Berkshire Peanuts Blanket – Adding a sewing machine into the mix makes for an endless variety of options. Babies love the softness of fleece and parents love the simplicity of cleaning. There are so many fun colors and designs and textures available.
Fleece is excellent to use specially since 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. Often I will get three pieces — two that I will use for the main body of the blanket and a third that I use as an accent. Fleece comes in various designs and textures so feel free to mix and match.
The size of the blanket depends upon what it will be utilized for. Ensure it is a meter roughly square if you would like to wear the floor for a kid to play on. To get a vehicle seat or stroller, make it a half meter wide and 3/4 of a meter long. There is no ‘correct’ size for a blanket, so it all depends upon how you would like it to be utilized.
After you have the pieces that you’re likely to use for the main body of the blanket you’re ready to cut. Cut the pieces into panels. This is where your creativity comes in. If you need two panels – an idea would be to cut one wider than another. Another option is to utilize three panels , two of one pattern and one of the other. Sew the pieces together using a straight stitch. After the right stitch you’ll go back over the seam but now with the seam opened so it stays flat. I utilize a scallop stitch for it.
When you have all of the pieces stitched together and also have flattened the seams with the scallop stitch you’re ready to give the blanket a wonderful border. If you’re going to earn a good deal of blankets, there are rulers you are able to purchase from the fabric notions area that guide you in cutting edge or diamond edges. If you don’t have a rolling cutter you’re really missing something. You’ll also need a cutting mat to utilize this. For a couple of blankets are fine, but if you believe that’ll be earning more, I highly suggest the small investment.
In case you have a ruler with the various edges, pick the border that you would like to use and mark the fabric and cut it with scissors or utilize the roller cutter and ruler collectively. It is also possible to make a wonderful edge having a normal ruler. Draw a straight line across the entire border of the blanket.
Now you’re ready to bring a few accents. There are many ideas for this and that I encourage you to explore whatever sounds fun. It’s possible to cut out portions of the pattern of one fabric and scatter and sew them on the other panels. It’s possible to cut long strips of the accent pattern and sew them on in a diagonal. It is possible to make it easy and not include any accents. It’s possible to cut out butterflies, hearts, flowers, etc. . sew them on a panel. Use your imagination.