For this project, you can use flannel or fleece. There are tradeoffs for each, so it is completely personal preference. The fleece is thicker and doesn’t have as sharply detailed designs but it won’t fray like flannel.
Can you make tie blankets out of flannel?
For flannel, I would recommend sewing the two panels together first, leaving a long (depending on the size you are after for the ties) seam allowance, then cutting (I would recommend a mat and rotary cutter again), then tying into square knots.
What fabric is best for no-sew blankets?
Polar fleece is also good for no-sew projects (like a flower – get the free tute here) or tie blankets. Polar Fleece can be divided in to two categories, anti-pill and non anti-pill. Anti-pill tends to be a more high quality fabric, and doesn’t “ball up” or “pill” after several washes.
How far do you cut a tie blanket?
Description of steps on how to tie a fleece blanket: 1. Cut off rough selvage edge on both sides. Trim only as much as necessary, usually not more than 2 inches on each side.
How do you finish the edge of a flannel blanket?
If there is fraying after washing, you can trim the edges before you begin. For the mini-puff trim, serge a rolled edge around the four sides of the blanket. Then, using your zipper foot on the sewing machine, align the trim with the edge of the blanket and topstitch it to secure it all the way around.
How much fabric do I need for a flannel blanket?
Flannel Fabric – You need two coordinating flannel fabrics. I used 1 1/2 yards for most of the blankets. I did use 2 yards for a blanket I made for a 6 foot plus tall friend.
What kind of fabric do you use for tie blankets?
Introduction: How to Make a Tied Fleece Blanket
You will need 2 pieces of fleece, about 1 to 1 1/4 yards each, a pair of fabric scissors (or a rotary cutter – much easier!), cutting board (or some kind of cutting surface) and a ruler or straight-edge.
How much fabric do I need to make a no sew blanket?
For a baby blanket you will need 1 yard of each fabric (so, 2 total yards). For a child’s blanket, 1 1/2 yards works well (a total of 3 yards). And, an adult-sized blanket will require 2 yards (4 total yards).
Can you make a no sew blanket with cotton?
So you want to make a cotton blanket, but you don’t know how to sew and don’t own a sewing machine. Don’t give up on the project, because you will still be able to do it without sewing skills or a sewing machine. You just need a few items and the skills to cut a straight line and operate an iron.
How do you finish the edge of a fleece blanket?
You can finish a fleece blanket with a simple folded hem, by adding fringe to the edges and tying it into knots, or by weaving fringe loops around the blanket’s edges to create a braided edge.
How do you make a fleece blanket without ties?
- Stack your two pieces of fabric on top of each other so that you cut them the same.
- Cut out a four inch square out of each corner.
- Cut the edge into 4 inch strips 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Make a one inch cut in the center at the top end of each strip.
- Continue all the way around the blanket.