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Project

Wool Blanket

This cozy wool blanket and pillow are perfect for a cold winter's night.

Materials

  • 2 yards of 60-inch-wide double-faced wool (1 1/2 yards for the blanket, 1/2 yard for the pillow)
  • Snowflake template
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Scissors
  • Matte knife
  • Needle and thread
  • 18-inch pillow form
  • Sewing machine (for the pillow only)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut the fabric so you have one large piece that is 54 inches by 60 inches. To make fringe on the edges of the blanket, cut 1-inch strips that are 1/4-inch wide, then snip ends at a 45-degree angle.

  2. Step 2

    Download the snowflake template. Draw snowflakes on blanket (as many and wherever you want) using tailor's chalk. Using a matte knife, cut 8 slits from the inner circle's edge to the outer circle's edge; repeat for all snowflakes.

  3. Step 3

    Flip material over. Pinch the sides of one strip of a snowflake and tack-stitch in the center using color-coordinated thread. Sew about 3 stitches on each snowflake point. Continue until you've sewn all 8 points on all snowflakes.

  4. Step 4

    Using the corner of the blanket, gently rub away any remaining tailor's chalk.

  5. Step 5

    Cut remaining fabric into two 18-inch-by-18-inch squares. Draw a snowflake on one side of fabric using tailor's chalk.

  6. Step 6

    Using matte knife, cut 8 slits from the inner circle's edge to the outer circle's edge. Flip material over. Pinch the sides of one strip and tack-stitch in the center using color-coordinated thread. Sew about 3 stitches on each snowflake point. Continue until you've sewn all 8 points.

  7. Step 7

    Cover one side of the pillow with the piece of fabric with the snowflake and the other side with the other 18-inch-by-18-inch piece of wool. Using a sewing machine, stitch the pieces of fabric together, covering the pillow completely.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2006

Reviews (2)

  • 2 Oct, 2008

    I would love to make this. Where, oh where, can I find double-faced wool?

  • 31 Mar, 2008

    The blanket seems so easy to make and looks so beautiful when done. I would love to try it, but my hands are so distorted from artritis.