This post actually contains two tutorials involving the blankets stitch: How to sew two pieces of felt together using blanket stitch How to sew an edging using blanket stitch There are also some helpful extras, like:
This one involved making fleece lap blankets for hospice patients. For that reason, we decided to make no-sew fleece blankets instead. Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post to see step-by-step instructions to make the blanket.
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I wanted to make the no-sew fleece blankets as easy as possible, so we had people bring one yard pieces. We used two, one yard pieces for each blanket. This is a good size for a lap blanket or baby blanket.
Lay both pieces that you are using on top of each other, wrong sides together, and make sure they line up. Next cut a 2 x 2 inch inch square out of each corner. Now you want to cut two inch long slits that are one inch apart, like the photo below.
It helps to have a long yardstick for this part.
Do this on all four sides of the blanket. Fold each of the fringe pieces in half, and cut a small slit in the middle. Not too close, or it might rip through. Basically you want to take the fringe piece to the left and put it through the hole on the fringe piece to the right.
Pull it though, and that becomes the next hole that you use. Make sure you grab both layers of the blanket and treat them as one. If this is confusing at all, watch the video at the top of this post. It will show you the entire process.
When you get to the end, separate the two layers of the last piece of fringe. Put one of the layers through the starting hole.
Use the two layers of fringe to tie a double knot and then tuck it into the inside of the blanket. A completely no-sew fleece blanket with a braided edge!
Take a look at these other posts:Edit Article How to Make a Fleece Blanket. In this Article: The Fabric For a Single-layer Blanket For a Reversible (Two-layer) Blanket For a Braided or Knotted Edge Community Q&A Fleece is soft, warm, easy to care for and easy to work with. It's machine-washable in cool water, and won't unravel when trimmed.
These fleece baby blanket patterns are simple yet stunning and very cuddly.. Fleece is an easy material to work with for blankets because it doesn't unravel so the edges don't even need to be finished.
If you have environmental concerns about using fleece (which is made of polyethylene terephthalate, aka PET, polyester plastic) look for eco-fleece, which is % post-consumer recycled plastic. If you like this post, also check out how to make a tie blanket from fleece and things to make with fleece scraps.
I wanted to make the no-sew fleece blankets as easy . What you'll need: Pictures here are just illustrations for what you could get, not what I actually did get. Batting: craft size or crib kaja-net.com was crib size, 45" x 60", dimensions I thought perfect for a throw or lap blanket.
It covers your legs and can be shared between two people (e.g., Mama and tot) but isn't too bulky to toss over the back of the couch. Title: Microsoft Word - Quick No Sew Fleece Blanket, Toddler to kaja-net.com Author: Kelli Nemec Created Date: 2/12/ PM. Here is a great way to finish the edges of your fleece blanket project – Without having to sew!
You start out by cutting the fleece just like if you were going to tie the fringe.