March 10, 2010

Rag-Tie Snuggle Blanket

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all enjoyed my blog swap yesterday and if you did not get a chance to see my tutorial here it is:


Today I will show you how to make an adorable Rag Tie Snuggle Blanket for your kids! Instead of doing a traditional blanket, I decided to make one similar to the one I made my daughter while my husband was deployed. I bought iron on sheets and printed pictures of him. She got quite a bit of use out of it and still sleeps with it every night:



For this blanket I printed pictures of our entire family (35 people) and ironed them onto the cotton fabric.


Supplies:


-1/2 yard snuggle flannel (can adjust size depending on blanket size)

-1/2 yard cotton/polyester blend coordinating fabric (the blend makes it easier to tie)

-4 x 6 iron on transfers (as many as you would like)

-craft scissors

Print out your pictures onto the iron-on transfer paper using your home computer. (You can print plain pictures or use photoshop like I did to add names, graphics, etc.)

Peel the protective backing off the transfers and iron onto the cotton blend fabric with the directions from the package.

Once all your pictures have been ironed, place the two peices of fabric together. Cut out a 4 x 4 inch square on all four corners. This is done easily if you make a cardstock template ahead of time which can be used for your next blanket.

On all four sides, cut 4 inch long by 1 inch wide strips along the border. Make sure you cut through both pieces of fabric.

Tie the two pieces together into a double knot. (This ensures that the blaket will stay together if you need to throw it in the washing machine from time to time). Repeat this step along all four sides of the blanket.

Now you have an adorable rag tie snuggle blanket that was easy to make and will be a long-lasting keepsake for someone you love!

**Edited to add: The pictures were not showing up before but I fixed the codes so they should be working now!!!


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6 comments:

  1. I'd love to see the final product!

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  2. Thank you Reagan for letting me know the pictures were not showing up! I fixed the codes so they are working now. Thanks!

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  3. LOVE THIS IDEA!
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  4. This is too cute. I did something similar, but not with the pictures (wish I would have thought about that). I love it with the pictures.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please come by next week for another great party.
    Lori

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  5. I can see the pictures and they look great! I've made these tied blankets before, but the photo transfers make them really special!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  6. How cute!!! I really like the pictures on the back. Little ones are always so fascinated looking at them!

    Stopping by from the Lady Blogger Tea Party!

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