Isn’t she sweet? My niece turned 1 last week and Luke and I made her a “no sew” blanket.
Good thing it did not require sewing because my friend Mary has had my sewing machine for the last 8 years or so because of my lack of patience to operate the darn thing. I know where it is if I ever develop any patience (highly unlikely). I made the kids a bigger version of these blankets 2 years ago and they may be getting a couple new ones shortly but we will keep that hush, hush for now. I learned how to do this from my c0-worker Pam and to refresh my memory this time around I did a Google search and there are a couple good sites with pictures.
~2 pieces of fleece, one plain colored and the other with a pattern
(2 yards of each)
~ good pair of scissors – I bought some new ones and they are now in hiding from the kids
~ 4″ square cut out of cardboard
Step 1 : Lay fabric out wrong sides facing together.
Step 2 : Using the cardboard as a measuring tool cut a 4″ square out of all 4 corners.
Step 3: Pick a side to start with. Fold back material to that 4 ” depth and go down sides cutting 1″ strips (I just eyeball it, this blanket is very forgiving). I cut all 4 sides before knotting.
WARNING: Injuries may occur in the making of this blanket!
See those band aids on my boys thumb? Fleece burn from knotting.
1 no-sew blanket. Total cost $9.50
Everyone loves them, GREAT GIFT for ALL AGES!!
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