~ THE ULITMATE BLANKEY~
by Jean Wells
I love working with the cuddly “Plush” fabric, which is 60” wide.
I have made receiving blankets by cutting a square and adding binding around the edges.
The other technique I like is to use flannel on one side
and let the plush act like batting and backing.
Quilt & Fleece Blanket Binding Instructions:
Cut 2 ¼” wide strips across the fabric. Sew together lengthwise. Press seams open.
Using a ¼” seam allowance stitch to within ¼” of the corner of the fabric. Stop and back stitch.
Fold up the binding, creating a 45 degree angle.
Then fold the binding strip back down even with the raw edge of the fabric. (shown in photo above)
Continue stitching to the next corner and repeat.
Stitch to within an inch of the beginning binding and pull the fabric from the machine.
Trim off excess fabric and pin the edges. Continue sewing.
Quilt Finishing ~ Pillowcase Turn Technique
The flannel top can be one piece or it could be a patchwork design.
(If you are not using plush fleece fabric for your backing,
Place the flannel and plush right sides together and pin around the edges.
Place the blanket on a flat surface and pin around the edges and in the middle. The two layers need to be stitched together to secure them to each other. If you have pieced your flannel top, you can follow the seams in the patchwork as shown in the image below. Or you can just stitch random lines or squares.
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