Finished Object Friday: Receiving Blanket

q8~Every baby needs basic, receiving blankets. They are so easy to make. This is a reversible blanket with the main fabric filled with elephants and the reverse fabric says “I Love Grandma”. It was surprising that there wasn’t any flannel that said “I Love Grandpa”, the Hubs is a bit miffed. I can see baby boy snuggled in this blanket.

Reversible flannel receiving blanket

Reversible flannel receiving blanket


  • 1 Yard two different flannels
  • Thread


  1. Square up both ends of the flannel pieces.
  2. Place both pieces together with right sides facing.
  3. Trim to make sure both flannels are the same size.
  4. Use a plate to round the four corners.
  5. Starting in the middle of one side, Sew a 5/8 inch seam allowance around the blanket, make sure to stop about 4 inches from the starting point.
  6. Clip around the corners
  7. Turn the blanket right side out by pulling fabric through the hole in step 5.
  8. Hand stitch the hole closed. (If you hate hand stitching, just use the machine to close the hole by sewing close to the edge.)
  9. Iron the blanket.
  10. Use a decorative stitch to stitch around the blanket 3/4 inches in from the edge.

Done! Took, at the most, 1/2 hour.

Check out Tami’s Amis for other wonderful, finished projects.

Side note – Did anyone notice that I “LIKED” our blog yesterday? LOL! I was trying to click on another button and my hand-to-eye coordination went wonky. I didn’t even notice until I got a funny, automatic message from WordPress asking if I was vain liking my own blog. LOL! Yea baby. Have any of you done that? Then, I tried to “UNLIKE” and couldn’t. Too funny!

10 thoughts on “Finished Object Friday: Receiving Blanket

  1. maybe its because Grammas do all(or most of) the sewing?? ; )
    It’s an adorable blanket! I can see this baby is going to be showered with all kinds of hand made loving. And I am sure Grampa has some things in the works too.
    I made some super simple dimple mitered blankets years ago. I didn’t find the same web site tutorial that I used originally but here is one that is the same idea. I made mine with quilting cotton backed with flannel. the only thing I wish I did different was to put a little pocket on it for a binky or a small stuffed toy. I know I just don’t quit with the toys – do I?


    • Q – I told Hubs it was because we did the sewing. 😎 He wasn’t mollified. LOL!
      Looked at the tutorial! I have more flannel and cotton that would be great for this. I bought white flannel so I can dye it to match the print. Thank you for the link! A pocket is a good idea! Any other ideas are greatly appreciated!


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