I have the hardest time crafting for little boys. This was an attempt at making a boy’s quilt. I’m happy with how it turned out, but it’s really not all that original. I got some crib sheets from Target and put it all together. The nice thing about buying the sheets is that there were matcing flannel receiving blankets that I transformed into a flannel baby blanket. With some leftover fabric scraps, I sewed some strips together and fused them to the card. This was for a little guy that was born in our church. I love it when a handcrafted gift can come together like this.
Although I like Denyse Schmidt’s quilt book and her suggestions for sewing fabric on cards, I had to adapt her ideas a bit. She suggests sewing the fabric straight through the paper, but then you end up with all kinds of holes on the inside of your card. She also suggests changing out your needle after using it on paper. For me, it was easier to just sew the fabric together in strips, put some fusible backing on the back and iron it on to the card. No holes, and no changing out needles!