i made this blanket for my niece's new baby girl. i had the fabrics. the strawberry fabric was a sweet & soft joann's find years ago. the coordinating striped fabric was an old sheet that i found at the thrift store. i used warm & natural for my batting. Warm & Natural batting is substantial without being too bulky. I made my own bias tape out of a coordinating fabric for the binding. My mom let me use her mammoth quilting machine to finish it off. it turned out so cute.