Sew a box shape in each corner to stabilize the binding.
Do you have a signature baby gift?