I finally got my machine working! One side is an orange cotton with people in tradition Mexican dress, the other is blue terry cloth. I made it 30 inches by 30 inches. I figure it will go well in a stroller and double as a changing pad if need be.
My sewing machine is driving me up the wall. Growing up I used a 1950s Singer than I got a 1920s model I used for while until it broke. I had it repaired but it didn't work as well any more so I bought a new Singer 2639. I hate it! It's plastic and ugly and for some reason keeps getting unthreaded while I try to sew, without the thread breaking. I was trying to make the baby blanket tonight and it's just not working. It can't sew anything. I really don't have the money for a new machine and I have some things I need to get done.
I want to make a stroller blanket to mail out to a friend who just had a baby. They are in Texas, so it doesn't have to be large or heavy. I am wondering what size to make it, I am thinking like 24x32 but am not sure, I don't really know any babies!