Monday, January 22, 2007

A quick and easy blanket

Ok, for those who don't have time, energy, or skill to sew, I wanted to share a quick and easy gift that you can make in just an hour with (almost) no measuring.
All you need are 1 yard each of 2 coordinated fleeces. Lay one on top of the other and trip them even, you can cut off length if you wish and make it smaller, as most fleece will come at 54"+ wide.
After triming them even, place make a cut, approximately 2-3" long every inch or so. You can lay a ruler on the edge to measure every inch, but I simply eyeballed it. Before moving to another side, choose 3 or 4 cut strips to tie together, securing on piece of fleece to the other. After cutting all 4 edges and securing several on each side, you can tote the blanket with you to finish tying all the strips together.
When you are done, you have a super-cool, cheap (about $7 if you get the fabric at Walmart) and quick blanket!
DD outgrew his quilt that I made him for nap time at school, so he practiced his tying skills and helped me make this one to replace it.


Jamie said...

I love the smile... What a great idea.. Teeny and I could do this one together..

Mrs. Mandy said...

You should totally do this with her! She could even make some for her friends as presents! Or a little one for her new American Girl doll!