Introduction: Tie Blanket

Making a fleece blanket with a tied fringe edge is an easy no-sew project, especially for kids and teens. These inexpensive blankets are perfect for gifts or charity projects. Whether you've purchased a kit or simply want to start with a few pieces of fabric, follow these directions to make a no-sew tie blanket out of two pieces of fleece.


Two coordinating pieces, each the same size of anti-pill fleece


Pen or pencil


Step 1: Get Your Fleece

First, start by picking out the fabric. Find two coordinating pieces that go together that are the same size and both anti-pill fleece. Now depending if a small lap blanket is wanted or a big lap blanket is wanted, measurements have to be figured out. Typically, a small lap blanket is 1.5 yards of fleece. For a bigger lap blanket, about 2.25 yards of fleece is needed.

Step 2: Even It Out

Once you have brought the fleece home, its most likely going to need to be trimmed. Start by laying the piece of fleece that is going to be the back of the blanket right side down. This works best on a large area of floor. Smooth out the piece of fleece with your hands, and lay the other piece of fleece that will be the front of the blanket right side up. Smooth that piece of fleece so it lies flat. Cut through both pieces of fleece trimming it to whatever size that is wanted for the blanket. The cuts do not have to be perfectly even. Also remember that the finished blanket will appear 10 inches shorter due to the fringe.

Step 3: Cut a Square

Next, measure a square in each corner of the blanket. Cut the squares anywhere between 4 to 8 inches. Repeat this for each corner of the blanket, and make sure to cut through each piece of fleece.

Step 4: Start Cutting Fringes

Now start making the fringes along the edges. Each strip should be the same length as the squares that were cut. The strips should also be anywhere from 1 inch to 2 inches wide. Reminder depending on the length of the blanket the fringe cuts may not come out even on their own.

Step 5: Tie It Together

Lastly tie the fringes together. Attach the top piece of the fleece to the bottom piece of fleece and tie the fringe together. Continue tying pieces of fleece together until each edge is done.

Step 6: You're Done

Now you have your very own tie blanket. Its super simple and easy to make. You may also add personal touches if liked, such as buttons, iron on patches, or even painting something with fabric paint.