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How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

 

I’ve been experimenting with making different blankets, so I thought I’d show you how to make a tie blanket from fleece.  I’ve never made a fleece blanket like this before, as I usually prefer to make no-sew fleece blankets with a braided edge.  My daughter requested a fleece tie blanket this time because she likes the fringe on the edge.  I found this adorable unicorn fleece, and I knew it would be perfect for her!  I have a video at the top of this post that will walk you through all of the steps.  (If you have an ad blocker, you may need to turn it off to see the video.)  I also wrote out the tutorial for you to read through.  Also take a look at these other easy homemade blanket tutorials.

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

To make a fleece tie blanket, you’ll need:

  • 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
  • sharp scissors
  • optional: yardstick and/or masking tape

How to make a fleece tie blanket.

How to make a tie blanket from fleece:

Cut the selvage edges off the fleece and make both pieces the same size.  Make sure the length and width of the fleece is cut in whole inches.  Lay fleece out with wrong-sides-together (pretty sides on the outside).  Cut a 5 x 5 inch square out of each corner.

How to make a tie blanket.

Cut five inch slits, every one inch, to make a 1 x 5 inch fringe around the entire edge of the fleece blanket.  I like to use a yardstick to mark out my cuts and keep them straight.  You can also mark out a straight line with masking tape.

How to make a tied fleece blanket.

Take the two layers of fringe and tie them together in a knot.  There are different ways to do this, but I like this look the best.  Watch the video at the top of this post to see the knot tying in action.  The photos below can also give you an idea of how I tie the knots.  First, I wrap the fringe around my finger.

Tie knot fleece blanket.

Pull the end up and over the top of the fringe and push it through the loop.

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

Pull the end through.

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

Push up on the knot and tighten it, sort of like you would tie a necktie.

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

I like the nice, neat knots that this method gives on a fleece tie blanket.

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

The other side pulls in the colors from the front, and it looks very pretty!

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

And that’s it!  Such an easy way to learn how to make a tie blanket.

How to make a fleece tie blanket.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a tie blanket from fleece.

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

Also check out my other tutorial on how to make a no-sew fleece blanket with a braided edge.

Make a no-sew fleece blanket with a braided edge.

And take a look at these 20 Adorable Things to Make with Fleece Scraps.

Things to make with fleece scraps.

Also learn how to make a weighted blanket with a fleece cover.

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Chanda Paterson

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

will the tied fringes curl when washed or stay flat? Wash by hand or machine?

Mark

Monday 14th of June 2021

Hello, just need the simple fast way to tie the blankets

Cindy

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

I've made tie blankets in the past, but have never used this method of tying. Your photos made it super simple to follow the steps. I really like the look of the front and back of the blanket this method gives. The fabrics are more stable, and the knots are very secure with no gapping between them, which can sometimes happen with a regular knot. This is definitely going to be my preferred way to tie from now on. Thank you so much!

Kelsee

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Do you cut all the way around first, or do you cut and tie in sections?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 21st of December 2020

I like to cut around the whole thing first.

Ashlee

Sunday 4th of October 2020

If my mother in law is 5'6 would 2 yards be enough to make her a good size blanket?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 12th of October 2020

2 yards of each color (so a total of 4) is a good size for an adult blanket.

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