Saturday, June 4, 2011

Receiving blankets

One of my best friend’s sister is having twins! A boy and a girl. For her baby shower I knew I wanted to make her something special, but I didn’t have a ton of time. So decided to make some simple receiving blankets and burp cloths.

To make the blankets, first, I squared up the fabric and put the back and front pieces of fabric pretty sides together and pinned.

Photo May 29, 9 14 38 PM

I sewed all of the way round the blanket but left a small opening so that I would be able to turn it right side out. Then I went around and did a zig zag stitch around the edges so that they wouldn’t unravel.

Photo May 29, 9 24 13 PM

I turned them right side out, ironed, and then did a straight stitch all the way round, using the edge of the foot as my guide. Then I did another line around the blanket, an inch in, using the guide on my sewing machine.

Photo May 29, 9 48 21 PM

Since I dind’t want the blankets to get all wonkey in the wash (since the two fabric pieces weren’t attached in the middle) I measured six inches in all around and sewed a line, then I did another square 9 inches in.

Photo May 29, 10 14 10 PM

In all I made a blanket and two burp cloths for each baby, as well as threw in two books… I have to… I am a teacher :) You can find a tutorial for the burp cloths here.

note: these burp cloths are awesome… my godson spits up and drools like non other, and even though he is a year, she is still asking for more because they are super absorbent.

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Everyone was impressed…. if only they knew how easy they were to make :)

see my list to the right to see who I am linking up with


  1. Those are super cute, and you know why I think that? I just made some burp cloths for a friends baby shower & I used the SAME exact combo of fabric for the blue ones that you made! Great minds think alike :)

  2. I just used one of your burp cloths yesterday! :D Your godson has gone from a spit-up machine to a drool factory :P lol