How to Make a Crown Royal Blanket by Quilting: 10 Easy Steps

Do you have a collection of Crown Royal bags and start to wonder how to make a crown royal blanket out of them?

 

Look no further, because we will discuss how to make a blanket using Crown Royal bags through quilting! 

 

how to make a crown royal blanket

What Is A Crown Royal Blanket?

Crown Royal blankets are made from Crown Royal bags, which is the cloth bag that comes with their whiskey.

 

These drawstring bags have the Crown Royal logo on them, so you can’t miss the name. 

 

Most of the Crown Royal bags are purple, but they also come in black, blue, and red, to name a few.

 

They are quite commonly used to make quilts. 

 

You can choose to have other people make you Crown royal blankets from your collection of Crown Royal bags.

 

However, you can also do it yourself. It would be a good exercise for your mind to try something new!

 

Basic Guide On How To Make A Crown Royal Blanket

 

Step #1. Prepare the materials

The first thing you need to do is prepare the materials.

 

You would need scissors, iron, cutting mat, ruler, pins, fabric pencil, sewing machine, backing fabric, and the Crown Royal bags. 

 

First, you have to remove the drawstring from the bags. Then, wash, dry, and cut the bags up.

 

After cutting them, press them from the wrong side. Remember to press and not iron. 

 

Step #2. Cut the crown royal bags

The next step you need to do is to cut the plain Crown Royal side of the bags into squares measuring 4 ¼ each.

 

Then, cut the ones with the logos into squares measuring 3 ¾.  

 

Step #3 Prepare and cut another fabric

Then, prepare the light fabric.

 

This is used to define your quilt pattern, a nice juxtaposition from the purple of Crown Royal bags.

 

Cut about 80 squares measuring 4 ¼.  

 

Step #4. Pattern

For this step, you are going to arrange the squares to form your pleating design. Make sure to save space for seams.

 

Then, capture your design with your camera. Print the photo and use it as a reference.

 

Step #5. Draw a diagonal line

You have to use a fabric pencil to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner of the squares for this step.

 

Use a ruler to get a straight line.

 

After that, pin together the Crown Royal fabrics (with logo and plain) and the lighter fabrics according to the planned pattern. 

 

Step #6. Start stitching

You have to chain stitch a scant ¼ from the lines you have drawn for this step.

 

Cut down at the center after stitching a scant. 

 

Then, press towards the Crown Royal fabric and measure each square to 3 ¾.

 

Refer to the pattern first before stitching the pieces together.

 

If you’re not familiar with the term, “scant” is a sewing term used to define the seam allowance.

 

For some, it’s a thread’s width, and it’s two thread’s width. However, accurately, it’s a quarter inch seam allowance.

 

Step #7. In rows of three

The first square should be sewn (with a machine) in the top left-hand corner.

 

Remember to keep ¼-inch seams and sew each row into a long strip. 

 

We advise you to work in rows of three to allow you to monitor your progress.

 

Then, trim the squares into 10 ¼. Remember to press the seams and press the blanket. 

 

Step #8. Borders

You can use any fabric for the border you want. It can be the spare squares so they can be of use.

 

Make sure to make them fit. A friendly tip from us is to use the bobby pins to hold them in place during stitching. 

 

However, when you are pressing the fabric before stitching, do not press with the bobby pins in place.

 

This may result in the pins melting or the fabric having an irregular shape. 

 

Step #9. Backing fabric

You can use any type of fabric as backing fabric. Make sure it’s the same size as your quilt.

 

You can use flannel fabric as your backing fabric as it is a great juxtaposition to the purple fabric. 

 

Lay the backing fabric on a flat surface, with the wrong side facing up.

 

Then, lay the quilt you have seen, with the wrong side meeting the backing fabric’s wrong side.

 

Make sure that the edges of both fabrics are aligned. Pin them together to keep it so. 

 

Step #10. Sewing the backing fabric

Sew the quilt and backing fabric together by making random patterns that outline the Crown Royal logo squares.

 

We advise you to use purple thread, so it matches the quilt.

 

Also, add blanket binding around the blanket. Use a contrasting or matching color; it’s up to you!

 

Then, sew the binding around the quilt on one side first. Then, on the other side, press it, then sew it. 

 

Conclusion

Now that you know how to make a Crown Royal blanket through quilting, you can make use of your collection of Crown Royal bags so they wouldn’t waste away.

 

It is also a good example of recycling, so do it often and do it well!

how to bind a baby blanket

Learn How To Bind A Baby Blanket At Home In 12 Easy Steps

Making baby blankets is one thing; learning how to bind a baby blanket is another.

 

You can sew a baby blanket to bind it. The details are below, and we added other baby blanket-related topics after it as well.

 

You will learn a lot of things in this article, especially if you’re a new parent. Be sure to give the whole thing a read!

 

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Bind A Baby Blanket

 

Step #1. Prepare your materials

Here are the materials you need; for the fabrics, you need 1 and 1/4 backing/binding, plus 7 or 8 yards of contrasting fabric.

 

You also need a rotary cutter, a ruler, a mat, and an erasable ink pen.

 

Lastly, you need a sewing machine.

 

Step #2. Fabric

First, cut the binding fabric into 40”x40” squares. Next, cut your contrast fabric into 30”x30” squares.

 

Then, diagonally fold the squares to ensure that they are indeed square.

 

You can cut the squares smaller, but ensure that the binding fabric is 10” bigger than the contrast fabric.

 

Step #3. Find the center

Place the contrast fabric in the middle of the cotton square with the right side up.

 

Step #4. Pin

First, find the center of one side of your contrast fabric and your backing fabric. Then, pin the center and edges of the contrast fabric to the edges of the backing fabric.

 

Leave one inch of contrast fabric’s corners unpinned. You will have at least 5” space of fabric on either side.

 

Next, find the center on the other sides and pin them as well.

 

Step #5. Floppy

You should have floppy triangles on the fabric corners after pinning them.

 

Step 6. Mark

Mark a dot 1/4” from both edges on all corners. Use a ruler.

 

Step #7. Sew

Sew all the edges together with a 1/4” seam allowance. Leave an 8” opening on one side so you can turn the blanket with the right side out.

 

When you are sewing one side, pull the next one out of the way. Sew the seams until the 1/4” dot.

 

Lift the needle when you reach the dot and turn the blanket.

 

Pull the backing fabric from the side you were working on. Then, sew the next side of the backing fabric from the 1/4” dot.

 

The floppy outside corners would still be open.

 

Step #8. Mitered corners

Pull the center fabric away from the backing fabric to make mitered corners.

 

Begin from one corner and pull it, then match the raw outside edges and make a triangle.

 

Diagonally fold the center fabric in half, match it to the intersecting seams. This should have a 45-degree angle next to the triangle flap.

 

Mark a line from the seam ends using a ruler. Then, draw along the outside folded edge of the binding fabric.

 

Step #9. Trim

Sew from the 1/4” endpoint of the original seam to the edge of the folded binding fabric.

 

Then, trim the excess flap 1/4” away from the new seam. Discard the excess.

 

Step #10. Flatten and press

Flatten the new seam open, then press it. Press the other seams, too, and make sure they remain flat even when you turn them with the right side up.

 

Finally, flatten and press the remaining corners as well.

 

Step #11. Right side out

Turn the blanket right side out when all corners are mitered. Shape the blanket carefully, then press the outside edges.

 

Tuck the center fabric’s edges toward the outside or binding fabric. Pin the edges together.

 

Step #12. Top stitch

Top stitch along the edges of the center fabric. Close the opening for turning.

 

Top stitch the outside blanket as well. Do the same thing on the middle of the center fabric as well to prevent it from shifting when being washed.

 

What is a self-binding baby blanket?

The steps above tell you how to make a self-binding baby blanket. Here, we’ll clarify the difference between a self-binding blanket and a traditionally bound one.

 

First, the former uses backing fabric. This is to make a finished edge outside the quilt, which gives it an applied binding look.

 

A self-bound blanket also takes less time to finish.

 

You can self-bind your quilts if you do not use them extensively because the outer edges of quilts are prone to damage.

 

Since the self-bound blanket only has one layer, it is not as sturdy as traditionally bound ones.

 

What is a baby blanket?

There are numerous variations of baby blankets. However, there are four main types; these are receiving blankets, swaddling blankets, security blankets, and crib blankets.

 

The receiving blanket is the most versatile among the four, while the swaddling blankets are for swaddling only.

 

A security blanket is generally made of soft fabric and made to provide comfort for your newborn.

 

Lastly, crib blankets have different types as well, from sheets to bedding sets.

 

Nonetheless, choosing one should be based on safety and comfort first.

 

Conclusion

Learning how to bind a baby blanket by yourself is challenging, especially since it is for your baby.

 

Despite the challenge, we assure you that it’s worth it when your baby lays on it and loves it!

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