Moana Plush Blanket – Adding a sewing machine to the combination makes for an endless variety of options. There are so many fun colors and patterns and textures available.
Fleece is excellent to use specially 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 that I will use for the main body of this quilt and a third which I use as an accent. Fleece comes in various patterns and textures so feel free to mix and match.
The size of this blanket is dependent upon which it will be used for. Make it a meter roughly square if you want to put on the floor to get a baby to play. For a car seat or stroller, make it a half meter wide and 3/4 of a meter long. There is no ‘correct’ size to get a blanket, so it all is dependent upon how you want it to be used.
As soon as you’ve got the pieces which you’re going to use for the main body of this blanket you’re ready to cut. Cut the pieces into panels. Here is where your creativity comes in. If you need two panels an idea is to cut one broader than the other. Another choice is to use three panels , two of one pattern and one of the other. Sew the pieces together with a straight stitch. Following the straight stitch you’ll go back over the seam but now together with all the seam opened out so it sits flat. I use a scallop stitch for it.
Once you’ve got all the pieces stitched together and have flattened the seams together with the scallop stitch you’re ready to provide the blanket a nice edge. If you’re going to earn a lot of blankets, you will find rulers you are able to buy from the cloth notions area that direct you in cutting edge or bead 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 are good, but if you believe that’ll be making more, I highly suggest the little investment.
If you’ve got a ruler with the various edges, pick the edge that you want to use and either mark the cloth 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 edge of the quilt. Using scissors cut within the line in either a scallop or ‘v’ pattern all the way around the quilt.
Now you’re ready to add a few accents. There are so many ideas for this and that I invite you to explore anything that sounds fun. It’s possible to cut out parts of the pattern of a single cloth and then scatter and sew them on the additional panels. It’s possible to cut long strips of this accent pattern and sew them in a diagonal. It is possible to make it easy and not add any accents. It’s possible to cut out hearts, butterflies, flowers, etc. and sew them on a panel. Use your imagination.