I couldn't find any fabric in the woodland theme - the décor of the child's nursery - so picked something else.
I couldn't find a pattern for the lounger so just made something up based on the dimensions. I made it more square than round but did round off the corners. I would make it more round the next time.
I then tackled a self-binding receiving blanket. This video from Shabby Fabrics was my guide.
I prewashed and dried the fabric in the dryer, then pressed it.
|Self-binding receiving blanket|
I was able to use a decorative stitch for the top-stitching which also 'quilts' the two layers together, sews down the seam allowances towards the outside, and closes the hole left for turning.
This time, I used Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company's video as inspiration, although I did a couple of things differently.
This one I didn't make square and the backing/border fabric was flannel I've had on hand for ages but hadn't bought enough for the project for which it was initially intended.
The cuddle fabric is hard to work with because it shifts around. I tried to square the sides up several times and gave up when it was 'close enough'. I cut the sheepy flannel 6" longer on each side than the cuddle fabric.
Because of the slithery cuddle fabric, I opted for Jenny's method of mitering the corners. First, though, I turned 1/4" under all around the flannel and basted it down. I didn't want a raw edge once I created the border.
Then I cut the corner triangles off as per Jenny's method outlined in the video.
I do have a largeish, square piece of the cuddle fabric left and could make another cuddle quilt. If I do, I'll try to do a neater sewing job. It could then be given to the mom and I could give the smaller quilt to my friend so she can have it at Grandma's house for baby visits.