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This is a very quick, very easy blanket to make. My sister Serena is pregnant with her first baby right now, and I’m waiting for my LQS to order a Kate Spain Terrain jelly roll for the quilt I want to make for her. But I wanted to make her something quick, and came up with flannel and quilt weight cotton. I made a yellow one for my friend Jenny of Buttons, Ribbons and Other Things and this pink one for Serena:
It’s a very simple blanket. You need 1 yard/meter of flannel and 1 yard/meter quilt weight cotton. For Jenny’s yellow blanket I used yellow thread so it blended, and on Serena’s I went a bit wild, using variegated purple on the pink flannel side, and variegated pink on the purple back. (They’re Mettler 50 weight.)
Just lay your two pieces of fabric RST on a large surface (the kitchen floor works). If you are really energetic, you can rotary cut the selvedges off too. Now smooth, smooth, smooth with your hands to get all the wrinkles out.
If you want, you can then put it on your ironing board and iron the whole thing gently to make sure there are no wrinkles at all when you sew it.
Then, sew all around the edges. I used a 1″ to 1.5″ seam allowance, depending on whether I’d cut the selvedges off or not. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE ABOUT 5″ OPEN! You’ll need to turn it out, then slipstitch that shut:
Then, quilt it however you want to do it. I was inspired by my friend Kelly’s random straight line quilting, so that’s what I did. She’s got a sweet tutorial if you’re interested. I did all the quilting in one sitting on my sewing machine.
That’s it! You’re done!
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