I just can't wait for my little guy to get here!! I decided to make him a blanket to help pass the time. The song "Bushel And a Peck" has great meaning to our family and my kiddos have been singing it a lot lately so I decided to put a little love message for the little guy on his little blankie (am I saying "little" a lot?)
I made the blanket using an old flannel sheet for the batting. It worked out to be the perfect weight and size! And it was cheap! I basically sewed the front fabric to the flannel and then put right sides together, sewed around the three edges, turned it right sides out, tucked the raw edges in and sewed it shut at the top. Then I top stitched around the remaining 3 edges of the blanket. To bind the quilt/blanket together, I sewed about 5 squiggly vertical lines going from the top to the bottom of the blanket. I hope that makes sense. There are a lot of ways to make a blanket like this but I thought I'd share mine.
I used wonder under to attach the love message and then sewed around the edges of the fabric a few times in slightly random lines.
Here is my printing on fabric tutorial... I use it for tons of stuff!
I think this would make an amazing baby gift! You could put the babies name and weight and all that fun stuff.... Or if you're a grandma (do like my mom does) and put a love message such as "Made for you with love from Gammy" or "Nanna" or "Grandma" or "Granny" or "Hot Mama" ;)
*Update!! ( 7/15/12)
I know I'm really bad at explaining things. I just like to let the pictures do the explaining. I've had a few people confused on this "printing on fabric" and figured I better clarify.
The reason you print on the paper first is to see exactly how the image or words will look and where they are placed on the paper. Then you've got it just right, you tape your fabric directly over what you just printed and then send it through the printer again so that it prints out in the very same spot but on the fabric this time. Hopefully that makes sense.
When your taping the fabric to the paper make sure you do it so that the paper isn't bent at all, try to make it as smooth as possible or it may jam your printer. Hope that helps!!