Lightweight, but, if necessary, able to warm in the morning cool - this should be a blanket, under which it will be comfortable to sleep in the warm season. Thin woolen or semi-woolen fabrics will help provide the product with such wonderful properties. Maybe you still have scraps of fabric from which demi-season clothes were sewn, or there are a couple of light woolen coats hanging in the closet that are no longer worn? All this will be a great basis for creating a functional and beautiful blanket.
First, select the items and scraps of fabric that will be used. Of these, you will need to cut into squares or rectangles of the desired size. When calculating the size of the squares and their number, proceed from the desired size of the future blanket. The more fabric colors you use, the brighter the product will turn out.
If the width of the fabric is not enough for a full-fledged square, it does not matter, just sew two strips together. For the convenience of cutting squares, use a paper template.
You will also need a cloth for the back of the blanket. Ideally, if it is also something like thin wool, or some kind of more or less dense fabric, since this blanket does not involve the use of insulation. However, if you need a very light blanket, or you are sewing a blanket, you can also take cotton. If the fabric does not fit in width or length, just finish it with another piece. It is important that the base fabric around the entire perimeter is several centimeters larger than the layer of squares, since this allowance will later serve as a piping. When all the squares are cut out, the most creative process begins - the layout of the colored squares on the base. Here, act as your imagination dictates.
You can pre-draw a layout of the future blanket on paper. When the drawing is laid out, pin the squares to the base using pins.
Mark and cut the strips to create an edging tape. If you sew the fabric into a tube, moving one edge of it relative to the other by the width of the inlay, you will be able to cut the fabric as if in a spiral into a single long strip. The optimal width for edging is approximately 3 cm.
After you have cut the strips of fabric, you will need to press the edges of the tape towards the middle. For this, it is very convenient to use special devices.
Lay the binding directly on top of the non-sewn squares and apply, capturing all the layers. This method of stitching saves a lot of time - you do not need to pre-stitch the squares with each other.
Sewing on a typewriter close to each of the edges of the vertical strips of the inlay, sew on the horizontal ones as well.
It remains to turn over the blanket. To do this, double the allowance of the base fabric, pin with pins, then sew on a typewriter.
Summer light blanket is ready! More details and nuances of tailoring are in the video below.