Good morning Jenny, I love the way you teach you make me feel as though I can make anything. Well this will be my first project I’ll be creating a receiving blanket. I have a few questions. What is the width of the fabric and how many yards of the front and back of the receiving blanket should I purchase? This will be my first project please tell me what supplies and equipment I need to get started?
Thank you, you are an inspiration to me.
I think I will try this technique on smaller pieces of quilts for placemats and coasters as Christmas gifts! Will teach this to my 8 year old daughter also!
Yay for sharing! It’s a great project for an 8 year old!! Have fun and good luck!
Made this quilt for my Great Granddaughter turned out great!!!!
LOVE your tutorials I
Hi Jenny, I have made about 12 of these self-binding blankets for charity. they are so darn cute! I have shown 3 of my friends how to make them, and they have made several also for charity and to give as gifts. Your instructions are very easy to follow. I am about to follow your instructions for the easy baby quilt. Thank you for providing these videos and keep up the wonderful work. Valerie
Valerie, that’s so wonderful! I just love hearing all the stories of how so many quilts are made for those in need- very touching! Thank you for the kind words…have a great day!!
Me encantan su tutoriales, son super fáciles y prácticos, gracias Jenny!!
Thank you, Violeta!!!
I love it. I’m going to try it! :))
I made this quilt following your instructions, however I used a panel for the front and yardage for the back. It was super quick and easy. Thank you for the tutorial.
Valerie that is adorable! Beautiful colors!!!
Thank you for the easy instructions. I started out by making a few for my son due in march and now make them to sell. Easy tutorial to follow. Thanks for sharing.
Thats great Melynda! I am so glad that this is working so well for you! Congrats on the new baby as well!
I made 4 of these receiving blankets and they are
Adorable!! Thx Jenny
Wish the instructions were printed!!! Have the fabric and will be making 2 for a new baby in the family. Thanks
The instructions are on their way! We should have them completed soon!
I cannot get corners correct either. Are there printed instruction?
The first one I made came out beautifully! Every one I’ve done since then is off kilter! I can’t for the life of me figure out where I am going wrong! UGH! I have loads of flannel in coordinating colors for making baby blankets like this. Is anyone else having problems? I’ve watched the video time and again and not sure where I am messing up. I don’t have the little ‘ears’ to cut off on all 4 corners like I should.
trish I have little ears but I think I have them back to front when I cut them my mitres are off.regards maggie
Are there printed instructions yet? Several gals at my monthly quilting group are making these now for donation quilts for the children’s hospital. Great tutee.
I really want to make this but I want the finished size to be about 12 inches square for a charity. what would the sizes be to have it turn out cute? Thanks
Hi Jenny, I love your tutorials. They have helped me get starting to the patchwork and quilting world. I have a question regarding this tutorial. What is the width of the cloth for both pieces. Are they exact squares? So one should be 30 x 30 inches and the other piece 40 x 40. Is that it?
do you have measurements for this method for placemats??? I could see this working really well for them…thanks…love your site and tutorials…have bought many products from you…awesome!
Hey TJ, we haven’t tried it with placemats! That’s a great idea though! Give it a shot and let us know what you come up with!
Have just finished the self binding receiving blanket. Turned out great. Love your tutorials also did the diamond/fence rail for a baby quilt. Looks great. Thanks.
Why do you sew from the center out? Why can’t you start at one corner and go straight across or all the way around?
Thanks for asking. It helps keep the materials from shifting too much as you near the corners.
Is there a transcript for this project? I would love to be able to print off the directions!
Sorry, Louise, no transcript up yet.
Jenny, I have learned so much from you since beginning quilting 6 months ago. I’m wondering if you could give us a tutorial on sewing with Minke. I’m on my 2nd self binding receiving blanket and thought I’d use some minke squares for the larger piece. It is very hard to keep the lower material from pulling back under the presser foot. I have used binding clips and pins and still struggle. Also cutting it is a challenge. I just bought some minke from MQC and hope to figure out how to sew with it. Thanks so much!
Welcome to quilting! We’re happy you’re enjoying the tutorials. I was going to suggest pinning well (every 1 or 1.5 inch.) You could also try using a walking foot. If using another type of fabric with minkee, sew with the Minkee on top. Also, a slightly larger seam allowance may help as Minkee edges can curl.
Hi Jenny — I want to start making these for charity. Love the self-binding aspect! But I am a little stumped and decided to ask before I start to sew. I have the 2 pieces of fabric cut: 30″ sq and 40″ sq. Have marked the centers of each piece of fabric. On the video you match up the centers and pin the 2 fabrics together, with the cut edges lined up; at least you show it that way where you remind us to leave an opening so it can be turned right-side-out. But when you lay the fabrics down flat, you point out that, of course, the corners do not meet. So, what matches up with what? I hope someone can clear up my confusion. I have already ordered 4 pieces of flannel from this website. I just love the sweet colors and patterns.
Well, sometimes you just have to sew and see what happens. I watched the video again and then went to the sewing machine. My project has turned out so cute. Thanks Jenny and Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Just be sure to match up your center pins. So the center pins on the top will match the center pins on the bottom on all 4 sides. Then, sew from center pin out toward corner of the top fabric (leaving 1/4 inch from edge of that corner.) Hope that helps get you started. These make great charity quilts!
alot of people want to know the size of each piece of material. It is 1- 30″ square (meaning 30″x30″) and 1- 40″ square (meaning 40″x 40″) Hope that helps….
Also Thanks Jenny for all of your wonderful projects. Love them and keep up the awesome work!!!
Thanks, Wendy. You got it. And, it works if you want larger or smaller squares to just be sure your bottom piece extends beyond the top piece by 5″ all around.
I just made a baby blanket for my new granddaughter. I love your instructions. They were so easy to follow. Thank you.
Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial. She’s a lucky girl to have a handmade gift from you!
Ok Jenny, have made a couple of these. I still don’t get why you have to sew from the center to the end on all four sides. When you do that the seam lays differently on four of the seams, right? I tried just sewing all sides from end to end, and it really didn’t make much difference. So what is the difference, if there is one. I do love all your tutorials, very informative. Have learned alot from them.
Judy I have left a message on the wrong quilt I meant it to go onto the baby receiving quilt, but I also think this one is magic
Jenny you must think me a bit weird calling you Judy sorry about that, I don’t know if you got my other query about the mitred corners in your video you mention that you have to be careful about making sure that they are correct way round, well as I said mine are obviously the wrong way round I will keep trying, but your other ladies sound so happy about the finished project thank you for such a great tutorial
Hi Jenny! I really like your tutorials but this one is just great! I’ve just finished my own blanket and I love it!
Hi Jenny, I have just completed my first self binding baby quilt, and it came out well, but each of my corners is a little off- there is a puff of the front material…right at the junction, they don’t meet cleanly. Any suggestions? Thanks, Sarah