Embroidered Blanket

Don’t let the title deceive you… I did NOT embroider this:

IMG_3780One of our vendors at Job #1 gifted this to us for Christmas. It is a most awesomely comfortable and perfectly fine microfiber/fleece-ish blanket. It would be just wonderful in my new house.

But I’m not digging that logo… no offense to our vendor. I dug around my stash of felt and fleece. Surely I could cover it up somehow.

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My stash of felt and fleece ๐Ÿ™‚

I grabbed black first.

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This black fleece looks grey next to the blanket… not gonna fly for me.

Hubs’s favorite color is purple, maybe I could use this felt instead…

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Not wide enough… go figure

This is not going very well thus far, so I reverted back to my normal stash of scraps and found a combination I like very much, actually.

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Ta- da ๐Ÿ™‚

I think the plaid will compliment the purple quite nicely, so I sewed them together and trimmed most (not all) of the excess plaid material on my cutting mat.

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Like so

I’ve never ironed felt before, so I wasn’t sure how horrible this might turn out. Guess what? You can iron it! Good-bye wrinkles. I pinned the material to the offensive blanket corner and sewed it down with a straight stitch on ourย Janome 8900.

IMG_3791Then, I sewed in the “ditch” between the plaid and purple:

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I’m pointing to the previous stitch I sewed ๐Ÿ™‚

For my next trick, I put the material right side down so I could stitch around the curvature of the blanket corner.

IMG_3794Of course, after that, I cut the excess plaid and purple felt off leaving enough of an allowance to “bind” the material around the edge of the corner. We can’t have raw edges. Not cool.

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…I prolly should’ve left a little more material on the edge for this. Oops ๐Ÿ™‚

As you can see, I just folded it over by hand and stitched it down. This material is pretty thick: there’s the blanket, the existing blanket binding, my scrap material doubled up & folded over, and this machine sews through it like it’s butter! I love this machine. Truly.

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voila

Not bad ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not crazy about that double stitch thing going on… I thought about putting a funky decorative or satin stitch in there to cover it up but, alas, laziness prevails.

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At home in my new living room.

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Blankets are meant to be used, not just for looking pretty.

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…so I used it and it did not disappoint.

It’s a keeper!

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