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How To: Taggy Blanky

I have mentioned Elise’s taggy blanket before in the post, Sagital Synostosis / Cranial Facial Reconstruction: Our Story. Her taggy blanky brought her so much comfort when she was in the hospital but taggy blankets are not just for babies in hospitals, they make great baby gifts for any baby. Elise loved her Taggy before surgery and she still loves it now at almost 2 years old.

Here is how I made hers and every other one I have made since. The one photographed below I made for a baby shower gift just this past week.

Cut two squares equal size of fabric. I like to use minky fabric on one side. Babies love them some minky. If you choose to use minky it is much easier to work with if you iron on a light weight interfacing first.

Cut a bunch of ribbon. I cut mine to about 6 inches but there is no measuring involved. Just rough cutting. Some bigger some smaller.

Fold ribbons in half and pin to the front of one of your fabric squares like so.

*Tip* sometimes ribbons have a right and a wrong side. BOTH are good for taggy blankys. The more textures in the ribbons the better. In the above photo the ribbons are the same (different color but the same) but one is facing wrong side out and the other is right side out.)

Pin all around the taggy blanket varying textures and colors of ribbons.

Zig Zag stitch the ribbons in place. I round the corners to make later steps easier.

Then pin your other square of fabric on top.

Make sure all your ribbons are laying flat and pointing in.

Straight stitch all the way around the inside of the zig zag stitch taking care to leave a 2-3 inch gap to turn the fabric right side out.

Trim rounded corners

Turn right side out

Then you have this:

Pin your final ribbon into place

Then top stich around the outside.

And you are done!

I made this quilt to go with the Taggy Blanky.

more pics here.


The reason we do this blog is because I don’t want to scrapbook.

This is my scrap book to the kids. I blog their milestones. I post funny photos of moments that I wish I will never forget but I am well aware that they will fade to a fuzzy memory someday. I transcribe their fantastically, one of a kind kid quotes so they can laugh at themselves and each other when they are older.

I write this blog so when our kids have kids of their own they will have a smidge of an idea of what it was like for us to raise them. In return I expect them to shower me with praise and gifts for raising them to be such wonderful, well rounded, contributing adults in society. (Side note- I am well aware that they will also use this blog against me but I am hoping that the good out weighs the bad. Besides- by the time they start trying to bill me for their shrink bills they will be well aware that WE are Santa and if they are not good to Santa- Santa will not be good to them!)

So. I write the posts. If you want to contribute to this virtual scrapbook- COMMENT!

People who comment are cool. People who comment will forever be quoted on this site. When Michael, Patrick and Elise read these posts and roll their eyes at their mothers lack of editing while she tries to type out the stream of conscious that is dizzyingly scrambled it will be you – commentators- who bring yet another point of view and help make sense to all the crazy.

Do you have trouble commenting? Here is a quick how-to. If you don’t have trouble commenting, what’s your excuse?!

Find the comment button at the bottom of each post. Hover you mouse arrow over the button – it will turn green (because green is my favorite color and getting comments is my favorite thing). Click the button.

That will take you to the comment page.

Now this is the tricky part. The form is kind of funky in the way that it is laid out. It is hard to tell where and what you are suppose to fill in. Check out the diagram below for help.

You need to fill out the Name (this will be public) and your email address (this will not be public) and of course type in the comment box.

Then all you have to do is click “Submit Comment” and you are done.

Piece of Grandma Moo’s pie (not easy to make- super easy to over eat! The only difference is that if you eat too much pie your stomach will hurt. I promise you will never get a tummy ache from commenting too much. So maybe it isn’t at all like a piece of Grandma Moo’s pie… anyone else craving a slice her apple pie now? Yum.)

There is a tally of the most recent comments on the left hand side bar of the website and we also have a tally of the top commentors. Top commentors is all about quantity not quality. So don’t fear how you sound or your writing ability. Any comment is a good comment.