Saturday, 28 April 2012

How To: Turn Padded Patches Into a Cot/Pram Blanket

Soooooooo, you will have noticed from my previous posts that I turned the patches fromy my last How To into a cot quilt for my friend.  In fact, I made two because she is having twins.



Here's how to turn your patches into a blanket.


The easy way:


You will need:


35 patches
coordinating cotton
sewing machine


1.  Lay your patches out in a pattern measuring 5 patches by 7 patches, deciding on your pattern.


2.  Using a zig zag or other decorative stitch on your sewing machine, sew the patches into rows of five.   This will give you seven rows.


3.  Using the same stitch, sew your rows together to make your blanket.

4.  Voila!  You now have your blanket.

 

If you don't have a sewing machine, or like mine it is broken.


The not so easy way:


You will need:


35 patches
coordinating cotton
needle
pins

1.  Lay your patches out in a pattern measuring 5 patches by 7 patches, deciding on your pattern.


2.  Start by sewing your rows of 5 together.  To do this, put two patches face to face and whipstitch along one edge.




3.  Take another patch and put that face to face with one of the patches you have just sewn together, to make a row one patch wide.  Repeat until you have five patches in a row.



4.  Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the rest of the patches to may seven rows of five patches. 

5.  Take two rows and place them face to face.  Again, use whipstitch to sew the rows together along the long edge.

6.  Add the remaining rows in the same way as step 3.

7.  Voila!  You now have your blanket.

To make larger blankets, just add more rows and make your rows longer. 

Happy Crafting.

Holly xx

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