Learn how to make a fleece tie blanket for the perfect afternoon DIY activity. Making this no-sew project is incredibly simple and ideal for gift-giving and other occasions.
Making a fleece blanket with a tied fringe edge is an easy no-sew project, especially for kids and teens. These reasonably priced blankets are ideal for charitable endeavors or gifts. Use two pieces of fleece to create a warm, no-sew tie blanket by following these instructions, whether you have a kit or just want to get started with a few pieces of fabric.
We will demonstrate how simple it is to make a fleece tie blanket if you have ever wondered how to do it. It takes very little effort and money to complete this project.
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What You’ll Need
Here is what you need to make a fleece tie blanket:
Equipment / Tools
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting ruler
- Cutting mat
- Pen or pencil
- 2 pieces of fleece fabric, both 2 yards
- Ruler or Tape Measure
How to Make a Fleece Tie Blanket?
Simply read the directions below to find out how to make a fleece tie blanket.
Cutting the Materials
Almost always, fleece that is bought by the yard needs to be trimmed and straightened. The selvage edge must be removed, at the very least.
Lay the fleece square that will serve as the back of your blanket on your work surface right side up to begin. On a sizable portion of the floor, this works best. Use your hands to spread the fleece piece out.
On top of the first piece of fleece, place the fleece piece that will serve as the blanket’s front, right side up. Once more, smooth the fleece piece until it lies flat.
Cut through both fleece pieces, trimming and squaring the edges to the size you desire for your blanket. The cuts do not have to be perfectly even, but they should be relatively straight. Keep in mind that the finished blanket will appear about 10 to 12 inches smaller than the size you cut because of the fringe.
Measure and Cut the Blanket Corners
In order to determine the length of the fringe, measure a square with equal sides at each corner. Since the sample fringe is roughly 6 inches long, the corner of the square is 6 inches from each side. Start with a square that is between 4 and 8 inches in size, and you can adjust it if you like.
When using a rotary cutter, place the cutting ruler in alignment and cut the square. If you are using a pencil and scissors, mark the lines for the square. Use scissors to cut the square out.
Do this again for each corner. Make sure to cut through the fleece’s two layers. Try to cut as straight as possible, but don’t worry about the lines being perfectly even. You won’t ever notice any differences once they’re all connected.
Cut the Blanket Fringe
Cut through both fleece thicknesses to begin creating the fringe along each edge. The width of each strip should range from one inch to two inches, and it should be the same length as your starter square. 6 inches and 2 inches, respectively, make up the sample.
Work your way around the entire blanket with the rotary cutter while measuring and cutting the strips. Measure and mark each fringe line before cutting with scissors. Return and cut the lines that were marked. This will help keep the cuts straight.
Depending on the size of your blanket, the fringe cuts may not come out even on their own. You don’t want a small or large strip at the end. Measure how much is left to mark or cut when you are about 18 inches from one end to fix this. Make a small adjustment to the strip width if it doesn’t fit into that length evenly.
For example, if you have about 15.5 inches left, start making the fringe just a tiny bit narrower. After a few strips, measure once more to confirm that the fabric is now divided evenly.
Tying the Fringe
To attach the top piece of fleece to the bottom piece of fleece, tie the fringe together. Tie a square knot while holding the back and front pieces of a set of fringe.
Tie each knot so it is tight, but try not to pull at the fabric too much. When you have wrapped the blanket completely, keep tying the fleece pieces together. Your fleece-tied blanket is now done.
Naturally, if you’d like, you can add some unique touches. You could use fabric paint, embroidery, buttons, or even heat-activated crystals to decorate your blanket.
Other Ways to Complete the Blanket Edging
There are four ways to finish the blanket fringe from here. Below are the detailed instructions for each technique.
- Square Knot Fringe
- Double Looped Fringe
- Braided Edge
Square Knotted Edge
- Simply take the top fringe piece and the bottom fringe piece that is directly beneath it after all of the fringes has been cut, and then tie a knot.
- To prevent it from coming undone, tie another knot.
- Steps 1 and 2 should be repeated all the way around the blanket.
Double Looped Fringe
- Once all of the fringe pieces have been cut, choose any double fringe that is 1 inch wide, and cut down from the painter’s tape or erasable fabric pen marked line, exactly in the center, or ½ inch from the side. Doing this will create a ½ inch vertical slit by cutting through the top and bottom layers of the fleece.
- The same piece of fringe should have its two ends flipped upward and pushed through the slit. To secure, pull the ends of the fringe downward.
- To completely fringe the blanket, simply repeat steps 1 and 2 all the way around. The contrast between the fleece from the back and the fleece from the front in the loop is particularly lovely.
- One top fringe piece from anywhere on the blanket should be taken after the fringe pieces have been cut, and it should be folded up until the end touches the taped or marked line.
- Create a vertical slit in the center of the fold that is ½ inch from the side and ¼ inch wide. (It will be ½ of an inch when unfolded).
- Repeat with the fringe segment that is immediately beneath that one. ( Because of their thickness, it is not advisable to cut through both layers at once.) Use a rotary cutter to cut through BOTH layers at ONCE to drastically speed up this step.
- Continue right around the blanket, repeating Steps 1 and 2
- Pick up a double layer of fringing from any point on the blanket, hold it firmly, and then insert the ends of the fringe piece to its left through both of the slits on the fringe piece to its right. Pull the ends evenly so they are neatly horizontal and touch the blanket’s edge.
- After the ends of the first piece of fringe have been tucked through the second piece, push the ends of the second piece through the next double piece of fringe to the right, making sure the ends are horizontal with the edge of the blanket.
- This pattern should be followed all the way around the blanket until you reach the final fringe piece.
- The final fringe piece’s top and bottom layers should be separated. Pull through the slit in the back piece of fleece after tucking the top layer end into the back of the first piece you did. The final piece of fringe should have a knotted top and bottom layer. Between the fleece’s two layers, tuck the knot. Your braiding is finished!
No-Sew Fleece Blankets Variation Ideas
- Make one out of your favorite team’s fabric using sports-themed fabric.
- Mickey, Princess, and other character fabrics.
- Favorite color
- Create a smaller version of the baby blanket to give as a gift at the baby shower.
- Create a throw blanket that matches your home’s decor for the ideal finishing touch.
In order to make it simple to make a fleece blanket whenever we want, I actually keep fabric here. I watch for sales and grab a few yards here and there when I can catch a good sale. Due to this, crafting is more affordable and simple. We enjoy developing new projects and making savings.
Conclusion: Get Started Today Making a Knot Blanket!
Make one for a friend or for yourself. They are excellent for nursing homes as well. It will be so much fun for you to make these, and giving one as a gift will truly bless the recipient. I’m eager to learn what you think of these blankets.
And I believe that after watching this tutorial, you now understand how to make a tie blanket.
How Many Yards of Fleece Do I Need for a Tie Blanket?
2 coordinating pieces of fleece (baby: 1 yard of each color, kid: 1.5 yards of each color, adult: 2 yards of each color) ruler.
Can You Make a Tie Blanket With Fleece?
Tie a square knot while holding the back and front pieces of a set of fringe. Tie each knot so it is tight, but try not to pull at the fabric too much. Continue tying the pieces of fleece together until you have worked your way all around the blanket. Your fleece blanket is now complete.
How Big is a Normal Tie Blanket?
A soft and cozy material called fleece is used for both sides. The blanket is approximately 3 feet wide by 4 feet long.
How Much Does It Cost to Make a Fleece Tie Blanket?
$3.98 for 2 yards of fabric or $7.96 for 4 yards of fabric. That completes this project, which was incredibly simple and enjoyable to make. And since this is a no-sew custom fleece blanket it makes them even better because you don’t need to pull out a sewing machine to make them.