Quick and easy flannel blanket (for those who already know how to free motion and make bias tape). This is a really simple tutorial to just show how I made his little quilt. He begged me for a hedgehog blanket. What’s a mom to do? 😉
Things you’ll need:
2yds cotton flannel-main
2yds cotton flannel-back
1 yd cotton flannel or bias binding
First- make the quilt sandwich. Layer the backing (right side down) and smooth out. Now place the main fabric on top of that, right side facing up and smooth out.
Pin from the center and move out, like a maiden cross. Pin every 3-4 inches.
It will be big and almost ready to sew. But roll up both sides towards the middle.
Make sure the feed dogs on your machine are down and the stitch length is set to zero.
And change to the free motion embroidery foot.
Roll your blanket onto the machine.
Now sew little designs every 4 inches. I traced around the hedgehogs about every 4 inches.
Now set aside and work on the binding. Binding is easy, you just cut diagonal strips of fabric (on the bias) and attach the strips until it’s long enough for your project. I’ll make a tutorial later, wink. Until then, use your favorite technique or you can buy bias binding. But this is how you sew attach two pieces of bias tape together to get one long piece. All of my strips were 1 3/4″ wide.
Now attach the binding! I ironed the binding in half and sewed a 3/8″ seam allowance from the first side before turning under to the other side. Yeah, I need better instructions. But I’m assuming you’ve sewn binding before.
When you get to the end of your binding, fold over the edge and lap it with the current piece.
Cut the top off and sew over both edgings.
Now turn it to the back and stitch in the ditch to tack down the other side of the binding. All done!
Now give it to a kiddo to enjoy. 🙂
Fabric is snuggle flannel I bought at Joann Fabrics.