Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I really want to make this...



Does anyone have any tips for me? I don't know a thing about adding edging on blankets. How do I make it gather like that? Anyway.. I need some help! Anyone?? If you want to buy one.. Go to www.razzlebaby.com Aren't they sooo cute?!

9 comments:

Travis, Lyndsie & Kamryn said...

My mother inlaw just made me a blanket and she ruffled the edges with ribbon, all she did was sew the very edge of the ribbon and she would stop every now and then and then she would just pull the thread through and the ribbon would ruffle. I can post a pic so you can see what it looks like. And sorry if my instructions arent great. I am no sewer!!

Travis, Lyndsie & Kamryn said...

She ruffled it first and then put it between the two fabrics. It took her a little time to sew it between the fabrics to try to keep the ruffles even but other than that it went pretty fast. And i have posted the pic.

Tim and Tricia Layton said...

Those blankets are so cute! Whenever I do ruffles, I just sew a basting stitch on the fabric that needs to be ruffled, then pull the top thread until the ruffled frabric is the right length. Spread the ruffles out evenly. You could then sew on top of the basting stitch to sew the ruffles in the place and then sew it inbetween the two fabrics or you can forego the top stitch and just sew it inbetween the fabrics. Thanks for all your good ideas all of the time. I enjoy it!

Tim and Tricia Layton said...

Some machines have a basting stitch setting, but if yours doesn't, like mine, then use just a regular stitch and set your stitch length to the longest it will go. It's just a loose, temporary stitch. Do it atleast 1/4" away from the edge of the fabric. One more thing that makes it easier, after you've done the stitch, find the middle of the strip of fabric, place a pin in it and then find the middle of the blanket edge and line the middles of the blanket edge and strip of fabric up and pin them together. Then pull the stop thread of the basting stitch on each end until it's the right length for the blanket...don't forget to spread the ruffles out evenly also. After you've sewn over the ruffles to keep them in place, you can remove the basting stitch completely.

Tim and Tricia Layton said...

oh man, one more thing! sorry! make sure the tension is loose too, so that it's easy to pull the thread.

Travis, Lyndsie & Kamryn said...

My mother inlaw was actually suprised how well it lined up. Once we pinned it we had to do some adjusting but not much. Good luck and let me know how it goes!

Ashley said...

Hey! You serious about letting me borrow your sewing machine? That'd be awesome!! I REALLY want to learn. I took sewing in 8th or 9th grade. Or was it 7th? Does that even count?!

The Parks Fam said...

TARA!! You exhaust me girlfriend! You are always up to something new, I love it!! CUTE blanket!! I want one that is boyish...Too bad I have never ever used a sewing machine in my life! Ha! how sad is that? K you have to go to my blog and see Madden's pictures from our crazy week! SO sad! and you don't have to sign in cause im not on private.

The Parks Fam said...

Ha!! TAra you kill me! I honestly can say I would rather be fat then lose the weight the way I did, not eating for 4 days isn't worth it! Enjoy the m&m's. Infact I think I might have to get me some of those to munch on right now!

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