Don't sew? No need for thread and needles with this easy fleece blanket!

This easy fleece blanket gives the non-sewers a break! I am not a sewer. I'll admit it! I know my limits when it comes to needles and thread. But tying? Now that I can do. I have made one of these tie blankets for each of my children and they love them! I made a personalized fleece blanket for my niece whom is an ice skater. She takes her blanket to the rink with her and all of her friends want a warm blanket like hers. The fleece I used had ice skates on it of course!

Easy fleece blanket supplies needed:

Fabric needs to be at least 40 inches or wider (most are 54 inches)

Sizes of desired blanket

Baby/Toddler - 1 to 1 1/2 yards (in both fabrics)

Child - 1 3/4 yards (in both fabrics)

Teen/Adult - 2 yards (in both fabrics)

Feel free to make your blanket(s) bigger for taller or bigger people or to fit a twin sized bed.

Two pieces of fleece the same size. Piece may be the same pattern, two different patterns, two plain colors or a pattern on one side and a plain color on the other. Basically whatever you think the person you are making the blanket for will like.

Scissors (sharp ones)

Tape measure or yard stick

one 4" x 4" piece of paper

Easy fleece blanket instructions:

1) Take your two pieces of fleece. Put one piece on top of the other lining up the edges so they are even. (one side will be the front and the other side will be the back of your blanket.

2)Trim off any selvage around the edges of your fleece (try not to cut in more than 2 inches) Try to cut the salvage off as straight as you can. The nice thing about tying the blankets is that if you aren't exactly straight it will not show too much.

3) Take your piece of 4"x4" paper lay it on the corner of your blanket. Then cut out the corner through both layers. Proceed to do this on all four corners. This will keep you blanket square once you start to tie your fringes.

4) Now you are ready to cut your fringes. Cut 4 inches into both fleeces at 1" wide.

5) Your fringes don't need to be 1" exactly, just try to keep them the same size.( You don't want to have one fringe 1" and the next one 2".) Cut 1" intervals on all four sides.

6) Starting on one side, tie double knots (using one fringe from each fleece.) Tie these knots on every other fringe around the entire blanket.

7) Then flip the whole blanket over and tie the remaining knots until your blanket is complete.

If your blanket ties should ever come loose after wash and wear simply retie them.

TIP Look for after Thanksgiving sales on cotton fleece fabric at your local fabric store. Stores like Jo Ann fabric and Handcock Fabric have fantastic deals on fleece. Watch your local newspaper flier!

These blankets are a super easy to make and really are very inexpensive.

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