"The Morning Glories" embraced creating blankets for Words & Warmth for their outreach program. This talented group of women have already placed 25 blankets into the hands of local families in need and have committed to creating more in January 2019.
It is SO easy to create one of these blankets! This project is available at craft stores as a kit for $12-20, and typically takes 1 person about 1-1/2 hours to complete.
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To create a fleece tied blanket, purchase the project as a prepackaged kit at your neighborhood craft store for $12 - $20, depending upon blanket size and sale price (watch for coupons).
Or, purchase 2 lengths of complementary fabric at 4'x 60," 5'x 60," or 6'x 60," follow the instructions below, or watch this helpful video from WikiHow. Expect your fabric to cost between $15 - $30 depending on your fabric selection, dimensions, and sale price.
This project typically takes one person approximately 1-1/2 hours to complete.
Match up the corners of two layers of fleecey blanket fabric . With very sharp scissors, make a vertical 4 - 5" cut through both layers of fabric. Slide your scissors over about 1/2 - 1" to make another vertical cut. Continue this process until one whole side of fabric is covered with fringe.
When the fringe has been cut for one whole side of your fabric layers, move to the next side to begin the same process. Before cutting fringe for side 2, cut out the corner of your blanket layers as shown, below left. WikiHow suggests using a 3x5 index card as your guide to keep all four corner sizes uniform. When corners are removed, repeat steps 1 & 2 until all edges of the fabric are covered in fringe, and all corners of the fabric layers have been removed.
When all four sides of your double layered fabric are covered with fringe, it's time to begin knotting the fringe. Take the bottom layer of fringe in one hand and the top layer in the other. Tie both layers together as you would tie the shoelaces of your sneakers. We recommend making a double knot for added durability.