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When I saw the plush baby blanket over at Purple Chocolat Home, I KNEW I had to make it! It was the perfect gift for little Miss Sophie.
I finally got to work on it yesterday and am happy to share it with you!
I measured out my fabric pieces to be 45×40 inches each. Then, I trimmed my satin to 5in strips like the tutorial said.
Then I sewed all the satin pieces end to end and ironed them in half, lengthwise. The other tutorial didn’t iron them, but I thought it would make managing them easier. They’re really slippery and I didn’t want the hassle. To me the extra step was worth it. But it also depends on the look you’re going for in the end.
Also, I actually measured out two times the perimeter of the rectangle and used that measurement for the binding. I actually sewed the end together to eliminate having to hand sew it at the end. (I hate hand sewing)
Then, I pinned the binding around the square on the right side of the fabric, edge facing in. Originally I had done a basting stitch so that I could just pull it and ruffle it, but the thread I used was super light and broke, so I nixed that.
To get the binding fitted equally around all the edges, I pinned one point in the middle of one side. Then, I found the exact middle of the other side of the binding and pinned it to the opposite side of the rectangle. I did this for both sides. It looked like this.
Then, since the ruffling didn’t work, I decided to make knife pleats. Because I had already pinned the binding around evenly, I knew how much I had to work with for each section.
Here it is all the way around.
Then, I stitched around this ruffle and took all 100000000 pins out. After that, I took the other fabric and pinned it, right sides facing, and used my serger to go around the edges, leaving about a 6 inch opening to turn the blanket inside out. After turning, I pinned and stitched the hole shut with the sewing machine. I suppose if you wanted, you could do it by hand, but again, I hate hand stitching, so I avoid it whenever possible.
I love it! I can’t wait to give it to Miss Sophie when she arrives!