You will need the following materials:
- 1 yard of Snuggle fabric (you will only need one half of the yard cut lengthwise, so you can make a stuffed animal, pillow, or another blanket with the other half to match!)
- 1 1/2 yards of quilting cotton for the backing, binding, and heart (or whatever shape you like)
- Matching embroidery thread for the stitch detail in the heart (to cover up the stitches used to secure the heart to the fabric - completely optional)
Cut your binding strips from your quilting cotton (I cut mine 2 1/2 inches wide and I used about 4 strips for my blanket.)
Take a piece of cardboard or template material and draw and cut out your heart template (It can be any size you like.) Trace and cut your heart from the quilting cotton you chose for your backing.
For your Snuggle fabric, to round out your corners, a neat trick I learned is to take a coffee mug and trace your rounded edge with a crayon.
Position your heart in a corner - give it a good bit of room from the edge of your fabric. Sew in place on the inside of the edge with a little bit more than a 1/4 inch seam.
Sandwich your backing with the Snuggle front, bind and whipstitch the binding to the back, and you're done!
This project took me approximately 4 hours to make, and you can make your blanket as big or as small as you like. Mine came out to be 31" wide by 36" long. Have fun!