Joanns Bernat Blanket Yarn – Adding a sewing machine into the mix makes for an unlimited range of choices. There are several fun colors and designs and textures available. This guide provides some ideas which can get you on your way to making fleece blankets for everyone on your list.
Fleece is excellent to work with especially since the cut edges are clean and do not need hemming. To create the blanket, select at least 2 colors or patterns of fleece which look nice together. Often I will get three pieces — two which I will use for the main body of the quilt and a third which I use as an accent.
The size of the blanket depends upon which it’ll be used for. Ensure it is a meter roughly square if you want to put on the floor for a baby to play. For 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, it all depends upon how you want it to be used.
After you have the pieces which you’re going to use for the main body of the blanket you’re prepared to cut. Cut the pieces into panels. This is where your imagination comes in. If you need two panels – an idea would be to cut one broader than another. Another choice is to use three panels , two of one pattern and a few of the other. Sew the pieces together using a straight stitch. After the right stitch you will go back over the seam again but now together with all the seam opened so that it stays flat. I use a scallop stitch for this.
Once you have all the pieces sewn together and also have flattened the seams together with the scallop stitch you’re ready to give the blanket a wonderful border. If you’re going to earn a lot of blankets, you will find rulers you are able to purchase in the fabric notions area that direct you in cutting scalloped or diamond edges. If you do not have a rolling cutter you’re 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 earning more, I highly recommend the little investment.
If you have a ruler with the different edges, select the border that you want to use and either indicate the fabric and cut it with scissors or use the roller cutter and ruler together. It is also possible to produce a wonderful edge having a regular ruler. Draw a straight line along the whole border of the quilt.
Now you’re ready to add some accents. There are so many ideas for this and I encourage you to explore whatever sounds interesting. You can cut out parts of the pattern of a single fabric and then scatter and sew them onto the additional panels. You can cut long strips of the accent pattern and sew them on in a diagonal. You can make it easy and not add any accents. You can cut out hearts, butterflies, flowers, etc. . sew them on a panel. Use your creativity.