Plaid Baby Blanket

My cousin, Heather, is having her first baby in September. I wanted to make something special for her and her baby boy.

I had made a quilt for another cousin’s son a couple of years back and while it was totally awesome it took forever to make! I wanted to make something for Heather but honestly didn’t give myself enough time to make a quilt.

Instead of a quilt, I figured a simple flannel top and cuddly soft backing would be perfect.

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Lay the top of the blanket on the backing (make sure wrong sides are on the inside).

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Trim away any excess.

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Make sure you have a helpful and adorable assistant.

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When quilting something like minky make sure to use a walking foot on the sewing machine…it makes life much much easier.

This is the first blanket I have ever quilted!

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I just did a simple grid…didn’t want to do anything to complicated.

I did a simple binding as well (I’ve been so over the whole hand binding thing for years).

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Step 1: Use 2 inch strips, fold in half and iron. (Please ignore the fact that I’ve lived on my own for over 5 years and I still don’t have an ironing board.)

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