Babies R Us Receiving Blankets – Fleece baby blankets are easy to make without a sewing machine, or maybe a needle and thread. Adding a sewing machine into the combination makes for an unlimited variety of options. There are so many fun colors and patterns and textures available.
Fleece is great to use especially because the cut edges are clean and do not need hemming. To make the blanket, pick a minimum of two colors or patterns of fleece which look nice together. Often I’ll get three pieces — two which I will use for the primary body of this blanket and a third which I use as an accent. Fleece comes in different patterns and textures so feel free to mix and match.
The dimensions of this blanket is dependent upon which it will be used for. Ensure it is a meter roughly square if you want to wear the ground to get a baby to play. There’s no ‘correct’ size to get a blanket, it all is dependent upon how you want it to be used.
As soon as you have the bits which you’re likely to use for the primary body of this blanket you’re prepared to cut. Cut the pieces into panels. Here is where your imagination comes in. If you need two panels an idea would be to cut one wider than the other. Another option is to utilize three panels of one pattern and a few of the other. Sew the pieces together with a straight stitch. Following the straight stitch you’ll go back over the seam but this time together with the seam opened out so that it stays flat. I utilize a scallop stitch for this.
When you have all the pieces sewn together and have flattened the seams together with the scallop stitch you’re all set to give the blanket a wonderful edge. If you’re going to make a good deal of blankets, then you will find rulers you are able to buy from the cloth notions area that direct you in cutting scalloped or diamond borders. If you do not have a rolling cutter you’re really missing something. You’ll also need a cutting mat to utilize this. For a couple of blankets scissors are fine, but if you believe you’ll be making more, I highly suggest the little investment.
If you have a ruler with the different borders, pick the edge you want to use and either indicate the cloth and cut it with scissors or utilize the roller cutter and ruler collectively. It is also possible to produce a wonderful advantage having a normal ruler. Draw a straight line along the entire edge of the blanket.
Now you’re all set to add a few accents. There are so many ideas for this and that I invite you to explore anything that sounds interesting. You can cut out parts of the pattern of a single cloth and then scatter and sew them on the additional panels. You can cut strips of this accent pattern and put them on in a diagonal. It is possible to leave it simple and not include any accents. You can cut out hearts, butterflies, flowers, etc. . sew them onto a panel. Use your imagination.