Monday, 22 February 2010

NEW WAY to tie a fleece blanket

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.
fold both layers of the tie up and cut a slit around 1/4-1/2 inch long.
lay your tie back out flat.
pull both layers of fleece up and through the slit
this is what it should look like...
continue that all the way around the 4 sides and you're all done!

20 comments:

Patty Ann said...

Love this. I tie these all the time and it can get pretty time consuming. I am going to try this sometime this week as I have three blankets to make! Thank you!

Hizzeather said...

Very cute...I like that way better...thanks!

Alisha Whitfield said...

That is adorable. I cant wait to make a few of these now. I have a lot of friends and myself expecting babies so these will make great presents!

Stef said...

Awesome tip! I bet the ties stay tied better too! Your blanket is adorable too!

~Bobbi~ said...

VERY CUTE! Thanks!

The Full Nelson said...

This does look a lot easier, good thing since I have a baby on the way that I need to make a blanket for!

Karin Marie said...

Oh my goodness that is way easy! Thanks for the tut! Where did you get the cupcake fleece? I have been looking for some for my daughter! Her nickname is cupcake!
Super cute! :)

Joy said...

Awesome tutorial! I have got to make a blanket now! Thanks for your intructions. And your blanket is so cute. I am linking to you.
mammaskindacrafty@blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

WOW! thank you to everyone for liking my fleece blanket :) and for reference, i got the cupcake fleece at joanns fabrics :)

-*$1.00 Baby Bows*- said...

Cute idea! I love these little fleece blankets, and this looks like a fun little variation.

Robin

Tami said...

What a good idea. This way would be easier for kids' fingers, as well.

shandalla said...

Thank you so much for the tut i have carpal tunnel and am making about 3 blankets a week..this may help the pain!!!

shandalla said...

Thank you so much for the tut i have carpal tunnel and am making about 3 blankets a week..this may help the pain!!!

Tracy said...

This looks so super cute! This may be a silly question to those of you are avid blanket makers but this will be my first one...Why do you cut the 4x4 square and do you only cut it out of one of the corners? Thanks

Katelyn Thomas said...

Just made my first ever blanket today and it came out amazing...Ty

Katelyn Thomas said...

Just made my first ever blanket today and it came out amazing...Ty

Katelyn Thomas said...

Just made my first ever blanket today and it came out amazing...Ty

Lori Comeau said...

Adorable, Thanks for sharing your tip. We have a grandbaby on the way and can't wait to try and make one of these.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Teagan Fitzgerald said...

would it stay tight if it got thrown into the wash or something? I'm afraid they might come undone.

Pat Seals said...

My question too...what happens when the blanket goes thru a washer and dryer?