A baby blanket should be soft, warm, attractive, and, most important, washable. Microfleece -- a thinner version of Polarfleece -- makes a cozy baby blanket; it meets all of the aforementioned requirements and is reasonably priced, too. For the blanket, stitch two pieces of contrasting-colored fabric together. Add appliques -- such as ducks, hearts, and stars -- in different colors.
Use the following techniques to create a blanket that's as simple or elaborate as you want.