A receiving blanket is a baby staple – a lightweight blanket perfect for swaddling, for warmth or shade, for impromptu diaper changes, for a nursing cover-up – you can’t have too many.
Luckily, they’re really easy to whip up.
On my sample I decided to add an appliqued bear. Recognize him? It’s the Anywhere Bear applique pattern, enlarged just a bit. This pattern is currently being redesigned and is due to reappear June 2016. In the meanwhile, please check the Shiny Happy World store for many single block applique patterns that will add that extra adorable factor to your receiving blanket.
In the pattern I give instructions for three finishing techniques – one quick and easy technique for making a stack of utilitarian blankets, one slightly fancier, and one heirloom-quality.
You decide how much time you want to invest.
What you’ll need
• 1 yard each of two fabrics
• 13 feet of purchased double-fold binding (optional)
• 1/4 yard of fabric to make double-fold binding (optional)
• materials for embellishing (optional)
• sewing machine, thread, basic sewing tools
Very easy. Even the fancy heirloom-quality technique is very easy. It’s not harder – it just takes more time.