Fleece is a fabric that is soft, warm, easy to care for and easy to work with. Fleece fabric is machine washable in cold water, does not decompose when cut. You can make a fleece blanket by simply cutting it to the size and shape you want. But, if you want to go the extra mile, you can make useful gifts to elegant works of art.
Method 1 of 4: Fleece Fabric
Step 1. Choose a fleece fabric and measure it to your liking
When you make a single layer blanket, there will be a front and a back side; You only need one layer of fabric. If you want to make a fleece blanket that can be flipped and used on both sides, you'll need enough fabric to make a two-layer blanket.
- The following sizes of blankets will be sufficient to cover one bed. Add 1.27 cm to 2.5 cm for all four sides when you are sewing the edges, and don't count selvage as part of the pattern:
- Baby crib: 68.58 centimeters by 132.08 centimeters
- Single: 99.06 centimeters by 187.96 centimeters
- Double: 137.16 centimeters by 187.96 centimeters
- Queen: 152.4 centimeters by 203.2 centimeters
- King: 198.12 centimeters by 203.2 centimeters
Step 2. Mark the cut lines with a washable cloth marker
Cut along the line with scissors or lay the fleece on the cutting board and draw a guide line along the edge you are going to cut. Cut with a cutter, following the cutting guide lines. You can cut with special scissors, which make the edges of the fabric in a zigzag shape so that it looks like a finished quilt.
Make sure the surface under the cloth is secure. Don't let you cut a good table
Method 2 of 4: Single Layer Blanket
Step 1. Finish the edges of your fleece blanket with a sewing machine
If you don't have a overlock machine, you have several options. Namely, among others:
- Hand sew with a feston stitch or roller stitch.
- Sew with sewing machine decorative stitches.
- Knit the edges of the blanket as the Linus Project suggests. Use a skip-stitch blade over the cutter to make equidistant holes around the edges of the quilt. Using a knitting needle in each hole, pull the yarn through the hole toward you, making a single crochet and a chain one. Repeat.
Method 3 of 4: Double Layer Reversible Blanket
Step 1. Find the fronts of the two fleece fabrics
The edges don't have to be perfectly aligned, but they should be close enough. Insert the pin every few inches so that it doesn't change its position.
If you can't determine the front side of the fabric, ask the shopkeeper before you leave the store. You can also wash the fabric several times, then choose the side that looks best as the front
Step 2. Sew two fleece sheets on three sides
Use a seam spacing of 1.25 - 2.5 cm. You have two options for completing the fourth side:
- Flip the blanket over the part that was inside out. Then sew the fourth side by hand or machine, securing the position of the two layers together.
Sew the fourth side, leaving a 10.16 cm opening. Flip the blanket out through the opening, so both front sides are facing out. Finish opening 10.16 with a feston stitch or roller stitch.
Or skip stitches. Cut 1.25 - 1.9 cm edges of each blanket. Tie two sheets of fleece, tie one at a time. See the instructions below
Method 4 of 4: Edge Tied or Braided
Step 1. Cut one square in each corner
Once you have a cloth that can still be used. Cut to size and cut the corners about 5cm enough.
The corners are actually impossible to tie or braid. This makes things easier and you won't be wondering what can be done with those hard-to-work edges
Step 2. Mark and cut the fringe tassels
The easy way is with tape. Mark the four sides of the quilt (on the top side). Align with the depth of the corner cut.
Make the tassels. Make the tassel depth about 1.9 cm to 2.5 cm. The width of each tassel should be about 2.5 cm. Use a rotary cutter to cut into four sides of the blanket
Step 3. Decide whether you will tie or braid the edges of the quilt
If you choose to cut, congratulations! What you can do is double tie the tassels of the top and bottom layers. Start on one side and use two overlapping tassels. Tie twice keep going around. If you prefer to continue braiding, read these instructions:
Make a wedge in each tassel. It's true that there will be small holes all over the tassel – that's how it's braided
Step 4. Select the tassels to start
Whichever can. Use a folded paper clip (knitting needles will work too) and thread it through your first tassel wedge.
Then pierce through the tassel slices from the bottom. This will hook the second tuft, and will pull it through the first tuft
Step 5. Continue to pull and "braid
" Once you've pulled through the first motion, the clip or knitting needle should be through the wedge hole of the second tassel, and you can move on to the next tassel above. If you're right-handed, it's easier to work from right to left and vice versa.
- The most important thing is always Alternately using the top tassel and the tuft from the bottom. When you get to the corner, keep doing the same thing. There will be an arc in the corner.
Step 6. Cut the last two tassels
Use it to tie around the first tassel. Make sure to tie it twice or thrice if the tassel is long enough. That will be the only bond in the entire quilt.