July 11, 2008

Flannel Blanket

I got this great idea for a flannel blanket and decided to make some gifts for family. To make your own double sided flannel baby blanket, you need 1 yard of flannel for the top, 1 yard of flannel for the bottom, and a spool of thread. Cut the two pieces of flannel so they are equal sizes and straight/squared up on all sides. With right sides together, sew all the way around the edges, leaving about a 5 inch hole for turning it right side out. Flip the fabric right side out, push the corners out until they are square, then press the edges smooth and flat using an iron. Using a decorative stitch, sew all the way around the outside of the quilt. This should seal the hole used to turn the quilt right side out. Such a simple but very cute blanket. Thanks Jennifer V. for the idea!

July 8, 2008

Baby Quilt

After finding out that I was pregnant, I was excited to start on a baby quilt. I had a lot of knit fabric left over from my children’s sewing class that I decided to use. After I put the top of the quilt together I decided I didn’t want to tie the quilt so I took it down to my moms over the weekend and we quilted by hand. This was my first time ever quilting and I think that I’m hooked. I’m still not very good at it but the baby quilt still turned out really cute.