Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rick Rack and Minky Baby Blanket

I used this tutorial to make baby Campbell's soft minky blanket. I have made about 12 quilts, so I can say with confidence that this is WAY easier! It's more like a giant pillow case with no stuffing. I didn't use an exact measurement for the fabric, I had a large scrap of blue minky left over from the crib bumpers, so I just cut the brown Waverly Parterre Walnut fabric to the same size. Cutting the corners off to make rounded corners makes attaching the rick rack much more simple (and it's another way to make your blanket special). I sewed the rick rack to the cotton fabric because attaching it to the minky would have been way too slippery. I'm not a very faithful pinner, so I just laid the rick rack and tried to keep it equidistant from the edge of the fabric.

To end the sewing on of the rick rack, I overlapped them, draping the ends off the fabric:

Then, I laid the minky fabric on top, pinned, and stitched all the way around leaving a 4" hole, through which you then turn everything right-side-out and press. Finally, I topstitched around the whole thing--done!

So cute, so cuddly, and so fast! You can see more photos of the finished room here. I don't know if I'll ever make a typical baby quilt again--this was way too easy, still special, but less fragile!

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  1. Look at you go! Such a pro! I love that you rounded the corners - I'm totally going to have to start doing that - your corners look SO much better than mine! Love you!

  2. I used the template from the crib bumpers to make the rounded corners. Isn't it great?! Love you too!

  3. I love it! This is so sweet and looks beautiful! (or handsome, since it's for a boy.) :)

  4. Yeah, I noticed the rounded corners too and was super impressed! This looks awesome!


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