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Thread: An alternative to tying the fringe on those fleece blankets

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    Super Member lalaland's Avatar
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    As I'm working on fringing 5 blankets, I'm thinking I should pass along this technique that I think is easier than tying every fringe strip.

    Sorry the pictures are a little fuzzy, I think the fleece print knocked the focus out of whack, but I think you can see well enough to figure out what's happening.

    Make a slit in the top of the fringe with your seam ripper
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    Now you have a small hole
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    bring the fringe up from the bottom and push into the hole
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    Pull it down all the way and Viola!
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    grab it from the back and pull it through
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    Neet idea! Thanks

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    Just curious what size you are making the balnkets? Love the idea - looks like it would speed up the finishing process!

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    A great idea and very tidy too.Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    Just curious what size you are making the balnkets? Love the idea - looks like it would speed up the finishing process!
    Depends on the person I've giving it to. If it's a child, I buy a yard of fleece. If it's a teen or adult, I buy 1-1/2 yds. I rarely buy off the bolt, I raid the remnant rack most of the time. The size may be off a little bit but a few inches here or there isn't really going to make much of a difference.

    My fringe is shorter or longer depending on the size piece I was able to get.

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    That looks a lot better than tying...

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    I like this idea. I make scarves using fleece, will be trying your method on the next ones.

    Merry Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    I like this idea. I make scarves using fleece, will be trying your method on the next ones.

    Merry Christmas
    When I make scarves, I don't tie the fringe. I cut the fringe with a decorative rotary blade, either the wave or scallop blade, and then I run a row of decorative stitches above the fringe to give it some flare and separate it from the body of the scarf.

    The fleece had the embroidered roses and pink ribbons on it already
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    Supper Ideal.Thanks for this great Tip :D :thumbup:

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    hmm,i've seen that done somewhere before but forgot about it. i've done my last fleece "blanket" but thanks. i use a 'slip' knot that looks somewhat like what you showed. like it much better than tying a regular knot that can come undone in the wash.

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    I could be wrong but from the picture it looks like you are using only one layer of fabric.
    The fleece throws I made were two layers of coordinating fabric and tying the strips held both pieces together. I guess you could make a bigger hole and pull them both through.

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    i can almost see two layers but looks like the same print, not two different ones. still looks easy peasy!

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    How do you work the corners?

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    Great idea! I'll file this in my "must remember" bank!

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    I have done this, but I don't use a seam ripper. I use a small rotary cutter.

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    I think i answered my own question.You cut out the corners,like 4 inches then cut the strips the same length.

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    I always use two layers of fleece for the tied blankets. I tie tight double knots and none have come untied and DGD washes her blanket at least once a month. I am making three for gift this year. I use two yards of 60" wide no pile fleece for top and back and make 5" cuts for the strips. I machine sew around each corner for stability.

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    Great tips really liked the idea on the scarf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    I could be wrong but from the picture it looks like you are using only one layer of fabric.
    The fleece throws I made were two layers of coordinating fabric and tying the strips held both pieces together. I guess you could make a bigger hole and pull them both through.
    It is just one layer of fleece. I've never made a two layer fleece blanket but I think you could use the same method on two layers successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i can almost see two layers but looks like the same print, not two different ones. still looks easy peasy!
    It is only one layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    I think i answered my own question.You cut out the corners,like 4 inches then cut the strips the same length.
    That's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    As I'm working on fringing 5 blankets, I'm thinking I should pass along this technique that I think is easier than tying every fringe strip.

    Sorry the pictures are a little fuzzy, I think the fleece print knocked the focus out of whack, but I think you can see well enough to figure out what's happening.
    Thanks for the reminder. I saw this one on a utube once when looking up how to do these blankets.

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    Thank you for the great idea

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    What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great idea!!!!!

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