For Hope: African Wax Print Baby Blanket
When I attend a baby shower, typically I like to provide a handmade gift. I have a deep fascination with ethnic prints. This time I decided to create a 100% cotton mitered square blanket using an African wax print and a solid crinkly cotton. I purchased the African wax print from TamboCollection Etsy shop.
One thing I have learned from making these mitered square blankets, is that when the fabrics aren't the same, one of them can have a different pull when it's being fed through the sewing machine. It was much simpler using two cotton prints, but caution had to be taken since one was crinkly and a different width. Let's just say that the iron was my best friend. :-)
I've purchased different pieces of batiks for more blankets. Who says that baby blankets have to have pastels or cutesy icons running all over the place?