Yesterday we were snowed in up here in the hills, so while little man played trains, I made the hubs a super soft fleece tie blanket. I have made many of these and given them as gifts and kept some in our home. They are always loved and enjoyed! There are so many DIY step by steps out there in cyberspace, but here is mine. I hope my tips learned from many trials and errors save you some headaches!
1. I usually cut a template out of cardboard, 6 inches long on each side and a 1 inch wide guide for the strips.
2. Lay the pieces of fabric just how you want them, evenly one on top of the other.
3. Next, your going to want to trim the sides. Make sure they are straight and even.
4. Then, using your 6 inch square cardboard guide, cut a 6 inch square from each corner. I like to use these nice squares of fabric for rice bags. Makes wonderful hand warmers and Jamberry Nail applicator tools. (P.S. I know a great Jamberry consultant if your interested in non-toxic nail wraps!)
5. Now you want to cut your 1 inch strips, using your 1 inch guide. All the way across one side of the blanket. I cut and tie an entire side before moving onto the next.
6. There are multiple ways to tie your knots. I like this simple clean loop knot. Over under thru the bunny hole kinda style.
7. Cut and tie all four sides. I also like to wash the blanket before giving it away, so it is clean, smells nice and I feel like it binds the knots together tightly. Thats it!
Have you made a fleece tie blanket before? any tips to share?
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