Quote of the Day:
A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. – Barbara Cage
How to Make a Tag Blanket
Start with the material that you want to use and the ribbon colors to go with it. I have chosen tie-dyed material with red, blue, yellow and purple ribbon. I cut my material into either 8X8 inch or 10X10 inch material. I cut two. I've seen them as large as 12X12 inches. I cut my ribbon into 4 inch strips. This keeps the "tags" small so that infants can't get their little hands caught in them. I place my "tags" where I want them and use these clips that I have discovered to keep them in place. I love these little clips. The following picture is a close-up view of a clip and you can buy them at JoAnn's.
Once I have placed all my "tags" I baste them to the material. This helps keep them in place as I move to the next step.
Next I place my 2nd piece of material on top of the first and clip it together. putting right sides together.
Then I add the batting as a tag blanket is a mini-quilt. Again, all I have to do is place it and then clip it in. The clips make the process so easy. It's important that you do it in this order. If you don't it make end up wrong side out or something like that.
Another thing I really like about the clips is that I can flip it over and sew on which ever side I want to. I'm on a corner here, but actually start in the middle of one side a little closer to one of the sides. What you want to do is leave an opening on one side that enables you to turn the blanket inside out, as shown in the next photo.
As you can see, we now have a small hole in our tag blanket. All I do is run a stitch around the whole thing which will close the whole when I am done.
In this case, I made it to match a Tie-Dyed Nursing Pillow Cover that I also made.
This is my granddaughter's tag blanket that she sleeps with. Her dad is in the military and currently deployed. I made another like this one except I printed a picture of the two of them on to material and used it where you see pink on this blanket. The hope for to see him every night and have him close. She is 3.
One for Ohio State Fans
This one for Washington Football fans is actually for sale.
Thank you for letting me share.