Quick and easy swaddling blankets

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Another fabric-inspired project . . . I wanted to try out Robert Kaufman’s Baby Waffle fabric (100% midweight cotton), so I ordered two yards from Purl Soho and split it in half so that each piece was approx. 44″ x 36″.  For the first piece, I sewed on a polka-dot bias tape, so that both sides of the blanket were waffle print.

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For the second piece, I sewed the waffle fabric right sides to right sides (leaving a 3″ gap) with a leftover from my fabric stash, then cut the corners and turned it right side out and stitched a hemstitch all the way around 1/4″ inch from the edge.  This hemstitch closed the 3″ gap and will keep the edges from rolling or folding when the blanket is washed.

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I liked the baby blue and peachy orange colors together – I think that the two blankets make a nice gift set.  A one-of-a-kind handmade baby gift, in less than an hour!

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