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Easy, Almost "No-Sew," Polar Fleece Blanket

By Linda Beer, Sundrop Outerwear Textiles


This quick and easy blanket is almost "no-sew" and has a cozy, ethnic look.


You need 2.5m of fleece fabric.

  1. Using a rotary cutter with a wave or pinking blade trim 12 inches (.25 of a metre) from one end of your fabric on the crossgrain.
  2. Trim selvedges from both pieces.
  3. Fringe up to 1/2 way point of the width (6 inches) on short piece making each fringe about 1/4 inch thick (.5 centimeters).
  4. With wrong side of fringe to right side of blanket, sew fringed piece to blanket piece so fringe hangs in the direction of the blanket. This is the top of the blanket. Because fleece has a right and wrong side, you want to keep right sides of fringe and blanket facing you.
  5. Trim seam across top edge of blanket. You will have a line of stitching and two raw edges.

That's it!

A mail order catalogue with a full line of outerwear fabrics is available from Sundrop Outerwear Textiles New fabrics available include: luscious Berbers in various colors and patterns; Cool Tech in a variety of prints and plains; Polar TecTM Stretch; an eclectic mix of hand-dyed fabrics, batiks, and tapestries and hard-to-find high-fashion fabrics including faux leather, natural cotton Fox fibres and Lustre Suede.

Other articles online by Linda Beer:

Polar Fleece Facts

How to Shorten a Vislon Separating Zipper

Selecting Outerwear Fabrics

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