Here was my latest project for Baby Girl:
1 yrd. of cotton fabric
1 yrd of minkie fabric
(I actually had the material cut to 1 yrd and 2 inches as a fail safe)
1 package of 4 3/4 yrd satin blanket binding
Prewashed my fabrics in the washing machine in cold water. However, beforehand I sewed the unfinished edges of the cotton material with a wide zigzag stitch to prevent it from unraveling.
Then I cut my pieces to the desired blanket size. I used 36.5" x 42".
I pinned the fabrics together along the edges right sides face OUT. Because I would be sewing on the blanket binding, I didn't need to sew them inside out.
This was my first time ever using blanket bindings, so it was a bit tricky at first. Satin is slippery fabric so it takes patience and can be a bit tedious until you get the hang of it. The binding comes as a folded border piece with one side of the border a titch longer than the other. You use the shorter side as your sewing guide because you know for sure that the underside is catching (because it's a titch longer). I cut the initial piece on an angle and began to pin it down in the middle of one side of the blanket.
Next, begin sewing on the binding as you move along the blanket, traveling up your diagonal fold of the mitered corners.
Once you have completed that - you're finished!
What will Project #3 be? You'll have to come back soon to find out!