Fleece Tie Blankets

Fleece Tie Blankets

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Tie blankets. People rave about how easy they are to make but are they really? Well the good news is yes the are! Though they may take some patience these blankets are easy for anyone and best of all it’s no sew!  So let met take you through my experience making these blankets.

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Materials: The only ones needed are scissors, two pieces of fleece fabric (about 1.5 yards for a throw 2-3 for a twin size blanket) and a big open area to lay out the material.

Finished

Step one: Lay out one of the pieces of fabric with the bottom side facing down

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Step two: Lay out the second piece of fabric top side up

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step three: cut off excess material

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Step 4:  Consider how you will measure the cuts to make the ties. They don’t have to be exact. When cutting against the nap (usually the narrower end) the strips need to be a little longer (about 4-5 inches/11-14 cm) than along the long sides, (about 2.5-3 inches/7-9 cm) because they don’t stretch as much while tying. Cut a rectangle to the dimensions you have chosen.

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Step 5/6: Make cuts across the side of the fabric equivalent to the length of the rectangle and about 3/4 to an inch thick.  This is all about preference though.  The thinner the more ties you will have. The thicker the less but it will bunch up more. Repeat for all sides. Tie each of the strips you cut together. repeat to make it tight.  Do this all around the blanket.

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The you’re done!

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