I wanted an especially 'cushy' pad and so layered four pieces of high loft batting, using a machine basting stitch along the outside edges to eliminate shifting. I ended up using an entire large bag of high loft batting.
you need just a few handfulls, so if you don't have an extra bag hanging around,buy the smallest bag available
2 yards of 2" cotton webbing:
we used a natural
¼ yard of 1½" sew-in Velcro:
we used a natural color to match our webbing
One package (3 yards) of double fold quilt binding:
we used warm yellow
You will use the whole package; if you are at all worried about working with binding, I recommend getting two packages just to be on the safe side.
All purpose thread in colors to match both your fabrics, your webbing and your binding
Fabric pencil or marking pen
Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
Iron and ironing board
Using the same or two different fabrics, cut ONE 21" x 51" piece for the front and ONE 21" x 51" piece for the back.NOTE:
If you decide to use a directional print, as we did with our Wee Woodlands Turquoise ABC, be careful to fussy cut
so the design is straight to the cut edge.
2.Cut ONE 34½" x 38" piece from the fleece.3.From the cotton webbing, cut TWO 27" lengths for the straps and ONE 16" length for the handle.4.From the Velcro, cut TWO 3" chunks.
If you want to make your own binding, make about 110 - 112" to be sure you have enough. You can learn how withourtutorial.NOTE:
As I mentioned above in the supply list, one package of quilt binding is three yards, which should be just enough to bind the three sides of the blanket (34½ + 34½" + 38" = 107" or 2.97 yards). Fleece can be quite stretchy, so if you are new to working with binding, I would suggest getting an extra package just in case. Better to have too much than too little.
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