Make your own special quilt to warm up with in fall and winter too!

Homemade blankets and quilts are a great, fun project to tackle this fall. No matter your proficiency with a needle and thread, you can make a gorgeous DIY blanket that your whole family will treasure. Whether you choose to make something more complicated like a quilt, or a simple fleece, you’ll love your DIY blanket.

There are a few steps involved in making a DIY blanket. First, you need to decide how much time you have to put into your blanket, and how much skill you think is required. For example, making a large quilt requires stitching skills and a good amount of free time to complete, but the effort pays off in the end when you have a magnificent blanket to show for it.

A fleece blanket can be made in virtually no time at all, with very little sewing required to complete. If you don’t want to put a lot of time and effort into your DIY blanket this is probably the best way to go.

If you decide to make your own quilt, you can get your materials from virtually anywhere. Old college T-shirts, baby blankets, bridesmaids dresses, you name it and it can become a part of your quilts. Quilts look eclectic in modern living rooms and they can be passed down from generation to generation.

They also make great gifts for friends and loved ones. If you’re interested in giving your DIY quilt as a gift, you can use photographs printed on fabric for some squares, or simply cool patterns and bright colors.

If you’re interested in making a quilt, choose your fabric and material first. Measure your items and cut each square into the same size. Arrange the squares on the floor before you begin to sew so you know exactly how you want your quilt to look in advance. There are tons of DIY quilt patterns available online, and many videos are available to walk you through it if this is your first time making one.

After you’ve finished making your quilt, consider a fabric stain protection to ensure that it can take the abuses of day-to-day life.

If you don’t have time to dedicate to making a quilt, you can make a simple and cozy fleece blanket instead. Simply pick out your ideal fabric online or in a store, measure out as much as you’d need, then cut and sew the edges so they don’t fray. You can make a two-sided fleece blanket and cut the edges about two inches and tie them together for a more complex look.

Either way you choose, making a DIY blanket can transform your living room and make the perfect gift for family and friends. If you want to know where to find good fabric stain protection, stores that offer sofa disassembly often times offer stain protection as well.

Blankets are the perfect DIY project to tackle for fall. You can finish in time for the holidays, or use your blanket to keep you snuggly warm all autumn long.