Snuggly flannel blankets are some of my favorite things to make. Mostly because they can be washed and used again and again and they just get softer and softer and also because they are a fast, simple project!
Today I will show you how to make a baby size blanket that measures 40 inches by 40 inches, but you really can make these in any size you would like!
10 Minute Flannel Blanket Tutorial
*40 inches of white flannel fabric
*40 inches of cotton fabric
Step 1: Using your rotary cutter, cutting mat and quilting ruler cut two 40″ squares out of the flannel fabric and out of the quilting cotton.
Step 2: Place the two squares with right sides together and pin all the way around the perimeter of the blanket leaving a 2″ opening that will NOT be sewn.
Step 3: Stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, using a 5/8th inch seam allowance, leaving the 2″ opening unsewn to use later to turn and flip the blanket right sides out.
Step 4: Clip off a small triangle from each of the four corners to reduce bulk inside the blanket.
Step 5: After you have clipped all the corners, it is time to turn the blanket to the right sides out. Gently pull the right sides of the blanket through the 2″ opening, making sure the corners are pulled out. Then press the blanket flat making sure to press in the fabric from the 2″ opening. Then topstitch around the blanket. And you are done!
And now you have the perfect, snuggly baby blanket!
On my blanket I went back and stitched a few lines in between the arrows to give it a bit more texture but that is totally not necessary. Just a quick added touch 😉