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How To Make a Basket Out Of Baby Blankets or Fabric Scraps

Pull those old receiving blankets out of the closet and turn them into keepsake baskets, so your cherished mementos can be used and enjoyed every day.

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To make a basket you will need: a minimum of nine receiving blankets (or approximately nine yards of fabric. The more blankets, the bigger the basket. Flannel preferred.); heavy-duty scissors; a yarn darner needle (long, heavy-duty needles with large eyes); crochet thread; at least 9 feet of plastic cording or recycled cable cord (approx. 1/4" wide, that is tough yet bendable); and pins.

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