You will need:
- 1.5 yards of fabric for the top
- 1.5 yards of fabric for the bottom
- one “crib size” packet of batting (at least 40×50)
- 6 yards of double folded bias tape
- Cut the top, batting, and bottom pieces to measure 40×50 inches each.
- Clip or pin the edges to hold everything in place and keep it from sliding around while you stitch (I LOVE these sewing clips that my sister in law got me…never using pins again!)
- Quilt the blanket with a sewing machine as desired. I chose to keep it simple and just run a straight line all the way across roughly every five inches. TIP: Use a pattern or striped fabric, at least on one side…it makes it super easy to keep your lines straight
- Trim and round the corners if desired (it makes it easier to finish the edges)
- (I didn’t do this, but wish I did) Either z stitch or serge all around the edge of the blanket, making sure all three layers are included, so they are nice and flat and easy to fit the bias tape around without losing any edges.
- Attach the bias tape and finish with at least one stitch all the way around. I chose to do two because 1. the first row was wonky (hey, first try here!) and 2. I wanted to make it more smooth and secure.
- Voila!! It took me about an hour and a half total, mistakes and all. Someone who has worked with bias tape before could probably do it in an hour flat.