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Ric Rac Receiving Blanket

http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Ric-Rac-Receiving-Blanket.jpgOne of the things I love the most in the world is holding a brand new baby wrapped up tight in a soft and cuddly blanket. The feel of the babies precious little skin and the sound of their first little breaths is enough to moisten my eyes. There is nothing quite like holding a little baby so sweet, innocent, and fresh.
I love these little miracles and holding them in my arms.

Making blankets for these little miracles is so wonderful and sweet especially when I see them wrapped up all cozy and warm in a blanket I made for them, so receiving blankets are always on my top 10 list of things my babies must have. Because of this, for the months prior to holding our little sweeties, I sew and sew and sew preparing soft little blankets for the upcoming, cherished moments of cuddling our new little ones.

Today we are going to make a receiving blanket that whips together really fast and only requires 4 supplies. These blankets work perfect for your own new bundle, a grandchild, a neighbor, a neice or nephew, or for a friend. They are excellent shower gifts or a “Good To Meet You” gift for the hospital.

Let’s get started with our supply list:

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1 1/4 to 1 1/2 yards of TWO coordinating Flannels
I used Robert Kaufman’s Ella
1 1/2 yards of coordinating Ric Rac
I used Mega Ric Rac in Apple
1 1/2 yards of coordinating Ribbon
I used Saddle Stitch in Shocking Pink
*Optional: Pre-wash your flannel
Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Trim selvage edges off of both pieces of flannel.

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog2. Lay ric rac on top of the piece of flannel that will be the top of your blanket, in your desired location.
3. Lay ribbon on top of the ric rac. Trim off excess ric rac and ribbon.
4. Pin ribbon and ric rac to flannel.

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog5. Sew ribbon and ric rac to flannel. I used a zig zag stitch to make sure both ribbon and ric rac are nice and secure.

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog6. Put right sides of flannel together and sew the pieces together. LEAVE an opening approximately 4 to 5 inches long, to turn blanket.

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog7. Trim flannel and turn blanket so right sides of flannel are now out.

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog8. Iron blanket and edges so they look nice and crisp. Fold in flannel at the opening and make sure to iron really good so flannel will lay flat while top stitching the blanket.

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat Blog9. To add the final touch to your receiving blanket, add a decorative top stitch to the edges of your blanket. (Make sure your opening gets sewn shut with your decorative top stitch.)

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat BlogRic Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat BlogRic Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat BlogYou are done and look how easy that was to make a super cute receiving blanket. You do not have to add ric rac and ribbon. I have made a lot of these receiving blankets that I do not add ric rac and ribbon to that are just as cute and the babies love them just the same. 🙂

Ric Rac Receiving Blanket - The Ribbon Retreat BlogShe loved it so much, she wanted to eat it.

There are so many options of flannel for you to use to create the perfect receiving blanket for either a girl or boy. The Ribbon Retreat gets new flannel in on a regular basis that is SO SO cute and PERFECT for receiving blankets!

Click on over and visit our website to grab the rest of your supplies to make these fast and easy Ric Rac Receiving Blankets perfect for your own little bundle of joy or the little bundle down the street.

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Happy Creating!
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8 Comments

  1. Kristie
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    I love the ric rac and ribbon addition to that receiving blanket!! Cute idea and super cute baby too! Thanks for posting your ideas.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kristie! Thank you for your comment and compliment! I agree…the baby is pretty cute huh. 🙂 Thanks for being a great reader and letting us share our ideas with you.

  2. Janica
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love The Ribbon Retreat flannel—-I have a receiving blanket that I have washed over a dozen times and it is still beautiful! No annoying little fuzzies that make flannel look bad! Great tutorial and that cute baby’s eyes are TOO much! CUTE!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

      Hi Janica! Thank you so much for your comment. I agree! The flannel at TRR is amazing! It is so soft and my baby LOVES it! 🙂

  3. Heather C
    Posted May 30, 2013 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    So cute! You might want to correct step 6, though. You have it written to sew with wrong sides together.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

      Heather…THANK YOU! You are right. That would have gotten really confusing really fast. Thank you for your catch. You are AWESOME!!! 🙂

  4. Jeannie
    Posted May 30, 2013 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I love the blanket and the fabric choice! Very cute! The little face ” eating” the blanket is cute too.

  5. Martha
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Such a clever idea to add a little “pizzaz” to an already cute, cuddly blanket! Cute, cute, cute “blanket model” too!!

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