Flannel Baby Blanket With Satin Binding: This Instructable is for an easy basic baby blanket. Then lay the flannel on top of the minky, right side DOWN. I love this idea! 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What a wonderful idea for a Christmas gift. Thank you for the happy memory. And thanks Carol for your info! Now where is that cool weather? If you buy plush fabric off of the bolt, make sure that you get the same dimensions as both the flannel and batting. Maybe!!! These blankets can go into the washer and dryer without worrying if they will shrink or fade or be ruined. The interfacing does add body, but I use a fleecy interfacing for warmth. Thank you. Thank you for the how too’s . The fusible webbing give the blanket a little bit of body, I make my flannel blankets with a cotton topper they are warm light weight and fold down to almost nothing,making them a good choice for bug out bags,camping. Repeat the previous step over and over again, until you have made your way around the blanket. Thanks for inspiring me again and again!! I can’t wait to make a few of these for indoors and out. Carefully stitch Pom Pom trim on the right side of the plaid around all four sides. Love the flannel blankets and love your blog for so many wonderful ideas. Such a clever use of flannel! Why are you using interfacing? I chose to make the front and back contrasting flannels, but you could make them all the same. Get the full Beginner’s Baby Blanket Tutorial after the jump… Beginner’s Baby Blanket #3. However, it is much easier than you think to make one, and the added homemade mystique is something to show off. You make it look so easy!! We are big Penn State fans so the colors of my porch swing blanket are perfect! Love the color and the idea! This is such a great idea for presents I love it. This will pre-shrink the fabric so when it’s made into a blanket it can be washed and dried. I never thought of making flannel blankets. Hope you are having a great week! We spend lots of time on our patio and porch all year round. I LOVE this blanket idea! Is just to start. % of people told us that this article helped them. Choose the length of fabric based on how tall your gift recipient is. Hope that helps. It was 100 degrees yesterday. I would like to add that I sent one side of the blanket to an embroidery shop and had I LOVE YOU embroidered in the corner in teeny tiny print. Even though I live in Arizona we do get chilly nights. Touch and pet the fabric. Cost: Under $20. Place your middle layer fabric square down next. I can’t do that. Thank you!! This will be a lovely and comfy addition to make and give to family and friends! This came out really nice! If you have small pieces of fabric, consider making a baby blanket with them, or a blanket just your hands or feet. Place pins through the inner part of all three layers so that they stay straight when you begin to sew. Hope this suggestion helps. Maybe I will try…. Sew all edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance leaving 1/4 of one side open. Once you have them in the correct order on top of one another, straighten them out. Thank you for this information. StoneGable’s post are to inspire you! Don’t you agree? Pre-washing is important because it not only cleans the fabric, but it removes excess dye and addresses any fabric shrinkage before you sew your project. Thank you so much for ANOTHER great post!! I remember my home ec days! Would like to buy some of that blue. Easy Flannel Throw Blankets DiyHow To Blanket Sch And Make A Cozy Flannel Throw YouEasy Flannel Throw Blankets Inspired15 […] Thanks for your reply, if I can ever find it. Slide your needle through all three fabrics as you hold your finger on the edge of the blanket to catch the thread. Our home often feels like a hotel, filled with family and friends. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. But we have a temper pedic bed and even though it has cooling get it is hot! Step 2 Cut a piece of batting the same size as the blanket. If you wish to see the stitch design, make sure to purchase a high contrast color of thread and embroidery floss. When you are done with the seam, sew a little backward before you tie the knot. Love the plaid blankets and your easy to follow instructions. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. When the interfacing has adhered to the flannel, put the piece of flannel that was not ironed to the interfacing down on a flat surface with the right side facing up and put the other piece of flannel interfacing side up on top of it. I’m always cold. Question….is the fusible interfacing to give it body? Thanks, beautiful day!! Always use a rotary cutter on a safe surface so the cutter doesn't slice through your wooden tabletop. I just used 9 yards of flannel and a king size sheet as a backing. I’m not a great seamstress but I think I could do this. It would have been nice to have a cuddly blanket too! Love your flannel blanket; the instructions will be easy to follow! What a fabulous idea and so easy!! Use a small, light pencil mark when you are marking where you want to cut. Would make nice Christmas gifts, tailgating gifts or even wedding or shower gifts. This is beautiful! What a great project and a great idea for Christmas presents. I can’t wait to get into my craft studio and start sewing again. I love the blue flannel that you made your blanket out of, it looks so warm and cozy. Love, Judy. And for the rest of her life she always had a bag of blankets to finish with crochet borders. I am really into plaids this year. I found all the flannel at JoAnne’s fabric. As a NC girl living in northern Indiana I’m always looking for ideas on keeping warm. I love your blue throw – looks lovely with your porch swing!! Get expert advice. (New or used, support your local small sellers and repair shops) Most have free lesson to get you started and will continue to support your questions, lessons, repairs and supplies as your experience grows. Great idea! My porch rocking chairs need at least one of those. A little more work maybe, but the blanket would be extra warm! Use safety pins to "baste" the quilt (hold layers in place temporarily). This article has been viewed 203,570 times. I love the feel of flannel while watching tv, or just curling up with a good book. Thanks! We use cookies to make wikiHow great. What a fabulous Idea! I’ve solved the problem by making cozy flannel blankets just for outside sitting! You should see lots of options and poke should be one of them. Up to now, I’ve bought men’s plaid flannel shirts at the Salvation Army, washed them then cut them up and made patchwork outdoor blankets. You may also use alternative battings to lessen the cost of your quilts. Sheets of batting are much easier to handle, cut, and sew. Beautiful plaid, wish My sewing machine would work! Using your pins, pin every 1 1/2 inches around the outside of the blanket. Having the same situation in the past I purchased an inexpensive machine, only to discover the tension never held on lightweight materials and it would not sew thru several layers of fabric with ease. I have the best “job” in the world! I know what I’m doing this weekend. ( his story ) He asked that I make him another one for this Christmas. I’m off to the fabric store! Required fields are marked *. Great idea. Peggy? Once you are done with the top edge, flip your blanket upside down. Is there such a thing as having too much Flannel ? You can buy prepackaged batting (insular material) in Twin, Queen, and King sizes at your local fabric or craft store. I am certainly pinning this post. I just love this idea! Beautiful colors of blue. Great tutorial! Gotta go to the fabric store to select my pretty flannel! Love the blue plaid. Put the Pellon interfacing on top of a half piece of flannel (wrong side up) with the interfacing rough side down. Simply make a sandwich with your cotton batting in the center of the two fabrics. Take your needle and slide it through the loop you created with your finger. Not flesh and blood. What fabric store did you purchase your flannel? I love this…..really need to pull out my sewing machine that has been in the box for years! Thank you for posting this ! Slide the needle through all three fabrics, while keeping your finger near the edge to create a loop. Finally, stick your hand in the hole between the fabric layers, flip the blanket inside out, and sew the hole shut. For more tips, like how to choose the right fabrics for your blanket, read on! Approved. Make sure you wash and dry flannel before you sew it. Love the flannel plaid…thanks Yvonne! Sew all edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance leaving 1/4 of one side open. This is the first day of Fall and what a wonderful project to start sewing! The gals in my friendship quilt group do not prewash their flannel either. Pull the thread tight. To address this concern, quilters made quilts without the batting layer. Thank you for bringing it to us. The best way to learn to sew…. It has such a fresh and unexpected touch for Fall. Love the plaid and the color. Step 1: Purchase and Wash Acquire 2 yards of flannel … However, these look extremely cozy for later on when and IF we ever have cooler temps. I have never used our sewing machine, but I am going to learn and get busy for Christmas gifts. Far away from home and family, I treasured them. Use old fabrics you have at home. Perfect for autumn evenings…. This beginner sewing projects is a quick sew and makes a great gift! I am going to do this over the weekend! Love the plaid for fall. Living by grace, I strive to live large and love all those who cross my path. Do this around the edge of the blanket. Pin the pieces of fabric together so that they do not slide as you cut them. Try going to your own wall then look on the left side. Some projects will work out, some won’t. I used ordinary flannel from our local fabric store. I’m so excited to make this! You want it to be so both pretty sides are touching each other. –1 yard high loft batting. Thanks. And since we have a fire pit, fall and winters are perfect for a roaring fire roasting hot dogs or marshmallows. Thanks for the great instructions … simple to make! Don’t you agree, Yvonne ? I was thinking the same thing as I don’t have a sewing machine (and don’t sew). Thank you for sharing with us! Flannel blankets rock! Using a Poly-blend batting will help prevent bunching and shifting. I made a quilt for my college-aged nephew that was three layers of flannel; top, batting, and backing. With winter right around the corner, this flannel blanket is just what I need. I had painted some of my white real pumpkin’s with blue in the veins. Linda, make sure you look at a sewing machine’s reviews. Easy-to-Make Flannel Blanket. Hardest would be finding the plaid fabric!! You want to make sure your stitches are tight and evenly spaced. Love this idea. Love, love, love cozy blankets. If you use a rotary blade, make sure you do the cutting on a safe surface. I am not much of a sewer but these seem easy and a great way to personalize a gift. This will describe the steps to make one blanket even though two are pictured. Yvonne I pinned your post, but I would love to see a print button on your page so the instructions for your wonderful projects could be kept before me in an easier way. position my material and batting, which helped me a lot. Often cotton batting comes pre-shrunk as well which is a bonus. That said, I love a flannel blanket. I makes a mother feel good when you know he enjoyed a homemade gift so much. I know what I am doing this weekend! After you have trimmed the excess, you can peel off the masking tape, and pull out the pins that were stuck in your blanket to hold it down. Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas!! Total project time: 2-3 hours. You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m finding to pin every day HERE. THE JACQUELINE AND JONATHAN GUEST BEDROOM. Flannel is such a great fabric to work with since it’s easy to find, it’s an easy beginner fabric, and it’s really warm in the winter! Heading to buy fabric first thing tomorrow ! Everyone in my family have fire pits. It is important to do this slowly so that you do not accidentally rip out any of the stitching. My mon taught me to sew on an old Sears machine. If I’m down, I just go to your blog and I have such a nice feeling. It gets cold even around our fire pit! …Smiles…..Anne. What a great idea! 5. Makes a nice spread and is not too heavy to sleep under. I don’t typically gravitate to the typical fall colors of all of the orange tones so have steered away from buying blankets in the fall. I’ve made blankets as gifts, and I should (finally) make one for me!! This will be on my “to do list” for this weekend. It’s either that or sew it up by hand…. You can choose either cotton or polyester batting. So sweet with crocheted borders all around. Buy only for one project at a time! You need a total of 2 yards for each blanket, 1 for the front and 1 for the back. Thanks for a fun and simple idea !!!! Haven’t worked with interfacing much but I used the heavy weight Pellon interfacing you suggested and after a wash it feels stiff rather than “heavy”. I made this blanket for my back porch swing! Choose the batting for your blanket. Don’t be too critical of your work. Cut the fabric in sections. Also, does it stay stuck through washings? Next, place masking tape around the perimeter of your plush fabric to mark the inseam. Does the interfacing help with that? Hi Jessica, I think that interfacing would help that. Lastly…just start. If using a quilt-like material, make squares before you sew. It’s formed by wrapping the larger flannel backing square around to the front and over the Cuddle square to create a wide, continuous border. What a great idea – love your flannel choice.. Have flannel already, so this will be my project for today! If you need to add another piece of floss, simply tie a knot and begin again at the spot where you left off. Bless your heart for All that you do and lovingly share with everyone! I made a KING size single layer blanket for our bed a few years ago in a big BUFFALO check. The size of the batting you choose to buy will depend on how large you want your blanket to be. Can use cotton fabric for a twin size blanket? Good Luck. I find many throws I find in the stores are synthetic and not as cozy as I would like. I did use 2 yards for a blanket I made for a 6 foot plus tall friend. We have a small front porch, but a flannel blanket would llook very nice on the rocker. Leave the tape on until you are sewed. Wish I had one of these blankets for all the fall ball baseball games and cross country events I went to all these years! These look much more festive than the cheapy fleece throws I have been using outside. Press seams open to reduce bulk since flannel is a thicker fabric. Happy fall! I wouldn’t have thought to use interfacing – great idea! Obviously not! Hi Yvonne, I love these flannel blankets…I have a special small front entry porch that these blankets will be perfect on …thanks for another great tutorial…happy day to you ! It is just fabric. Do you really need it? Thanks for a great idea. Pin all the edges together. Such a great idea! This is a great idea! Baste it very well (I recommend spray baste and pins) then quilt as desired. Have made baby blankets and just put the flannel back to back and hemmed edges. These would make cute stadium blankets for the chillier football games! You can also buy a custom size directly off of the bolt in store. Cotton is more soft to the touch, while polyester is stiffer. I always watched her. Thanks! I love this idea, and your choice of flannel colors. Once again, Yvonne did it……..that blue plaid, flannel will feels so cozy relaxing in the cool evenings…. I’ve almost forgotten how to sew. I am going to use fusible Hem Tape, and see how that does. Lay the batting on top of the blanket and trim it to fit the front and back of the blanket. I do so love plaid…a blanket stick in white would be pretty around the edges too. It took me a while, but I did it! So easy! Flannel make a beautiful quilt, It is soft and feels wonderful. We are fortunate to have a $2.99 per yard store in our town. I am pretty proud of myself too! As her grandchildren headed to college, she made large blankets for each. You do not have to wash the batting if it is already preshrunk. In our family, flannel blankets go way back ~ at least 40 some years when my mother and grandmother sent a huge box of flannel receiving blankets and padded floor blankets they had made for our first baby. This is exactly what I need! I thought that would be nice for the winter months ahead. I think I may whip up one or two! Get ready to cuddle up and learn How to Make a Sherpa Fleece Blanket with this easy DIY Flannel and Fleece Blanket Tutorial.Is there anything more amazingly soft than a fleece and flannel blanket??? Janet. When we moved I trashed my 30+ year old sewing machine and have been debating getting a new one. I’ll be making a couple of these cozy blankets for sure! I have enjoyed the comments to this blog today! Thank you for making everything seem so simple that even the sewing “challenged” can do it. Your swing and blanket are calling my name!! 6. Thanks for pinning Phyl. Girl, you keep me busy, lol. This ensures the stitching won't unravel if the knot happens to untie. You will feel a tingle of excitement when you touch it. We have a small front porch. Great idea! This is great that you can choose your size. Low-loft quality is a thinner batting that helps to lay your blanket out flat. Place the final fabric that you've chosen for the top of your quilt, right side up on top of the stack. That is such a great idea for an easy blanket! ), but I really think I could make this! I’m a blanket baby. Cut a piece of batting the same size as the panel (about 44″ by 36″). For more tips, like how to choose the right fabrics for your blanket, read on! Upgraded to one that was in the midrange and have been satisfied with the machine for the simple item I mend and sew. I sew all the time, but it still inspires me to see something someone else has made. I used 1 1/2 yards for most of the blankets. As it’s been difficult to find plaid blankets that don’t cost an arm and a leg or are the wrong colors, this couldn’t be more timely! Very pretty on the bench. Step 1, Buy 2 yards (1.8 m) of flannel in different but complementary colors or patterns. I still love it. It is a very similar process. Love the idea of just using these for outdoors. Fold the material in half so it measures 45″ x 72″. I am new to sewing so can you tell me the purpose of the fusible interfacing? Before purchasing fabrics, visit some quality dress or quilt stores if possible. ", "I am trying to make a blanket for my little brother.". Very nice! Make them now so you will have them when it gets chilly! Incredibly warm. You will be able to tell which fabrics are better. Set your dryer to high heat to make your Flannel dry quickly and completely. INSTRUCTIONs// Trim off the selvage edges and clean up the edges of the fabric so they are the exact same size. Most quilts are made of quilting cotton pieced together to make a design, with a layer of batting, then a backing sheet also made of quilting cotton. Cecilia. To sew a blanket, start by stacking the flannel right side up on top of the batting, followed by the plush fabric right side down and pinning the layers together. If using flannel precuts do not prewash since they will fray. LOVE LOVE LOVE how our community talks to one another here! Remove from the dryer as soon as possible. Thanks for the “warm” inspiration. So this blanket is really like a quilt without the piecing or the quilting, because it uses a layer of batting. Nice idea Yvonne, but I’m not that motivated! I love your blanket plus the simplicity of this DIY. Mama loved travel but not flying. Remember to leave a 6-8 inch hole between where you finally end, and where you began sewing. This means that you can make quilts according to your preference. 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