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A Ruffled Blankie for our new addition



My brother and his partner’s latest addition, Layla Rae, is one week old today. For the last 7 months I’ve been pinning to my ‘ideas for the baby’ board on Pinterest. 

2LittleHooligan’s tutorial has been at the top of my to-do list for ages – a Ruffled Lovey: 

Christina’s tutorial is brilliant, really easy to follow with lots of photographs. 


I bought 5 pieces of fabric, each 1/2 yard long. This was plenty – I still have the equivalent of around 3 fat quarters left. For the backing I bought a cream fleece blanket from Ikea. 


I used my ruffling foot to created my gathers, but you don’t need one to make the blanket. For those without a ruffling foot Chistina recommends using Simple Simon & Co’s method. 


I stayed up late to finish the blanket and felt it necessary to drink co-ordinating pink wine!

I was so pleased with the blanket once finished, it almost made me feel broody! 




The only change I made was the outer ruffle. Instead of using a 5″ strip I used a 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 and stitched lengthways so each side was different and the back fleecy side had a bit more interest so it wasn’t as plain.

I really loved making this, it was super easy and the cutest make ever. I can’t wait to make her a matching little dress from the left over fabric. Does anyone know of any cute/easy downloadable patterns? Preferably free! 

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