Part II of my baby gift tutorials.
1 yard decorative fabric
1 yard minky fabric
Walking Foot (optional, but extremely helpful)
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Wash, dry and iron your decorative fabric. Also wash and dry your minky fabric.
Cut a 31x41" piece from your yard of decorative fabric. Cut your minky fabric a little larger. My finished piece will be 30x40, but you can make yours whatever size you like. Just make sure to cut enough material to incorporate a 1/2" seam allowance.
Pin fabric and minky right sides together and pin. The more pins the better, especially if you are not using a walking foot.
Sew fabric and minky together making sure to leave a 5" opening. I like to start about 3/4 of the way down so that there is enough space on the top of that side to leave an opening.
Trim any excess minky so that it is even with your decorative fabric.
Clip corners at a 45 degree angle.
Turn your blanket right sides out, pushing the corners out with your fingers.
Iron the entire piece. Then fold in the edges of your 5" opening, press and pin.
Topstitch around the perimeter of your blanket.