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!


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