No Sew Fleece Blanket

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Introduction: No Sew Fleece Blanket

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.

Step 1: Choose the Fabric

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.

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.

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

Step 4: Cut Out the Corners

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

Step 5: Cutting the Fringe

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

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.

Step 7: Continue Around the Blanket

Tie all the fringes together on all four sides of the blanket. You are Finished! Wasn't that easy? All the knots should be snug up to the blanket, but not too tight. The finished blanket should lay flat.

Tip: If your blanket is square (all four sides the same length) you can turn the top so that the stretch goes in the opposite direction of the stretch on the bottom piece. This gives a more stable blanket.

Use the same directions to make pillows... if you have a 12-inch pillow form, cut two pieces of fabric that are 24-inches square. Tie three sides, insert the pillow form and then finish tying the 4th side.

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86 Comments

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nancy4
nancy4

22 hours ago on Introduction

Thanks for the great instructions. My granddaughter makes these blankets. Now I want to try it also and surprise her.

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briluv6940
briluv6940

Question 7 months ago

Where can I order the fabric for this? Or do o go out and just buy the fabric myself?

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T0BY
T0BY

4 years ago

Brilliant idea!

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301344
301344

Reply 8 months ago

Yes, it is.

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301344
301344

8 months ago on Step 1

We can make the blanket any size you want, right?

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mskaylene.robbins
mskaylene.robbins

Question 9 months ago on Introduction

I’m tying the knots on my blanket, but on both selvedge edges it won’t stretch enough to tie a knot. What am I doing wrong?

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karendsupin
karendsupin

10 months ago on Step 3

Can you please show how to braid the edges.

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Daisysmom1
Daisysmom1

Question 11 months ago on Step 7

I want to make a lap blanket for a nursing home. What size fabric do I buy? Do I still cut a 5 inch square from the corners or is it less? Thanks

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darcydoesit12
darcydoesit12

1 year ago on Step 7

Thank you I'm so excited to do this activity with my client we are stuck at home for two weeks !!!
Thank you so much

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courtneyshifflett20
courtneyshifflett20

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

Where exactly did you get THIS pattern of fleece fabric? I have been looking everywhere but can’t find anything like it.

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TriciaT13
TriciaT13

Answer 1 year ago

I saw this deer print at Joanns fabric just this weekend.

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bunycraft
bunycraft

Answer 1 year ago

This video was made about 12 years ago. At the time I was buying fleece from the fabric district in Los Angeles and selling it on eBay. You might google “fleece fabric Los Angeles textile district” it is likely someone still carries it! Try Sagetex. ... I bought from them a lot.

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ableakney
ableakney

Question 3 years ago on Step 6

What is a balloon knot?

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loupe56
loupe56

Answer 1 year ago

It's on overhand knot. The same kind of knot you tie when you're tying a knot in thread when you're sewing.

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bunycraft
bunycraft

Reply 3 years ago

The same way you tie off a balloon after blowing it up. I don’t know how else to explain it, lol

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MemaOfFive
MemaOfFive

Answer 3 years ago

Just as it suggests, as you would tie a balloon you've just blown up.

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AngelaM69
AngelaM69

5 years ago

Should you wash the fabric first?

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loupe56
loupe56

Reply 1 year ago

I never wash the fleece first, but I guess you could.

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scoops56
scoops56

Reply 2 years ago

of course you would; you never know where it's been or who has touched it