Monday, February 9, 2009

Blanket Tutorial

Ok Rambling Gal this is for you sorry it took me so long.

Bare with me I am new at this ok here goes... you need two pieces of fleece that coordinate with each other about 1 1/2 to 2 yards. Lay them on top of each other trim to make them even. Make yourself a 4X4 in. square to use as a template to cut out the corners. Like this





Next cut your strips about 4 in. long



Now I tie every other strip, do both long sides first then the ends so the material pulls even. (double knot)Now tie the rest and you have yourself a nice little lap blanket this one of course is for Noah. I hope all of this made some sense. The doll house is coming along nicely all the windows and walls are painted.



Oh yea my sister Robyn who is pregnant went to the doctor today and he told her she had dilated 2 cm. Andrew should be here soon!

Off to watch Heroes!

Carrie

23 comments:

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Thanks for the blanket tutorial. I've been looking for an easy-enough-for-me craft and this might fit the ticket!!!

Have a great night!

Darlene said...

That blanket is GREAT! Looks like something I could manage to do...CUTE!

jenjen said...

Cute blanket! I love making those - they fit right in with my sewing skill level!

Your doll house is looking soooo wonderful! I am so excited to see it all done. WOW!

Jen

Sandy Toes said...

I have never made one of those blankets...but they are cute and warm!
-sandy toe

Ruth Ann said...

Great tutorial! I love making those kind of blankets! Oh my gosh your dollhouse will be PINK? I'm sooo jealous! It looks great so far! Have a great night!
-Ruth Ann

Shanda said...

It turned out so great. I have never made one, but always wanted to. I have some extra fleece to use up so now that I know how, maybe I'll give it a try. I'm glad you showed how to do the corners. Someone told me and I was alittle confused about what they were talking about. you did good. I love your doll house, can't wait to see it done. I had one once and it was a lot of fun decorating all the rooms. Go to a wall paper store and ask for their old display books. Some of them will make great wall paper and even flooring.

Stephanie said...

I have made several of those, they are warm too :)

Christine said...

We have made so many of those blankets!!! They are great gifts and they are so very warm! They really are the best!

Your little house is really coming along...very cute!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

We have one of those blankets that was a gift when my daughter was born. Now my son sleeps with it (never mind that it is pink and green!)

The dollhouse is looking great!

~ Sarah

Kelly said...

I've made several of the blankets, but never knew to do every other tie. I'll try that next time. Love your doll house! Can't wait to see it finished.

Liz said...

Those blankets are so cute! I can't believe that they are that easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Cool blanket. I love making those to and they wash well and last forever! Loving the doll house!
Pam

Robyn Beele said...

Love the dollhouse! I am taking the rest of the week off because I have been cramping all night so I guess I am home waiting now!

April said...

I am hooked on making those blankets...they fun and, oh, so warm! I can't wait to see your dollhouse when all is said and done! I wish your sister the very best with a smooth labor and delivery...keep us posted!

Lindsey said...

Great work!!

Paula said...

I'm so glad you have shared about the blanket. I have been wondering too, and just never asked lol!

Liz said...

My sister would FLIP over that blanket fabric!

Our Complete Family said...

I had fun reading your last few posts to catch up on your blog hun! Those blankets are so warm~ good job on your tutorial! The doll house is super cute, your Val day decs are great and the chocolate pie...yummo!
Happy day wishes...Les

The Blonde Duck said...

Can I live in your doll house?

Visit me at www.aduckinherpond.com.

Ms. Tee said...

I've always wanted to try one of these blankets - you've inspired me to get going! Keep us posted on your sister :)

writing4612 said...

Love to see the progess on the doll house!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love your fabric! Great tutorial - thanks.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I have been wanting to try one of these! Was going to do it for a Christmas gift but couldn't find the right fabric. It looks so easy!