You can make this blanket using one piece of fabric if desired but since I was using leftover scraps from another project I pieced different types of fabric together. I used fleece for this project but flannel or other soft fabric would work just as well.
You will need:
solid fleece fabric 2 pieces cut into 15"X16X, and 2 7"X7" pieces
pattern fleece cut into 4 15"X71/2" pieces.
Ribbon, rick rack, and/or fabric scraps about size 7" X 2 1/2" (bigger or smaller if desired)
You may make your blanket bigger or smaller if desired. My finished blanket is 20"X20"
1. If you are using small scraps to make ribbons follow this step. If you are not skip to step 2.
To make ribbons fold one piece of rectangular fabric scrap in half lengthwise and sew. Mine were cut into 7"X2 1/2" strips. Wider strips are easier to work with. Turn the fabric scrap inside out. Make as many as you like. I used about 8 for my blanket as well as ribbons I had on hand.
2. Place right sides together of one pattern piece and small solid square. You may place a ribbon here if you like. Sew together and trim excess fabric. Repeat with one more pattern piece and the remaining small solid square piece.
3. Now place right side of one larger solid square piece and one pattern piece together. You made add ribbons here too. Sew Repeat with remaining fabric pieces.
4. You should now have 2 larger fabric pieces and 2 smaller rectangular pieces.
Piece together one of each with right sides together adding ribbons where you like them as shown below.
Sew. Trim excess fabric.
Repeat a second time with the remaining two pieces of fabric.
You should now have two fabric pieces that look like this.
5. Place the two pieces with right sides together and trim any excess fabric.
Pin the two sides in place adding more ribbons where desired.
Sew almost all the way around leaving enough of the blanket unsewn so you can turn it inside out. Trim excess fabric.
6. Turn the blanket inside out and sew closed.
To see more examples of ribbon blankets check out the Taggie website. I have also seen this blanket sold on Etsy too.