Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to make Grandma Hearts and My Little Pony Blankets

"It didn't take long."

How I did it: A friend at work wanted two baby blankets made: one for her mother for Mother's Day and the other as a companion quilt for her daughter.  She wanted the blankets to look similar to her daughter's existing "binky."

The friend bought two fleece prints and some blanket binding.  The binding for the blankets needed to have mitred corners, which I'd never done before.  I read up on it on the internet and experimented with small pieces of scrap fabric.  I wasn't happy with the results.  So I invented a way to make fake mitred corners.  I was able to whip up both blankets in two evenings.

The friend liked the blankets.  I was glad to help her out.

Lessons & tips: If you're trying something for the first time, practice on some scrap or spare fabric.  It can take the pressure off of you, and you don't have to worry so much about ruining the "good" fabric.

If something doesn't work out one way, try another.  Who knows, you might come up with something never tried before.  That's being creative!

Resources: Internet for researching mitered binding

It took me 2 days.

It made me Glad to help

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