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how to make a flannel blanket with batting

If you like a mid-weight blanket you can use a mid-weight interfacing and if you, like me, want a warm blanket you can use a heavier interfacing! I would use quilt batting between the two layers of flannel. It has such a fresh and unexpected touch for Fall. Use a ruler or a straight edge to keep the masking tape straight. References . Sewing Machine. Sew all edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance leaving 1/4 of one side open. Thank you!! We used to have a porch swing in a house we rented a few years back and I loved sitting and enjoying the kids playing. We are having a screened porch added to our house, so I know I’m going to need some of these! Thank for this lovely post. Thanks for the great idea. This came out really nice! Thie kids even step grandkids are long past high school–not little–so maybe this might work for one or two of them!! We use cookies to make wikiHow great. I’m really out of the sewing machine loop here! It was a simple 9-patch made from Bonnie Sullivan's Woolies line, which I loved. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. And thanks Carol for your info! This blanket is 44″ x 71″ and is a heavier weight. Use sharp scissors, or a larger blade rotary cutter (2-inch diameter) when cutting. Before you attempt to sew your flannel throw blanket with fringe edges, you’ll want to make sure it’s pre-washed. Insert your needle making sure to include the bottom layer of the blanket. Let’s make a cozy flannel blanket… here’s how! Thanks for the great tutorial. Press seams open to reduce bulk since flannel is a thicker fabric. On long flights, her seat mate often was the recipient of one of those baby blankets. Match edge of trim with edge of flannel. Batting that has been washed should hang dry. After you have trimmed the excess, you can peel off the masking tape, and pull out the pins that were stuck in your blanket to hold it down. Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas!! When you get close to finishing, leave a hole about 6-8 inches long, from where you stopped to where you began sewing. Why didn’t I think of that? Next, place masking tape around the perimeter of your plush fabric to mark the inseam. You will need: One yard each of two flannel fabrics Fabric cutting devices (scissors, rotary cutter) ruler round object like a bowl sewing machine thread etc. Thanks for posting this on your blog. I remember my home ec days! Far away from home and family, I treasured them. You are just so clever! I always use them when trying out new techniques whether sewing, knitting or crocheting. Does the interfacing help with that? Step 1: Purchase and Wash Acquire 2 yards of flannel … I am certainly pinning this post. It was 100 degrees yesterday. Gotta go to the fabric store to select my pretty flannel! Touch and pet the fabric. !And you made the instructions so easy. This is great that you can choose your size. Wouldn’t these flannel blankets, like some of our StoneGable community suggest, be great gifts! Can mak this. If you want a very light blanket you can sew up the blanket without any interfacing. You will learn with each project and pat your self on the back when it works out. karen…. It doesn't matter which side is down for this step. And if you do is that where you dream up all these super ideas? 4. I forgot how I made it and found your instructions here. It seems to be trending. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. It is fun and rewarding. If I had small kids, I would even use these inside while they are watching tv. Turn the flannel to the right sides. Also, does it stay stuck through washings? Then lay the flannel on top of the minky, right side DOWN. This will make wonderful Christmas gifts for family & friends. Thank you for sharing this! Get the full Beginner’s Baby Blanket Tutorial after the jump… Beginner’s Baby Blanket #3. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. And for the rest of her life she always had a bag of blankets to finish with crochet borders. Slide the needle through all three fabrics, while keeping your finger near the edge to create a loop. Thanks! When you are ready to buy your first fabrics, you can purchase from the bargain stores but your selection will already be more refined. The pressure of the blanket causes the brain to release serotonin, which is a calming chemical in the body, much like a strong hug.Weighted blankets c… This ensures the stitching won't unravel if the knot happens to untie. Yvonne I pinned your post, but I would love to see a print button on your page so the instructions for your wonderful projects could be kept before me in an easier way. I would like to add that I sent one side of the blanket to an embroidery shop and had I LOVE YOU embroidered in the corner in teeny tiny print. This will be on my “to do list” for this weekend. Stick your needle through the loop created by your finger. I always did the cutting, pinning, and pressing when my mother and I made something, but never really tried to sew much until last year. Very pretty, Yvonne and I love the blue. Cut a piece of batting the same size as the panel (about 44″ by 36″). Turn your iron on low again, and press the edge of the flannel down. I love your blog! I do so love plaid…a blanket stick in white would be pretty around the edges too. Now I can have the color I want with no stress of looking everywhere for a certain color. Mama loved travel but not flying. I can’t stress this enough. Once you have them in the correct order on top of one another, straighten them out. Pull the needle to the center and leave it untied. So no more flannel sheets! Haven’t worked with interfacing much but I used the heavy weight Pellon interfacing you suggested and after a wash it feels stiff rather than “heavy”. (She said hopefully – it’s been so hot in TN). Gonna make me a couple or three to use outside! Thank you for the happy memory. What a fabulous idea! Not sure I’ve heard of fleecy interfacing that one irons on but I’ll go for it. Wish I’d had these last Oct. while glamping in CO! I made no-sew fleece blankets–and everyone has one– for my home, so we just keep them around all year-especially for tv watching. That looks very fast and easy ! Very pretty plaid and simple sew! Total project time: 2-3 hours. All you have to do is cut them down to equal sizes. I pinned it for later reference. As it’s been difficult to find plaid blankets that don’t cost an arm and a leg or are the wrong colors, this couldn’t be more timely! Maybe!!! I know what I’m doing this weekend. Use old fabrics you have at home. It gets cold here! Choose the batting for your blanket. 6. I just love this idea! Sew a 1/4 inch seam around the entire blanket including the turned under side. LOVE LOVE LOVE how our community talks to one another here! Such a clever use of flannel! Where oh where do you find the time to do all these terrific ideas? Love this idea. Instead of interfacing maybe lightweight “warm and natural” quilt batting? A few weeks ago, he sent me a photo of that blanket that was in tatters because of the washing machine. Pin all the edges together. However, these look extremely cozy for later on when and IF we ever have cooler temps. It’s very simple. Flannel is a soft and cozy fabric, perfect for swaddling a baby's delicate skin. Also you won’t feel guilt for having more “stuff” around. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Often cotton batting comes pre-shrunk as well which is a bonus. I will do it! It is important to do this slowly so that you do not accidentally rip out any of the stitching. Janet. Love it, fantastic. Love the blue plaid. So you’ll have a stack like this: You could use a red/green plaid. PERFECT! Has anyone had trouble with the fabric shifting at all? Thanks for sharing this idea of making your own…and the directions! Thank you for sharing with us! If you buy plush fabric off of the bolt, make sure that you get the same dimensions as both the flannel and batting. Pre-washing is important because it not only cleans the fabric, but it removes excess dye and addresses any fabric shrinkage before you sew your project. I am going to do this over the weekend! And flannel feels so warm and cozy! What a darling gift! Thank you! Scissors. I love this…..really need to pull out my sewing machine that has been in the box for years! Use a solid-color flannel for one side of the blanket and a brightly patterned flannel for the other. Use your store coupons to purchase the really expensive items, one pair fabric scissors, separate craft scissors, rulers, mats, rotary cutter, seam rubber, glass head pins, quality thread etc. Flannel is such a great fabric to work with since it’s easy to find, it’s an easy beginner fabric, and it’s really warm in the winter! Hope that helps. I also especially loved reading all the comments left by what feels like a community of friends! Thank you so much for letting me know StoneGable is a bright spot in your day! I will be pi Ning this! I found all the flannel at JoAnne’s fabric. These blankets would be perfect for Christmas gifts. Thank you for making everything seem so simple that even the sewing “challenged” can do it. If you cut it too large, the batting will scrunch up. To address this concern, quilters made quilts without the batting layer. Take care. Then I made the blanket. You can also pull from the outside to make them straight and not bunched inward. Cheap bargain bin fabric will be unpleasant to work with, provide poor results and you will never be happy with it. Leave the tape on until you are sewed. Thanks for the great instructions … simple to make! Jill, Thanks for your thoughts and info Jill, Peggy and Nancy! What a wonderful project for those cozy times outside! My original intention with this blanket was to hand-tie it, but I lost my nerve and realized I didn’t have the correct fame to do it. In our family, flannel blankets go way back ~ at least 40 some years when my mother and grandmother sent a huge box of flannel receiving blankets and padded floor blankets they had made for our first baby. This is definitely in my price range and capabilities. I’m definitely going to try this blanket idea. Then, trim off excess fabric, remove the tape and pins, and iron the edges of the blanket. Can’t wait to buy some flannel and make these to give as gifts. We love sitting by our fire pit and on our porches. Thanks for the inspiration! They are awesome because the more you wash them the softer they get! I’ve only used it in lapels, collars, etc. Love the flannel plaid…thanks Yvonne! I have enjoyed the comments to this blog today! LOVE my pinners! I still love it. I think they all would love them, regardless of their age. Most quilts are made of quilting cotton pieced together to make a design, with a layer of batting, then a backing sheet also made of quilting cotton. My mon taught me to sew on an old Sears machine. and they would make nice gifts to friends, teachers, co workers etc. Love the blue flannel! I LOVE this blanket idea! You can then wash them with cold water and safe fabric detergent. position my material and batting, which helped me a lot. The best way to learn to sew…. Thanks for sharing! Get expert advice. However, if you buy the batting custom cut, you can get it in any size you wish. Last Updated: October 1, 2020 Finally, stick your hand in the hole between the fabric layers, flip the blanket inside out, and sew the hole shut. Because flannel is a thicker, softer fabric, quilting with flannel is kind of hard on your hardware. It is just fabric. Is just to start. I love the feeling of flannel sheets in cold weather. This could be used in the home also! Remove from the dryer as soon as possible. Great idea! I really do like the plaid print you picked. Wow Yvonne you have wonderful taste. You can find me here at some point almost every day! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Linda, make sure you look at a sewing machine’s reviews. With RST (Right Sides Together) sandwich the trim inside the flannel and fleece. Try to get a color which matches the flannel and plush fabric. I found your site telling me how to, "This was easy to follow and I made a blanket for my father in law. Yes, It still has body but it feels nice. This will describe the steps to make one blanket even though two are pictured. I know what I am doing this weekend! I’ve been thinking about getting covers to protect the cushions. I’m all in for trying one! In this case, 84% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. You will also need to choose whether your batting will be high or low-loft quality. Thank you for all your great info! Please, be sure to buy quality flannel from a quilting shop or reputable online shop!! Slide your needle through all three fabrics as you hold your finger on the edge of the blanket to catch the thread. Great idea! These look much more festive than the cheapy fleece throws I have been using outside. We have a small front porch, but a flannel blanket would llook very nice on the rocker. The warmest blanket we have was actually a wedding gift, and it is thick wool fabric. Hope you are having a great week! So easy! Durning winter months, I always put flannel sheets on our beds. I did use 2 yards for a blanket I made for a 6 foot plus tall friend. It is quite heavy. Love it love it love it!!! I will be sewing one or more of these pretty blankets in the very near future. This is such an easy diy! Can’t go wrong there! Good Luck. Pin all the edges together. And since we have a fire pit, fall and winters are perfect for a roaring fire roasting hot dogs or marshmallows. That said, I love a flannel blanket. We are fortunate to have a $2.99 per yard store in our town. Sheets of batting are much easier to handle, cut, and sew. I’m a blanket baby. Use a small, light pencil mark when you are marking where you want to cut. I love your blue throw – looks lovely with your porch swing!! Using a Poly-blend batting will help prevent bunching and shifting. Pillows to match! Feeling unproductive while working from home? Low-loft quality is a thinner batting that helps to lay your blanket out flat. I have the best “job” in the world! This would be a wonderful gift for my youngest son. You are a genius ! Just right to be used as a large lap blanket. Step 2 Cut a piece of batting the same size as the blanket. I love the blue flannel that you made your blanket out of, it looks so warm and cozy. Oh how I love this pretty cozy flannel blanket! I would love to make these, but I don’t know how to sew! I made this blanket for my back porch swing! Mama’s gone but her granddaughters are trying to carry on the flannel tradition. Love the blue plaid color. You have inspired me again. Such a great idea. Buy or rent a mid priced machine from a local dealer. It they were cut directly off of the bolt, and therefore cut, put them in separate mesh laundry bags. To create this article, 26 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. I love the blue flannel! Required fields are marked *. Pin the pieces of fabric together so that they do not slide as you cut them. I’m using a fleece interfacing for extra warmth. You will also need to buy a needle with a large eye so that the 6-count embroidery floss can easily slide through. I don’t sew (but have a sewing machine! Maybe one day I can try. With your blanket assembled and turned out correctly, lay your batting over the blanket. Stick your needle through the loop and pull tight. Thanks for your reply, if I can ever find it. Thank you for the Christmas inspiration! I am really into plaids this year. I also live in Lancaster County. Thinking tail gating/school colors. Easy Flannel Throw Blankets DiyHow To Blanket Sch And Make A Cozy Flannel Throw YouEasy Flannel Throw Blankets Inspired15 […] This will pre-shrink the fabric so when it’s made into a blanket it can be washed and dried. It really comes down to how you intend to use your rag quilt and your personal taste. You can also buy a custom size directly off of the bolt in store. So pretty …..and practical as well! Pull the thread tight. Perfect for autumn evenings…. These blankets can go into the washer and dryer without worrying if they will shrink or fade or be ruined. The gals in my friendship quilt group do not prewash their flannel either. Approved. Love the blue plaid! Using two store-bought twin sheets and some batting, we'll make a simple blanket. Girl, you keep me busy, lol. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. I thought that would be nice for the winter months ahead. Love the flannel, looks so nice and cozy! Yes, half the battle is being determined! I love your plaid flannel. This article has been viewed 203,570 times. Great idea! This article has been viewed 203,570 times. Using two store-bought twin sheets and some batting, we'll make a simple blanket. Flannel Fabric – You need two coordinating flannel fabrics. For more tips, like how to choose the right fabrics for your blanket, read on! Do you really need it? Thanks. Can’t wait! I love the idea of a flannel throw. And a blanket is a must to keep us toasty! And I know at least one great-grand who travels with her blanket; she picked the fabric when she was a toddler and now it is with her at college. These would make cute stadium blankets for the chillier football games! What a great idea, I am going to make several. You can also take a sewing course at many fabric shops. I am currently living in Germany so no Joannes here, but I am sure I can find some flannel. Pin together and iron the interfacing to the flannel piece according to directions. I made my son a flannel blanket when he went off to college 17 years ago. Your swing and blanket are calling my name!! Read, study, plan and measure multiple times before cutting. Even though I live in Arizona we do get chilly nights. I’m wondering if some of the simpler, less expensive machines I see would be good for something like this and sewing some pillows? Very pretty on the bench. Use rotary blade, cutting mat and clear ruler to cut fleece" 45" x 60". When you are done with the seam, sew a little backward before you tie the knot. Love it, super idea and so easy. Throws can be expensive! What a fabulous idea and so easy!! Then MAKE SURE you are sewing this like you would a pillow case (plus the batting). I never thought of making flannel blankets. You’re the best! This will be a lovely and comfy addition to make and give to family and friends! Our Hancock store closed here, but there is a JoAnns quite a drive from here. Thanks for a fun and simple idea !!!! High-loft quality is a thicker batting. It’s always on my mind, Marilyn! I used ordinary flannel from our local fabric store. The blanket only takes about an hour or so to … I love this idea! I need to learn how to saw – LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! If you are making a custom-sized blanket, buy a prepackaged flannel which is slightly larger than the size of your blanket. Love the idea of just using these for outdoors. Subscribe  by e-mail to receive daily inspiration. Gifting one to myself and one to my 95 yr old grandmother who always seems to be chilly, no matter the temperature:) I did have one question. You can also add batting if you want to make the blanket thicker or heavier. This is the best. I used 1 1/2 yards for most of the blankets. Because flannel comes in so many different colors you can, in general, only buy it prepackaged. You can buy prepackaged batting (insular material) in Twin, Queen, and King sizes at your local fabric or craft store. % of people told us that this article helped them. Make sure batting and flannel are a few inches bigger than decorative fabric. This is such a great idea for presents I love it. (There are SO many!!!) What a wonderful idea for a Christmas gift. Thank you so much fr sharing. It is very baby-friendly in that it can be machine washed and does not need any other special care. Is there such a thing as having too much Flannel ? I would love to sew again. Great idea. Enjoy the process. I’ve solved the problem by making cozy flannel blankets just for outside sitting! wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Slide your needle underneath the flannel about a 1/2 inch down from the previous stitch. I’m not a great seamstress but I think I could do this. . You want to make sure your stitches are tight and evenly spaced. I can not wait for the weather to cool down so we can enjoy these goodies. I can’t wait to make some for the whole family. When I first read “cozy flannel blanket DIY”, my first thought was I can’t do this, I’m not a sewer! Since it is still 95 degrees in the daytime and seventies at night in Mississippi, I’m not quite ready for flannel blankets. Hope this suggestion helps. What a fabulous Idea! Cost: Under $20. Love the plaid for fall. Donna. Even so, I love this idea and am going to try an experiment. Great tutorial! Bless your heart for All that you do and lovingly share with everyone! I had painted some of my white real pumpkin’s with blue in the veins. 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Wish someone would teach me! To create this article, 26 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Plaids and fall, they go together so beautifully! Thanks for pinning Phyl. You can use a ruler as you go down to make sure that the dimensions of your fabric stay the same down. What fabric store did you purchase your flannel? But as I continued to read the post I realized this seemed so easy. This is the first day of Fall and what a wonderful project to start sewing! Stick your needle underneath the batting, and through the top, already threaded hole in the plush fabric. Love the plaid blankets and your easy to follow instructions. Oh goodness! We are cutting back on the gifts ? I am not much of a sewer but these seem easy and a great way to personalize a gift. I, too love your colors and this cozy project! I can’t wait to get into my craft studio and start sewing again. Next, stuff your batting inside the blanket. Do I need to tack it at all? How to Make Flannel Blankets. Step Two: Quilt The Blanket. Flannel Baby Blanket With Satin Binding: This Instructable is for an easy basic baby blanket. Love your blankets! I love this idea! Stick your needle through the three fabrics, and up through the hole you already sewed through. Question….is the fusible interfacing to give it body? I chose to make the front and back contrasting flannels, but you could make them all the same. I find many throws I find in the stores are synthetic and not as cozy as I would like. But it’s what I love and it makes me happy so that makes it okay in my book! A good way to create an attractive combination is to choose 1 pattern and 1 color for the opposing sides. Place the final fabric that you've chosen for the top of your quilt, right side up on top of the stack. Love this idea. Repeat the previous step over and over again, until you have made your way around the blanket. Don’t be too critical of your work. You will feel the difference. Thanks, When we moved I trashed my 30+ year old sewing machine and have been debating getting a new one. Living by grace, I strive to live large and love all those who cross my path. Pull the thread through, while holding a finger near the edge of your fabric so that the thread does not pull through all the way. You should see lots of options and poke should be one of them. Always use a rotary cutter on a safe surface so the cutter doesn't slice through your wooden tabletop. Love the idea Mary had of making a small matching blanket for an American Girl doll! Step 1 Cut your front and back fabric to the same size. They were soft and durable, holding up to all the washing required by babies. I have a couple more blankets to make this weekend… and another fun thing make to keep us warm outside that I’ll share next week! Baste it very well (I recommend spray baste and pins) then quilt as desired. StoneGable’s post are to inspire you! Does this go away once “worn in”? Also, what can I do to make the edges a little more “finished” looking? What a really good idea! I sew all the time, but it still inspires me to see something someone else has made. Love the color and the idea! It gets cold even around our fire pit! Beautiful job, beautiful color. If you buy it prepackaged, make sure that it is slightly larger than the flannel and batting so that you can cut it down to the proper size later on. Thanks! Make sure you wash and dry flannel before you sew it. The fusible webbing give the blanket a little bit of body, I make my flannel blankets with a cotton topper they are warm light weight and fold down to almost nothing,making them a good choice for bug out bags,camping. Repeat the previous steps over and over again until you have stitched the hole together. As a NC girl living in northern Indiana I’m always looking for ideas on keeping warm. Love that and the plaid! But fusible web and then a hand stitch would work!!? I can’t wait to look at fabric and I know I won’t be able to walk out of there with only one pattern. It had a nice weight to it! Can’t wait to make this. Would love to be able to just print out the instructions to take with me. Batting is padding which fills your blanket up. What a great idea! I’ve been looking for inexpensive throws to purchase just for our fire pit area- now I’ll just make them!! Wouldn’t they be amazing with a big monogrammed letter? It’s a change from the fleece blankets & more economical! Thank you for posting this ! Now I know what to do with some beautiful flannel I found at Joanns yesterday. We enjoy sitting outside as well but we don’t have a fire pit so we just use our different blankets when it starts to get cold. They do make a nice lightweight blankets. Our home often feels like a hotel, filled with family and friends. Simply make a sandwich with your cotton batting in the center of the two fabrics. I love your blanket plus the simplicity of this DIY. –1 yard high loft batting. Awesome colors now I want !,,2,,3,,etc.. Really pretty plaid colors..Thanks. Why are you using interfacing? I just may need to drag my sewing machine out this weekend… wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. Total project time: 2-3 hours. INSTRUCTIONs// Trim off the selvage edges and clean up the edges of the fabric so they are the exact same size. I LOVE the blue fabric! Lastly…just start. When the interfacing has adhered to the flannel, put the piece of flannel that was not ironed to the interfacing down on a flat surface with the right side facing up and put the other piece of flannel interfacing side up on top of it. Arm your sewing machine with a new, 80/12 or even 90/14 machine needle if you have one. 1. I never thought of using interfacing for a blanket. A flannel blanket I was so excited…………..then I read just SEW. Love, love, love cozy blankets. Prepackaged batting usually comes in standard widths of 45 and/or 60 inches. I make charity blankets for foster kids and don't use batting - just flannel on the back, but I tie those instead of quilting. ", "I am trying to make a blanket for my little brother.". Don’t you agree, Yvonne ? Love the flannel blankets and love your blog for so many wonderful ideas. Heading to buy fabric first thing tomorrow ! Hi Yvonne, I love these flannel blankets…I have a special small front entry porch that these blankets will be perfect on …thanks for another great tutorial…happy day to you ! You can choose a plaid fabric, a solid fabric, or a bold print. Would like to buy some of that blue. Would make nice Christmas gifts, tailgating gifts or even wedding or shower gifts. I would never have thought of such a cute idea for the porch. Hugs, Yvonne, such a simple thing and so pretty. Supplies. You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m finding to pin every day HERE. Flannel is available in a wide variety of gorgeous prints and patterns and is an easy fabric to sew with. If using a quilt-like material, make squares before you sew. Start slow…buy the best fabric quality you can afford. YOU GO GIRL! What a great project and a great idea for Christmas presents. Blue is calling my name lately Yvonne and I love this throw! However, it is much easier than you think to make one, and the added homemade mystique is something to show off. Peggy? Stick your needle underneath the batting, about 1/2 inch away from the previous stitch, moving downwards. The flannel and plush fabric can be dried in your home dryer on low heat. So sweet with crocheted borders all around. Fabric and quality will improve and change this go away once “ worn in ” batting over the inside... Agree with the machine for the cool fall nights ahead spent by the firepit make squares before you sew small! 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