How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Here are the steps in making a very simple fleece blanket with tied ends. No sewing required! You will need 2 pieces of fleece, about 1 to 1 1/4 yards each, a pair of fabric scissors (or a rotary cutter - much easier!), cutting board (or some kind of cutting surface) and a ruler or straight-edge.

Step 1:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Lay the two pieces of fleece wrong sides together.

Step 2:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
With the fabric on top of each other, trim off any ends as necessary to make them the same size.

Step 3:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Use a rotary cutter and cut right along the edge of your ruler or straight-edge.

Step 4:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Cut out a square about 3-4 inches from each corner. This will prevent bunching of the material in the corners and help to make tying easier.

Step 5:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Make sure you cut out the square from all 4 corners of the fabric.

Step 6:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Next cut out slits - almost like a fringe - about 3 inches deep all the way around the fabric. Just make sure you cut deep enough so that you can tie the pieces together. If the slits are too short, you won't be able to double knot them.

Step 7:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
This picture shows that you cut the slits through both pieces of fabric while they are layered together. This way, you have the same number of slits all the way around.

Step 8:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Tie the matching top and bottom slits together into double knots (helps them to say together after washing).

Step 9:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Continue tying all the way around the fabric until your blanket is complete!

Step 10:

How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
Fold the blanket and wrap with a ribbon (or even a piece of the fabric that you trimmed off). Add a book and give as a gift. Our local Moms in Motion group (go MIMs!) donates these books and blankets to inner city school children through a program called Buddies, Bridges & Brains based in Victor, NY.
 
 

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