Saturday, August 28, 2010

Homemade Baby Gifts

Clearly, we love babies. We also love making things. So, of course, we love mama-made baby gifts! Babies don't really need a lot: just love, milk, and someplace safe to sleep. But, they sure can use a lot.

Things like: 


burp cloths...


bows & tutus...


(picture forthcoming)

and receiving blankets!

We found this self binding receiving blanket tutorial from Piece N Quilt and couldn't wait to try it out. Now, we can't wait to make more self-binding receiving blankets. (For all my preggo friends out there, yes, you can expect these receiving blankets as gifts. Sorry for ruining the surprise!) 

We made a few modifications. We made ours a little smaller than Piece N Quilt called for- just because that's the amount of fabric we had. She also recommends flannel, but we used seersucker-our favorite! Seersucker is a great weight for receiving blankets- not too heavy, not too light, just perfect to snuggle up that new bundle of joy.  We also top stitched along the edge of the binding and along the edge of the blanket itself to help it maintain its shape through washing. (I'm saying "we" because my sweet little baby was awake and wanting to help while I was making this, so Nana helped out by playing with her while I sewed! It takes a village to raise a child and make a blanket apparently!) 

Didn't it turn out sweet? 

Now, the only thing it needs is a little baby to wrap up!!  


  1. I am currently obsessed with the self binding blankets too :) However I have not tried it with anything but flannel...I am going to have to run to Joanns now :)

  2. Tami...Tami's girls...YEA!!! Love the blog and miss the heck out of you! So funny that the link to your blog came to my e-mail today...I just started piecing a quilt and am just over the moon with the way it's turning out. I actually was standing there, looking at the blocks thinking, "Tami would love this...I miss my friend." Keep your fingers crossed that this house sells soon, so I can head up DC way and we can meet for a little fabric love. Miss you!!! And I can't wait to see what all you talented girls come up with!

  3. Love this!! Going to the fabric store now....that's what happens when the hubby is away! :)

  4. I personalize baby gift what a great idea!


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