i was shown by a volunteer last week at the project linus blanket night how to tie a fleece blanket that's MUCH easier than the original tied way. so here we go...
start with your fleece. i bought 1 1/2 yds for the top with a coordinating 1 1/2 yds for the backing.
square up your corners and cut a 4x4 inch square.
to make your ties, cut 4 inch strips, 1 inch wide.