Entertaining Baby Shower Ideas Felted Baby Blocks By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Turn unused wool sweaters into adorable felted baby blocks with this simple how-to from crafter Kirsten Earl. Resources: Foam cubes available at some craft stores and can be custom cut by efoamstore.com. What You'll Need Materials Old or damaged 100-percent-wool sweaters Dye- and fragrance-free detergent Sweater de-fuzzing comb Soft foam cubes of different sizes Ruler Utility knife Scraps of mat board or cardboard Rotary cutter Perle cotton embroidery thread Hand sewing needle Caged bell cat toy Instructions Shrink and felt sweaters: Wash the sweaters in a washing machine with plenty of detergent and hot water. Some sweaters may require several washings to get the best result. Dry in clothes dryer on high heat. Use a sweater comb to remove pills and soften felted sweaters. Measure sides of foam cube and cut a square from mat board or cardboard to match dimensions. Use this template to cut 6 squares from various felted sweaters with a rotary cutter. Sew five squares together into a cube with a blanket stitch, leaving off the sixth side. Cut into foam cube with utility knife, and stuff caged bell cat toy into center. Stuff foam cube into stitched squares. Attach last square with a blanket stitch, securing foam inside.