Easy Project Ideas

Kid's Blanket
Want to make a last minute handmade gift?  Make a fleece blanket!  Pictured here is the Packer blanket I made for my son in less than an hour.
  1. Choose a fabric, about a yard and a half, and 58" to 60" inches wide.  Some fabrics come in panels that are already quilted, appliqued, or have designs on them already so that you don't have to do it.  For babies or kids, fleece or something soft works great.
  2. Choose a complimentary fabric, matching the widths.  For the Packer blanket, I picked gold. 
  3. Thread.  Pick a thread color that matches your fabrics.  You will be topstiching, so the thread will be visible.
  4. Trim the selvedge edges and pin the two fabrics together, right sides facing.  On one side you will need to leave a 6" opening to turn the blanket inside out.
  5. Sew the two fabrics together with a 5/8" seam, leaving a 6" opening on one side.
  6. Turn the fabric inside out and press the seams.  You will also need to press the edges of the opening, turning under the edges by 5/8" (which will look like all the other edges).
  7. Topstitch around the entire blanket close to the edge or at about 1/4" from edge.
  8. Press edges again, if desired.
And you've got a finished blanket!


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