Self Binding Blanket Tutorial Featuring Riley Blake National Parks Panel
1 yard of 44” wide fabric or a 36” x 44” panel
Scissors, ruler, marking pen, pins, basic machine sewing, & 1/2” seam allowance suggested.
- Trim your panel to 36” x 44” and cut your backing fabric down to measure just 5” inches over each side, so 46” x 54”.
- On your backing fabric, mark 5” inches out from each corner. Mark out the line from each 5” mark and cut it on each corner.
- Place your fabric right sides together and center.
- Pin your top and bottom edges, leaving 5” inches over on each side edge.
- Using a ruler and marking pen, mark a dot ½” in at all four corners.
- Sew the top and bottom edges together, starting and stopping at the marks you made. Sew slowly to avoid stretching the fleece, and use extra pins if necessary.
- Pin your sides and leave an 8″ inch opening on one side to turn blanket.
- Sew the top and bottom edges together, starting and stopping at the marks you made. These should start and end at the same marking points at the top and bottom seams.
- Starting in one corner, pin the fleece corner starting at the marking point, and ending at the folded edge. Repeat pinning process in all corners.
- Mark the ½” starting point on the folded edge of the backing and sew with a ½” seam allowance to the marking point. Repeat on all corners.
- Trim corners at 90 degree angle
- Iron seams towards fleece and turn blanket.
- Pin seams to fleece and top stitch ¼” into the fleece, this will secure blanket and seams.
- Tada! You’re all done.