WEEK 3

I have decided to make a fleece tie blanket for my first project. I decided to make this kind of blanket because i do not know how to use the sewing machine yet, so I improvised to make something that would not involve that.

Most fleece fabric comes 54 inches wide – your fabric should be at least 40 inches wide. The no sew fleece blanket can be sized in proportion to your recipient. For the big and tall, just make it a little larger. Here are some guidelines on how much fabric to purchase for your no sew tie blanket:

  • A baby or toddler – 1 to 1 1/2 yards of both fabrics
  • A child – 1 3/4 yards of both fabrics
  • An adult – 2 yards of both fabrics

Supplies:

  • Two pieces of outerwear fleece of the same dimensions. Each fabric piece may be a solid or a print, the same pattern or different patterns.
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure or Ruler
  • 5″ x 5″ piece of paper for a cutting guide

Directions:

  • Cut your fabric to the desired size.
  • Place one piece on top of the other lining up the edges. One piece will be the top and the other piece will be the bottom of your blanket.
  • Using your 5” x 5” paper guide, cut a square from each corner of the fabric, cutting through both layers of fleece.
  • To make the fringe, cut 5-inch deep slits at 1-inch intervals around all sides, cutting through both layers of fleece.
  • Using an overhand knot, tie one top and one bottom fringe together – tying every other fringe around the entire blanket.
  • Flip the blanket over and tie the remaining fringe together continuing around the edges until all fringe has been knotted.

Some Tips I found Online:

  • Tying double knots will assure your blanket does not come apart in the wash.
  • Pin the fabric pieces together to keep the fabric from shifting as you cut the fringe.
  • Using different types of knots will create different effects.
  • To care for your blanket, simply machine wash.

Here is the link of where i got my information from:

http://www.giftypedia.com/No_Sew_Fleece_Blanket

This is what a no tie fleece blanket looks like:

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3 thoughts on “WEEK 3

  1. It’s cool that you’re learning something that you can use the rest of your life. Once you learn how to sew there’s all kinds of things you could make. You could make things for people and it would mean more to them than something would that you just bought them.

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