Easiest Cuddle Blanket

Do you like easy projects?
Seriously, this is the easiest Cuddle™ blanket that you can make for yourself or as a gift!

When I was brand new to sewing, a friend of mine was having a baby.  I wanted to make her a blanket but all the tutorials I found at that time had bindings, bias tape, etc. and scared the heck out of me!  I finally just tried my hand at some basic sewing techniques and her blanket turned out great!  I even made a fast printout if you are new to sewing and want to start with this simple project.  Click here to download the PDF!

A yard of Shannon Studio Cuddle™ fabric is 60 inches wide so when you order 1 yard it makes the perfect size for a baby blanket!  I made this blanket by taking a yard of the Cuddle Dimple in Red and a yard of the Red/Snow Chevron - cutting them each in half so I had 30″x36″ for my blanket!  And since I only made one blanket, we are having a giveaway for you to win two 1/2 yard pieces!  Make sure you enter at the bottom of this post!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this baby blanket:
30″x36″ fabric of  Cuddle Dimple in Red
30″x36″ fabric of  Red/Snow Chevron
Matching Thread
Pin your fabric with right sides together.
 Round the corners of the fabric
Sew along the edge of the fabric and notch the corner edges with your scissors.(Make sure you keep a 4″ opening on one side for turning the fabric right side out.)
 Turn right sides out and topstitch along the edge to finish and close the 4″ opening.
 You’re done!  Now, attempt to get a picture with your daughter in her matching dress!!!(She’s wearing Ann Kelle’s line for Robert Kaufman – see the post here)I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!!

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  1. Catherine Hoffart says:

    I love the smooth minty fabrics. I use them for my crafts. One of my favorite prints is the pink camo.

  2. I absolutely adore the Funky Monkey Cuddle Fuchsia – I have a younger mentally handicapped sister that collects (a/k/a is obsessed) with monkey stuff and her entire bedroom is full. she would LOVE this!

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      hi Lesley-

      That is a cute one! Monkeys are always fun and your sister sounds sweet- bet her bedroom is wild and crazy! :)

      Good luck!


  3. Lori Mehrer says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I need to make a blanket for a lady at work 2 year old son. We bought the fabric already but no time to sew it before Christmas. I may just make it like this. 2 layers of cuddle should be warm enough. I think I’ll make it like the above tutorial.

  4. Love the quilt & the kids are darling! Would love to make a quilt out of cuddle fabric.

  5. Very cute! Looks like an easy, GREAT baby gift! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love those dots! I wanted you to know I featured you at Sewistry.com– this is such a perfect last minute gift– I could whip up one of these for both my kids tonight! http://sewistry.com/2013/12/how-to-make-an-easy-baby-blanket/

  7. Ah, what is my fave cuddle print/texture/color? That’s easy! ALL of them! Seriously!! I love every cuddle fabric Shannon Fabrics comes out with!! #cuddleaddict

  8. Beth in Michigan says:

    Super cute and easy! Thanks.

  9. Denyse Wilkins says:

    Being new to sewing – I appreciate the information, detail and wonderful pictures.

  10. I don’t have a favorite. I love all of the cuddle fabric!

  11. trish hanson says:

    I just love all the chevrons and dots! Would love to make my new grand a blanket with this!

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hi Trish-

      Our chevrons have been very very popular! Any new baby would love a blanket made with them.

      Congratulations on your new grand baby!


  12. Susan Nagel says:

    I love each and every one…it would just be to hard to choose just one….They are so wonderfully soft ……..don;t know of anyone who doesn’t love them….Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this giveaway

  13. I love all of them. No favorites here.

  14. jo wyrosdick says:

    I really like the red chevron blanket. I hope I win!

  15. Lori Mehrer says:

    I don’t usually comment twice but I finally had a chance to breeze over and look at all the Shannon fabrics again. Love the Superheros Adventure fabric. It’s hard to find cute boy fabrics that aren’t jungle animals (I do like those too though). I also saw the Aviator Teal print! That has to be my favorite. Love airplanes. I spent 6 1/2 years in the Air Force working on aircraft and my hubby is retired Air Force.

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hi Lori-

      We wanted to offer some cute fabrics that were more appropriate for boys. The Boy Toys Aviator sounds perfect for you! Happy flying and have a safe trip!:)


  16. I am loving the paisley cuddle fabric. I love the bright colors!

  17. I love the Vine Cuddle Fresa! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  18. So many cuties…but I’ll pick the RKC Posy Party Pink and Beep Beep Cuddle Orange (couldn’t pick just one).

  19. Janet Calvert says:

    I love the chevron!

  20. Jane Friddell says:

    Love how easy you have laid this out for those of us who are “scared” to sew!!! THANKS!!!

  21. Angie Fowler says:

    Love this easy tut!!

  22. Lisa H Harris says:

    I love minky dot in various colors!

  23. I love the fuzzy rosebud minky!

  24. Would love to win!!

  25. barbara stmpert says:

    Love the chevron! I have a baby niece this would be perfect for!

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