Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket Tutorial


Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

 If you are like me, you got on the monthly-baby-picture-taking bandwagon.  Did you take monthly baby pictures of your little one? And now you are asking yourself, "Now what do I do with them?"  Well one option is to make yourself a baby picture collage.  

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Super simple and super cute!  Find out how to make your own baby photo collage HERE.

Another option is what this awesome post is about.  

I call it the "Budding Baby Bunting Blanket".  


Materials Needed:
2 yards of fabric (can be same or different)
1 pkg double folded bias tape
2 pkgs double folded quilting bias tape
Fusible Fabric Sheets
Batting
Thread
Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

First, you'll need to make bunting out of your baby's monthly pictures.  I set mine up so that I could print 4 of them to a page.  You can decide how big you want to make them.  Follow the instructions on your Fusible Fabric package for printing.  It is super easy.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Next, decide how you want your bunting to lay on the fabric.  Take your double fold bias tape and lay it out on your main fabric.  I just did two rows, but you could do 3 or even 4.  The rows will depend on the size of your bunting pictures as well.  Experiment a little before you commit.  Then pin it in place.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Open the bias tape and stitch it down to the fabric.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Now grab those cute bunting pictures.  Iron them in between the bias tape and then to the fabric.  Make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging so you don't ruin them.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Once the pictures are ironed on, stitch them down.  Make sure the stitching is close to the outside edge.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Once all the pictures are sewn down, fold your bias tape down and stitch across the bias tape to close it.  Stitch along the bottom edge of the bias tape.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

I cut out my daughter's name to stitch to the blanket.  You could add your child's name, birthday, other pictures.  Whatever you want.  I cut out her name and then stitched it on. 

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Your blanket should look something like the picture below.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Now place your batting and remaining yard of fabric underneath your bunting layer.  Make sure Right Sides are facing out.  Pin all the layers together really well.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Once your pinned, stitch along the top edge of your bunting bias tape.  You can see below.  This will keep your batting from moving around.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Now all you have to do is bind your blanket.  Grab your quilting bias tape.  Open it up and stitch it to the edge of your blanket through all the layers.  You can see that below.  Then fold the bias tape around to the opposite side and stitch it in place.

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

You're finished!!!

Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs

Go hang it on the crib, the wall, or hand it to your baby so they can carry it around the house and slobber on it (not saying that is what happened at my house!  Wink, wink).


Budding Baby Bunting Blanket by GYCT Designs


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2 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I love it - and I know my three year old would, too! He's a little obsessed with pictures of himself :)

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial! Fun way to use all those baby photos!!

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