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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / sewing 101: baby receiving blanket tutorial link on: January 08, 2011 09:40:23 PM
a great idea for a first sewing project, or a quick gift for an expecting parent - a baby receiving blanket!

it only takes about an hour to put together, you can make it any size, and you don't need a full studio set-up to complete the project.

in anticipation of the birth of my first nephew, i'm on a mission to make a bunch of useful stuff for my sister. it also gave me an excuse to buy a few yards of that robert kaufman dr. seuss fabric i've been eyeing for the last few months!

i thought i'd start by making a quilt, but when i began looking at all the fabrics and trying to decide my plan of attack, i knew that if i cut up the print with all the little colorful characters scattered about i'd probably end up with alot of severed arms, legs and heads. not exactly the look i'm going for.

so i decided that a great accompaniment to any quilt is a receiving blanket. and that's what i did. i kept it simple with the seuss fabric top and a soft cotton knit on the back. top it off with some bright red stitching and there you have it!

I've added a couple of photos of my most recent blanket here:

, and you can get a FREE TUTORIAL on my website: http://triangleshirt.blogspot.com/2011/01/sewing-101-receiving-blanket-tutorial.html

Good luck with your sewing!
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2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My FIRST QUILT on: January 02, 2011 11:44:34 AM
Thanks to the encouragement (and tutorials) of many of you, I recently finished my first quilt and gave it to my mom for Christmas!

You can see the process and photos here: http://triangleshirt.blogspot.com/2011/01/everybody-has-first-grand-finale.html

I just went for it and made a queen-size piece which was pretty intimidating, but ultimately so worth it, and no every member of my family wants one. Looks like 2011 will be a busy year for me as I continue my trial and error method of approach.  

Nice to meet you,

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