How to Make a Super-Simple Recycled Quiltcomments (38) October 4th, 2013
Trim the sheets and blanket to the same size on three sides. My blanket is a bit smaller than my sheets, so I trimmed the sheets to match it. If your sheets are smaller, you can trim the blanket to match them.
However, do not trim the fourth edge (the one pictured in the second step, where the blanket is 2 inches away from the edges of the sheet). We'll need that extra sheet material a bit later.
Machine-sew along the three trimmed edges using a 5/8-inch seam allowance. Do not sew the fourth edge. Keep a close eye on the placement of those safety pins as you're sewing, so you don't accidentally sew over one and damage your machine.
Trim the blanket close to the seam. This takes some bulk out of the seam so that the whole quilt can be turned right side out more cleanly.
In addition, cut diagonally across the seam allowances of the two corners.
One last step before we turn the quilt right side out: Press the seam allowances of the sheets open. (In this photo, the blanket is under the sheets.)
A note here: If you're using a fleece blanket, as I am, be careful about ironing directly on it. Some fleeces will melt in contact with a hot iron. Keep the iron on the sheets.
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