How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket

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Introduction: How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket

Here are the steps in making a very simple fleece blanket with tied ends. No sewing required! You will need 2 pieces of fleece, about 1 to 1 1/4 yards each, a pair of fabric scissors (or a rotary cutter - much easier!), cutting board (or some kind of cutting surface) and a ruler or straight-edge.

Step 1:

Lay the two pieces of fleece wrong sides together.

Step 2:

With the fabric on top of each other, trim off any ends as necessary to make them the same size.

Step 3:

Use a rotary cutter and cut right along the edge of your ruler or straight-edge.

Step 4:

Cut out a square about 3-4 inches from each corner. This will prevent bunching of the material in the corners and help to make tying easier.

Step 5:

Make sure you cut out the square from all 4 corners of the fabric.

Step 6:

Next cut out slits - almost like a fringe - about 3 inches deep all the way around the fabric. Just make sure you cut deep enough so that you can tie the pieces together. If the slits are too short, you won't be able to double knot them.

Step 7:

This picture shows that you cut the slits through both pieces of fabric while they are layered together. This way, you have the same number of slits all the way around.

Step 8:

Tie the matching top and bottom slits together into double knots (helps them to say together after washing).

Step 9:

Continue tying all the way around the fabric until your blanket is complete!

Step 10:

Fold the blanket and wrap with a ribbon (or even a piece of the fabric that you trimmed off). Add a book and give as a gift. Our local Moms in Motion group (go MIMs!) donates these books and blankets to inner city school children through a program called Buddies, Bridges & Brains based in Victor, NY.

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69 Discussions

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jschultz41697
jschultz41697

Question 5 months ago on Introduction

I' m wanting to make a couple queen sized tie blankets. Gas anyone ever made one and how much material did you need?

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zana417
zana417

Question 10 months ago on Step 1

Why do u need to put wrong sides together?

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jonnie5izalive
jonnie5izalive

Answer 10 months ago

So the graphic you want to show will be on the outside of the blanket.

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KatieJ45
KatieJ45

2 years ago

This was a great refresher tutorial but the step of tying only three sides then flipping the blanket right side out was skipped.

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BrendaM158
BrendaM158

Reply 1 year ago

You would lose the pretty fringe if flipped, and it won’t lay as flat.

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amauro
amauro

Reply 2 years ago

Actually the fabric is not inside out so there’s no reason to flip them.

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ValerieY7
ValerieY7

Question 2 years ago on Step 2

How much material will it take to make a blanket for a baby bed?

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BrendaM158
BrendaM158

Answer 1 year ago

Measure the bed. Remember if you made it larger, it could advance with the child into a toddler bed!

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CoryS52
CoryS52

Question 2 years ago on Step 10

How do you wash a blanket like this and can it be put in a dryer

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BrendaM158
BrendaM158

Answer 1 year ago

Regular cycle (use a short cycle if you’re concerned) and dryer is fine. These hold up well for years!

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LindaB75
LindaB75

Answer 2 years ago

Ii would check on the bolt of the fabric when you have it cut to find the washing/drying instructions. Probably dry on low setting. Hope this helps.

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Jaredhaley
Jaredhaley

2 years ago on Step 10

Did you use a piece of fabric and a piece of felt or can I use two pieces of fabric?

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BrendaM158
BrendaM158

Reply 1 year ago

Felt won’t launder the same.

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LindaB75
LindaB75

Reply 2 years ago

Two pieces of fleece fabric.

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garnerelaine
garnerelaine

6 years ago on Introduction

I Have been trying to Print instructions for making a " NO SEW FLEECE BLANKET " I want to start my Xmas Presents soon. But I can not find a site that lets me print the instructions. Please Help !!!! _ - I live in Canada and I want to find instructions for free to print.

I am a senior and not want to pay for $ 40.00 for printing from PDF

Regards. E. Garner bruela@bell.net

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BrendaM158
BrendaM158

Reply 1 year ago

You could write them down or copy/paste into a word document?

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LindaB75
LindaB75

Reply 2 years ago

If you highlight the instructions you wish to print you can print them out without printing the whole q&a section. Highlight, right click on your mouse, then select print.

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JonandBrandiL
JonandBrandiL

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

What measurement should i use if i wanna make one bigger than this

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BrendaM158
BrendaM158

Answer 1 year ago

I’d measure the bed and purchase accordingly. Remember you will lose at least 6-8 inches from the ties.