A cheater on faux chenille... sounds silly I know. But the tutorials I was reading for this suggested 4 yards of fabric! I did not have 4 yards of fabric - and live 40 minutes away from the nearest overpriced fabric shop.
But I made a blanket for my girl anyways! Want to know how...?
4 receiving blankets! yep. Follow your basic tutorial for these pretty things but instead of using all that fabric grab 4 flannel receiving blankets you have kicking around (and if you were like me you got loads of these).
I also didn't have binding... so I used extra wide ribbon I picket up - 15yards (ish) for 1$ at a Micheals sale! It is not the 'proper' finish, but I think it looks cute enough, and my babes loves it!