Aden And Anais Daydream Blanket Bamboo – Fleece baby blankets are easy to create without a sewing machine, or even a needle and thread. Adding a sewing machine into the mix makes for an unlimited range of choices. Babies love the softness of fleece and parents love the simplicity of cleaning. There are so many fun colors and patterns and textures available. This guide provides some ideas which will get you on your way to making fleece blankets for everybody on your list.
Fleece is excellent to use specially because the cut edges are clean and don’t need hemming. To create the blanket, pick at least 2 colours or patterns of fleece that look nice together. Frequently I’ll get three pieces — two which I will use for the primary body of this quilt and a third that I use as an accent.
The dimensions of this blanket depends on what it’ll be utilized for. Ensure it is a meter or so square if you would like to put on the ground for a baby to play on. There’s no ‘right’ size for a blanket, so it all depends on how you would like it to be utilized.
As soon as you have the bits that you are likely to use for the primary body of this blanket you are prepared to cut. Cut the pieces into panels. This is where your imagination comes in. If you want two panels – an idea would be to cut one broader than another. Another option is to use three panels , two of one pattern and one of the other. Sew the pieces together using a straight stitch. Following the straight stitch you’ll go back over the seam but this time with all the seam opened out so that it sits flat. I use a scallop stitch for this.
When you have all of the pieces sewn together and have flattened the seams with the scallop stitch you are ready to give the blanket a nice border. If you are going to earn a lot of blankets, you will find rulers you can purchase from the fabric notions area that guide you in cutting edge or bead borders. If you don’t have a rolling cutter you are really missing something. You will also need a cutting mat to use this. For a couple of blankets scissors are good, but if you think that’ll be making more, I highly suggest the small investment.
In case you have a ruler using the various borders, pick the border you would like to use and indicate the fabric and cut it with scissors or use the roller cutter and ruler together. It is also possible to produce a nice edge using a normal ruler. Draw a straight line across the entire border of the quilt. Using scissors, cut within the line in a scallop or ‘v’ pattern all the way around the quilt.
Now you are ready to add some accents. There are so many ideas for this and that I encourage you to explore whatever sounds fun. You can cut out portions of the pattern of a single fabric and then scatter and sew them on the other panels. You can cut long strips of this accent pattern and put them on in a diagonal. You can make it simple and not include any accents. You can cut out butterflies, hearts, flowers, etc. . sew them onto a panel. Use your imagination.