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How to make a no-sew blanket and pillow

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A no-sew blanket or pillow is an easy project to make. All you need is a few yards of some soft fleece fabric in one or more colors, a rotary cutter, a cutting mat and a ruler to get started. Some sewing thread might be necessary for some of the patterns.

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Make a pillow and matching blanket for family, friends, baby blankets, makes a great gift. Think of all the fun you can have making blankets and pillows in a variety of color and print fabrics. Kids and adults both can enjoy making this project since it is so easy to do.

The fun part of making a no-sew blanket or pillow is selecting the fabric. With all of the wonderful fleece fabrics available it’s easy to make a blanket for a football fan, Disney fan, animal print, or your favorite colors or characters.

The basic pattern calls for you to cut out two pieces of fleece and cut a rectangle approximately 56” x 70”. Next cut out a 7” square out of each corner of both pieces of the fleece fabric. Cut the fringe about 5” into fleece at 1” intervals around all sides of top and bottom layers. Knot fringe pieces together using one strand from the top and one from the bottom to tie each knot. Tie together along all four sides.

For complete step-by-step instructions and a list of free no-sew throws, pillows and other free no-sew projects click this link. Including projects for no-sew dog beds, robes, and more!

If you prefer there is a great variety of no-sew kits available to make blankets and throws. The fabrics selections are plentiful and you can easily make a gift for someone using the fabric and instructions found in the kits. View all of the no-sew kits and fabrics to get started here.

You may also want to check out the No-Sew Fleece Throw Kits on Amazon where there is a large selection of character fabrics and cartoons for kids.

No-Sew Fleece Throws and Pillows book to download on Amazon.

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