Time needed: 2 hours. I’ve always hated doing the binding on the quilt but this makes it so much easier! Awesome instructions!!!! I’m very glad you found my tutorial helpful! ... Self-Publish with Us; If you’re in the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, you’ll see tons of posts from me (Stephanie Schemenauer). 🙂. I am so happy to see that you found my tutorial and that it may help you make another blanket for your son. Hello! I’m sorry I haven’t replied yet! Just love your blanket, easy to understand! I opted for a 2” border, so my finished blanket will be 37”x37”. Hi Stephanie. Video included. Similarly, for 1/4″ seam allowance, add 1/2″. Try the Satin bound blanket tutorial for nice finished look. Which is preferable? Polyester thread; Long, flower head pins; Stiletto; 90/14 Stretch needle Thank you for your comment! Stand back and fall in love with the lovely (and easy!) I’d love to see it. The finished product will have two lines of sewing then–one on the outside edge of the border and one on the inside edge? 2″ border + 1/2″ seam allowance x 2 = 5″ … then 42″ – 5″ = 37″. You will also have a harder time ironing the fabric, but you can certainly make this blanket without ironing it. Pin down your binding on top of the gauze with a ½â€ fold under all the way around. Self-binding is a quick and easy way to bind small quilting projects. Step 2: Prepare your back/binding piece for sewing, Here is another formula to determine where to place the cutting marks to make your mitered corners (who knew you’d have to do so much math for this project??!). Topstitch the binding in place about ¼â€ from the inside edge. $31.14 $ 31. Wish you had a video of this ? Good luck! I have a question–# 5 tuck and sew–is that sew around the outside edge of the border with the 1/2 inch seam allowance? Most of you have probably made a self-binding blanket before, but we still wanted to post a tutorial because it seems like every time we need to make one of these blankets, we have to refer to our pattern! Two layers allows the tucking-in; three layers stabilizes the border until/while you iron it. Bless you for these instructions. In Step 4, pinning the 2″ border, are your pins piercing two layers of fabric or all three layers? Pin in place. From that total, I subtracted 1″ from to determine the size of my second, main square… 36″x36″. Fabrics. For this project, you’ll be cutting out two pieces of fabric. I am looking at makes throw blankets. Please comment below if you have any questions, and I look forward to my next tutorial walking you through another fun How-To. Then fold down the folded edge again over the quilt. 1 ½ yards Luxe Cuddle® 1 ½ yards solid Cuddle® or print Cuddle® Notions. Take a needle and thread and hand-stitch this corner together. 🙂 I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and will make a self-binding blanket (or ten!) How to Make a Self-Binding Sherpa Fleece Blanket • PRE-WASH and DRY the cotton fabric before cutting. Sooooo much easier, lots faster, and the corners are always perfect!!!!! Good luck and I hope the blanket turns out as beautiful as it sounds. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. 🙂. He said it was the faux fur blanket I made him when he was 5 (1976). 🙂, It was ALITTLE confusing to me Also known as fold-over binding, a self-binding is made from excess backing fabric that’s trimmed to size and folded to the front side of the quilt to enclose the raw edges. How much fabric would I need to purchase? Great question! The corner measurements will be the same regardless of the size of the blanket. them. You can also use a blanket or zig zag stit… Hello! blanket you just made. I’m glad you found this tutorial and that it helped you make something lovely for your new granddaughter (congratulations!). Thank you Sherry! Hello Jordan! I’m so very glad you benefited from this one, and I appreciate the compliment. This one is easier, though, I promise. * If you’re making a large lap-size blanket, you may need to piece two large cuts of fabric together (since most quilting cotton is only 42 inches wide). For my blanket, with my 2″ borders, I need to mark 3″ inward from the corner – not along the raw edge – as shown below. If you don’t have a square ruler, you can use what you have on hand. My twin girls are arriving about a week before this tutorial will be posted, so what a great way to teach you a few things while making my new girls something special at the same time. Back Fabric (Sherpa Fleece) – 59″ x 69″ Note: sherpa fleece is typically 60 inches wide, so you will only need one large piece of fleece for the back. Susan, thank you for this! I appreciate your comment, and happy sewing. Might have to make a couple for baby dolls! The rule for the blanket is no seams that can fray. 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I’m so glad you enjoyed the tutorial and I hope you share your blanket with the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group. Is there a way to print them out? Do you still need help with the blanket? With all my self-binding blankets, I didn’t follow the chart. You can also use that formula to calculate how large to cut your pieces if you know what you want your finished blanket size to be. Make sure this is flat so your finished blanket isn’t bunched. 4.5 out of 5 stars 117. Thank you for the clear instructions and photos. See more ideas about Self binding baby blanket, Baby sewing, Baby blanket. I have made quite a few self border baby blankets, thought I would try your method, WOW!!! That’s wonderful! Fleece is perfect for snuggling under on a cold night. I’m gonna attempt it. Self-Binding Sweatshirt Blanket Instructions Finished Size is about 52″ x 77″ . Why not use the same technique for a cozy lap Blanket? Do you think Minky on one side (with the border) and a satin material for the other would work out? This is the only step that has me perplexed. Or try your hand at a rag quilt for added warmth. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 🙂, Great question Ann. Fabrics and notions you’ll need to sew a self-binding blanket. Keep enjoying our Blog or check out our Website. 14. If you read through my last tutorial, How to Make a T-Shirt Blanket, you may remember the blanket sizes chart I included. These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her self-binding blanket tutorial. Fold the strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together to form a 2-inch-wide doubled strip. for great deals on sewing patterns and fabric! Here’s how: Calculate the border + seam allowance x 2 (since there is a top/bottom and side/side), then subtract that total from the width of your fabric. Here’s how: Calculate the border + seam allowance x 2 (since there is a top/bottom and side/side), then subtract that total from the width of your fabric. From that total, I subtracted 1″ from to determine the size of my second, main square… 36″x36″. The one I’m discussing today has worked for me several times! Video included. First, Fold in the corners like this: Then fold the sides down a 1/2" (in half) making them level with the quilt's raw edge. If you need help or would like to share your project, come join the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Facebook Group. If I’m using a double-sided Minky (soft and fluffy on both sides) how would this technique work out? In this quick and easy sewing tutorial you'll learn how to create a self binding baby blanket with mitered corners in a few simple steps! Use a serpentine stitch for a nice, finished look. With right sides of fleece together, sew short ends of fleece strips together to form one long strip. Extend that line 45′ from the fold to the raw edges and mark.Unfold, and with the right side facing down, continue your marking line down the side that was previously folded under. Next, no matter how to got here, trim that piece from your blanket.Step 3: Pin and sew the corners, With the right side of the fabric facing down, fold your seam allowance (mine is 1/2″) and pin. And now that you know this awesome trick, you’ll never go back! SUPPLIES: *Cutting needs to be accurate 1 30" square of flannel fabric 1 40" square of flannel fabric Place one pin (as a marker) in the middle of all 4 sides on both fabrics (8 pins). Keeping the iron off the surface of the fleece, steam lightly to form soft crease. Thank you for the information! This is similar to our tutorial for the traditional Self-Binding Blanket, which is square.But I wanted to test it out to see if it works for a rectangular blanket...and it does! I’m a visual learner as well, so I too need pictures in the tutorials I learn from. I am new to sewing and would love to make a few of these as Christmas gifts!! So, it'll be nice to have these step by step pictures to help us out. Most blanket do not show how to do a seam allowance. Oct 21, 2014 - Using this self binding blanket tutorial you'll be able to make a warm, chic throw! For this one, I decided to use the entire width of some lovely flannel that I purchased, so my back/border piece will be 42”x42″. May 18, 2017 - Using this self binding blanket tutorial you'll be able to make a warm, chic throw! Barb appliquéd the deer onto the fabric for the top and then sewed the fabric to a complimentary Fireside fabric and now she has a blanket … Rosalie, I would love to help! the blanket. That’s it! 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You can see all of the blanket/ quilt tutorials here. You’d add the border/seam allowance to the desired finish size to get the amount you’d need to cut for the large piece. Cut up your sweatshirts. I'm Stephanie, owner of Stephie B's Designs, a veteran owned and operated small business (Go Navy!!). So, for my Books Alive post today I’m sharing with you how to make this very simple self binding receiving blanket that’s the … This self binding blanket is double layered for extra softness. Required fields are marked *. As you can see below, my border is pretty much right at 2″, exactly where I wanted it to be.Step 4: Continue pinning around the border, Fold under and pin the seam allowance along all sides of the blanket.I personally didn’t check how much I had folded under before I pinned it – I’m sure my seam allowance went out the window here and there – instead I laid the blanket down as flat as I could, then measured for my 2″ border width and pinned every few inches. I love the results. For a 1/2″ seam allowance, regardless of your desired border width, add 1″ (the math is 1/2″ x 2). I recommend using a walking foot on your machine since the fabric is so slippery, though. ... WSMXZDH The Bin-Ding of Isa-Ac Fleece Throws Blankets Ultra-Soft Weighted Luxury Blanket for Living Room Bedroom Lightweight Bed Couch for Boys Girls. The Coupon Code for the 25+ Free Patterns is in your E-mail. 🙂. Susan, I think this method would work for Minky as well (and it’d be super soft!). Take it slow if you need any I promise you’ll get there. With your prepared back/border still laying out flat with the back side of the blanket facing down, lay the main fabric over the top facing up. Thanks for the easy pattern. There’s one large square that will serve as the back and binding (aka border), and a second smaller square that will be the center front portion. Hi Pam! Just remember, no matter how large you want your blanket, you’ll have to pay attention to the width of the fabric you choose to use and are restricted by that amount. This is cute and easy to make. You only need to fold a few inches along your raw edges at this time, just enough to sew the two sides together.With right sides together, fold the two pinned sides together and pin again. Sew the two sides together using your seam allowance and trim off the end.Unfold, lay flat, and press the seam allowance open. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I’ve washed my girls’ blankets about a million times since they were born, and I can’t say that I’ve had an issue with the layers shifting since they’re sewn together around the edges, locking the layers into place. I’m glad you found my tutorial! All items are proudly made in the USA, and meet CPSC safety requirements. 🙂. Your email address will not be published. 🙂 I do indeed think those two fabrics will work well together, however they will be very slippery. Self-binding blankets are two layers of fabric with no batting, so use heavier fabrics such as flannel or uncut corduroy to make your blanket warmer. Today we have a fun tutorial to share with you! There are a couple methods for making self-binding blankets floating around the web, but the one I’m discussing today has proven it’s successful on five different occasions, so it’s definitely the one I recommend the most. Stephanie what a great job your tutorial explains it so well thank you so much. Minky, fleece, and most knits are roughly 58” wide so you have a lot of room to play with, while flannel and other woven cottons are generally only 42” wide. I’m glad you like them, Rob! It's one of those things where you need to follow the instructions even though they don't entirely make sense. Newest grandchild is 2 months now, with 2 more on the way. 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