Sunday, December 4, 2011

Knotty and Nice for Baby A

Making a cozy blanket for a new born is so much fun!  It's so easy and no sewing required!  I love to sew but am not all that great at it so this is something I can whip up in a few hours.  Just choose two pieces of fleece fabric (comparable in weight and width) in any length you wish.  Put the wrong sides together making sure that the "stretch" goes the same way, trim the salvages, and start cutting strips into the outer edges of the two pieces of fabric (cut through both layers at the same time).  You will notice that one side is stretchier then the other one.  Cut into the  stretchy sides approx. 2-3 inches deep and approx. 3-4 inches on the other two sides.  Make the strips approx. 1 inch or less wide.  Do this all around the four sides of the blanket.  Make a cup of tea, put on your favourite CD, and knot away.  You are knotting the top blanket to the bottom blanket strip by strip and double knotting each one.  I like to add a sweet thought or prayer to each knot as I go along.  It's that easy!  These blankets are very tough and wash well.  My sister made one for my father while he was in nursing care (he was always cold) and he loved to snuggle under his blanket.  It went through many nursing home commercial washes and stood up remarkably.

I hope Baby A stays warm and cozy this Winter........



3 comments :

  1. Is this baby #1 for you? I think I could even make a blanket that simple...something to do while watching TV...Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Marg, this is for our friend's first Grandson - his name starts with A! We are so excited for them - the baby is adorable!

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  3. What a unique idea! I do not sew ... but I could do this!

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