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July 15, 2010

A Taggie Blanket Tutorial

I have a great neice who loves her Taggie
but in my area they are hard to find and
I really didn't want to order online.
So I thought, how hard can it be to make one of these cuties.
Ladies (& Gents) they're a breeze!
Here's how...

Select two baby fannel - fat squares 12" x 12"
found at any fabric or quilt shop
or two fabrics of your choice, but remember - it's for a baby!
Something: soft, silky, and with texture.
You'll need a package of scrap ribbon
from Hobby Lobby or from your scrap pile. 
Cut your ribbons into 4.5" length sections
(these will be folded in half to make 2" tags).
Cut enough ribbons to go around all four sides of the blanket.

Pin ribbons to right side of fabric
(facing inward on top of the fabric)
Sew the pinned ribbons to all four sides of one square - removing pins as you go.
Add your backing fabric square leaving a small opening
 in order to turn your fabric to the right sides.
Close the opening and sew a 1/4" top stitch around
all four sides for a finished look.
Press and you are done!
In less than 30 minutes you have a Taggie!
~ Your baby will love this Taggie Blanket ~
It is a great beginners project and makes a great gift ~ Enjoy !