Here’s a great way to work up some quick, attractive, and practical baby gifts. You can use the same technique for blankets, diaper pads, and burp pads. Any mom will enjoy receiving a set of these soft pretties. With the huge assortment of fleece yardage at almost any fabric store, you are sure to find a themed piece of fleece that will suit every baby. I have also seen hem-stitched fleece blankets for $5 and under. These will work up even quicker since you don’t need to do the hem stitching yourself.
Kara over at http://www.petalstopicots.com/2012/04/quick-and-easy-crocheted-blanket-edging.html has created a picture-perfect tutorial for making these items. You’ll find her technique easy to replicate. So, head for the fabric store and pick out a few lengths of cozy fleece to make your own blankets. Theme them for Christmas, birthdays, baby, or house warming. Since the fleece comes in so many themes, from sports teams to trains, cowboys, and Disney Princesses, you’re sure to make just the right gift for that special someone.
By jd wolfe