There are a lot of cute fabrics out there, and so many different things that you can make. Since my sister is pregnant with her second child, I thought it would be nice to make her a flannel blanket. It’s nice to always have a receiving blanket on hand, but some times they’re not big enough or as cozy as a homemade flannel blanket. Not to mention it’s a quick and simple project!

All you need is:

– 2 pieces of flannel 1.25 yards each (I picked 1.25 yards so that it would be a bit bigger than a traditional receiving blanket)

– matching thread

– pins

– sewing machine

– iron

So I picked out these 2 fabrics. Yes, you guessed it, my sister is having a baby girl!

I washed the fabric so that would eliminate some of the future shrinkage. Then I ironed it.

After ironing, I pinned the two pieces of fabric right sides together.

I sewed 3 sides completely. Then for the last side, I sewed and then left an opening that was about 4″ wide. The purpose of this opening is to flip the blanket right side out.

Prior to flipping it, I cut a 45 degree angle on each of the corners.


After which I flipped the blanket and pushed out each corner. I ironed each of the sides. Then I sewed a 1/4 inch border which at the same time sealed the opening that I had left.

Here’s the finished product. I hope that my sister and her baby like it!

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  • Shellie Feb 17, 2016

    Aww, these cozy blankets are the best! Thanks for adding your creative post to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop…these have all been pinned to our group Pinterest board. See you again soon.


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