I made this type of blanket for the first time when we lived in Texas. I needed a very lightweight blanket for my toddler so I simply pinned two pieces of quilting cotton right sides together, sewed around the edges (leaving a bit of a gap), flipped it right side out and stitched around the edges. We still have it and it makes a great lightweight summer blanket.
You can make this type of blanket from any two pieces of fabric. Two pieces of flannel make great baby blankets! But this time I wanted to make something heavier and supper soft.
For this blanket you will need:
- 1 2/3 yards of corduroy (44 x 60 inches)
- 1 1/4 yards of fleece (45 x 60 inches)
- 6.5 yards of rickrack
(Or use any two pieces of fabric that are the same size)
Step 2: Pin the fabric right sides together.
Step 7: Turn the blanket right side out.
If you are using fleece do not use an iron to press under! Fleece melts! Don't ask me how I know. ;)
Measure out a grid on the quilt and make a mark every foot or so with a pin or washable fabric marking pen.
You are done! This blanket only took an hour and fifteen minutes to make - including pictures! Definitely, quick and easy! :)
It almost seems like "cheating" to make something so easy, but let me tell you, these blankets pass the kid test. I have had to hide them away to keep my girls from claiming them for their own! Sometimes the easiest is the best. :)
Remember, if you make a quilt for your favorite charity this month you can win some great prizes. More info here!