Have any of you seen these adorable minky blankets for babies? They have got to be the softest, most cuddly blanket that I have ever felt! I want one for me.
Both outside and inside are minky fabric along with a long minky fabric for the border.
To make one of these blankets you will need 30 inches of 60″ wide minky fabric, cut into two 30″ squares. (I used two different fabrics, for the front and back, so I will be able to make two of these blankets.) You will need two-3″ wide X 60″ strips of the long minky fabric for the border. The trick to sewing this fabric is to Pin, PIn, PIn! Sew the two border strips together to make a 120″ long strip of fabric. I started on the seam and worked out. Pin the seam to one corner of the blanket, (right sides together) and then work half way around the quilt, pinning the seam. Then go back to the corner and work the other way. When you get to the opposite corner, mark your fabric and cut off any excess if you have some and sew the seam closed. Then sew the border to the quilt all the way around, using 1/2 inch seams. Then repeat for the other side, except that you will leave a small opening to turn the quilt right side out. Make sure you start at the corners with the seam, so that the corners will be matched up with the other side. The outside border is an open border, it is sewn to each side separately, but they are not all sewn shut. Turn your quilt and sew the opening closed. There you have a fun, soft, cuddly blanket for your little one.
I also crocheted around a little receiving blanket. I know these are a little old fashioned, but I love how big they are and they are not flimsy, like the store bought ones!
The last thing we made, was a carrier cover. My daughter and daughter-in-law really made most of this. They made me sew around the outside and the final top stitching. I love the colors in this cover, they are just so bright and fun!
Does this girl look like she is ready to have a baby in a few days? I looked like that when I was a few months along, not when I was ready to deliver! We are so glad that our new granddaughter is here and can now enjoy all these fun comforts that her family has made for her!
Have any of you sewn any fun projects lately? I usually don’t sew as much in the summer, but this summer I have really gotten the bug! I will show you a few more things as they are finished.
Have a great weekend Everyone. Love Ya!
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