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Tuesday Time to Tackle: Yet Another Blanket

I spent some time yesterday organizing the closet where I keep my fabric.  After straightening it out a bit, I thought I should probably try to make a dent in the stash.

Lacking in unique, creative ideas, I decided to make another baby blanket, but I didn't want to make a rag quilt this time.  I took two pieces of flannel, and cut one slightly larger than the other.


Then I just folded the edges of the larger piece over twice to form a binding, and stitched around the edges. 


I played around a bit with my sewing machine's stitches, and used the quilting foot to stitch around the circles and ovals.


I definitely need more practice, but I had fun, used up part of my fabric stash, and have a gift to save for the next baby shower.
Thanks for sewing machines.


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  1. I want you to know that I spent most of my Sunday trying to sew a simple table runner! my mother's friend gave me a sewing machine and didn't come with instructions. the problem: the thread kept coming off the needle every time I would start sewing.. It came off 100 times! finally, I got so frustrated I just turned it off! Now I have to take it somewhere to get it finished grrrrrrr!
    I admire you for your patience and beautiful work that you do!

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  2. Nice job - this will be a nice gift for a new baby.

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  3. This turned out really cute! I need to de-stash too...soon!

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  4. Just the other day I was wishing for a sewing machine. I am making a 13-ft curtain to go over the top row of built-in cabinets. Not that I would know how to use a sewing machine. :) Instead, I go with the strips that you iron into a hem or such thing to stick the material together.

    I loved having blankets like the one you made when my kids were babies. Other kind souls made them for me. :)

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  5. That is really neat! Thank you so much for your wonderful prayers for my dad. I really can't thank you enough.
    Blessings,
    susie

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  6. That is really cute! One of my goals for this year is to get the sewing machine out of the closet -- so I need all the inspiration I can get! Just stopping by from the Say it Saturday Linky Party. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I adore flannel baby quilts Kristi and this is a great way to knock a few out for gifts and lighten the stash too. Thank you for sharing your great idea. I really like that you used this cute quilt to practice machine quilting too. Have a great weekend and than you for linking this post to the Farmgirl Friday blog hop so I could find it.

    Heidi

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  8. This is so cute and you did a nice job on it.

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