Cow Flannel Rag Edge Baby Blanket

I have made it very clear that I am a procrastinator. When my sister was pregnant with her oldest, who is now 6, I bought this adorable cow flannel with plans to make her a blanket or something. It never happened.

I ended up stealing the yellow flannel and making my youngest daughter a blanket, so I still had the pink cow flannel in my stash. Since my sister has now had another baby girl, I decided to finally make her the blanket and I even tricked my niece into helping with the safety pins. Yes, on the blanket that should have been hers.


I also used my letter stitches to put her name on one corner, just because I never use those letter stitches.


I really love these blankets. They are big and such a nice in-between weight. As you can see, my blanket got a lot of use...


You can find my original tutorial for how I make these blankets by clicking on the picture below...

Flannel Rag Edge Baby Blanket Tutorial

Baby Shower Gifts

I have mentioned before that I LOVE sewing for baby girls! I was invited to a baby shower for my cousin and I am just so excited for them!!! My family does a joint gift in either a wagon or a lamper (yes, that is a real thing- it's like a big laundry basket/hamper) and I wanted to sew some things to put inside. My mom made a beautiful crocheted blanket, so I didn't do my traditional rag edge flannel blanket (tutorial HERE).

pink and white crochet blanket

Her nursery colors are pink, purple, and red. I was really excited when I found this princess fabric in my stash! We were asked to bring a book instead of a card and my traditional girl baby shower gift includes Karen Kingsbury's Always Daddy's Princess. (Seriously, it makes me tear up every time!) Everything just coordinated so well!!! I made a ribbon taggy blanket and backed it in pink dot minky fabric.

minky back princess taggy blanket

I just want to take a moment to point out that if I ever sew something for you using minky fabric, you are really special. I hate working with that stuff! It is so slippery and a huge pain to work with.

My 11yo wanted to sew something, too. So, we made these flannel rag edge burp cloths. I did the quality control work and the decorative stitching around the edges.

flannel rag edge burp cloths

decorative stitching on flannel rag edge burp cloths

flannel rag edge burp cloth details

pink, purple, and red baby shower gift

Finally, I got a stuffed dog and added pink bows to make it more girly and coordinate with the gift and sit on top of the lamper.

Add ribbon bows to make a stuffed animal match the gift.

Everything went together so well, so I was really happy with it. It made a nice gift combined with the lamper, mom's blanket, books, some of our favorite tried and true baby products, diapers, and more. We are really excited about this baby girl!!!

Purple princess theme DIY baby shower gift

As I said, I really love making things for babies. Here are a few posts you might also be interested in...

Flannel Rag Edge Baby Blanket Tutorial

Vintage Baby Dress Collar Tutorial

Turn old baby clothes into a memory bear.

I LOVE Baby Girl Sewing!

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WIP Wednesday ~ Productive Week


I thought I would do another WIP Wednesday post to share what I have been doing around here lately.  I may not have blog posts up to prove it, but I have been super productive!

I finished up 2 out of 3 doll quilts, but did not get any pictures of them yet. Those sampler ones took so long that they deserve a full blog post. :) Plus, there is a piece on the doll bunk bed that needs fixed and nagging has not worked thus far. I may have to do it myself.

I made two stuffed bears from outgrown baby clothes (that was the sneak peek at the end last time!) and even a little blanket for one bear. I plan on posting the pattern I made for those, but I didn't get it perfected yet. I might even do another one just to test it out.

I started a crochet cow hat! It is almost done. I made one of those last year while I was on a blogging hiatus, so I never posted about it. Maybe I will show those pics when I get this one done, too. The first one is better because it is a brown cow. :)

Oh, and I am trying to do the 40 bags in 40 days challenge to declutter my house. Yesterday's task was my embroidery floss. It was all over the place, so my sewing table is much cleaner and the floss is super organized! I only got a sandwich bag worth to throw out, but I am counting it. :)

Speaking of organizing sewing stuff, I got this bobbin tower on clearance at Michaels a few weeks ago and it is awesome! I love being able to just reach up and grab the bobbin I need and the threads aren't hanging all over the place. I highly recommend it!

So, that is a little peek at what I have been working on this week. I am linking up with Silly Mama Quilts.