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.

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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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78 Discussions

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darcydoesit12
darcydoesit12

10 days 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 6 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

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bunycraft
bunycraft

Answer 6 weeks 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 2 years ago on Step 6

What is a balloon knot?

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loupe56
loupe56

Answer 7 weeks 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 1 year 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 2 years ago

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

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AngelaM69
AngelaM69

4 years ago

Should you wash the fabric first?

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loupe56
loupe56

Reply 7 weeks ago

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

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scoops56
scoops56

Reply 1 year ago

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

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howley
howley

Reply 1 year ago

I would wash in warm water with a small amount of suds. The fabric has probably been treated or possibly hands have been touching it.

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MemaOfFive
MemaOfFive

Reply 2 years ago

No. I wouldn't.

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LennyD9
LennyD9

Question 2 months ago on Step 7

This seems pretty easy. Can a single dad make this?
My son is older, but we still like to watch TV each wrapped in our afghans and blankets, and it would be cool if I could make a couple of these for us.
Maybe I would even make a couple to keep in the car for emergencies!

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loupe56
loupe56

Answer 7 weeks ago

Oh, yes, a single dad can make this. Your kids can make this. This is super easy.

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TieraM
TieraM

Answer 2 months ago

Yes! It super easy. You can even get kits which have the tassles drawn in for easy cutting!

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perfectgirl1a
perfectgirl1a

9 months ago

I do not wash first, because I can wear a mask for allergies. I also like the fact that once wash my quilts, all my knot's are tighter.

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kyleejojo
kyleejojo

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

where did you find this fabric? I wanna make a blanket for my bf and this is perfect

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scoops56
scoops56

Answer 1 year ago

walmart .com also has lots of fleece