Friday, December 26, 2008

Fleece Blanket

I know that everyone probably already knows how to do this, but you never know. Someone may not and is just waiting for me to post a how to on my blog. Maybe?

Anyway, these are the easiest blankets to make. They are simple in the skill department, but do take a little bit of time. I made 3 of these this year for Christmas and it was a favorite gift for everyone who receive it.

First thing you need to do is match up your material. You will want to trim it so that all sides are even. I had to cut the bias off of both of the sides and I had to trim a little bit off of one end on the yellow material.

You will want to cut a 4x4 square out of each corner. It makes the corners rounded in the end.

Now you cut. And cut, cut and cut. You will want each cut 4 inches and you will want each cut to be about 1 inch apart. I cut one side and then I tie that side. It makes it easier to fold up if you need to and to come back to it later. You do that on all 4 sides and you are done!! Easy, huh?
The nice thing about these blankets is that they are very forgiving. No one notices the mistakes if you do make one. By the 3rd quilt, there were definitely mistakes. I had some really uneven cuts and the material didn't always match up just right, but it was day's before Christmas and I was tired of cutting. I tried to use my rotary cutter, but it did not cut well through 2 pieces of fleece.
Good luck!


Letti said...

Thank you for posting this tutorial. I have been told how to make them before but I would much rather see pictures.

Active Ackleys said...

I love these blankets!! I made one for my daughter before she was born. It was so girly and pretty. That was over six years ago and have thought about making more for family members' baby showers, but lost my directions. Thanks!!