Sunday, July 29, 2007

Gift Chat #2

Here I am again...pinch hitting for SarKarNor at #quiltchat. Anyway, this time i'm making recieving blankets.
You will need:

1 1/4 yd each of 2 co-ordinating flannels

approx 6 yards of lace or other trim

Step 1: Place pieces of flannel right sides together and square to same size. Pressing at this stage will make pieces stick together and may help.

Step 2: (optional) using plate or bowl, trim corners to a curve. This helps prevent catching the lace in the seam at the corners.

Step 3: place lace in between layers-be sure to point the lace to the inside so you catch the unfinshed or "ugly" edge in your seam. I dont might want to.

Step 4: begin sewing layers together but leave about 2 inches of lace free at your starting point. At corners you will need to put a little pleat in the lace to give it enough fullness if you did not curve the corners. Leave a gap of at least 6-8 inches when you get back to the starting point.

Step 5: Turn right sides out. Press if desired.

Step 6: Topstitch all the way around making sure to close your turning gap.

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