Monday, October 19, 2009

Simple Sewing

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I haven’t been up to anything impressive lately, but I did learn how to make these self binding receiving blankets today (after standing in an HOUR cutting counter line at Joanns….yuck….but flannel is %60 percent off….yay! ) This pattern is fun, it only took me about 20 minutes. I’m not sure where my pattern came from, but there is a nice tutorial here that is similar. This nice little stack is to give away, but I will definitely be making these for my own little one soon!

23 comments:

Danielle said...

Cute blankets, and the blog looks very nice too!

Natalia said...

Those are my favorite to make a shower gifts! We've got a great tutorial here! http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2009/06/self-binding-receiving-blanket-tutorial.html

jandidean said...

Very cute! Those lines at Joannes are brutal even when there isn't a sale.

Blue Is Bleu said...

A hour?! Oh grief that'd make me so crazy! Gorgeous little blankies... I await the next arrival in the family or among friends to whip these up! :)

Aimee said...

Cute! And great Halloween quilt too!

andrea creates said...

Nice blankets!
Don't you hate waiting in line at the cutting table? I spent way too long there this past weekend myself.I think they should have several tables ;)
Thanks for the tutorial link.

Heather said...

I love a good flannel - all my kiddos are "Blankie" kids and so it was nice to buy up a few meters for each of them so they would have more than one blankie that they could alternate between.

Erin said...

Very cute, and a great idea. I love how elegant they look tied up with a bit of ribbon. Oh, the simple things... :)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Very simple, very cute! :)

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Flannel receiving blankets are SO useful and practical. Especially for newborns, I think. I'll definitely use the tutorial you suggested.

Thanks for sharing such a good idea. Now to watch for a good flannel sale!

beth said...

very cute! too bad about the line.

AdronsCatherine said...

What beautiful blankets! Thank you so much for the link - I think I'm going to have to make up a few for gifts :o)

Vals Quilting said...

You have inspired me to get started on my friends quilt for her baby she had yesterday...baby boy - they didn't know the sex so now that we all know I'll be bucking up a few things...receiving blankets are a great idea - thanks for the inspirations.
PS love your blog!!
Valerie
www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

carly k said...

Aren't those the best!? Careful, they are addictive and you will be buying flannel like nobody's business! And, they are perfect for donating to hospitals and shelters.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Those are super cute! But I'm a little unclear as to where you start sewing on each side. Your's turned out so cute. Maybe you should do a tutorial too. Their pics were kindof dark. Thanks! Jenn

Libby said...

I would be willing to stand in that line. Know why? Because the closest place that sells fabric is over an hour away. I long for Joann's. :-) Love your receiving blankets and your blog is amazing!!!

Jody said...

I saw that tutorial a while back too and had just ordered some cuddle minky for the back of mine...can't wait to try it out...were there any differences to make note of as you did't use this particular tutorial? Thanks!

slgribb said...

Brilliant -- thanks for the link!

Heather said...

pretty and thank you for the link. . . loved the halloween quilt, too!

GloJoeSews said...

They are so pretty and look soft! I'm definitely going to check out the tutorial. Great work--as always!

Camille said...

SO, I've never done this before, but I went in to Joanns, pulled up your blog on my iphone, and bought the exact same boy prints so I could make the exact same ones as you. :-) My boys are so excited for some fresh dragarounds. Thanks for the inspiration- you are awesome!

Sue Cahill said...

I checked out the tutorial, thanks so much for the link. I always seem to to have a few baby showers in the near future so this will be perfect.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Anna said...

Thank you for posting this link! I went to a baby shower this weekend - whipped out two of these blankets and a pair of blocks in less than 2 hours. The mom-to-be and the guests loved them! So very easy!

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