Friday, March 14, 2014

Cotton, Flannel and Minky

Here are the last of the gifts that I made for the shower. 
A trio of baby blankets.

Cute cotton whale print backed with soft yellow minky.
Aqua cotton zig-zag backed with aqua animal flannel.
Soft green polkadot cotton backed with yellow and green alligator flannel.


With so many cute and unique fabrics available,
I don't know why anyone would buy a generic blanket from a store. 

These are soooo easy to make.
Wash and dry the fabrics to pre-shrink.
Just cut (2) a generous square or rectangle
(Size might depend on the width of the two fabrics you are using.) 
With right sides together, sew all the way around, 
leaving a small hole (about the size of your hand) to turn.  
Turn right side out and use a decorative top stitch close to the edge to 
give it a finished look and close up the hole.
Done.  


And one last look at everything together. 

I love you sweet baby and can't wait to meet you!


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36 comments:

  1. Adorable and I love your choice of fabrics! This child will treasure these.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  2. Sweet! There are so many cute fabrics today-- you're right.

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    1. I kept seeing more fabrics that I wanted to purchase. Had to reign myself in and remember the budget I had set for this shopping trip. :-)

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  3. Gayle, I'm so excited for you. I know you can't wait to meet this precious baby:) could you please email me? I lost all my addresses on aol. Thanks! Twyla

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    1. I can't wait!! :-) I know I'm going to love my new role as a Grandma!

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  4. What a very lucky baby! I'm sure these gorgeous blankets will be well-loved and, of course, because they're homemade with love, they are so special. xCathy

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. Love went into every stitch.

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  5. What a lucky baby! They are all so...cute.

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  6. You may inspire me to do some sewing . . . crochet probably not . . . smile . . .

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  7. Cute! Baby blankets are always a great gift! :)

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! Every new mom needs several.

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  8. One can never have enough of these!
    So cute.

    M : )

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  9. Very nice. That's one lucky baby.

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  10. Very Very nice gifts that will certainly be treasured. Nothing says love like handmade.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Love went in every stitch, for sure! :-)

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  11. I know these blankets will be treasured because of the love stitched into them! Love the color combos, so pretty and cheerful:)
    Teresa
    sugar spice and whatever's nice

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  12. They are all lovely and practical blankets, and as you say, so easy to make! They will be so useful as they can just be thrown in the washer!
    How exciting for you all Gayle, such a happy time!
    Gill xx

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    1. Exactly! Easy to wash is what every new mom needs. Thanks for the good wishes!

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  13. Beautiful work! I like the cute patterns you chose. I'm sure they will be much used and appreciated. :) Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

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  14. Yes! I love those sweet lovely blankets :) If only I had a sewing machine and had learned to sew when I was young.With four daughters it would have made My husband so happy.I even still get the urge to get a machine now and sew crafts in My 60s.Thank You for visiting My blog and leaving Your sweet comment. Denise

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    1. These are just simple straight line sewing that anyone can do. It's a perfect project for a beginning sewer!

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  15. They look so soft and cuddly. They are a lovely treasure & something that can be kept forever :)

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    1. The flannel will get even softer with a couple more washes and the minky is already super cuddly soft.

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  16. Your baby treasures get sweeter every day. We've get a little one coming in the summer and the alligator print would be perfect as a gift.

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  17. So gorgeous and so much love. That is the best thing about making things yourself, you know the love and time that has gone into them. I love the choice of colours xx

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  18. What special keepsakes. I really love your color and fabric choices. Handmade gifts are absolutely the best gifts.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Handmade guarantees them to be unique, at least.

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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