Fleece fabric is a good choice for making a blanket, it is soft, warm, and easy to work with. This is a guide about making a fleece blanket.
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I am doing well with these blankets and the best thing is that the pets are very happy. Easy to care for and washable lasts for long time. Then with the scraps of fleece, I just tie them together to make a rope. These puppies LOVE to play tug a war. They too last forever and are washable. So here your pet is one happy dude.
By Jill from Lake View, NY
I used to be 5 foot 6 inches, but now I am possibly 5 foot 4 inches since I got old and started shrinking. I have always had trouble with the fleece throws you buy at the store. Most are not long enough for me, let alone my 6 foot 4 inch son or my 5 foot 11 inch daughter-in-law.
I stewed and fussed about this for a long time and finally got some fleece fabric in 2 1/2 yard pieces and made throws for the whole family. Since fleece doesn't ravel or fray like woven fabrics a hem wasn't necessary. I just straight stitched around all 4 edges to keep the shape of the fabric stable. If you want to you can spend all that extra money on blanket binding but that really isn't necessary.
The very best part is they love them! DH brings up what a good idea that was every time he sprawls out on the couch. I found my fabric on sale and I already had miles of thread so it didn't cost a great deal to bring all this pleasure.
By MartyD from Houston, TX
I made my husband and I fleece blankets for Christmas a of couple years ago. My daughter really wanted one (and I wanted her to learn to sew) so we picked this as her first sewing project since it's a very simple, forgiving project with a big fuzzy reward :)
The No-Sew fleece sets are a huge savings over buying the fabric separately. The fabric store was selling the sets at 50% off, plus a 15% off purchase coupon, so I was able to get all the fabric for $12.75. Fleece fabric by the yard was running $15/yard, so the kit was a significant savings over buying the 4 yards of fabric separately.
Really fun and fast to make!
By hannah w 
This is a fleece blanket made from 2 different patterns put together (right side out.) 1-1/2 yds each.
Cut all around edges 4-5 inches deep, 1-2 inches wide.
Tie together (I double tied this one)
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Here are questions related to Making A Fleece Blanket.
I have seen the blankets or throws made of two pieces of flannel and tied together, but I don't know how to start.
Do I need to stitch them together first? Do I just cut and tie? I might like to do these for my grand children for Christmas.
pm813 from Spring Lake, NC
By Shanea Arlene Ryerson12/01/2010
I have made several flannel blankets the same way that you would a fleese blanket, and the first time they are washed, there is a lot of threads that come off. After the first wash, they continue to hold up very well. My kids carry their flannel blankets everywhere.
By Mary from Eagleville, PA
Go to www.skipstitch.com and take a look at their blades. They work great and can be used with a 45mm rotary cutting tool. This sure does save a lot of time. No more punching holes and this blade makes evenly spaced holes for crocheting edges.
Can someone tell me how to make a fleece blanket with ties?
By Beka from Burlington, IA
By mcw 12/24/2009
Click on video link at top of website and use the search box.
A group of us ladies are planning to make fleece lap blankets for a local nursing home. We need to know what is a good size for those in a wheelchair. The fleece is 59-60 inches wide and we would like to make as many blankets as possible with as little waste as possible.
By Pam from Seminole, FL
By Debbie 09/28/2011
Annacakes reply is good. I have a male family member in a rehab / nursing home facility and lap blankets are great. Be sure that there are some for the men, and be sure you have some for the larger patients. If you are making for one facility, you might consider asking the activities director if they have any plus-size adults.
I need an easy pattern for fleece lap blankets for the elderly. I would like to make some as Christmas gifts. Could someone help me please? Thanks.
By Frugal Sunnie 11/23/2011
There are some great tips on the link posted with your question. You can also look here for a great video tutorial on making these no-sew fleece lap robes:
Or here: http://sewing.about.com/sitesearch. ... e+lap+robe+blanket&SUName=sewing