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Easy Baby Quilt from Receiving Blankets

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I’ve had four kids now, so you would think I had this mothering thing down.  Every child is so different though, so I feel like I learn something new every time.  Austin still loves to wake up at night to nurse, so he’s getting a lot of extra liquid.  Every night I’ve had a choice: do I change his diaper in the middle of the night, causing him to have a hard time getting back to sleep, or do I leave it and deal with changing wet sheets at 5 am?  This was every single night, and it was starting to get old.  The solution for us was Huggies OverNites Diapers.  No more diaper changes in the middle of the night, and no daily sheet changes at the crack of dawn.  We’ve both been sleeping better, and anyone with a baby knows how important that is!

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It’s also important to make sure that baby stays nice and warm to sleep well.  While it isn’t safe to put a baby to bed with a blanket, you can still use one to help put them to sleep.  Flannel receiving blankets are always so soft and cute, but they are never big enough to use very long.  I thought of an idea to reuse them and make them into a bigger blanket that baby can keep using long after they have outgrown their swaddle.

To make this easy baby quilt, you’ll need:

  • flannel receiving blankets
  • 1 yard of flannel for the backing
  • thread

Nautical Receiving Blankets

Cut your receiving blankets into squares.  I made mine 10.5 inches square, but you can make them bigger or smaller for a different look.  I had four blankets, and I cut three squares of each for a total of 12 squares.  This made a 29 1/2 x 39 inch baby quilt.

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

Arrange your squares and sew them, right sides together, with 1/2-inch seams.  I like to start by sewing them into rows like the photo below, and then sew the rows together.  Make sure to iron the seams open as you go.

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

Cut your backing to be the same size as the finished quilt top.  Pin the top and backing with right sides together.  Sew around the quilt, leaving an opening a few inches wide for turning the quilt.

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

Clip the corners without cutting the thread.  Turn the quilt right-side-out through the opening and iron all of the edges flat.

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

Top stitch around the entire edge quilt which will also sew your opening shut.  I used a decorative stitch with a contrasting color thread, but you can also just do a regular stitch.

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

This was so easy to put together, and it would make a great baby shower gift!  I even had enough fabric leftover to make some matching burp cloths!

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

I think Austin likes it!  I just had to share this cuteness.  He put the blanket over his head and was playing peek-a-boo!  This kid seriously melts my heart!  I can’t believe he’s almost a year old already.

Make an easy baby quilt out of receiving blankets!

What solutions do you have to help baby sleep better?  Check out these other baby crafts and these Easy Homemade Blankets for more ideas.

Also take a look at How to Make a Blanket for a Baby.

 

And How to Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets with a Braided Edge

How to Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets with a Braided Edge

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Etzel Stopher

Saturday 13th of July 2019

I sew these easy blankets and donate them to hospitals for neonatal units. They are so happy to receive them.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 15th of July 2019

Oh that so great to hear! What a great idea!

Cathi

Friday 1st of February 2019

Currently upcycling these exact same receiving blankets into a toddler sized quilt. :)

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 8th of February 2019

Oh, how funny! Great idea to make a larger quilt!

ILIANA MENDEZ

Friday 28th of September 2018

The finished quilt is not seen as the one in the hand of the baby. The navy fabric seem to be within two quilt pieces ; in the one with the baby seem to only having one of cuttins and other side only with navy. I want to do it because looks so cute but do not understand well the instructions with thye view.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Saturday 29th of September 2018

One side is the cut pieces that are sewn together. The navy side is just a solid piece of fabric.

Marie Flanagan

Saturday 21st of July 2018

This is just what I need to make using all the receiving blankets I have.thanks for your time .

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 23rd of July 2018

So glad this helped you! I wish I would have saved all of my receiving blankets! <3

Dana

Thursday 20th of July 2017

where did you get those flannel receiving blankets? They're adorable!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 24th of July 2017

I believe those were from Target last year.

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