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Thread: Recieving Blankets

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    Junior Member flhomeschoolmom's Avatar
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    Recieving Blankets

    I might have asked this question before, but what is the average size of a recieving blanket? And how many single layer recieving blankets can you get from 1.5 yards of fabric? The reason I'm asking is because my local Wal-Mart finially began carrying bolts of fabric and I purchased this today:
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    My husband swears that his sister is a Pebbles fanatic, I certainly hope so!!

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    I saw that fabric today at Walmart too. It is very cute. I'm not sure what size receiving blankets are (my baby turned 40 this year so it's been a while). I would guess that they would be around 30" square so you have room to wrap the baby up in it.

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    The average size is 34X37 inches or 35 inches square..Love the fabric

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    I would make two blankets measuring 27x36 before the hemming of the edges. It's been a while but I do remember that even commercially made receiving blankets were not a uniform size. It drove me a little nutty to have to have separate piles in the drawers for various sized blankets so that's why I remember this fun fact. LOL!!
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    I make my receiving blankets square (they are easier to wrap up the baby). I wash the fabric and make it square with the WOF -- so I would say only one from 1.5 yard.
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    I also make receiving blankets square. So if the WOF is 42 inches, I do it 42 inches long as well.

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    I make mine 1 yd. by width of fabric. Grandkids used them for years this size. Cute fabric.
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    I like the fabric, but can't honestly say that it's a personal favorite. I was a baby looney tunes fan when I was expecting my oldest. And I would love to do baby Tweety for this baby. For my youngest I wanted Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, and Cordorory. Instead, he ended up with left over baby looney tunes stuff from his brother My SIL that is currently expecting did Pooh Bear with her oldest daughter, so she doesn't want Pooh for this one. Of the fabric that I purchased today, my favorite is the one I bought to become the back of the baby quilt (crib/toddler bed sized), which is this one:
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    And I've decided that when I get ready to throw the baby shower next month, the recieving blanket(s) will be from my DH, because he's the one who swore that his sister LOVED Pebbles. The quilt will be from me, the clothes (bought my niece 2 outfits today) will be from me and DH, binky's (still gotta get) will be from our oldest son because when the older sister of this baby was born my oldest son called her "my baby" and was always giving her a binky, and the bottles will be from our youngest son because he was always stealing his female cousin's (the older sister) bottles since they are only 9 months apart in age.

    It has been 9 (almost 10) years since our family has had a new baby and I think that just about everyone has gotten baby fever over this little girl.

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    I usually buy 1.2 meters of flannelette. That equals about 48 inches or 1 1/3 yard. I always always always wash and droy the flannelette in a hot dryer. It ususally ends up crooked. I square it off and hem all sides. This results in a receiving blanket of about 42"x42". As my DD says--"You CAN swaddle a 12 pound baby in Mum's blankets!"
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    wash it twice..that stuff shrunk on me...

    then go to missourristar.com and watch their 10 minute receiving blanket video...dang that is cute and fast!

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