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oneteappot 06-25-2014 12:41 AM

Fleece car blanket
 
I want to make a fleece car blanket. I was wondering what size to make it. Also have you ever made a single layer fleece blanket. If so, how did you finish the edges? Suggestions please. I am going to include it in a raffle basket.

qwkslver 06-25-2014 02:59 AM


Originally Posted by oneteappot (Post 6773105)
I want to make a fleece car blanket. I was wondering what size to make it. Also have you ever made a single layer fleece blanket. If so, how did you finish the edges? Suggestions please. I am going to include it in a raffle basket.

I don't know about size but 1-1/2 yards makes a decent lap blanket. I made some for my car. I just turned the ends back and sewed them together at the edges. Makes a nice cheap blanket. I have a Sweet 16 so some of them I put batting in and meander quilted them together. You can't get any warmer than that.

ILoveToQuilt 06-25-2014 03:10 AM

On my single layer fleece, I used coordinating yarn (worsted weight) and blanket stitched around the edges.

alleyoop1 06-25-2014 05:12 AM

I've used wooly nylon thread in my serger to edge a fleece blanket.

yngldy 06-25-2014 01:16 PM

This is a nice edge for a single layer: http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2010/12...-tutorial.html

Quilting Grandma 06-25-2014 05:33 PM

I make single layer fleece for the grandkids. I fold it under and blanket stitch it. Makes a nice edge and is easy to do.
Have fun.

GloriaC 06-26-2014 03:47 AM

I serge mine because I don't like the string ties.

2manyhobbies 06-26-2014 04:04 AM

Here's what I do and the family loves them. I buy two different fleeces, usually a print and a coordinating plain back. I get about 1-1/2 yards, sometimes a bit more for tall people. I lay them wrong sides together and do the tie thing. But for baby quilts, I sew around all sides with a straight stitch, in about an inch. Then I go around about 1/4 inch from the stitches with a scalloped rotary cutter. You could do that for a larger one to instead of cutting the strips and tying. This takes less than an hour and the cozy factor is a 10. In the winter, I put one over my lap while driving (because I have heated seats which result in nice hot buns).

oneteappot 06-26-2014 06:54 AM

Such wonderful suggestions. Guess I need to get busy and get a couple made! Thanks everyone! Love this board, everyone is so helpful!!!!!

Chasing Hawk 06-26-2014 06:59 AM

It is a good idea to keep blankets in the car. We keep two in each truck, along with emergency packs.
In those packs are a couple of pairs of socks for each of us, some gloves, long johns and first aid kits.

We live near the mountains and if we were to break down during the winter months. We could stay warm until helps arrives. Also the cell phone is in my purse for emergencies.

The blankets we have in the trucks are twin size made from a fleece material.

litacats 06-27-2014 03:29 AM


Originally Posted by yngldy (Post 6774139)
This is a nice edge for a single layer: http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2010/12...-tutorial.html

I love the finish on these thanks for sharing the tutorial

Slow2Sew 06-27-2014 09:59 AM

I used two layers of fleece for the last blanket I made, machine stitched 4" from the edges of the two layers, cut out the corners and cut 3/4" strips around the rest of the blanket. Using a single layer of fleece should also work.

lots2do 02-02-2015 08:03 AM

Little late to this party but...I have some fleece I'd like to use up. I've never made one of these and have never used or even touched one of these! (And I often overthink things). I'm going to knot two layers together with opposing baseball team fleece for my daughter and her SO. Do they wash up okay? I feel like I'd need to do some tying to keep the two layers together but as I said I've never done this before. Any ideas?
And... I love that Polly tutorial. Great hint with the painter's tape, too.

romanojg 02-02-2015 10:05 AM

you can make them any size, try a lap size. All of my kids are tall so instead of the normal 2yrd I use 3. Your finighing can be blanket stitching around the edges or hem them or just use pinking or some of the other decrative scissors and they also have them in roller blades. It doesn't fray so anything would be great.

lots2do 02-02-2015 11:33 AM

Thanks so much for your reply. I do have a scallop rotary cutter around here some place. That would be fun to use!

Geri B 02-04-2015 09:03 AM

I like that braided look...did the knotted ones one year as gifts.....might try a few of those braided ones.....

mommaB 02-09-2015 09:47 AM

I make a few 30x36 for baby gifts. I just serge the edge and suggest to parents to throw them in the trunk or stroller or wagon. They make a great inexpensive changing blanket to throw on the ground, or trunk, heck, even the truck bed! You never know where you might be when the need arises! They wash up nice and are lightweight. They do fuzz up your machine though.


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