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From: bc_larson
Date: 10-21-2005, 07:21 PM (1 of 5)
Hi there, I'm new here and need some help. The other posts I found about making fleece blankets always talk about using two pieces of fleece. Can someone help me out with how to make a blanket with just using one piece of fleece please? I saw it in a store somewhere and liked it because it wasn't so heavy, but can't remember how to do the fringe for it.
Thanks so much!
User: bc_larson
Member since: 10-21-2005
Total posts: 1
From: carman
Date: 10-21-2005, 07:41 PM (2 of 5)
just want to welcome you to the boards Barb, i am sure you will find an answer here from someone.
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-21-2005, 09:42 PM (3 of 5)
Don't you just cut the edges a certain length and make a knot at the end (the inner end of the fleece) ? (whatever length you like....)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: esrun3
Date: 10-21-2005, 09:46 PM (4 of 5)
Welcome Barb! I believe Chrys is right, just decide how long you want your fringe, cut it and tie either a knot on each one or you could tie two together. If you are uncomfortable with just clipping in, sew straight stitch all the way around your piece of fleece and cut to the line (but not through it) and then tie or not if you just want it fringed. I would only not tie if you've sewn around your fleece. Hope this helps. Please let us know what you decide to do!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: SummersEchos
Date: 10-22-2005, 12:49 AM (5 of 5)
There are a number of ways you can make a single layered fleece blanket. One is cutting and tying a knot at the end of the cut closest to the blanket. Another is punching a hole in the blanket and inserting strips of fleece through them and tying a knot. You can always use a blanket stitch all around the outside. Or you can just cut the fringe and let it go, no need to sew it because fleece does not ravel or fall apart.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
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