I used a few tutorials online for my gifts. First, I used this tutorial to make a soft, cozy blanket. I got the brown minky onsale for 50% off and I only ended up using half of the yard. The green and brown dot fabric was on clearance at Joann's. Basically the blanket cost me about $5 in materials and not very much time.
A note: Apparently you can't iron minky. Mine was embossed with dots and when I ironed it (not knowing I wasn't supposed to) the dots disappeared. Grrrr.
Next, I made some burp cloths. I used this tutorial because I couldn't resist the soft fabric on the back. This blue minky (is all the soft material called minky? i don't know...but it's really soft) was on clearance for $4 for a piece that was 30x36--but really it was an inch short which threw my game off, but whatever. The outside fabric was on clearance for 96cents per fat quarter, which made 2 burp cloths and a little bit leftover.
I also made a tag blanket...well, it's not a blanket because it's little. I think I like it. I wish I would have made the ribbons smaller so I need to dwell on how I feel about it some more.
I love the color combo on this gift set! So pretty for a baby boy.