One year for Christmas, I made no-sew fleece blankets for all my kids, as well as for the grandmas. This year I made another one for our new baby. I am not crafty at all, so believe me when I say that anyone can make these simple blankets in just a couple hours.
Two pieces of fleece (same size): 1 to 1 ½ yards for a baby, 1 ¾ yards for a child, 2 yards for a teen or adult (fleece can be the same pattern or coordinating colors or patterns). For our baby’s blanket, I bought 2 ready-cut fleece packages (1 ½ yards each) at Wal-mart.
4” x 4” piece of paper
1) Layer the two pieces of fabric one on top of the other. Place the 4” x 4” piece of paper on one corner and cut around it. Do the same with all four corners.
2) Next you will cut the fringes. I don’t use a tape measure, but you could if you wanted to. I just eyeball it and cut fringes all the way around, making each fringe about 4” long and 1” in width.
Tie knots all the way around, using one fringe from each piece of fleece. I use double knots so that the blanket won’t come untied in the wash.
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About Molly Evert
Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).
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