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30 Minute Family Blanket Tutorial

 joanns disclosureGreat neighbor gift a huge blanket for everyone to snuggle under. Super easy sewing project - Rae Gun Ramblings

One of my favorite parts about the holidays is curling up in a blanket with a good book or movie. Even more fun when you can curl up with your favorite people. But then you always have the blanket tug-of-war thing going on. So when I stumbled across this super cute Christmas cookie fleece fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts I knew I wanted to make a big family sized blanket.

 30 minute family sized blanket tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve made a bunch of these blankets for some reason I’ve never blogged them before. Last year I gave my sister her own single sized one that matches her bedroom that she still uses. These are so fast and with all the cute fleece fabrics out there these days you can make one to fit with any taste or decor.

How to make an easy family sized blanket in just 30 minutes - Rae Gun Ramblings

What You Need

  • 2.5 Yards of Fleece
  • 3/4 Yard of Quilting Cotton
  • Bias Tape Maker (manual ones are very inexpensive just a few bucks and easy to use or electric bias tape makers like I used are fun too!)

What To Do

  1. Start by straightening your cotton (edging) fabric. To do this snip along the selvage edge about 1/4 inch and start tearing. It should tear straight. If you don’t make it to the other end snip again. Alternatively if you want you can just cut 2 inch strips but I find it faster and more relaxing to tear when I can.
  2. Once your fabric is straightened tear 11 two inch strips. Do this by snipping just two inches in from the straightened edge and tear. It will tear straight since it’s a woven fabric. If you decide to use a knit it won’t tear so just measure and cut!
  3. Once you have your strips sew the ends together right sides together to make a long chain. This isn’t real bias tape since we didn’t cut it on the bias but it works for our needs
  4. Feed your chain through your bias tape maker so that the raw edges are folded in.
  5. Next trim any excess off of your fleece and round the corners. I like to use a bowl as a guide.
  6. Sandwich the faux bias tape around edge of the fleece. Zig zag on top making sure to catch all the layers.
  7. When you get to the end cut your faux bias tape about an inch over the edge of the starting point. Fold under and sew down.

Make a cozy Christmas corner with a 30 minute family sized blanket some books or movies. Love this idea - Rae Gun Ramblings

Isn’t it perfect? I think a big old family blanket would be the perfect neighbor gift or present for that family who you just don’t know what to give them. It’ll help them make a wonderfully cozy corner in their house. And if you’re feeling extra generous pair it with a great book for reading out loud, a movie, popcorn or even some redbox codes!

 Super quick and easy family sized blanket tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

If you don’t already know Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts is running a super fun contest. All you have to do is share a picture of your holiday creations on Instagram and tag them #makeitgiveit. So simple right and you could be featured by Jo-Anns and even win a 100$ gift card! Need some ideas? Check out what others are sharing! #Makeitgiveit is more than just an online sweepstakes; it is a partnership between Jo-Ann and the National Military Family Association this holiday season.

30 minute family sized blanket tutorial - Rae Gun Ramlings

You have until December 25th to enter, so start snapping pics! There will be 5 winners announced on Dec. 30th. In addition to the winners Joann’s will giving 5 – $100 gift cards to the National Military Family Association to distribute to families. See official rules here: http://bit.ly/MIGI14. All entries will be featured on Joann’s Make Gifts Merrier Holiday Hub at http://share.joann.com, so be sure to check it out!

Make a blanket that the whole family can snuggle under in just 30 minutes - Rae Gun Ramblings

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DIY Quilts and Blanket Tutorials and Block Party

Here in my part of central Washington it’s been below freezing for WEEKS…and we’ve got more snow coming down today.  All I want to do is curl up in a quilt with a mug of hot cocoa until it warms up a little.  So I thought I’d share some quilty inspiration, especially since lots of us are getting back to some of our bigger quilt ambitions since the holidays are over.
Super cozy DIY quilt and blanket tutorials and projects

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30 Minute EASY Blanket Tutorial

My go to blanket tutorial. Perfect DIY gift and easy sewing project.

There is something wonderful about a handmade blanket. Today I’m excited to share what I believe is the perfect blanket tutorial. It’s fast, it’s easy and the result is is a snuggle-able blanket that’s wonderfully cozy and just the right level of warmth.

I’m excited to be joining Kimbo from A Girl and A Glue Gun as well as a bunch of other bloggers who will be sharing handmade blanket tutorials as a part of Luke’s Love project. To learn how you can get involved donating handmade blankets to help comfort children in need or going through rough things read more about the project see this post.

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This blanket can be made in any size you like but today I’m sharing a personal sized blanket that I think is great for elementary aged children through adults. Want one that is perfect for sharing? Check out my tutorial for a family sized blanket.

Great easy and fast DIY blanket tutorial. Perfect project for beginners or easy handmade gifts.

What You Need

  • 1.5 yards Fleece (about 54×60 inches)
  • 6.5 yards Double Bias Tape (or fabric to make bias tape and a bias tape maker)

A word about fabric. Most fleece is about 60 inches don’t worry if yours is a little bigger or smaller. It’s a snuggly blanket not a tailored bathing suit. I especially like the “snuggle fleece” or “anti-pill fleece” which is just a little extra cuddly and doesn’t pill up. If your fabric has a selvage edge just trim that off before you start. You can either round the corners so you don’t have to deal with corners or you can tuck the edges under to form a little triangle when you get to the corner. To round the corner just place a bow on the edge as a cutting guide. See how to round the edges in this post.

How to make a great blanket in just 30 minutes. Easy DIY tutorial

What To Do

  1. If you are making your bias tape do that. I LOVE my bias tape maker. I don’t actually cut the fabric on the bias for blankets like this and it works fine. Otherwise sew the short ends of your bias tape together right sides together so you have a long length about 6.5 yards long.
  2. Sandwich your fleece in between your bias tape. Feel free to pin if that’s your thing but I just kinda sandwich and hold as I go.
  3. Now zig zag the bias tape down. I like to use a zig zag stitch since it’s forgiving if your fabric slips a bit so it catches a wider area but you can really use any stitch you like including fun decorative stiches. You just want to make sure you’re catching all three layers (top bias tape fold, fleece, and bottom bias tape fold).
  4. If you cut curves you’ just go all the way around. If you have corners fold them under to make the corner triangle and continue sewing on the next side.
  5. When you get to where you started (I like to start on a straight side (NOT a corner or curve) then fold under some of the bias tape and sew a bit over where you started making sure to back stitch.

Super easy right? And these are really our FAVORITE blankets. My husband still snuggles up with our huge Christmas one since it’s so cozy (I really need to make a non-holiday one). And my nieces steal my sister’s bacon one pictured here all the time.

30 minute easy diy blanket tutorial

Teddy LOVE the Christmas one too because if you hid under it and look up it’s like the decorations are glowing. Some how the single layer of fleece is just the perfect warmth. It’s great on it’s own magically being warm enough if it’s right up against you during most of the year but even when it gets extra cold it’s just right for snugglying or layering with other blankets!

Did you or your kids ever have a special blanket?

DIY 30 minute easy blanket tutorial

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DIY Quilts Pillows and Block Party

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Cozy Crafts Recipes and Block Party

The temperatures are getting cooler and with the time change, this weekend Fall is most definitely here. I gathered up some cozy decor, recipes, and crafts to keep you warm this fall.

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These all look so warm and snuggly that you will want to go make them immediately!

  1. DIY Flannel Infinity Scarf
  2. Easy Charm Square Quilt Tutorial
  3. Cozy Fall Pillows
  4. Turkey Taco Soup
  5. Fall Leaf Garland
  6. Collar Cozy Tutorial
  7. 30 Minute Flannel Blanket Tutorial
  8. DIY Baby Hat Sewing Pattern
  9. Curry Lentil Chicken Soup
  10. The Purple Pig Copycat Pork Neck Bone Gravy
  11. DIY: Alpaca Cabled Crochet Beanie and Free Pattern
  12. Crochet Shawl Tutorial
  13. Decorated Paper Mittens Garland
  14. Butternut Pork Mole Soup Recipe
  15. Instapot Honey Sesame Chicken

It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts | Housewife Eclectic | Coral and Co.! Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we’ve been up to some fun things lately.shelly-morgan-from-coral-and-co

Hey, Y’all its Shelly from Coral + Co. I am recently new to the block party and am having a great time seeing all your craft link ups! I love all things crafty and sewing. Here are a few things that I have been doing lately.

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DIY T-shirt dress tutorial | Oh Deer Baby Onesie | DIY Infinity Scarf

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DIY Water Beach Crafts and Link Party

It’s the middle of July and it is HOT!! We have been hitting triple digits for a couple weeks now and so all I can think about is water! We have been going to the pool a lot this summer and next week we are headed to the beach, so I have water on the brain! Here are some great ideas for water and beach fun!

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Backyard Water Games

Summer Bag

Pack Picnic Blanket

Plastic Cup Boats

Mermaid Shirt

Beach Decor

Summer Travel with Kids

Life Saver

Sunglasses Case

Fish Backpack

Water Bottle Carrier

Swimsuit Cover

It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts | Housewife Eclectic | Coral and Co.! Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we’ve been up to some fun things lately.
 
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16 DIY Projects to Keep You Toasty Warm and Link Party

The weather has definitely turned colder and darker in Washington State where I live and it leaves me wanting to curl up with something soft and warm all day, so I thought I’d share some projects that are fun to make and will keep you Toasty Warm.

Great DIY projects for colder weather, hats, blankets and more

Scrappy Strip Quilt Kids can Make30 Minute Star Wars Snuggle Blanket Tutorial | No-Sew Blanket Scarf Tutorial | Crocheted Anna Cape and Hat | Dainty Bow Arm Warmers | Snowy Day Quilt | 30 Minute Easy Blanket Tutorial | Claire’s Outlander Cowl |  Quilt-as-You-Go Ragged Applique Quilt | Easy Quilted Baby Blankets | Crocheted Flower Hat | Granny Stripe Blanket | Easy and Perfect Receiving Blankets | Ribbon Blanket | Scotty Dog Heating Pad | Baby Fox Hat Pattern

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20 Must Make Pie Recipes and Block Party

I think pie might be the most perfect dessert. You can pretty much make a pie that will make anyone happy. Whether it’s rich and chocolately or light and fruity pies are so diverse it’s no surprise that the holidays are full of them! Here are 20 Must Make Pie Recipes and boy do they look delish.

So many yummy pie recipes to try for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Pi Day

Monster Cookie Mouse pie | Pumpkin Mousse Pie | Nutella no bake pies | Magic Coconut Cookie Pies | Pecan Turtle Tart | Snickers pie | Mini Muffin Tin Pies | Banana Cream Pie | Berry Cheesecake Pie | mini caramel apple pie | Apple Crumb Pie | coconut cream pie | Oatmeal Cookie Pie | Chocolate Peanut butter | Four Ingredient Flaky Pie Crust | Chocolate Meringue | Strawberry Pie | peanut butter fudge pie | Chocolate Mousse Pie | Pumpkin Pie Phyllo Cups

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Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings as your faithful host for this week. The weather has finally cooled here in Utah and it’s making me ready for the Holidays. To me on the top of the holiday food list are pies. So sorry if I cause you to drool during this week’s party. And in case you haven’t been to my neck of the woods lately, here are some of my favorite posts from the last month.

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Block Party: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Craft and DIY

20 awesome Mother's Day DIYs Crafts and Gift Ideas
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Polly here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.   Spring is here in my part of the country which means it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day Gifts.  
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Most Pinned Recipes and Crafts of 2014

Some of the most popular quick and easy sewing projects, crafts, diy's and recipes - Rae Gun Ramblings

Did you guys have a great Christmas? I’ve spend the last week enjoying family and food and just taking it easy. It has been wonderful. I cannot believe that we have just a few more days left in 2014. Goodness! But that means it’s time for one of my favorite posts of the year my Top Ten post. These are the projects and tips that you all visited the most. These 10 posts got the highest page views, were shared the most on pinterest, and visited time and again. If you liked them I hope that you you’ll pin it (even if you already did the first time around) and share it with someone you think will appreciate it!

The secret to hemming knits. It's the type of thread you use! Rae Gun Ramblings

The very most popular post was when I shared my super easy trick for How to Hem Knits to get a professional looking finish.

DIY swaddling blankets easy tutorial and the best size for easy wrapping - Rae Gun Ramblings

My favorite project I made for Teddy. You all also liked it since my super speedy Baby Swaddle Blankets Tutorial was the next most popular post. I shared the perfect size to make them that they don’t sell in stores.

5 Important lessons from years of running a successful Etsy Shop - Rae Gun Ramblings

I took some time to share a bunch of what I have learned running my successful baby clothing shop in my 5 Tips from an Etsy Pro article. It seemed to really resonate with people.

How to make French seams - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m so glad that I finally took the time to explain how to sew a French seam on it’s own because this technique for How to Professionally Finish Seams Without a Serger was very popular.

Super easy Lasagna Soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

We all love a good easy crock pot recipe so I was thrilled to find my crazy easy Crock Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe come up as 5th most popular post I shared in 2014.

Quick and Easy directions on how to make your own tulle skirt - Rae Gun Ramblings

I made myself an easy 30 Minute Tulle Skirt and shared the tutorial which it seems lots of other people wanted to sew too! It’s so easy I highly recommend it. This would be so cute for a New Years Eve party.

Wizarding World of Harry potter Frozen Butterbeer recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Speaking of New Years Eve parties, my quickie Frozen Butterbeer Recipe would be the perfect addition to your menu. It’s a hit with both the Harry Potter fans and anyone who just likes a tasty treat.

Tons of amazing Harry Potter inspired projects - Rae GUn Ramblings

At the end of our 2 week long Harry Potter celebration I shared all 28 awesome Harry Potter DIY’s Recipes and Craft ideas in one place and it was a hit.

Great list of everything you need for a well stocked (but not over the top) sewing room. This is stuff that will actually be used - Rae Gun Ramblings

For fun I made a big list of my Sewing Room Necessities. I shared all my favorite tools that I actually use. If you want to know what to stock your sewing room with this is a post full of the stuff that will get used (as opposed to just take up space and eat away at your budget).

Homemade Moby style baby carrier tutorial with free pattern at Rae Gun Ramblings

And coming in in 10th place was my DIY Moby Wrap Baby Carrier Tutorial. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is no reason to spend how much the name brand carriers charge. Seriously even if you don’t know how to sew this project is so so easy you can learn with it. Or I also share a no sew option!

10 Most Pinned Recipes, Craft Tutorials, Sewing Tips and More of 2014

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