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Step by Step instructions to make a No-Sew Fleece blanket, brought to you by Bunyworks.net. Your blanket can be any size. Fleece comes 60-inches wide, so your blanket can be 60 x ??? Your finished product will be about 10-inches smaller than the fabric you start with.
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Step 1: Choose the fabric

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Choose a print and a contrasting or matching solid. I like to use strong, bold contrasts. You will need a solid and a print that are the same size. My sample uses a nice dark hunter green for the back.

Step 2: Line up the two fabric pieces.

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Line up the two fabrics, right sides OUT. Anti-pill solids are FUZZY on the right side. Anti-pill prints will be more distinct on the front side. Regular prints are hard to tell -- use the side that appeals to you.

Step 3: Trim to the same size.

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Trim the two pieces so that they are the same size.

Step 4: Cut out the corners

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Cut a 5-inch square from each of the four corners.

Step 5: Cutting the fringe

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Cut fringe on all four sides of the blanket. Cut through both layers of fabric at the same time. Fringe pieces should be a little wider than the width of your finger. Cut in from the edge 5 inches. I like to lay a yard-stick across the fabric, 5 inches from the edge so that I know how far in to make my cut.

Step 6: Begin tying knots

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Leave your blanket laying flat on the surface, with all fringes lined up. I find it easier to start tying from the left and work right, going around the blanket. If you are left-handed, you may find it easier to start on the right and work left. These knots are called balloon knots... tie them just like you would if tying off a balloon! You can also tie a knot like you would make with a shoe lace. That kind of knot will be easier if your hands are arthritic.
Nitajato5 months ago
How do you tie the knot??
joyce.schoonover made it!7 months ago

You can make it flat by pulling on the strings and also pull in each direction on the sides. I had the same problem and it will pull flat. Also fabric is called blizzard and there are the character prints, Disney and Snoopy, sports teams, there is every thing available at the fabric stores, including Walmart and JoAnnes. I made my granddaughter Snoopy and plain Yellow Blizzard fabric on the other. She loves it..

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duchess8277 months ago
Do you have 2 yard of this fleece for sale?
I have the same question. And/or what is the name of this fabric so I can order. If anyone knows it would be greatly appreciated. Friend having a baby & doing nursery with deer theme and this would be the PERFECT fabric to use. Thanks.
I have the same question. And/or what is the name of this fabric so I can order. If anyone knows it would be greatly appreciated. Friend having a baby & doing nursery with deer theme and this would be the PERFECT fabric to use. Thanks.
giggles3617 months ago
I made 2 of these blankets and mine are not flat. They bunch up all around the blankets where the knots are. What am I doing wrong? I followed the instructions

Try tying the knot farther away from the edge of the actual blanket. Tying it to close pulls the blanket into the knot itself. I usually try to tie the not about a cm about the edge. (:

I will totally try that Ashley. Thanks for the help.
giggles3617 months ago
I made 2 of these blankets and mine are not flat. They bunch up all around the blankets where the knots are. What am I doing wrong? I followed the instructions

This is so awesome I am trying to make 90% of my Christmas presents this year well maybe 75% but this will be awesome on making blankets this year, I am going to try to make everyone a blanket / throw of some kind every years. First yr for this new tradition wish me luck everyone. Will post pictures I am going to order or go buy material today Yeah really am excited !!!!!

greentrees1 year ago
awesome simple idea--gonna make this for a friends dog :)
I work in a fabric store, and the no sew fleece projects are all the rage. I'm going to be attempting my first tonight! (Late to the party, I know.)
sandy0125545 years ago
i just want to print instructions for the no sew blanket. i signed up for pro and still cannot print the instructions. please tell me how to do this. that is all i need. please send to my e-mail so i can make one of these blankets.  thank you.
e-mail add: tylersgmal@hotmail.con

I can't save the PDF or download it, either...guess I'll print it from my web browser.

You need to download the instructable first. Then print as you would any other document. There are even options to leave out the table of contents, comments, etc.
she isnt even pro though
I'm not pro and I can download PDF's.

Heck if you want the easy way click on "view all steps on one page" then print from your web browser. No pro account needed to do that.
vannieb3 years ago
what does it mean when it says if ur blkt. is square...turn top so stretch goes in opposite direction of stretch in bottom piece?? i dont get it..
bunycraft (author)  vannieb3 years ago
square... like the length and width are the same. Tug on your fabric along the edge. You will see that the side where you cut the selvage off does not stretch as much as the adjacent side. Place the two pieces so that the stretchy edge is lined up with the not-so-stretchy side. It will give your blanket more stability and be easier to tie.
dlaurena3 years ago
These instructions are much better/more detailed than the first one I read.

Gave me extra suggestions/advice I hadnt thought of---THANK YOU !
anke-art3 years ago
That's a really neat! I love snuggly fleece blankets, so this would be a great way of making a two-colored extra-comfy blanket for our couch :D
Mauigerbil3 years ago
Cool! I once made one of these, but mini for my little brother's stuffed cat toy, of which I also made!
Fishpail4 years ago
I did this year ago and I love it! who knows, maybe I got my idea from here!

I did boring easy knots though, simple and pretty and warm!
Thanks for the video. The balloon knots are the best; a little difficult at first, but did get easier. My blanket looks almost as nice as yours.
de1ancey4 years ago
I make them as baby shower gifts and Christmas gifts. SOOO easy.... I have made 3 that are much bigger - for my dad in law (RIP), and for my daugher and son in law. Dad;s was John Deere and dark green contrast. My daughters was hunting fabric on one side and creamy fluffy extra fluff cream color, my son in laws was the hunting fabric on one side and blaze orange on the other. LOL... Those three were - 108 inches by 108 inches- my son in law is 6ft 5inches, and daughter shares hers with their fur babies. My dad in law got very cold at night and his was double double layered. After his death we inherited it back which is fine - DH has lupus and Raynauds and gets cold very very easily.
tiyospe4 years ago
What a wonderfully simple idea!! Walmart has them on sale for $3.00 a pair. We are making 8 blankets to send to the reservation in S. Dakota. Thankyou for your inspirational idea!!
Teiki_Tora4 years ago
Ah I love these blankets. They make for great baby shower gifts as you can make them really quick. If you are doing it for a baby shower I would suggest putting a line of stitching around the edge as you never know what this blanket could be used for and just keeps it together even better.
SoapyHollow6 years ago
So fabulous. I love instructable, I was just on the way to the fabric store and I thought...I wonder if anyone has explained how to do what I had in my head...and you did! Yay, you! Thanks. :)
bunycraft (author)  SoapyHollow6 years ago
AWK! Fabric store? NO NO NO.... www.bunyworks.net. I have all the fleece you need for the tied blankets!
umm you have to buy a whole bolt of fabric? Do you guys sell anything smaller than a 12yd. bolt? I'd like to make some with a baby print and some with adult prints..
Hee. Well, my Igor had his little heart set on the "dolphins in space" fleece he saw in the window. Now...you and I both know that dolphins in space would be...erm...less picturesque than said fabric...but there's no arguing science with a six year old Igor. ;)
all you have to do is copy and paste them put them on word and print
selenii4 years ago
fine very fine
Hey i bought that same fabric at www.allpolarfleecefabrics.com LOL
2sunny5 years ago
Thank you so much for such detailed instructions!   I've been looking all over to find instructions to make these blankets.  Oddly, local big-chain craft stores had no idea what I was talking about when I asked if they carried the instructions.
lene26 years ago
What would the measurements be for a lap size blanket, single size, double, queen and king. Thanks
kkconman6 years ago
PKTraceur6 years ago
Nice! Finally, a good way to make a nice pillow~
pattykb7 years ago
i loved how you tell how to do the blanket done well thank you
Great job! I saw the video, and I saw this too, they're both amazing, I love them both. This one has very clear pictures, I would like to see more work from you, you make some very impressive stuff, such as this blanket!