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?


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

  7. 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.


  8. 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!

  9. 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!