Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ribbon Blanket

I made this blanket using left over materials after making my simple baby quilt. I was inspired to create this project after finding Taggie brand blankets for babies. I have also made a ribbon cube too.

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.


Jill @ Sneaky Momma said...

I am always on the lookout for DIY tutorials for baby gifts. Thanks! :)

Angi @ Living in a creative bliss said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial:) I found you through The Girl creative.

Kylean said...

This is really cute! I have never seen the tags done the way you did them! I love it! I just made my first 2 tag blankets. Feel free to check them out on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

Malisa said...

I like how you made a mini quilt for this little ribbon blanket. My good friend was just saying how she wanted to make these little "taggies" and I can't wait to show her your tutorial. Thanks!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Love this project and your blog! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated your cute blog for the Versatile Blog Award!!


Christina @ theDIYlifestyle said...

Thanks for all the great comments. I had so much fun making this blanket that I am going to make more and give them to friends who are having babies. I've seen some made with teether toys attached on Etsy so I think I may add one to my next blanket.