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Thursday, September 28, 2006

HOW TO! Make a tied fleece blanket

First buy 2 same sized cuts of fabric. For a baby 1 yrd, child 1.75 yrd, adult 2+ yrd.

See how one end rolls up? It rolls UP to the top. think of fruit ROLL UPS ;-) You lay back sides together (so rolled side down, then rolled side up) Always put rolled sides together. One time I had a print going the wrong way and did it opposite and it was a mess. One way is stretchy one way is not.

Line up and trim as needed to straighten. Whatever size fringes you are going to make (4-5" works best) you cut a square that size from all 4 corners.

Doing one side at a time, cut at aprx. 3/4 to 1 inch size.

Tie in a knot! Just be consistent with your over/under method.

Some helpful hints:
*Try to keep your fringe width somewhat uniform
*Always tie the same direction
*Works best to put the back fleece on the bottom layer

This is so easy, I can do a baby one in less than an hour. Sometimes I use a rotary cutter sometimes just sharp scissors. Fleece requires no sewing and does not ravel. This is the most forgiving pattern, you never notice small inconsistencies. Dry on low to prevent static and pilling. Have fun! If you decide to make one drop me a line!

Finished product in next post ;-) Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

susan said...

Aren't these the best? I made 6 last Christmas - 2 daughters and 4 grandkids. Planning on making some more this year. Yours look great!