No Sew Fleece Blanket

20 September 2012

So Ryan is obsessed with the Giants.

One of his gifts this year was a 'No Sew Fleece Blanket' I made for him.

It only took 90 minutes, start to finish and it's a great gift since you can do it without a sewing machine!

You buy two colors of fleece fabric. The bolts (width) is usually around 60". So just get as many yards as you want so the length is as long as you need. Keep in mind that the ties on the edges take away almost a foot in both length and width. I bought 3 yards.

Layer the two fabrics with the soft sides facing out (like a sandwich).

With the fabrics stacked, evenly cut off the salvage (ugly edges) and make the fabrics equal length/width.

Like this!

Next, cut out 5"x 5" squares at each corner. This is very important! A lot of people cut out 6" squares, but that's a whole foot of fabric lost from the length/width and I don't like the ties that long.

Go along all of the edges and cut 1" strips. Some of mine were closer to 1.5" and it made it A LOT harder to tie - so I'd say to stick with 1" widths.

To tie the knots:
1-4// I did my best to show you how to do this. It's different than just tying the two pieces of fabric together. If you do it this way, the knots will lie flat and look a lot nicer. I kept saying to myself, "Up, around, through"
5// Try to pull the fabric through flat
6// Slide the know up - like a man's tie
7// See the "flat knots"
8// Beautiful

Continue on until you go around the whole blanket. This is the front and back once it was finished.

Tah-dah!

Ryan opening it...

Happy Birthday Boy!

A great and easy DIY (:

5 comments:

  1. Seems super easy! Might have to give this a try!

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  2. My mum has been making staaaacks of these for everyone- she even made a rabbit one for me :) ( http://www.thesecretlifeofsamara.com/2012/07/its-thought-that-counts.html)

    I love them cos they are so super warm :)

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  3. I love these!! 2 of my SIL's made me a blanket for Christmas with fabric that had cupcakes all over it!! <3 It's my favorite winter blanket!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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  4. I'm making one of these (tomorrow) for my boyfriend for Christmas. This may be a silly question, but I was wondering if I should wash the fabric before or after I make the blanket?

    Thanks!

    -C

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  5. Thanks again for this post. My boyfriend loved his blanket. Mine was a little rough around the edges but it was a great learning experience. You can check mine out if you'd like. http://sweetandsavorylifeofmine.blogspot.com/2012/12/no-sew-fleece-blanket.html

    -C

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