A few weeks ago, one of my dearest friends had a baby, and I wanted to get her something special. So I made her a quilt like one given to me when my daughter was born, made by a friend. It is such a good blanket, and best of all, it is VERY easy to do. First, here's the finished product:
This is the "smooth" side (you'll see what I mean in a minute). These are 9-inch squares of flannel (with a half-inch seam, the finished squares are 8 inches).
This is the "fuzzy" side. The way to make this quilt is to use a double thickness of flannel (right sides facing OUT), and sew them together so all the seams are exposed on one side. Then clip the exposed seams, launder, and watch it fringe!
For an added touch, I monogrammed one of the quilt squares (I didn't post a picture of the monogram, for my friend's privacy, but it turned out really well). This is easy--just print out the font you want to use in the monogram, and tape the print-out to a window. Tape the flannel over it, and you can easily trace the name onto the cloth with pencil. Then use a simple back-stitch to monogram over the pencil marks.