Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cute Little Baby Blanket

Just a quick little blanket tutorial.
This one i  really enjoyed making and i have no doubt that i'll be making a few more.
I love that it's simple
 and cute.
Oh i already can't wait to make another one!
What I Used:
White Fabric cut 30"x40"
White piece of flannel cut 30"x40"
Light blue minky Fabric cut 30"x40"
A bunch of 4" triangles cut in fabric of your choice.
Blanket Binding
Of course a sewing machine ;)

Fist i cut a bunch of 4" triangles

And then i cut out a 30" by 40" piece of white fabric.
I played with different ways i wanted the triangles to look on the blanket.

Once i decided then I pinned them down in place.

And zig-zag sewed them down.

Next i took my white flannel and my light blue minky fabric and layered them on top of each other and cut them 30" by 40" -same size as my first piece.

Then I placed them all on top of each other as seen below and pinned all the layers together

So that i could sew across the top of the triangles.
Do you see the white stitching that the arrow is pointing to?
Starting at one end you'll sew all the way across the top of the triangles.

Next i took my blanket binding or you can use bias tape i have a tutorial to make your own HERE!

I pinned down one side at a time and mitered one corner at a time.
If you've never mitered before here is a great tutorial
Once I sewed binding all the way around I was done! 
I just cut off the extra little threads.

There are a few things i would do differently next time like using matching thread on the binding (which i had and didn't know!) 
Ahhh so many possibilities for this cute little blanket!
I think i'll be whipping up a few more!


  1. That turned out great. Minky is the best but hard to sew with , or so I'm told. Looks fantastic!

  2. I love this blanket! It's so cute. Now I need to work up the patience to do something "quilt-y" like this. :)

  3. This is so cute! Love the Minky on the back too. Hope you can stop by visiting from the drop hop!
    Over @

  4. This is adorable ...thanks for sharing it :)
    New follower, Francine

  5. Easy for you to call this quick. It's absolutely adorable! Thanks for linking up to this week's BFF Open House.

  6. It is adorable, first time I think I've seen "banner" quilt. It does look easy in terms of quilting. I also love your color combinations! My fingers are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing!

  7. Oh my goodness! I love this!! Going to have to attempt one!


  8. adorable!!!

  9. I was tickled pink you shared your beautiful banner quilt, so hope I know someone who has a baby soon so i can make one! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

  10. So cute! I wish I was able to quilt.

  11. Adorable blanket! THanks for sharing!

    Checkout my DIY wedding post!

  12. I looove this! I love quilts but this is such a fresh take on the traditional quilt! I'd love for you to link this up to my link party!


  13. Oh my goodness this is so adorable! I love the john deer fabric, and the penant style!:)

  14. This is so adorable! I do not enjoy quilting (at all) but I may have to give this project a go. I've already imagined it all in pinks for a special little girl. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  15. This is so cute. I wish I was creative or even patient enough to do something like this. I have 3 small boys and this would be great in their rooms. You make it seem so easy and effortless. I might actually give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

    New follower here from the Friday Blog Hop.

  16. Hi - just to let you know I featured this on my Facebook page! Congrats!!!@

    Check it out:

  17. This is precious. The fabric choices are darling. I especially like the John Deere fabric. :D In other choices though this pattern could look quite nautical. A really great tutorial. thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  18. This is adorable. Do you have any tips for working with Minky? I used it on my sons crib quilt and I wanted to shoot myself. I couldnt keep it straight for the life of me!

  19. What a great, whimsical quilt. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. {Sorry I'm running late, I've been on vacation.}

    Warmly, Michelle

  20. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste not Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk


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