Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No Sew Fleece

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We Love blankets in this house...My Dogs especially. So today's Project was Two blankets for my puppy's and One for Me. I have one started for Ralph but as you can imagine he didn't want Zebra!!  It took me about 45 minutes to make all three!! This was the easiest projects I have ever done. You only need fleece cut to the size you want, tape measure, and scissors! 

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Things You'll Need
  • 2 pieces of fleece, 2 yards each for adult throw...You can really do any size you desire
  • Scissors
  • Clothes Pins if you are making a big one and need it to stay on the table while cutting. I did mine on the floor and it worked just fine :o) 
  •  Tape Measure

                                          

Instructions   
    • 1
Lay the two pieces of fleece out of your work surface -- one on top of the other, with right sides facing out.
    • 2
Pin the pieces together, staying at least 4 inches away from the edge.


    • 3
Cut off the selvage edges or the whip-stitched edges, if you're using two ready-made blankets, with sharp fabric scissors.
    • 4
Cut a 4-inch square from each corner. Cut through both layers of fabric.
    • 5
Cut 4-inch long strips into the perimeter of the blanket, leaving an inch between cuts.
    • 6
Tie each strip from the top piece of fleece to the corresponding strip from the bottom piece of fleece to create a fringed edge. Work your way around all four sides to complete your no-sew fleece blanket.








27 comments:

bsugxo said...

is it 2 yards per a print or one yard per a print?

Sarah Renee said...

It's Two Yards per Print :o)

Laura said...

Now do you do # 4 on all sides of the corners?

Sarah Renee said...

For these I did.... When I make smaller ones I make it smaller :)

ngallimore1230 said...

what about washing? will they come apart?

Sarah Renee said...

I've washed mine several times and it hasn't fallen apart, so I don't think so :o)

~ Irelands_Mommy ~ said...
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~ Irelands_Mommy ~ said...

My daughters step-mom made her one 5 years ago and she still has it. So trust me when I say that they are sturdy and do not come apart. I have been thinking about making some to sale for Christmas gifts.

abbott02 said...

What size fabric did you use for your puppy blankets?

Sarah Renee said...

That is a great idea!! :)

Sarah Renee said...

I think about a half a yard :) I would just buy a yard and measure it next to your pup :o)

Nancy Batut said...

well it was really nice blankets you made there..

Sarah Renee said...

Thank You Nancy :)

TKS said...

My mom has made all of her kids and grandkids one of these blankets. They do not come apart. Ours are definitely used. I am making a bunch of these for Silver Keys for Christmas this year.

Sarah Renee said...

I love the idea of making them for Christmas!! :o)

EMS said...

so cute! about how long does the tieing part take? thinking about this as a craft for my seven-year-olds birthday party but not sure if the kids will go antsy. :)

thanks!

Sarah Renee said...

Thank you :o) I did all three at the same time. The prep and the cutting took the most time. If you prepare everything before hand and they only have to do the knotting I think they would enjoy it :o) and what a great idea...they make it and then get to keep it as a party favor!!

Erin Vinson said...

So far as the measurements, I tried to look them up online once before to no avail, but do you need a perfect 2yrd x 2yrds square? May seem like a crazy question, but I'm a perfectionist and HAVE to have it right! lol

Sarah Renee said...

Ha I hear ya Erin... For these the big one was two yards...I just trusted the fabric store to cut it perfect. (That is the pink one) the other two I kinda just measured to how big my dogs were :) hope that helps :)

Nikki Callahan said...

how many yards do i need to make a king size bed one?

Sarah Renee said...

Hi Nikki, I'm not sure how much fabric you would need...I never made one that big before. I would measure your king size blanket then add 4 inches to that measurement for the knots :) wish I had more info. If you do find out the measurements please share, I'm sure my readers would love to know :)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

The important thing is to be sure that both fabric pieces are exactly the same size, I think!

Sarah Renee said...

I agree Flo :o) I've done a few more since this post and they have been random sizes....I just cut the second piece the same size as the first and it can out perfect! Great advice! :)

Samantha Arnold said...

I absolutely LOVE these! I've been trying to come up with a cute idea for Christmas presents. Thank you for this! :)

Hillary Shelmire said...

Do you tie the ends once or do you double tie the ends?

Sarah Renee said...

I just tied one knot...but I'm sure a double knot would it make it more secure :)

Sarah Renee said...

Thank You Samantha :) and you are so Welcome!

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