Friday, September 12, 2008

Receiving Blankets

My sister was asking about these receiving blankets that I made for Colby. I have to admit that I stole the idea from Jamie a friend that we lived next to for 4 years. She made the cutest ones for her daughter.  They are simple to make and are the perfect size to wrap a new baby in.  And I don't feel bad if they drop on the ground when Colby kicks it off of him while in the stroller or get spit up on.  I also make matching burp rags.
Materials:
1 1/4 yards of cozy flannel for each side, so all together you need 2 1/2 yards.
Thread
Instructions:
I cut off 10 inches from each piece of fabric to make the burp rags. 
Place right sides together and straight stitch around outside edge leaving a opening for turning. I leave about 5 inches to turn. Iron opening so it matches the sewn edge, then sew opening closed. I used a decorative stitch and sewed around entire edge again.  Then to hold the blanket in place I sew from corner to corner creating an X.  (The picture below shows edging and part of the X. Create burp rags the same way.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Thank you my dear!