Quilted Granny Square Baby Blanket
This is not an exact tutorial. Sorry. The quantity of materials will vary greatly, depending on the size of your blanket.
You will need
enough baking fabric to cover the size afghan you have
trim fabric, I used about 1/4 yd
enough fleece to cover your afghan (as I said, I would not use this next time)
What you do
Lay out your blanket with the backing on the bottom, then the fleece (if using), and the afghan on top. Pin layers together LIBERALLY.
Since my afghan is a granny square, I chose to machine quilt along the edges of the squares. Base your quilting on the design of your afghan.
Trim the excess fabric from around the edges of your quilted blanket.
Now it is time to make your binding. Choose the width you want your finished binding to be and multiply it by 4. I wanted mine to be 1/2" so I cut my binding 2" wide. Fold each piece in half and press, then open up and fold each raw edge in to the pressed line and press again.
It will look like this.
Pinning as you go, sandwich binding onto blanket and hand stitch (sorry) onto blanket, overlapping edges of binding as necessary. This is a labor of love and I promise, promise, promise, it is worth it!
My friend teared up a little when I gave this to her. I am twisted enough to find that very satisfying.