Looking for a great personalized gift for a new mother? This DIY baby blanket makes a great gift!
Here is what you will need to get started:
1. Top Fabric: 2m of TÉLIO’s Basket Weave Eyelet, style 63211 col 09.
2. Lining: 2m of TÉLIO’s Cotton Voile Solid, style 27215 col 203 (to go under the eyelet so that you can’t see through the holes)
3. Bottom Fabric: 2m of TÉLIO’s Bubbles Velour, style 30393 col 30.
4. Ribbon for binding: the amount needed will depend on the finished size of the blanket after the border is attached. Calculate the length (x2 sides) and the width (x2 sides) and add a little extra (at least 15cm) to get around the corners.
5. A selection (10 at least) of forest themed or forest colored cotton prints from your local retail or online quilt shop. I cut mine into 15X15 cm squares. So, purchase a little more than what you’re planning use for seam allowance. Be sure to set aside the ones with printed leaves to applique.
6. For the tree, it may depend on the direction of the pattern on this print and how large you wish to cut this. 30cm should be enough if you can work with the width of the fabric. If not, the amount purchased should be the overall height of the tree.
7. Leaf printed fabrics.
8. Fusible webbing for applique (optional)
1. Layer the eyelet and the lining. Either baste stitch or pin in place.
2. Sew your cut squares together until you have enough to cover the length of the fabric.
3. Sew the squares (border) to the eyelet and lining. Repeat on the other side, top and bottom of blanket. NOTE: You will likely have to trim the length or width of the blanket (eyelet) to get the border to fit to size.
4. Print off or draw a tree template which you will trace onto fabric or use a guide while you hand draw your own template onto the fabric. NOTE: Use a pencil first. If tracing with a marker use a piece of cardboard or paper underneath to avoid the marker from leaking or bleeding onto other surfaces. Template link: http://www.wallstory-murals.co.uk/Level%201/Articles/Wallpaper%20Tree.htm
5. To applique the tree and leaves, I used several pins to hold it/them into place. Some prefer to use fusible webbing which will better secure your pieces into place using an adhesive that is applied with heat from your iron.
6. Use the zigzag stitch option on your machine and sew the applique pieces into place along all edges.
7. Sandwich your top layer to the bottom layer and pin together. Cut away any excess from the bottom layer.
8. Pin and sew the satin binding around the edges. For the corner, you can use the miter technique as describe in the link below. (http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/2012/09/17/attaching-satin-blanket-binding/)
Simple, fun and cute, enjoy!