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lovefrozenstars
« on: December 31, 2008 03:51:59 PM »

This is the finished product of my determination to craft something that my boyfriend truly loves for his Christmas gift.  (Instead of him just saying he loves it because he knows it's something I made Roll Eyes)

I am glad to say that the mission was successful.  He is crazy about it, and has been showing it off to his friends who are disappointed to learn that it is one of a kind.   Cheesy
I am in love with how it came out.  It's not perfect, but it came out so much better than I even imagined it would.
It's also super poofy and warm. 



And on his bed:


I've never made any type of blanket before, outside of a knit baby blanket, so I'm pretty proud of it.
It was a massive project in terms of size, and it was all I did for four days straight immediately following the end of my fall semester.
To get the symbol, I brought a print out of it to a Kinko's and had them blow it up as large as they could.  I cut that image out and traced it onto white fleece that I sewed onto the front.
The black fabric is two sheets I bought.  Unfortunately, I bought fitted sheets, and didn't have the time to return them, so I had to cut off the elastic, and cut them into identical rectangles before sewing them together.   Roll Eyes  I'll be sure I have flat sheets before I leave the store next time.

Please let me know what you think, and I would be happy to answer any questions.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 04:18:51 PM »

What a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 11:30:37 PM »

I love this idea!  This might be blatantly obvious but I haven't made a blanket before either and I have to ask - What did you line it with?  Batting, or...?
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009 10:49:48 AM »

My MIL bought me fabric to make a blanket and I don't even know where to start! Any tips?
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009 01:52:08 PM »

Thank you for the compliments.

I love this idea!  This might be blatantly obvious but I haven't made a blanket before either and I have to ask - What did you line it with?  Batting, or...?

I used quilt batting.  I actually happened to find it really cheap at Building 19.  It wasn't the nicest batting, it was kind of thin, so I used two layers, and I'm really glad I did.  It is a really snuggly blanket.

My MIL bought me fabric to make a blanket and I don't even know where to start! Any tips?

I really had no idea what I was doing.  I came up with this idea on my own, and just made it up as I went along.
I would suggest making sure you measure and double measure everything, to make sure your lines are straight and everything lines up because that will make everything easier for you.
I also didn't realize until I went to sew the lines through it, just how much blanket I was trying to stuff through my sewing machine.
I just have a cheap little machine, and not only was it a lot of fabric and batting to sew through, it was difficult to get the rest of the blanket to cooperate while I was sewing.
There is probably a better way to do it, but I just took it very slow and ripped out most of the lines, or parts of them, many times and resewed them until I was happy with them.
Good luck on your blanket making.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009 10:28:21 PM »


I used quilt batting.  I actually happened to find it really cheap at Building 19.  It wasn't the nicest batting, it was kind of thin, so I used two layers, and I'm really glad I did.  It is a really snuggly blanket.

Thanks for the tip!  Unfortunately they don't have Building 19 down here (TX) but I miss it very much from when I lived in MA.  I'm sure I can find some on sale some where  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009 12:47:05 PM »

Yeah, batting can be so expensive.  It's always exciting to find it on sale or cheap somewhere.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009 09:37:37 PM »

this is really good.
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