Ready for another simple handmade home project? One of the things on my to-do list in preparing for our foster family homestudy was getting beds ready. Foster families rarely know what age children are going to be coming into their home, so having beds and bedding in every size from crib to toddler to twin is a necessity! Add to that, the fact that you’ll need bedding sets for boys and for girls, and the cost for comforters or quilts can really add up. (Experienced foster parents will tell you, too, that you quickly become a master at rearranging every bedroom in the house in a few hours!)
I had a terrible time when I started my hunt for toddler bedding. Cute, quality, non-character toddler bedding is really hard to find at a reasonable cost. So, I went to work making a couple of simple quilted blankets using measurements to fit a toddler bed, and I snapped some pictures along the way to write up a tutorial for you!
You can make this quilted blanket in any size. You’re really just limited to the width of the fabric you choose, unless, of course, you piece a few fabric cuts together. Choosing a fabric that has a straight-line pattern print for the top of the blanket is what makes the quilting simple. You’ll simply quilt along the lines of the fabric. You can see that my straight-line pattern is sort of curvy, but it was still easy to follow with my stitching, and I loved the character that it adds to the blanket.
The “binding” on this blanket is actually made by cutting the backing larger and folding it forward. This is a great quick method that you can use with quilts, too!
You can download the full tutorial right here: Simple Quilted Blanket Tutorial!