Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flannel Strip Baby Blanket Tutorial

I decided to make a tutorial of this in case any one was interested.  I saw one at church and figured out how to make it so here goes:

Supplies needed:
3 yards of flannel (I get 1 yard of 3 different coordinating colors)
matching thread
sewing machine
scissors
rotary cutter and mat

The first thing you do is cut your flannel into strips.  Cut one yard into 6 - 6 in. strips; one yard into 8 - 4.5 in. strips; and one yard into 4 - 9 in. strips.


6 in. strip

Match your strips wrong side to wrong side and sew a 1/2 in. seam around all 4 sides.  Once you have done that you should have 3 - 6 in. strips; 4 - 4.5 in. strips; 2 - 9 in. strips.


Sewing strips wrong sides together

Now you are going to sew the stips together in the following pattern: 6 in., 4.5  in., 9 in., 4.5 in., 6 in., 4.5 in., 9 in., 4.5 in., 6 in.  When you are done if you have uneven seams - trim them evenly.


Sewing 6 in. strip to 4.5 in. strip


Back side after all strips have been sewn together

Now take your scissors and clip all the seams from the edge to the thread.


Clipping seams


Clipped edges


Front side after seams have all been clipped

It takes about an hour to sew the blanket together and clip the seams.  So it is a really quick, easy blanket.   Once you are done clipping the seams, wash and dry the blanket and this will be the final product:


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  3. Thank-you so much for this tutorial. I'm a visual person so the pictures really helped. Buying fabric this weekend!

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  4. Can you elaborate on sewing the strips together? How do you keep the seam edges of each piece visible? Do you sew the two seams together exactly, or lay each strip on top of the one you are sewing it it? Hope that made sense!

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  5. This is the type of blanket I would like to make this time. I have made three heirloom baby blankets before, and it is very time consuming. Plus, I like all of the fabric and want to be able to show it. Should the strips be cut on the bias? Also, is it necessary to put batting and a back fabric on the quilt? I really appreciate your tutorial! Thank you. Your blanket turned out very well!!

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  6. Very cute. I love it and plan to make one. You did a good job explaining how to do it.

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  7. I just finished making this and I love it! It was really quick to cut and sew but the clipping of the seams took FOREVER! Partly because my hand kept cramping but all together it took about 4 hours not 1 fyi. And I'm a pretty good sewer too! Anyway, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT! I love love love it :-)

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  8. Thank you for this tutorial. Made it for my daughter and her little girl. Got lots of compliments, and it was so easy to make.

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  9. "Raggy" quilts are a lot of fun to make. Great tutorial! I have a pair of rag quilt scissors and would recommend getting a pair for anyone doing these types of blankets. Makes it much easier on the hand! Just look for rag quilt spring-action scissors at your local craft store. I have the Fiskars brand and love them!

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  10. I just made this blanket, and the clipping takes awhile, but the cutting of pieces and sewing goes quick. I made it with red, black and white colors.

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