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Baby Receiving Blanket

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.


Any little one will love curling up with this adorable receiving blanket! Too-cute embroidery makes it the perfect gift for baby showers and expectant families.

Project Needs & Notes:

- 1 yard solid-colored flannel
- 1 yard print flannel
- 3 1/2 yards of 2" wide satin blanket binding
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen

The design featured in this tutorial is:
- M12896, Wish Upon a Star Cow
Baby Shower Video tutorial

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Cut a piece of solid-colored flannel to 30" x 30".

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Print a design template using embroidery software.

A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

If you do not have embroidery software Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program you can download and use to print templates.

Position the template along one of the side edges of the fabric with the bottom of the design 3" up from the edge of the fabric.

Using an air-erase pen, mark the center point and the axis lines.


Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Hoop the fabric with one piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer.

Align the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

After the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

For the back of the blanket, cut a piece of print flannel to 30" x 30".


Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Align the front and back pieces together, wrong sides together, and pin in place.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the edges.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

To add the satin binding, wrap the binding around the edges of the fabric starting a few inches from one of the corners.

Pin in place.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Continue to wrap the binding around the outer edge of the fabric.

At each corner, fold the binding in at the top and bottom (angle the folds) and pin in place.


Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Allow the binding to overlap about 2" at the ends and trim.

Fold the end of the binding in over 1/2" to the wrong side, overlap the ends, and pin.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

To finish the blanket, zigzag stitch along the inner edge of the binding.

Free project instructions to create an embroidered baby receiving blanket.

Give this beautiful baby blanket to the little ones in your life. It's an excellent addition to any nursery!


Baby Receiving Blanket



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Products used in this Project:

Wish Upon A Star Giraffe $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.89" x 5.86" | 4.85" x 4.83" | 3.85" x 3.84"

Longhorn Steer Scene $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.39" x 5.80" | 5.28" x 4.80" | 3.78" x 3.48"

Wish Upon A Star Fox $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.86" x 5.89" | 4.85" x 4.87" | 3.83" x 3.85"

Wish Upon A Star Elephant $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.85" x 5.85" | 4.85" x 4.85" | 3.84" x 3.85"

Wish Upon A Star Bunny $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.86" x 5.89" | 4.82" x 4.85" | 3.83" x 3.85"

Wish Upon A Star Cow $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.90" x 5.85" | 4.89" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 3.82"

Wish Upon A Star Owl $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.88" x 5.86" | 4.87" x 4.85" | 3.86" x 3.84"