Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ragtop Blankets and Burp Cloths

My sister has new twin baby boys. I finally got to see them last weekend. They are so adorable. They are not identical, but I still had a hard time remembering who was who.

 I decided to make her some baby blankets and burp cloths. 

If you're looking for a quick and easy project, this is it.Using strips of fabric instead of squares really speeds up the process.  I washed the fabric one day. {I don't stick it in the dryer because then the fabric frays too much. I just hang it over the railing on my stairs to dry.} The next afternoon, I ironed, cut out, sewed and clipped. Then I washed and dried them to start the fraying process.

Want to make your own?

 I followed my own tutorial that I posted back in October. {and yes, I had to look at it to remember the measurements.} It was one of my very first tutorials. 
With 3 yards of fabric, you can make a baby blanket and three burp cloths. Of course I had to make a set for each baby.

The baby blanket tutorial can be found here.

The burp cloth tutorial can be found here.

I think it's kind of funny that I used two of the same green fabrics as I did back in October. I love green!

 What do you think? Have you made a rag quilt before? Is it something you would like to make?

Linking up to these parties.

This has been featured over at Michelle's Tasty Creations and Crafty Ideas


  1. These turned out so beautiful. What a great gift for new babies. They look so nice I wouldn't want to wipe spit up onto them. Visiting from Catch a Glimpse link up - Have a wonderful day :)

  2. These are super cute! Just wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Versatile Blogger award today! Check out the details here:

  3. I love rag top edging! I'm goping to do some rag top quilts with some of my maternity clothes since I've just finished with them.

  4. I love burp clothes and have recently fallen in love with rag edges... Plan to make a whale themed rag quilt for my nephew for his first bday in September.... I better get started! Great tutorial, I'll be using it for some baby shower gifts through the end of the year (and making more for my own stash!)


  5. Cute I love how these turned out! I'm excited to be a new follower. I would love if you stopped by to check out my baby design ideas and followed me back at

  6. I liked this blog and just posted similar the same :-

    baby boy gift

  7. LOVE these...I especially love the green colors! :D

  8. Rachel,
    These are beautiful! Makes me wish I still had little ones. So soft looking. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.


  9. Love this project! I'm going to a baby shower next month- I'd like to make one of these sets as a gift:) Thanks!

  10. This is why I wished I knew how to sew! I would love to make these for my grandson due next month! Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...