Making Stuff: Men’s Flannel Shirts to Patchwork Baby Blanket

by This is Carrie on March 24, 2011

I picked up a few more super-soft, men’s flannel shirts at the thrift store so I could make this patchwork variation of the “He’s All Boy” Baby Blanket.  I am not a quilter so it is not perfectly pieced.  Instead, I cut out random shapes, haphazardly overlapped and pinned them to a base layer, and then zig-zagged all the edges. down.  The blanket was finished with a rose swirl minky fabric back.  It’s perfect in all of it’s imperfectness.

Find the “He’s All Boy” baby blanket tutorial HERE.


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Marie Campbell March 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I love everything you create, but I *adore* this blanket.

Jayna Rae March 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Loving this idea.

amy March 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I really like the scrappy look.

faith pray March 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I love, love, love this. I’m curious what you used for the edging? It looks like plush fur? Thanks for the gorgeous idea. It’s like Laura Ingalls meets Gees Bend.

valerie Reply:


I think you are just seeing a border of the minky fabric as the edge to the flannel. Cute, isn’t it!

Amy March 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love this blanket!! I want to make one for my son right now! What a great idea, I love your blog :)

Sandy Canion April 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

My son and daughter in law found this and requested I make it. It’s awesome. Everywhere they go someone asks where they can get one!

Heather Wagner April 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I used your picture and made one for my husband for Christmas last year. I had never quilted before (it was my 2nd sewing project…ever). I had so much fun making it, and my husband (whom is very hard to please) loves it! I’d love to send you a pic. Thank you for your inspiration…think I can make one out of old neckties for next Christmas? 😉

Sandy Canion April 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I made this patchwork one for my new grandson to come home in. His mother can’t take him anywhere with it without getting stopped at least once by someone wanting to know where she got it.

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