Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cover Up

I decided it was time to find the bottom of the storage bins, so this week, I made receiving blankets and burp cloths from my stash. The blankets are easy to make with flannel on one side and cotton on the other and the corners rounded. Right sides are sewn together with a small opening and then turned right side out. The edge is pressed, and then I blanket stitch with my machine around the edge. The two sides are secured by stitching an "X" from one corner to the other. The burp cloths were made from scraps. Some of the burp cloths are probably too narrow, but I am sure that new moms will find them useful anyway. This batch was taken to Abba's House, a local pregnancy center.

I buy the fabric from the remnant bin or when it is drastically reduced ($1 a yard). I also purchase flannel sheet sets during spring clearance sales. The sheets and pillow cases provide a lot of yardage.


  1. Wow! That's an impressive stack of blankets and cloths! Buying sheet sets on clearance is a great idea, I'll have to keep an eye out for that. Good job.

  2. Cotton and flannel are my favorite combination for receiving blankets.

  3. Like the idea about buying sheet sets. Love the blankets.


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