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So i watched my sister and mom make a no sew tie blanket. what a pain in the @ss! you have to keep measuring and pinning needles and it took them hours to make blankets. so i came up with this jig, that is cheap and folds for storage.

STUFF YOU WILL NEED-

  • 2 sheets of 1/4" masonite
  • a piece of sheet rubber
  • contact cement
  • aluminum tape or duct tape

TOOLS YOU NEED-

  • drill
  • speed square
  • 1/2" drill bit - i used a mortise bit
  • tape measure
  • colored pencil with bright lead
  • scrap 1x wood to make a saw jig
  • chalk line or long straight edge

Step 1: Getting Started

  • cut the masonite in to 2 pieces 30x50 and 1 piece 12x60
  • when you put them together it will be 60x50
  • use the tape measure and mark 4" on each corner and snap a line to connect them.
  • then after that mark 1" then 1/2" then 1" then 1/2" untill you reach the other end. do all 4 sides.
  • take the speed square and mark lines.
  • take the 1/2" bit and drill a hole at the end of every 1/2" mark like in the photos.

Step 2: Cutting the Groves

  • take the scrape 1x and make a jig that slides down the masonite but extends out to keep the back of the saw straight.
  • go around the masonite and cut all the lines to connect to the holes that were drilled.
  • take the 12" piece and mark, drill, and cut the same way.
  • find center of the 12" piece and make a handle.
  • cut the rubber to go about 12' on each side.
  • glue the masonite and the rubber wait till all most dry then stick together and tape the edges.

Step 3: Use It

  • unfold on kitchen table
  • spreed both layers of fleece out on top of it
  • set the 12" jig on top and cut the fleece between each wood groove
  • do all for sides and remove top jig
  • all you need to do is tie all the pieces and DONE!
  • you can do a blanket in 15 to 20 minuets.
To do ours all we did was cut them into strips then tie them together
<p>My family loves to make these types of blankets. Now all the work that they go through can be shortened emensley! </p>
I've done a couple of these blankets. I'd have loved to have one of these!

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