No Sew Fleece Blanket

Today I am going to share a quick and easy project almost anyone can do with very few tools – the no sew fleece blanket. The entire project takes less than an hour from start to finish. Plus, if you can get your fabric on sale you can make this project very inexpensively! 

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Supplies Needed:

supplies for new sew fleece blanket

 Step One: Lay your fabrics on a large surface with right sides together.
fabric right sides together
Step Two: Trim off selvage edges (the parts with the writing on them). Trim your fabric so the fabric pieces are the same size.
cut off excess fabric and selvages
Note: Often when you get fabric cut at the fabric store, it will be a little uneven. You want to be sure your two pieces are the same size. This project is very forgiving though. If you have less than a 1/2 inch difference you can probably leave it, as is.  
Step Three: Cut squares out of each corner. You can cut the squares anywhere from 5″ to 7″. I wouldn’t go much smaller or larger than this. If you cut the square any smaller than 5″ you will not have much fabric to work with to tie. If you go much larger than 7″ you will have very long strips hanging off your quilt. I cut mine to 5 1/2″. (This is where a ruler with guides comes in handy, but you can certainly just mark it off with a regular ruler and trim with scissors).
cut squares from each corner
four corner squares cut
Step Four: You will now use your ruler and cutter to make one inch wide strips around the entire blanket. They will be whatever length you cut your squares to. So my strips were 1″ wide by 5 1/2″ long. Depending on the size of your fabrics, it may not work out to be exactly 1″ across the entire length. If this happens, I usually just split the difference on the last two strips in the row.
cut one inch strips
Here is what it will look like once you get your strips cut.
strips cut

Step Five: Find yourself a comfy spot on the couch, put on your favorite show or movie, and get tying! You are going to double knot the strips together. Starting at one edge where you cut your square, take one strip from the top fabric and the matching one from the other fabric underneath and tie a knot. 

tie a knot

After first knot.
tie a knot 2

Then you will tie a second knot. This will be what holds your two fabrics together.

tie a second knot

Continue around until the whole blanket is tied. This seems like a long process, but for my blanket, it took me about 15 minutes total. (The time consuming part of this project is cutting all the strips. You can cut your time in half by having a rotary cutter, mat and ruler.)  

Tip: As you reach each corner square, be sure you have your strips lined up. I once tied an entire row missing a strip. I had to go back an untie an entire row of strips. This is no fun! But if you check it at each corner, you will only have one row to re-tie rather than the entire blanket!
no sew fleece blanket 
I purchased my fleece at Jo Ann Fabrics when it was on sale over the holidays. I got my fleece for about $2.50 per yard. It goes on sale quite a bit, especially in the winter. If not, use your 40% off coupon to get it at a better price.

These blankets hold up very well to washing. Since it is fleece your strips don’t fray even with repeated washings. These blankets make great gifts. Make the blanket a little smaller for a baby gift, or a little larger for a grown up! I think every member of my family has one now! 

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  1. I have some of these fleece blankets and I love them. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier and commenting on my Light Table.

  2. Looks warm and cozy. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog. :)

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