You'll need a total of 1/4 yr cotton quilting fabric for the front, 1/4 yard minky, fleece, or fuzzy fabric for the back, 1/4 yard fusible fleece, and assorted ribbon (in addition to a sewing machine, pins, scissors, etc). You will have enough to make 2-3 blankies with that much fabric but if it is cut any narrower, it won't work.
First, you need to decide what you want it to look like. You can just cut a single square from your quilting fabric or you can do 4 squares- my favorite.
Overall you want the front piece to be 12"-14" finished size. I cut my 4 squares to 6 1/8" square. This number isn't as important as just making the squares even. Feel free to make them bigger or smaller as you see fit.
The way my side ended up I spaced my ribbons 7/8" apart. It's slightly different for each blankie. Play around until you find something appealing or just make them completely random.
REMEMBER! Leave 3/4" from each corner bare- no ribbon in this space. We will be using 1/2" seams when we sew the edge and we don't want to catch our ribbons in that.
In each corner, pin the 2 ribbons as shown. This helps to ensure that neither will move and get caught in our edge seam.
Lay the minky right side down ON TOP of the ribbons.