Friday, February 3, 2012

baby blanket blooper

I saw a tutorial on how to make a self-binding baby blanket. Looked good!
I like to have a few quick and easy gifts for baby gifts.

It starts off with two squares of 44" and a coordinating fabric at 34"

My coordinating fabric was this flannelette, and aren't these little turtles just the cutest???

With right sides together, you find the centre of each side and match the two fabrics at these centre marks...

Then you sew the sides together leaving a 1/4 " at each end of the seam...

Also be sure to leave an opening on one side to turn the blanket later..

With the sides sewn, you will have little dog eared corners like this...

So far so good!!  Then you are supposed to miter the corners, by folding the dogear over and sewing it at 90 degrees...then trimming it off...   but BE SURE you have the correct 90 degree line!!

Then this is me unstitching the whole thing, because it didn't work!!  And now the corners are cut out, so I can't fix it!

I am sure it is my fault, not the tutorials ...and someday I will sit down with my geometry set and figure this out!  But for now I just trimmed it down and sewed it  right sides together and then turned it and did 2 rows of topstitching...

I am sure the baby, and probably the baby's mom, won't know there was supposed to be a different binding on this one!


  1. So good to know, Flo! I'm sorry it didn't work out the way you planned, but those blankets are adorable nonetheless! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  2. it looks great and i am sure no one but you will know it wasn't right!

  3. Aww... what a bummer. But still, so cute! No one will ever know it wasn't meant to be that way, as long as you don't tell. ;o)

  4. Aww hehe. It's so cute. I bet I would have done the exact same thing!

  5. I'll have to try that one out .... thanks for the opps tip
    in stitches

  6. those turtles are adorable - and I'm sure Baby will love this blanket just as it is :)

  7. Oh no! I do things like that all the time so you're not alone. And, look - you still ended up with a gorgeous blankie that bub will no doubt love for years to come. Result! :)

  8. Flo, I made one of those some months ago, and I cut out the corner too! But fortunately only one, then I notice d and figured out what happened, I ended up appliquéing a square over that corner! Don't worry, now u have it figured out the next one should work out fine!


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