January 9, 2012

Easy Baby Blanket [Tutorial]

-Sewing Machine
-Fabric, at least four different types
-Extra Bed Sheet or large piece of fabric for the backing
-Quilt Batting
-A large needle
-Sewing Pins

Start by cutting 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 squares, 12 of each kind.

Then lay them out, on how you want the actual quilt to look like. Here's what mine would look like below:

Then it's time to sew. Start working row by row, sewing the bottoms of each square together.

Here's what one square sewn together looks like from the bottom.

Make sure you iron each and every line down so it's nice and flat. Makes it easier to sew.

Once you have all the squares together sewn together in rows, you then sew the actual rows together.

 Match the top of the squares to the other row.

Pin down the corners of each square of the row, so they are easier to sew.

Work on sewing one row together at a time.

Each time sewing a row, make sure to iron them down flat.

 Once all the rows are sewn together, lay out the quilt batting over the top and cut to size.

Lay out the bed sheet or large piece of fabric for the back, and cut that to size as well.

This is how the layers should look like.

Fold under about a half inch of the batting and the fabric over on the edge, pin so it stays together.

Fold over the back so that it matches the length of the top layers, pin so it stays put.

The corners are the hardest part to pin. Cut the corners of the batting to make it easier.

This is how the pinning should look for the corners of the quilt.

Work your way pinning from one edge, then the top, then the bottom, then the opposite edge to make sure it's evenly pinned.

I recommend to start sewing in the middle of one of the sides, so it's easier to begin. Follow all the way around the quilt.

Once the entire edge is sewn together, it's time to start binding. The easiest way to keep the quilt together, I think is yarn.

I put yarn in each corner of the square. Start in one corner on the top.

And then push it through to the opposite side corner.

So it looks like this:

Then double knot and cut the excess evenly. About an 1 inch to and inch and a half. It's up to you.

Once all the corners are binded, you are finished! :)

Here is the results:

It's a perfect, homemade gift for a baby shower.

Remember you can do any color, any length or size you want. The possibilities are endless! :)

It's a tradition I've been doing for my husband's side of the family with his cousins. I can't wait to give this to the next soon-to-be new parents. :)

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  1. This is the cutest thing! Makes me wish I had a sewing machine. Love the colors you chose, what a lucky mamma to be!


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  3. So cute! I think with reds and whites this would be the most darling picnic blanket! Wonderful tutorial Whit.

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  4. I absolutely love this! My next investment is going to be a sewing machine! :)

  5. ca-ute! i love it and really like the colors. this reminded me of a blanket (almost just like this one) i made a few years ago....

    i hope your having and day overflowing with His blessings!


  6. haha love it i'm gonna try this http://misroze.blogspot.com/

  7. This is great! I just took out my sewing machine for over a year, and my friend is having a baby next month... so, PERFECT!

    xo everything-pretty.com

  8. Wow, you are really good! That is a beautiful blanket! For my bridal shower, and aunt gave me a similar looking blanket and everyone teased me that it was a baby blanket because it was so small. So this post brings back that funny memory for me!

    xo. A Southern Bee Diary


  9. wow this project is awesome! you have some talent and i love the colors you selected for the quilt

  10. Wow! You made this look so easy! I'm so impressed! This is a gorgeous blanket. I think I need to pull out my sewing machine now!

  11. This is such an adorable blanket! What a great tutorial :)

  12. Great tutorial, you make it look easy.I know mine would not turn out that good!!

  13. your tutorials are so easy to follow. i'm looking forward to trying one sometime! :)

  14. GREAT TUTORIAL! I'm a total picture person so this makes sense to me. Yay, I'm going to try it

  15. props to you! it looks fantastic.

  16. Love this!!!

    your newest follower...


  17. So cute! Now if I could only sew...