Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Receiving Blanket Tutorial

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.


KaHolly said...

Excellent tutorial! And just in time. You make it look so easy! ~karen

luckymom said...

I tried another way of doing this same thing and failed. This looks a whole lot easier, thank you so much and I can't wait to try this.

Karen said...

Thank you!

Teresa said...

Great tutorial. I saved it an am going to go back and give it a try very soon. Enjoyed the pictures from the quilt show - looks like a fun one to attend.