These are all fantastic tutorials if you want to make blankets for babies (and really, who doesn’t want to make cozy things for the babies on your list?!). Using some of these same techniques you can also make great gifts for kids, grandparents and really anyone else on your holiday gift list if you match your fabrics to the recipient; a snuggly lap blanket would be lovely as they enjoy a good book or show!
Patchwork Blanket
Amy guides you with her Patchwork Blanket Tutorial in a way that gives you both confidence and beautiful finished products. Visit her happythings blog for Part 1 (Design & Cutting), Part 2 (Sewing a Patchwork Top), Part 3 (Adding the Chenille Back) and Part 4 (Tying your Blanket); Amy makes it easy to mix and match techniques to make your own version.
Stroller Quilt
Susan of joybucket shares her Stroller Quilt Tutorial in PDF format. She’s loved creating throughout her life and went to art school (graduating with an emphasis in illustration). Susan adds that while much of her job history does not relate to the arts she recently decided she was meant to create and illustrate. Susan writes, “So, here I am, jumping in, running to it arms flapping… Let the fun begin!” She does it all with her four year old inspiring her at every turn.
Chenille Backed Blanket
Linda of Craft Apple notes this is a great project for someone new to sewing. She guides you, step by step, in her Chenille Backed Blanket Tutorial. In addition to her many free tutorials on her blog you can visit the Craft Apple shop for Linda’s patterns.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Boutique Crib Quilt

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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