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How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket
Follow these directions and you can make a warm, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece. The blanket picture here is bay-sized, but you can use the instructions I supply to make one of any size. The techniques are all the same, just the fabric size changes.
How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket
- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your... circumstances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.
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Gathering The Supplies
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this fleece blanket project you will need:
- 2 Coordinating Pieces of Fleece (the size of the pieces of fleece will depend on how big of a blanket you want to make)
- Pen or Pencil
Now we can get started.
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Lay Out the Back Piece of Fleece
Start out by laying the piece of fleece that will be the back of your blanket, right side down, on your work surface. I was making a baby-sized blanket so it fit on my work counter, but it works better with a larger blanket to lay it out on a floor. Smooth out the piece of fleece using your hand.
The next step is to prepare the front piece of fabric.
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Lay Out the Front Piece of Fleece
Now, lay the piece of fleece that will be the front of your blanket, right side up, on top of the first piece of fleece. Again, smooth out the piece of fleece with your hand so it lies flat.
Next, you need to trim your fabric.
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Trim Your Fleece
Make sure you cut through both piece of fleece and trim your fleece to whatever size you want your blanket to be. The cuts do not have to be perfectly even. Please keep in mind, the finished blanket will appear about 8- to 10-inches smaller than the size you cut because of the fringe!
Now you need to measure the corners.
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Measure Your Corners
The first thing you want to do is prepare your corners to be cut. The key here is to measure in, from the corner, the same length as what you will make your fringe. I am cutting my fringe about 4-inches long, so I measured in 4-inches from each side in the corner. Mark your lines and repeat this for each corner.
The next step is to cut your corners.
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Cut off the Corners
Next, simply cut off each corner square that you marked. Hold both fabrics together and cut through both layers. Don't worry about the lines being perfectly even. Once they are tied together you will never notice any differences.
You are now ready to cut fringe around your blanket.
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Cut Your Blanket's Fringe
All you do now is cut fringe along each edge. Make sure you cut through both thicknesses of fleece. My fringe is about 4-inches long and 1 1/2- to 2-inches wide. You can make your fringe longer than this, but I would suggest not going much smaller. Anything too much smaller than what I cut would be hard to tie.
Once your fringe is cut, you can begin tying it.
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Tying Your Fringe
To attach the top piece of fleece to the bottom piece of fleece, you simply tie the fringe together. Grab a set of fringe pieces (a back and front piece), and tie a simple overhand knot in them.
Now your fleece blanket is almost done.
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Finishing Your Blanket
Continue tying the pieces of fleece together until you have worked your way all around the blanket. Your fleece tied blanket is now done. You can, of course, add some personal touches if you like. You can embellish your blanket using fabric paint, buttons, or even heat activated crystals.
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