Monday, March 4, 2013

new life for an old blanket

My old blanket is still good, but the bindings weren't. I found among my mother's sewing things a packet of light blue blanket binding, but that was only enough for one end.


So I used matching quilting cotton and made my own, folding under and pressing a quarter-inch edge on both long sides and sewing it onto the blanket with a zigzag instead of straight stitch. Now I have a choice when I change the sheets - do I want the blue end showing, or the green?

Now you have to say "light blue blanket binding" five times as fast as you can.  :D

5 comments:

  1. Good job, isn't it nice to give something loved and useful a second chance and extend it's life, when it gets a bit worn you can use it on the back or in the middle of a quilt.
    Bits of old blanket make great middles for pot holders, and oven cloths, as the wool is a good insulator.
    We have had a week of rain (180mls) and another week, to come (5-10mls a day) I am getting cabin fever, lucky I am off to stay with daughter and grandsons for a few days : )

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    1. Enjoy your visit with them, Margaret - maybe when you come home the sun will come out.

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  2. I appreciate all reminders to use what we have on hand.

    I like this idea! The blanket looks good as new.

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    1. I was afraid because I used cotton that it would look wrinkly after washing, but no such thing.

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