Tie blankets look cool with their fringes, knots and dual colors. You would be happy to know that they don’t require any sewing. Just a little bit of cutting and simple knotting does the trick. They are usually made of fleece as the material is light and stretchy. Also, it doesn’t fray when cut.
How to Make a Fleece Tie Blanket
Supplies and Size Measurements
- Two pieces of fleece fabric that are at least 40 inches in width (baby blankets are of 40 inches, toddlers need 54” while for adults it is 72”)
- Tape measure or ruler
- A pair of sharp scissors or rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Chalk or washable fabric pen
Step 1: Lay the fabric on the cutting mat with their wrong sides touching. Carefully cut off seam edges, if any. This matches the edges of both the fabrics. Note that whenever you cut in any of the steps, you should take both the pieces together.
Step 2: Cut a 7”X7” square from each corner.
Step 3: Hold your scale at 5” from the fabric edge and make dots with the pen that are separated by 1” from each other.
Step 4: Cut neatly starting from the edge and going up to the dots.
Step 5: Now tie overhand knots with the strips taking care not to skip any of them else it would look messy.
It would look like this.
Cute No Sew Tie Blanket Ideas
In quilt tie blankets, each block is tied with the adjacent ones. It requires more time but looks unconventional and beautiful.
For a dog bed, make a regular tie blanket leaving a gap at one edge while tying. Insert filling material to fluff it up and tie the remaining strips.
If you want to keep it lightweight, you can even make a single layer fleece tie blanket.
Children would love to cuddle in their blankets during chilly weather. You could make animal or comic character printed blankets for them. They can be made fast (just about 2 hours) enabling you to make a whole lot of them in different colors.