Our minister and his wife are having a baby, and they are having a Baby Shower Sunday after church. I usually try to make a baby blanket for expecting parents on my gift list, but first off I knew mom was making one for them, plus I figured a lot of the woman at church sew so I figured they would be overwhelmed with Homemade Baby Quilts. So instead, I made them a couple of receiving blankets.
I decided to do this after seeing how thin and crappy looking the ones you buy in the store are anymore. I took two pieces of coordinating flannel material and sewed them together and then just ran a seam around the outside for double security. They turned out really cute and so much nicer than store bought and only cost me about $5.00 for both.
I also made them some of my Burp clothes that I have made in the past along with a diaper strap. So easy, but figured they will get good use out of all of the items.
There is two receiving blankets. Each side has a different print. They are a little heavier than what a normal store bought receiving blanket would be, but the baby is due in April so I figured the added thickness would be nice, expecially when the weather starts to warm up and a quilt would be to much.
I made a lining for a basket to put everything in. 2 Receiving Blankets, 3 matching burp clothes and a matching diaper strap.
Total cost: Under $10.00