Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Community Service: No Sew Fleece Blanket Directions

Hi everyone! If you are interested, here are the directions for the No Sew Fleece Blankets we made for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We rolled the completed blankets up, tied them with yarn and attached a note card just to make the presentation a little nicer.  You can also make these blankets with two layers of fleece, but the single layer is faster to make and you get twice as many blankets out of the same amount of fleece.  If it's really thin fleece, you might want to do two layers.  If you would like me to send you a copy of the instructions with photos included for demonstration, please send me an email at cara.perry AT  Thank you!
~ Cara

No-Sew Fleece Blankets
Supplies needed:

Fabric scissors
Yard Stick
1 ½ yards fleece fabric that is 60 inches wide
6 x 6 inch cardboard square

Lay the fabric out and cut a 6x6 inch square from each corner.  Use the cardboard square as a guide. 

After you have cut out the corners, lay the yard stick across one of the shortest edges of the fabric from the top of each corner as illustrated below.  Make sure the side with the measurement markings is facing towards you. Using the yard stick as a guide cut one inch wide fringe in the edge of the fabric all the way across.
Do the same on the other edges of the fabric.  When you cut the fringe on the longer edge of the fabric, the yard stick will be too short to reach across the fabric all at once.  Use the 6X6 cardboard square as a guide with the yard stick to make sure your fringe will be the same length all along the edge of the fabric.

After you have cut the fringe on each side, tie each piece of fringe in a knot (like you are tying off a balloon).  Make sure the knot is as close to the edge of the fabric as possible.   The knot should be secure, but don’t pull it too tight.
Once you have made a knot with each piece of fringe, lay the blanket on a flat surface and gently stretch out each side until it lays flat. 

Your blanket is now complete!

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