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How To Make A Fleece Blanket

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Is there any thing more comforting than snuggling up with a cozy blanket to watch television or read a book? Here is a very simple blanket to make with fleece and gain warmth beyond belief, for the blanket's weight.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 20 minutes

Here's How:

  1. You will need: 1 to 1 3/4 yards of Polar fleece fabric , thread and scissors.
  2. Trim off the salvage edge of the fabric.
  3. Fold the fabric in half length wise and then in half of that length.
  4. Locate the corners of the blanket. This will be the corners of the folded fabric which has no folds.
  5. Mark a rounded edge on the corners by using a dinner plate as a template.
  6. Trim all four corners evenly.
  7. Fleece fabric does not fray. Serge the raw edge to help the blanket hold it's shape and add a decorative edge such as a blanket stitch.
  8. If you do not have a serger, use a blanket stitch around the entire edge to finish the edges

Tips:

  1. Experiment with different edge finishes. Wooly Nylon in your serger will give the blanket a nice soft edge.
  2. If you are using a blanket stitch, experiment with embroidery thread and yarn for a different look.
  3. Embroider a logo, name or special design on one corner to create a personalized gift.

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