Saturday, February 4, 2012

Practically Instant Baby Gift

I was invited to a baby shower on very short notice this week and had to come up with a quick gift.  I stopped by the quilt shop on the way home from the studio, purchased 1.25 yds each of two complimentary flannel prints, prewashed them that evening, and whipped up an instant baby blanket Friday morning.  Here's a tiny tutorial:
First, cut the selvages away and square up the flannels.
Pin right sides together and stitch all around with a ½” seam, leaving a 6” opening on one side.
Clip corners and trim the seam allowance to ¼”.
Turn right sides out and poke out the corners.

Press around the edges.
Top stitch 1/4" from edge with contrasting color of thread, and you're done!
The new baby has a toddler sister, so I used the left over flannel scraps to make a little gift for her as well.  

 The projects were greatly appreciated!  
Hope you are having a good weekend.


  1. The most lovely presents are home made !
    The frog print is sooooo cute ! That "big" sister will be very happy you didn't forget her, she'll love that soft bear !

  2. I bet those little ones love their gifts! How thoughtful of you to make something for the toddler too. xo


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