Milestone baby blankets are everywhere. Learn how to use your Cricut and the Cricut EasyPress to make a DIY milestone baby blanket to have as a keepsake for your little one and to count the months down.
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This DIY milestone baby blanket was so easy to create using my Cricut Maker and using my Cricut EasyPress to secure the iron-on. Begin by installing the Autumn in November font to your computer, the link is below.
If you're creating doing this on your tablet or phone, you'll have to choose a Cricut font that works. Each number is 6″ tall and about 6″ apart. Lay it out beforehand to help reduce the stress of making the milestone blanket.
Supplies needed to make your own baby milestone blanket
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut EasyPress or Iron
- 2-3 sheets iron-on
- 1 1/4 yard white gauze fabric
- Cricut Design Space file
- Autumn in November font
How to make a monthly milestone baby blanket
Next, cut out each number and I’ve also included the words month and months if you want to add that at the bottom.
When using Cricut Iron-On, it’s important to remember to mirror the image.
You’ll want to place it shiny side down on the mat and cut using the iron-on setting. Do not use the HTV setting with your Maker. For some reason, it is cutting completely through. You just want it to cut the vinyl and keep the carrier sheet intact. you’ll remove all the negative space and then cut each month number separately so that you can lay it out before you press. I did not follow any milestone blanket template. I laid them out and used my eye to make them even. There is a big difference between 1 and 12 so you want to make sure they're spaced how you want them beforehand.
The nice thing about HTV or Iron-On Vinyl is that when you removed the excess from the carrier sheet, it leaves you with a sticky carrier sheet that can adhere easily to your milestone blanket.
When using the Cricut EasyPress, you need a hard surface and then a folded towel on that hard surface. They have now released some Cricut EasyPress Mats that take all the guesswork out. You do not want to use your EasyPress on an ironing board. You want a tiny bit of cushion under your project. Do not press directly on your hard surface. You know you’ve got a great adhesion when you can see the texture of the cotton weave come through the Iron-On Vinyl.
How to make a milestone blanket with Cricut
Preheat your Cricut EasyPress to 305ºF and lay your cotton on your mat or towel. Warm up your material for 5-10 seconds to take all the moisture out of the fabric. Lay your Iron-On Vinyl where you want it adhered and press for 25-30 seconds. Peel off the carrier sheet and finishing pressing the rest of your milestone numbers. Once you've adhered all your numbers are words, turn the blanket over and press on the back of all the numbers and words for an additional 15 seconds. Wait 24 hours to wash your blankets or go ahead and prewash it and then adhere the words.
Now you’re done. So super easy but it takes a little bit of time to get your numbers evenly spaced and to finish the edges of your material. You’ll never need to spend $40+ on a monthly Milestone baby blanket again.
These DIY baby milestone blankets are the best baby shower gifts you can give. They’re even better knowing you put your hard work into something so special.
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Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Cute idea! Need to get myself a Cricut one of these days! Visiting from Inspire My Creativity.
Isamar Alonso-Ruiz says
Is the link still available?
It is. It should just be in the supplies section. Thanks!
You do need to also download the font as well for it to work on your computer.
Isa Alonso-Ruiz says
Lindsey, I’ve tried several time to open the link but it sends me to the cricut site n the file is not there. Im using an android phone, does this make a difference?
That does make a difference. I’m so sorry. I don’t know why DS links won’t open on an Android. See you if you can open it on a desktop and then save it to your files and after that, you should be able to open it from your app.
Amy Pelzner says
What a sweet gift idea! Thanks for sharing! I love my Cricut but haven’t gotten a n EasyPress yet. They look so cool!
Julia Groves says
This is super cute. It would be the perfect babyshower gift. I only wish I had one back when my kids were first born.
I never knew cricut had an iron. This blanket is so cute. I may have to make one for my sister who is due soon.
It’s so much easier than using a heat press. They both have great qualities but I just don’t have the space to have a heat press so this has been a lifesaver!
What a great idea for a baby shower gift! Too cute!
I love this! Great idea for a baby shower gift!
Pam Larmore says
So cute! My daughter is expecting in June. I might have to make one of these for her.
It’s so easy! Congratulations!
Where can I find a blanket like this?
I bought the fabric on fabric.com and cut out the numbers and letters with my Cricut.
This is such a darling blanket! I wish I’d had one when my kids were smaller. Would make a great gift!
I regret not making special blankets for my older kids. I’m glad my youngest has something special I’ve made him!
Love this blanket. I’m trying to make one for my nephews new baby. I was just wondering what size you made the numbers?
If you click on the Design Space link, they’re all sized for you. They are 6″ tall for this particular blanket. XX
May I know what are the sizes of the numbers?
They are 6″ high. If you download the font to your computer first and then open the Cricut Design Space and make sure the font is the correct one, it’ll be the perfect sizing.