How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket
Materials for a No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket
- Two pieces of fleece that are the same size, but different colors and/or patterns.
(Most of ours are made with two yards of material, but we have some that are smaller, and I have made some that are larger. The most important thing to remember is that both pieces of material are the same size).
- Scissors sharp enough to cut material in long even strokes.
- A flat surface to work on. (Floor works fine, but a tall table or counter works better for the sake of your back).
- If you like to be very precise in your measurements, you can use a tape measure or ruler, along with a piece of chalk, to mark the places you will make the cuts. I don't use these materials to make my cuts. I simply use my eye to make each of the cuts the same size.
- It's always nice to have a helper. One person can work on cutting and the other can work on tying. Also, both people can cut opposite times at the same time. Then, both can tie once all the cuts are made. Not necessary, but always nice :) Plus, it makes the work go twice as fast.
Prepping the No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket
- Once you have gathered the required materials, spread both pieces of fleece out on the flat surface of your choosing. Make sure that the pieces are lying one on top of the other and that the corners and sides are aligned. Once this step has been completed, you are ready to begin cutting.
- Begin by cutting a 4" square out of each corner of both pieces of the fabric as they lay one on top of the other. You can discard the fabric from the corners or save it to use in another project. You are welcome to make this square smaller or larger based on your preference. The size of the square you cut out of each corner will determine the length of the fringe around the edges.
- Next, begin cutting into the edges of both pieces of fabric as they lay one on top of the other. I like to make my cuts about 1" to 1 1/2" apart and about 4" to 6" deep. The distance between each cut will determine the width of the fringes, and the depth of each cut will determine the length of the fringes on the finished product.
Finishing the No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket
Once you have made the cuts all the way around the edges of both pieces of fabric as they lay one on top of the other, you are ready to begin tying the blanket together.
- Start at one of the corners. Using the top strip and the bottom strip, begin tying knots all the way around the edges of the entire blanket.
- Once all the strips have been tied into knots, take two corners and firmly tug in opposite directions (but not too hard) to give the blanket a stretch. Turn the blanket and continue to firmly stretch by tugging the corners in opposite directions until each side of the blanket has been pulled and stretched a little bit.
- Congratulations! You now have a no-sew fleece tie blanket. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Caring for Your No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket
The best way to keep your no-sew fleece tie blanket from pilling or matting during cleaning is to wash it in cold water. Either hand-wash it or toss it in the washing machine on a delicate or hand-wash cycle. To dry, use a low-heat cycle in the dryer or you can air dry the blanket as an alternative.
Occasionally, some of the fringes may come untied during the life of your no-sew fleece tie blanket. No worries! Just re-tie another knot in each strip that comes untied, and your blanket will be as good as new again!
Make sure to wrap up and snuggle with your blankie very often so that it doesn't get lonely!
No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket Tutorial
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