I finshed two blankets for my boys! I did have to pickup a few things to make it easier. I went the cheap way and got a yard stick to help keep my lines straight. I wasnt ready to spend 50 plus dollars on getting a cutting mat and rotary cutter. I got a water saluble pencil but it was crap and didnt write on any of the fabric that I have! I just used a pen on the backside of the fabric to mark my lines.
Here is my little guy with his new blanket! Its not prefect but he loves it! **I got my swimsuit all cut and pined. I just have to pickup some elastic and I can start sewing!**