Here's a little blanket that took no time at all. I found the material at JoAnn's and used about a yard. (I did trim off some of the edges to even things up.) This is kind of a velour microfleece plush fabric that is incredibly soft. You can complete this project in a couple of easy steps. Trim, Fold and Sew.
1.) TRIM up and even up the edges of the material. The edges shed like nobody's business so after you are finished cutting, you might want to take the blanket outside and give it a good shake or two to get rid of all the little floating fuzzies.
2.) FOLD and SEW but first, there are a couple of tricks you need to know.
Fold the edge over just about an inch.
Use a stretch zig zag or a herringbone stitch that will both keep the edge from shedding and be decorative. (I used a herringbone).
Here is the finished blanket along with the towel set I purchased to go along with it as a shower gift.