Sew a Fleece Blanket With Cotton Quilting Charm

  • 01 of 07

    Materials and Cutting Directions

    Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm
    Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This blanket makes a quick gift or home accessory. It utilizes the warmth and comfort of fleece yet has the charm of a cotton quilt. The smaller version of the instructions below is adored by our cat for her favorite spot to lounge.

    Materials

    For a couch throw size:

    • 2 1/2 yards of 45" wide cotton novelty print or pieced fabric
    • 3 1/3 yards of solid color 60" wide fleece fabric
    • thread

    For a doll blanket or pet floor blanket

    • 33" by 26" solid color fleece
    • 19" by 12 1/2" cotton...MORE novelty print or pieced fabric
    • thread

    Note: Preshrink all fabrics before you start construction. Mark the center of every side of each piece of fabric. Mark the center of each piece of fabric.

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  • 02 of 07

    Join the Fabrics

    Match the centers and join
    Match the centers and join. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Mark the center of every side of each piece of fabric. Mark the center of each piece of fabric.

    With right sides of the fabric together, line up the center marks of the fleece to the cotton novelty print center.

    Bring the fleece edges up to meet the cotton fabric edges, matching the side center marks.

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  • 03 of 07

    Corner Details

    Corner Details
    Corner Details. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Pin the sides into place. Mark 1/4 inch from each corner of the cotton fabric. Stitch the pinned edges together, using a 1/4" seam allowance, stopping 1/4" from each corner. On the center of one side of the pinned seam leave an opening for turning the blanket right side out. (approximately a 10" opening for the couch throw size)

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  • 04 of 07

    Pin the Miter

    Pin the miter
    Pin the miter. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Lay the blanket on a flat surface and smooth the layers with an even amount of fleece on each side of the cotton print. Take the time to keep measuring and pinning in place if necessary.

    Hold up the corner "ears" and pin the miter into place.(B)

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  • 05 of 07

    Sew the Miter

    Sew the corner
    Sew the corner. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Place the sewing machine needle into the fleece at the corner junction of the seam for the cotton and fleece. Stitch along the pinned line (removing the pins as you sew) at each corner.

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  • 06 of 07

    Trimming the Mitered Corner

    Trim & Turn
    Trim & Turn. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Trim excess fabric to leave a 1/4" seam allowance. (D)

    Turn right side out. Lay the blanket out smoothly with an even amount of fleece around the cotton print. Use safety pins to hold the layers together.

    Slip stitch the side opening closed.

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  • 07 of 07

    Finishing the Blanket

    Finishing the blanket
    Finishing the blanket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Choose one of the options below to finish your blanket or be creative.

    • Option 1: Use embroidery floss to tack the layers together on the cotton area in a measured or a haphazard pattern.
    • Option 2: Use the small embroidery designs that are built into many sewing machines to tack the cotton area in place.
    • Option 3: Quilt the cotton area 
    • Option 4: Combine the above ideas.