If you’ve read the blog before then you’ve probably picked up on the fact that my sons are big super hero fans. Big time. I made my older son a Batman blanket and my younger son has been asking for his own super hero blanket ever since.
Every time I asked him who he wanted on his blanket the answer changed. Sometimes he said Batman, sometimes Superman, sometimes the Flash. Finally I found an awesome fabric that had them all on it plus a few other Super Friends.
I wanted to make the blanket snugly and give it a little weight by adding a soft backing, so I chose fleece in a blue that coordinates with the blue on the front. I prefer to do it this way over using batting, quilting, and then binding the edges… mostly because I am lazy.
Here’s what you need to make a blanket like this:
Here’s how I made it:
Step 1- Wash, dry, and iron the cotton fabric for the front. Wash and dry the fleece but do not iron it.
Step 3- Lay the fleece backing out on the floor and lay the cotton front on top of it, with the right sides together. Pin them together around the edges.
Step 9- To keep things from shifting around, you have to do some quilting somewhere in the middle of the blanket. Because my fleece backing is blue I opted to sew around the black border of the squares around Superman so that the thread would blend in on the front side as well as on the back. I just chose Superman at random so that the sewn areas would be evenly spaced out. The stitching is hard to see on the front of the blanket but you can see the squares on the back.