I made my first one of these blankets about a week ago and I knew as soon as I was finished that I would be making another. I made a few changes to this blanket though and I think they're good tips so I wanted to pass them on. My first blanket looked like this, and you can find the tutorial to make your own over at Made.
For my new blanket I chose a fabric that matched the bassinet, it was the same pattern just a different colour. The fabric is called Picadilly and it's by Pamela Mostek. For the chenille I used 3 layers of chocolate brown flannel. The biggest change I made was in the cutting, I felt like with my first blanket I wished I hadn't cut through all the layers, I wished I'd left one uncut. By leaving one you wouldn't be able to see the back of the patterned fabric but you'd see the one colour left uncut. For the layering I started with the Green/Gold Picadilly, then I layered some broadcloth and then 3 layers of flannel. I used broadcloth because it's a lot cheaper. The only downside to using the broadcloth layer is that it's really thin, I wasn't always careful enough and I ended up cutting through it in a couple places. I'll still use it in my next blanket I'll just be more careful next time.
One last thought... I walked through Fabricland the other day and I saw some real chenille, I had the though, "Why make faux chenille? Real chenille really isn't all that expensive".
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