Looking for a quick and easy baby shower gift?
This flannel baby blanket is simple to make for an easy, last minute gift. It is so much better than just the simple flannel blankets you can buy from the big box stores.
It is super simple. It seriously took me longer to pick out the fabric than it did to make it. (That is because I am indecisive.)
This is how to do it.
Start with two square pieces of flannel. I usually make a 41 inches square back and a 38 inches square front. I usually doesn't matter what size they are, as long as one is 3 inches larger in width and length. You could make a baby doll blanket using 15 and 12 inch squares.
Here is the fabric I chose.
These are actually two cheap flannel blankets that I am putting together to make a better blanket.
I laid them out on the floor, wrong sides together, centered, so there is a 1 1/2 inch gap on all sides.
You don't need any batting on this. The flannel will naturally stick together and is already warm enough.
Add a thick binding by first folding over 1/4-1/2 inch.
Then fold over the edge again the rest of the 1-1 1/4 inch.
I made a mitered corner, but you can fold them how ever you are comfortable.
(For instructions on how to make a mitered corner, check out the next blog post.)
Pin down the binding.
Stitch as close to the edge as you can.
And it is all finished! Super cute and simple!
I rolled it up and added a bow using the left over fabric.
All ready for gift giving at the next baby shower!
You can easily make multiple blankets and wrap them together or add it into a bigger gift for a bigger effect.
Have fun sewing (and quilting!)