I thought it was about time I wrote up this tutorial that I had taken pictures for over a year ago. I have made dozens of these blankets, and my kids have been dragging them around for years.
While this receiving blanket is not uncommon, I have a little more relaxed way of making it.
The most common way to make these receiving blankets is using flannel for both the top and bottom. I have also made them using a non-flannel for the top and a flannel for the bottom like the blue elephant blanket below. Also, for a light weight, summer blanket, I have made them using a non-flannel fabric for both the top and bottom.
It's a little tricky, but I have also made them about fat quarter size with a silky feeling fabric. My kids love these "silkies!"
Here's the link:
It's also in the tutorial list on the right.