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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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    I made my son one of these for Christmas, he wouldn't really appreciate a quilt and it was OSU fabric kit which I couldn't have found in cotton anyway. I went to You Tube and did a search and found several sites. I had done one for the My Very Own Blanket program using the square knots, but for my son I held both pieces of fringe together and used an overhand knot, I liked it better and it lies flatter than the square knot.

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    Go to Joann's website, they have a free project section. There's a photo and instructions to make this project.

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    I've made a few using only one blanket layer rather than two together,
    so that they are not so heavy or too warm. And you can use a long strip of masking tape instead of pins, and just cut up to the masking tape. Then just make a knot using the one fringe. Make a knot around a
    crochet hook and push it up to the tape. When all of the knots are tied
    pull off the tape and you're done.


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    Thank you quilters, for the links
    to make this fleece quilt!! I always
    love to get more information!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    More projects I have yet to do. I've got fleece for four more blankets that I've had for over a year and a half that I need to just buckle down and do. Sad for me I keep putting it off and they don't take long to do.

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    I made my grands fleece blankets when they went to Alaska. You will dull your rotary cutter or scissors making them, but they are so very warm. I used a fleece side and a flannel side, then just stitched around the two and it worked wonderfully. The grands are still using them and love them.

    Hugs,
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    There is also a ruler similar to the Shape Cut that you can buy in order to rotary cut the fringe. The one I have is only about 6" wide, but this is very similar http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...RODID=prd54323

    You put the line for the length of the fringe on the edge of the fleece. Since I was having problems with carpal tunnel syndrome when I first started making these blankets, it really saved my hand to rotary cut instead of using the scissors.

    Also, I usually put the fleece right sides together (yes, Virginia, there is a right side to fleece -- pull it, and the side that it curves into is the wrong side) and stitch up the sides. Then I fringe the top and bottom edges.

    I hope this makes sense.

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    When I made this type of blanket, i about killed my hand with all the cutting. So the next time that i had a joann's coupon, i bought the fiskars spring handled scissors. It makes a world of difference on your hands. They dont get so tired and cramped. Now i have electric scissors that my DH got me for Christmas--i bet those would just zoom through.

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    This sounds like fun. Will have to try it.

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    It's really easy, just cut 2 pieces of fleece the size you want, plus about 12 extra inches, and place the 2 pieces together. The just make 6 inch cuts about every 1 to 1 1/2 inches and tie the matching strips in square knots. That's all there is too it

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    Exactly!

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    If you haven't made it yet, tie every other knot and then turn it over and tie the back sides. This makes it a reversable quilt with the knots shared on both sides.

    I just place a piece of blue painter's tape on the cut to line, and use my rotory cutter. It works great and no tired hands.

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