Well I finally finished the baby blanket adding the Ultra Comfy fabric to the back. First time that I ever “quilted” a crochet project.
I thought it came out very nice and will be perfect to use as a cover for the car carrier or a good, thick and soft blanket to lay the little guy on the floor so he can stretch or sleep to his heart’s content and when he is about 2, I can see him running around using it as a cape 🙂
I’ve included some pictures on how I trimmed the backing fabric in the corners and did the machine stitching. I did use a regular sized zigzag stitch length and stitch width for the edging.
Also, something to keep in mind should you try this technique, I only pinned and sewed 2 sides at a time. Because the backing fabric was extremely soft and somewhat stretchy, I wanted to make sure that I got it smooth and somewhat taut to fit my crocheted blanket.
This way I stitched 2 sides and relaid it on the floor and pinned the other 2 sides and finished my zigzag stitching. Once all the zigzag stitching was completed, I did make two stitching lines down the center of the blanket to hold both pieces together. I just divided my blanket into thirds and used a longer stitch length than normal but not as big as a basting stitch and sewed it all together. Also, I did change to blue thread in the bobbin to match the comfy fabric and continued using the white thread to match the top.