Baby Blankets!

My cousin’s son, Nathan, is turning one next week and he’s having a barnyard themed birthday party.  I was at a loss for what to get him, so Abby suggested we make him a fleece tie blanket.

We went to Jo-Ann’s this afternoon and found the perfect pattern for Nathan.  Isn’t it cute?

My other cousin is expecting a baby boy at the end of this month.  We decided to make him a blanket, too!

I’ve made a ton of these blankets as Christmas and birthday gifts for friends and family.  Since Nathan is just a little guy, I didn’t have to buy nearly as much fabric (plus, all fleece prints were 50% off!).  3 yards of this stuff for less than $20?  I’d call that a steal.

Cut, measured, and ready to be tied!  My precious kitty, Sidney, loves fleece :)

All finished!

To make a fleece tie blanket, you will need:

  • Anti-pill or blizzard fleece  {For Nathan’s blanket, I bought 3 yards (1.5 yards for each side).  For a standard size blanket, I usually buy 6 yards total.}
  • A fine point Sharpie or marker
  • Fabric shears
  • A ruler
  1. Cut your fabric in half so that you have two sides of the blanket.
  2. Lay the two pieces flat on top of each other, making sure that the right sides are facing out.
  3. Cut around the uneven edges so that both pieces of fabric are the same size.
  4. Using your ruler and Sharpie, go around the edges of the fabric, marking every 1.5 inches.
  5. At each mark, cut 3-4 inch strips toward the center (make sure you’re cutting through the top and bottom pieces of fabric!)
  6. Tie each strip (top and bottom piece) together.
  7. Voila! All done.
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