Procedure to Make a Baby Blanket
There are other options, like abstract prints, geometrical prints, and animal prints available while choosing patterned fabric. Choose a light and cool color, don't opt for a very gaudy shade.
Remove the pins as you go on sewing. Stitch them ½ inches inside the border. While you finish stitching the layers from all borders, keep a length of 5 inches open. Sever the excess fabric from the corners.
You can fold the two outermost fabrics about one and a half inch inwards and stitch that fold from the top with smallest stitch length setting. Keeping this stitch at the extreme borders will give it a good look. The baby blanket is ready, but it needs some finishing.
You can use a simple pattern or any of the decorative stitch patterns available on your sewing machine. This will give a fine and finished look to the blanket. You can further decorate it to enhance its look.
Ideas on Personalized Baby Blankets
Consider embroidering messages like sweet dreams, good night or the baby's initials and birth date. Painting an inspirational quote or a phrase is also a great idea.
You can use fabric patches to beautify the blanket. A fabric in contrast to that of the blanket color, cut in the shape of alphabets, is a perfect piece to be stitched over to form initials. You can also patch the whole set of alphabets randomly. A patch of teddy bear or doll print will make a perfect baby blanket.
Avoid using buttons, strings or removable items over it. These items can cause choking if the child places it in his/her mouth. You can also checkout a few baby blanket patterns to make the piece even more beautiful. Now, I am sure that your imagination and creativity will make a truly unique baby blanket to cherish those precious moments all your life.