I'm kicking it into full gear as far as baby crafting goes. This little project couldn't be easier, even for beginning seamstresses, and I love how it turned out. Fresh, modern, but so useful.
Once you've pre-washed and dried the fabrics (quilting cotton and chenille), you can easily make this baby blanket in under an hour. The finished size is approximately 34" x 41".
1 yard cotton quilting fabric*
1 yard coordinating chenille fabric**
Iron & ironing board
Rotary mat, cutter, and ruler (optional)
*The cotton quilting fabric I used is called Desert Blanket in Desert from the Arizona line by April Rhodes. I absolutely love the entire line - so current, delicious colors, and mostly gender neutral.
** I purchased the cream chenille fabric from Joann Fabrics.
1. Wash and dry both fabrics, according to manufacturer instructions, which can be found on the end of the fabric bolt.
2. Iron the quilting cotton and trim the fabric down to 35" x 42". I used a rotary mat and cutter which makes things quick and precise, but you can also measure and cut using a ruler and scissors.
3. Lay your trimmed quilting fabric on top of the chenille fabric, straightening and smoothing as much as possible.
I wish I had a newborn baby to model this blanket, but I will have to wait until January for that.