Friday, May 11, 2012

some very simple blankets

Fleece blankets.... so quick and simple to make..... and so cute and warm. The brown blanket was made with a yard and a half of fleece and two packages of blanket binding. You simply pin the blanket binding along the edge of the fleece overlapping the binding edges and then sew 1/4" from the edge of the binding all the way around. The "monster" blanket is so simple it doesn't even require sewing... just a simple double knot. For the tie blanket you need a yard and a half each of two coordinating fleece fabrics (a yard and a half makes a nice square blanket). Then you simply line up the two fabrics and make cuts around 5-7" all the way around and tie them together in double knots (one strand of top fabric and one strand of bottom fabric). I recommend starting your cutting at the corners (i made a little diagram above on the orange paper). It isn't essential to do it that way but it makes for a nice even transition the whole way around. These blankets are some of my favorites to make because they come together so quickly, it's pretty much instant gratification... gotta love that!
 Let me know if you make one!

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