Made By Mrs M

Felt Patchwork Blanket Tutorial

Craft, Sewing, Textiles, Tutorialsmadebymrsm
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Yes, more felt patchwork! I hit upon the idea of making a small blanket with the bulk of my remaining felt pieces after I completed last month's tutorial (see that one here) and thought that the colours I had left lent themselves well to it.

The finished blanket measures approximately 115cm square so is nice for a single bed, sofa throw or a picnic blanket. I used the following:

25 squares of coloured felt measuring 23cm each

Needle and thread

Pins

Contrasting yarn and yarn needle.

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First of all, you need to cut each of your squares in half diagonally to form triangles.

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Then place these triangles out on a flat surface and play with the layout until you're happy.

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Start stitching. I stitched 5 squares together at a time and then made each strip. When you've stitched each piece together pull it gently to flatten out.

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When joining two strips together ensure that you pin on the seams so they match up properly.

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Once you've stitched all of the pieces together, select a nice contrasting yarn and blanket stitch around the edge for a neat finish.

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And it's done! You could easily make a much larger blanket or make it smaller to use as cushion covers (or table mats again!).

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