Today I had fun making this ribbon blanket. There are a number of tutorials on the net and they are all made basically the same. It is a quick project using simple sewing skills. I cut 2 pieces of fabric 13x13". The top is flannel and the bottom a minky fabric. I've also seen them made out of fleece, cotton or satin. There are a lot of ways to get creative! The loops are a mixture of different colored ribbons in satin or gross grain.
One ribbon I made longer to attach a pacifier or a plastic ring. It's a nifty way to keep track of the pacifier!!
I love the feel of the minky fabric - it is sooooooooo soft. It does have a tendency to shift and stretch so I used lots of pins to keep everything in place. I used a 1/2" seam allowance so the blankie ends up being 12x12". It's a good size for snuggling with or packing in a diaper bag!
(As a P.S. to this post I found out afterwards "taggie blankies" are patented. It is owned by Taggies, Inc. Any blanket with loops around the edges cannot be sold. However, this blanket was a gift.)