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I really need to find these directions! can anyone help? I'm looking for the ones where you cut the fleece and tie it like fringe.
 

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Here's one I found with a quick search. Tons of them come up. I searched for "no sew fleece blanket" in google. HTH!<br><br><a href="http://www.exploringwomanhood.com/homelife/ideas/pom-jan03.htm" target="_blank">http://www.exploringwomanhood.com/ho.../pom-jan03.htm</a>
 

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I've made a few of those, it is soooo easy-- let me know if you need help-- if the PP's link isn't enough... I'd be glad to talk ya through it!!! happy tying!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks sooo much mamas! I am off to buy fleece tomorrow to make one for my nephew for xmas. hopefully they will have Thomas the Train fleece <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> will let you know how it turns out!
 

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I made these for my neices last year and they absolutely LOVED them! This year I'm making new-sew fleece sleeping bags and pillows for my kids. Sleeping bag - same idea as the blanket, just leave the "top" edge of the blanket un-fringed/untied so the child can sleep in between the layers. For the pillow you just use smaller rectangles of the same fleece and stuff it - or better yet, slip it over an existing pillow (if you're patient, you can then untie the fleece pillow cover to wash it).
 

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they make great gifts and I love them myself!! Let me know if you need any help
 

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I just made one of these for my son, they are so easy and fun to make. They really turn out well. I'd love to see pics of the one you make!
 

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I am going to make a fleece blanket for my niece this year. The directions seem pretty clear, but I have a few questions:<br><br>
1. Does the fleece really hold up? It really doesn't fray or anything?<br><br>
2. I saw directions for a reversible blanket--you lay the two pieces of fleece on top of one another & cut the fringe & then tie the top & bottom fringe layers together--has anyone tried this? Does it really work? I would picture it as leaving gaps, somehow--I can't imagine that you don't sew the layers together before cutting & tying the fringe!!??!! What would happenn if I did sew them together first??<br><br>
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My neices' blankets are holding up really well - and they've slept with them for almost a year now, used them to sleep and play ON during the warmer weather and they've been washed many times. No fraying, just a little fading from being loved/washed so much.<br><br>
They are ONLY tied, not sewn at all and haven't come apart. They are reversible (pattern on one side, solid color on the other). My sister said the only time she had to re-tie anything was when one of her daughters untied it!<br><br>
Good luck! (I really need to remember to go buy some fleece and get to work - I have 4 sets of sleeping bags/pillows to make! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> )
 

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We have one that was given to us and its about 3 years old. Very warm and washed several times.<br>
I made one last year as a weaning gift for dd. Its been spit on, vomited on, and peed on and washed every time after and then some and not one tie has come untied.<br>
I also made one for my godchild for xmas last year and my sil said the whole family is always taking it to snuggle with since I made it the size of a twin attress so it can go on her bed if need be. So my bil ( a tall tall man) always takes it to watch and doze at the tv etc.
 

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I always make the two sided one with a print on one side and a solid color on the other. Then you tie the two together, I was a little worried like you said about them coming apart but the fabric kind of sticks together so you aren't able to seperate them. Make sure to get fleece that doesn't pill up either.
 

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I was thinking of doing the print/solid, also--I thought that would look really cute.<br><br>
How will I know if I get a non-piling fleece??<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Its been spit on, vomited on, and peed on and washed every time after and then some and not one tie has come untied.</div>
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