We have a wonderful family tradition of everyone making at least one homemade gift for Christmas to give another family member. My children have all made at least one blanket to give a family member. The fabrics are fun to choose and put together as we think of the personality of the family members. We have a daughter very much into music so there are always musical motif fabrics in her quilts, a son who loves insects so a quilt with ants or other insects are often made for him. There is the wonderful John Deere fabrics to make beautiful quilts. If you have a hobby or Metalpigeon interest there is sure to be a fabric just right to personalize your blanket.
In the case of producing a plastic template, over the design the clear plastic is placed and around each shape a seam allowance drawn and it is then cut out.
Making a quilt takes some time and effort. You may want to get started as soon as you find out your loved one is having a baby. This will leave you plenty of time to get the quilt done, and contact other family members who want to be involved in the project.
Now you need to sew it together with the batting and the backing. As you probably already know, a blanket isn’t just made of one layer. You will have to sew it together and then stitch across the entire quilt to hold it all together. This is where you can get fancy and make pretty stitch designs. If you are looking to get this done fast, just do a basic straight stitch across the whole blanket. You will have to do this sewing by hand, so get a comfy position on your couch and get sewing!
Another way to make a memory quilt is to use all new fabric with a different approach. You could make each square a representation of some part or event of a child’s life. Each square would be embellished by applique, embroidery, scanned pictures, iron-on letters, fabric paint or whatever you like. You could ask important people from the child’s life to contribute a square or two and to sign their square with their name.
Blanket Quilt These come in a variety of patterns and styles. Firstly there are different types of quilt. These are usually cotton, polyester or duck or goose down quilts. Usually though quilters refer to quilt covers or designs stitched onto the quilt itself.
Not feeling crafty at all? No problem, you can still create a fantastic baby blanket gift. Just go and find a bunch of color coordinated baby blankets. Use some fabulous ribbon and roll up the blankets and tie them with the ribbon.
Creating any type of quilt requires planning and arranging items in the perfect order. While baby quilts can range in complexity of appearance they often require as much work as a full sized quill. There are five key steps in planning and making the perfect quilt.