Baby Tag Blanket

Created By:

Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

Skill Level: Beginner

"I love watching Brooks touch and explore the uniquely different colors and textiles. One tag is created from his great-grandmother's childhood blouse. Another is a crocheted piece. All of the tags are created using bits and pieces from my sewing drawer which is stuffed with sentimental items that I can't bear to throw away. What fun to use them on something the baby loves so much!" - Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson

The unique features on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 made embroidering this a breeze. Milinda was able to raise the presser foot during embroidery to fit over the thick crocheted tag and then lower it again immediately. Milinda also loved using the magnetized SQ22 Hoop. It made embroidering the slick nylon fabric a breeze.

Janome Supplies Required
  • Download the .JEF file above
  • 8 various 6" ribbon pieces
  • 20" square for the blanket front
  • 20" square minky fabric for the blanket back
  • Crinkle paper (cereal wrappers work!)
  • Satin bindings for the borders
  • Hoop stabilizer and top fabric using the magnets and hoop SQ22

Click here to download the embroidery .JEF file.

Step 1: Embroider the Design

  • Hoop the front fabric piece with wash away stabilizer.
  • Sew color 1, smiley face
  • Skip color 2 and embroider your own baby's name.

Step 2: Add Ribbons

  • Sew color 3, placement lines for the ribbons
  • Tape a ribbon on each line with raw edges of ribbon facing out
  • Sew color 4, sew down lines for the ribbon

Step 3: Backing

*Note: You might need to raise your presser foot in order to go over some of the thicker fabric. Go to settings, scroll down to presser foot height and raise or lower. What an awesome feature!

  • Place minky fabric backing right sides together over the hoop.
  • Sew color 5, sew down the line
  • Remove from the hoop.
  • Turn right side out through the opening.
  • Hand sew the opening closed.
Everyone is Talking about Baby Tag Blanket
Average 4.0 | 4 Reviews

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.

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