I absolutely LOVE this fabric - - very fun and kindergarteny, yet it's apples, so that sticks with the whole "teacher" theme. The green fabric coordinates with the apple fabric. I made my own blanket binding (large bias tape) using the tutorial at MADE.
I sewed on a square to the back that I had embroidered with a note, the school (whited out in the pictures - but it's there in real life), and the year:
The kids seemed really excited to present it to their teacher - it was picnic lunch day and parents were invited to come, so it was a perfect time:
And since I was there, I snapped a quick picture of my daughter with her teacher - - it was a great year!