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.
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"
Continue on until you go around the whole blanket. This is the front and back once it was finished.
Ryan opening it...
Happy Birthday Boy!
A great and easy DIY (: