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Thread: Please i need some help

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    Can someone help me or explain to me how do i make a blanket the one you tie together at the ends they are made of soft fleece.Thanks in advance for any help you canoffer :)

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    Good Morning....
    I've made several of these....they are quite easy to make actually...
    I lay my 2 pieces of fleece today - the top and the back...usually I do a print with a coordinating solid.
    Icut of the selvedges and straighten up the top and bottoms cut edges..

    Once that is done, I measure in with my measureing tape or ruler 3"....and at the 3" mark I put a pin - and I do that around all 4 sides...

    For the corners, where the corner pins meet, you need to cut out the corner..I hope that that makes sense...if you pin all the way to the edges - there'll be a blank corner area - you need to cut this out......

    Then with my scissors I cut all around - cutting to the pins - every 1/4" or so....making the fringes....

    Once I've cut all around, I then start double knotting the fringes - the print with the solid - be careful not to miss any - as you knot each little section you can take the pins out.......and that's it - I don't do any sewing, etc. - have done several - they they are so forgiving - everyone is great.....a lot of fun - I've done the small baby ones - as well as adult size in which I use 2 yard of each fleece....

    Have fun..

    I hope that this makes sense..

    Cheers,

    Bill

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    Here's a link to a tutorial for these blankets....perhaps this will help also - there are some pictures...

    http://collectibles.about.com/od/val...leecethrow.htm

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    thanks for the link lock. it really looks easy to do.

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    I prefer this type of knot, but there are lots of options.

    http://www.craftelf.com/Craft_elf_ge...ce_blanket.htm

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    Awesome sites, thanks :D :D :D

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    I keep thinking that I should whip up a couple of these, just never got around to it yet, famous last words

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    Are you not tempted to quilt or tie just a bit, so that the two layers don't keep separating?

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    Hi there...
    I've never had a problem with just doing the knots..never quilted or tied and never had a problem with the layers separating - I think it may be something about the fleece on fleece that keeps them kind of together...
    They do make up really well and are a lot of fun to do.
    I done a lot of these..even though I've done a lot of the larger ones the more recent ones I've done are about 36" square for babies.....they make great baby gifts....

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    Locked,i want to thank you for the info.it;is raelly helpful i plan on doing some of these for Baby Shower gifts again ,ThankYou

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