1 yard cute printed fabric
1 yard minky (if you're going to make 2 sets, get 1 1/4 yard)
1-1 1/4 yard silky fabric for ruffle
2 coordinating spools of ribbon (or 36" of each)
Cut out your fabrics:
Printed fabric: a 30"x30" square and a piece about 10"x15" for the tag blanket.
Minky: a 30"x30" square and a piece about 10"x15" for the tag blanket.
Ruffle fabric: For a larger ruffle, cut 4 strips 8" wide. For a smaller ruffle, cut 4 strips 6" wide.
Ribbon: Cut eight 4" long strips from each ribbon (you should end with 16 total).
The Ruffle Blanket
Step 1: The ruffle is the hardest part of the entire project, but it's really not that bad, just push through and you'll be super impressed with yourself at the end! So you just should have cut your strips. I like to make the larger ruffle for girly blankets and the smaller ruffle for boy blankets.
Now you can take your cotton fabric right side up and pin the ruffle to it. Make sure that your raw edges of the ruffle match up with the edge of the fabric so that ruffle is going in toward the center of the blanket. Now sew the ruffle in place.
Step 4: Once you've sewn the ruffle in place, lay it out on a table and push all of the ruffles toward the middle of the blanket. Then take your square of minky and place it right side down on top of your cotton and ruffle. Pin everything together.
To prevent this, you're going to stick your hand in between the layers to flatten out the ruffle and keep it in place. Do this around the entire blanket, fix the ruffle, then sew a little, fix the ruffle again, etc.
The corners can be especially tricky, be sure you push the ruffle out of the way for one edge, then when you get to the corner, adjust the ruffle by smushing up against the seam you just sewed.
Topstitch with a 3/8" seam from the ruffle all the way around the blanket.
You're done, now snuggle up!
Step 1: Cut eight 4" ribbon strips from two different ribbons so you have 16 total. Fold them in half to make little loops and sew the loose ends together with a 1/4" seam.
Step 3: Lay the minky right side down on top of the pinned ribbon piece.
Pin it in place starting with the corners.
Enjoy your ruffle baby blanket and matching tag blanket!