NanaCin's Homemade Handywork for the GrandChildren
''Handmade with Love''
MAY GOD BLESS THEIR SNUGGLE TIME!!!
I buy equal amounts of material for the front an back, lay it out and pin together all the way around.
Then you cut out a 2 1/2 to 3 inch square out of each corner (I make a 3 X 3 inch cut).
Then you cut strips, 3" long and 3/4 to 1 inch wide into the edge all the way around.
Then you tie each strip together in a double knot.....go all the way around so the top and back are tied togehter (this way you don't have to sew it at all). WALLA, just that easy.
I usually pick out the soft blanket material (fleece fabric is best) in colors that will coordinate.
One solid side and one with either a floral pattern, scripture verse, angles, Christmas scenes, mascots, something with special meaning to a particular person...etc to go on the opposite side.
Some even have panels sections to choose then you just pick out a matching color for your back color.
The one draped across my chair was for me, has a giraffe (Longanecker) scene on it.
Goes with the giraffe (Longanecker) pillows I made.
Can you see the braid laying on the blanket (the horse one).
TIP: Cut yourself a template out of cardboard for a 3" by 3" square to use when cutting out your corners.
Makes it so much easier to keep all 4-corners the same.
I'M MAKING ANOTHER FLEECE BLANKET FOR MY NEW GRANDGIRL FOR CHRISTMAS...AND I FOUND A DISNEY KIT AT HANCOCK'S TO MAKE.
IT IS THE COLORS IN HER NURSERY AND WILL BE GREAT.
A PRINCESS BLANKET FOR OUR..."NEWEST PRINCESS, SARAH"
I FINISHED MAKING THIS ONE AND WILL POST MY PHOTO OF THE PRINCESS-BLANKET AS SOON AS I GET THEM DOWNLOADED!!!!