Tutorial: How to make a receiving blanket

Kim from Triangle Shirt shows how to make a simple receiving blanket.  The two-layer blanket features a novelty print woven cotton on the top backed with a knit fabric to be soft against baby’s newborn skin.  It’s a quick, easy project, perfect for beginning sewists, or more more experienced sewists who want some almost-instant sewing gratification.  Get the how-to.

[photo from Triangle Shirt]


  1. Terri says

    I make this same blanket only mine are 36×44 and one side is cotton and the other one is flannel. It makes a great “personalized” shower gift. Many of the mothers I have made them for have used them a lot over the child’s toddler years and tell me they love them!

  2. Pat says

    Why do you get 1 1/4 yards of fabric and then cut it down to 26″. How about you get 27″ of fabric and then use the full width and not have to cut it down. Am I missing something?

    • says

      My guess is that she used a directional print. But I don’t see any reason why you can’t use a more efficient cut if the direction of the print isn’t an issue. –Anne


Leave a Reply