When I have a sister or close friend expecting a baby, one of my very favorite gifts to give them is one of these Self Binding Baby Blankets. I use Minky and Flannel Backed Satin to make them and everyone loves them! Recently when my sister in law was expecting, I took her shopping with me to pick out her own minky, then asked her what color she wanted on the back. This is what she chose.
I think this polka dot minky is so fun! A few years ago I did a similar one that was the same pattern on the minky but it was black, hot pink, light pink and lime green. I used hot pink on the back. It turned out fabulous as well.
I love making these for babies because the minky is SO soft!
Another thing that I love about these blankets is that they are big! Because the satin and minky are sold at 58-60 inches wide, the blanket turns out to be about 54 inches square, so it can be used much longer than normal baby blankets.
Update: I now have the tutorial for this blanket! Click here to find it. If you are looking for for more baby gift ideas, check out my tutorial on how to make Cloth Diaper Burp Cloths and the Perfect Diaper Cake. They both make great gifts!