Monday, April 18, 2011

blankets &... blankets.

I've been sewing blankets.  Many, many blankets have been made for Maeve, Henry and the baking baby.  When insomnia hits (which is pretty often), I go in the kitchen and start measuring and cutting.  It makes me sleepy and in the process I've got a stack of super cute blankies. :)

I definitely think this is my new (or current, anyway) obsession.  I love, love, love going to the fabric store and coming up with my own creations.  I've streamlined the process, and can now get a blankie done in about 2 hours.. (haha advanced sewers, I know you're laughing).  I am definitely not very talented with the sewing machine, but its been nice to do something at night that takes my mind off the fact that I am once again, awake at 2 AM.

Here are 3 blankets I've made- 2 were made over the weekend, one was made tonight :)

I have been using very soft, thin flannel for the backing and cute cotton prints for the front.  I did use a super thick hot pink minky fabric for the back of Maeve's blanket- but that stuff was NUTS to work with.  Plus its expensive and limited in colors. 

I do have a question though- after washing these blankets, they come out extremely- EXTREMELY wrinkly... what's up with that?  Is there a special way I should be washing them?  Or do I just deal with wrinkly blankets?  (which really isn't that big of a deal... just a little annoying ;)

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Jessy Schoch said...

Are you washing the fabric before making the blanket?? I have a few but I always wash the fabric to shrink it before I sew it. Maybe you need to tie a couple of knots in it. I don't really know much about this whole thing, so hopefully you get some advice from someone who knows what they're talking about :) They are adorable though!!! Want to try to make a quilt with me?? I chose a super easy one :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love the fabric. Great job!