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My First “Order” as of 3/12/11

So far I have completed most of one order. I have done three dresses and one pair of shorts. That leaves, for this order one dress and one pair of shorts left. Then on to the second order, which has four shorts, three halter tops, three peasant shirts, and three dresses. Whew! Thank God for my mother-in-law for watching Stink.

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Easy Receiving Blanket Tutorial

Have you ever had a friend that was having a baby and you just didn’t know what to get them. Or maybe you’re like me and totally forget that you have a baby shower coming up and then your friend calls you the day of and asks what time you are going to be there. Well, then this tutorial is for you! I have no idea how many times I have had to run to my baby gifts stash and instantly had a cute gift ready to go 🙂 For this you will need:

1 yard of flannel (as of today Joannes has all their flannel for $1.99/yd and you know I went and racked up :))

*Prewash if you want.

Corresponding thread

Sewing machine

Rotary cutter and self-healing mat

Step 1: Cut a 27″ (length) by 28″ (wide) square out of your fabric

I chose to go with a square but you can round your corners if you like.

I folded mine in half and then cut it 27x14Step 2:Sew a zig zag stitch around the edge on all four sides. When you get to the corner make sure your needle is inserted into the fabric, lift the presser foot, and turn the fabric. Then lower the foot back down and begin stitching the edge. Repeat at all corners. If you have rounded corners then you can just continue around without stopping. Here is my machines zig zag setting

Zig zag stitch in action

Step 3: Trim up any loose threads and clip the edges that may stick out a bit.
That’s it you’re done. How easy was that 🙂 Now go make a ton and put them safely away until you get that next phone call from your friend asking you what time you are going to be at the shower today…..

Just a few I whipped up in less than 30 minutes.

P.S. You will have left over fabric if you get a whole yard. Make a matching burp cloth to complete the gift here.

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