Sunday, February 21, 2010

a new way to tie fleece!

i was shown by a volunteer last week at the project linus blanket night how to tie a fleece blanket that's MUCH easier than the original tied way. so here we go...

start with your fleece. i bought 1 1/2 yds for the top with a coordinating 1 1/2 yds for the backing.

square up your corners and cut a 4x4 inch square.
to make your ties, cut 4 inch strips, 1 inch wide.

fold both layers of the tie up and cut a slit around 1/4-1/2 inch long.
lay your tie back out flat.
pull both layers of fleece up and through the slit
this is what it should look like...
continue that all the way around the 4 sides and you're all done!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Love it! Seeing you and Jenn make all these fleece blankets, makes me want to go and make some for myself! Lol!

Kaysi said...

That is so awesome! Those are so cute!

Kassi Jane said...

thanks for sharing that way is great!

Caroline said...

Cute! I'm loving the cupcakes.

Lisa said...

How clever! That's a great idea-~
Our oldest just announced another baby on the way, so I've ready to do this! Even though the baby isn't due til October!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

We LOVE these blankets at my house. And this look smuch easier than the old way I have been doing it.

Thanks for sharing!

mary'smom said...

Thanks so much! I am going to add this post to my favorites!

Kimbo West said...

That is adorable! I love the new way...and I have a few yards of fleece just sitting around! I'll have to give it a try.

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I love that way- looks easier, too!

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all thingz related said...

I have never seen this technique before! Thanks for sharing!
~Rebekah @All Thingz Related {hosting a giveaway on our blog!}

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap. GENIUS!!! thank you for sharing this!!

erin

tenthingsfarm said...

I just took some fleece (donated to a quilting ministry I am part of) and made my first tied blanket. I made it the 'old' way, but I'll try this method on the next one. Thanks for the tip!

The one I made is here:
http://tenthingsfarm.blogspot.com/2010/02/is-it-wednesday-already-whatcha-workin.html

-Laura at TenThingsFarm

Leanne said...

I'll have to try this way. Thanks for sharing.

fawnda said...

That does look a lot easier! It turned out really cute!

Linda said...

Thanks soooo much for the info...I only knew one way and now I know two! I luv how it looks:)

Blessings,
Linda

Denise Marie said...

very clever!!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Brilliant!
-Tiff

Lois said...

Thank you Kathy, I have heard of this way of doing the blankets but didn't know how to do it....thanks so much I'll try it...I just picked up another 15 blankets to make!!!from my face book ad for our area:

'You Buy I'll Tie'

wonder now if I put my foot in my mouth...lol love doing these blankets