So, I got a yard of 60" green fleece fabric ($5.59 a yard and then used a 40% coupon for a total of $3.35)
I laid the uncut pattern pages on top to make sure it would all fit. Yes, it totally IS a lot of pages (25 to be exact) but it's worth it (and it's not a lot of ink, so it could be worse :)
I got a yard of gray 72" craft felt ($3 a yard) and cut out each of the road pieces.
Then take the pattern paper off and pin those suckers down GOOD. Seriously, use a LOT of pins.
Even a novice seamstress like me was able to sew down each piece using my sewing machine. Actually it took less than an hour.
Here is a picture of the finished roads! As you can see, it already is getting some use :) You can also just barely see my son's car mat that we got for free at a yard sale. He LOVES it, but I wanted something he can use in his bed for nap time, thus the blanket idea.
I have great plans to add a farm, castle, dragon in a mountain cave, zoo, fire station, house on fire, nana's house, etc. So much sewing and so little time! I also got glow in the dark yellow fabric paint to draw lines on the roads. I will keep adding posts as I finish things on the blankets, but I thought if anyone was looking for an inexpensive and cute gift this definitely qualifies!