This will be the last tips of the year!! wink, wink!! Wishing all of you a HAPPY and SAFE New Year’s Eve! I’m looking forward to new quilts for the new year. I have several personal quilts to make and new patterns/quilts ready to quilt, write and publish.
Today, I mailed a fun quick/easy fleece blanket to my daughter-in-law. Yes, it is actually a blanket, not a quilt. She will probably see this post before it arrives. (Oh well! She knows it is coming!) With all the sales this winter, I took advantage of buying 2 yards of fleece. I trimmed it up and finishing the edges with a blanket stitch. Easy peasy! I used a chenille yarn to keep the edges soft.
For the steps…
I put a knot in the tail and came up in the 1/4″- 3/8″ fold. I measured the fold with the wonder clips. The depth of the stitch was the depth of the fold.
That width of the wonder clip then become how wide I made the blanket stitch. I only used two wonder clips, moving them along as I made each stitch. (I did take a few stitches between step photos.)
Pulling the “threaded” needle (size 13 Tapestry) through the loop to make the stitch. And the finish!
I spent a couple days/nights in front of the TV watching football games and I got it DONE!
I had so much fun hand stitching this blanket, I just might make another!!
Happy end to 2019 and looking forward to more tips and quilty things to come in 2020!