Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baby Ribbon Blanket

My daughter asked if I would make her a baby ribbon blanket.
Sure!
That's a quick and easy project!


I used a 10 inch square of flannel, soft minky cloth for the reverse
and several coordinating ribbons.

Arrange all your loops on the right side of the flannel square.
(loop of ribbons facing in towards the center)
Pin then machine baste in place. 

Remove all pins. 
Nothing worse than giving something to a baby with a pin left in it! 


Sew Minky cloth to flannel square, right sides together ,
leaving a small opening for turning.
(Keep all those ribbons in towards the center as you sew.)
Trim away corners and any excess ribbon.

Turn, right side out. 
Sometimes I use a pin to help make nice neat corners .
Top stitch close to the edge to close up the turning hole.


All finished!
Ready to tuck into the bag along with the other shower gifts I've made.



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44 comments:

  1. That's pretty cute, I've never seen one of these before! :)

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! Google it to see lots of other samples.

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  2. Gayle, that is just precious! Your daughter will be so pleased :) I finally did a post today! I've been hibernating too long. Have a nice week! Twyla

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    1. Thank you, Twyla! I was very excited to see your newest post and the afghan you made!

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  3. When Emma was a baby, her favorite blanket had ribbons that she used to finger What a special treasure.

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    1. I used different textures on the ribbons, to make it interesting for baby. Do you still have Emma's blanket?

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  4. So cute - I've seen this done with other sizes too - just the thing for a little one.

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn. I am making larger blankets for her, but those don't have ribbon edges.

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    1. That's because it really is. :-) It would be a perfect project for a beginning sewer.

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  6. This is just too, too adorable. It looks lovely and soft....just the thing for a li'l sweet baby!!

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    1. Thank you. The minky cloth really is super soft.

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  7. It turned out so pretty. I love the colors.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I think they are perfect for a baby born in the spring.

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  8. That turned out so cute....she will love it!

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  9. I made a similar one for my granddaughter, using fleece. I like the minky, though, that's such a soft, sweet fabric.

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    1. I found some pictures online using the fleece. I love that we have so many options for fabrics.

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  10. This is very cute and I love the colors. I've never seen a ribbon blanket before!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. These are small enough for little hands to hold. I used lots of different textures in the ribbons for tactile interest, and soft fabrics for soothing.

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  11. I've never seen one of these but what a lovely gift for baby and so pretty :-) x

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! And thanks for stopping by and liking my new Facebook page. :-)

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  12. Thanks for your lovely comment over on my blog - it looks like you've got a heap of lovely biscuits yourself in one of your posts! Lovely to meet you and I look forward to having a good old mooch around x Jane

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  13. I really love the colors of your ribbon blanket! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Blessings

    Linda

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    1. I really love the neutral greens and yellows for baby colors.

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  14. That is really cute!! Thanks for sharing how to make one, too! xo Heather

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  15. I made several of these when our youngest DGS was an infant but I used different textures of ribbon,grosgrain, embroidered ribbon etc. They are a great little tag along for a toddler and as you said quick and easy nice addition to a baby shower gift.

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    1. They are fun to make, aren't they? I used different types of ribbon for tactile interest, and then super soft mink for soothing comfort.

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  16. This is so so darling...love this idea. Looks like maybe I could even do this. Hugs for a great week.

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    1. Yes, you could, Koralee! Hope you have a great weekend, too.

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  17. So pretty, thanks for telling us how to do it - I might even have a go myself. I will be over to your Facebook page in a bit.

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    1. Thanks for coming over and liking my new Facebook page! :-)

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  18. Gayle, what a pretty blanket! I'm a soon to be first time grandmother, so I'm enjoying tucking all these great ideas away for future use!

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    1. Soon we will be able to share First Time Grandma stories! :-) I know you must be as excited as I am!

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies