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I love simple craft and sewing projects that I can put together quickly and enjoy in my home. I've been making tied fleece blankets for a long time and they're a family favorite. I love them because I can customize the size and style so they're great for gifts, too. Washed with Snuggle® Ultra Blue Sparkle Fabric Conditioner and Blue Iris Bliss® Snuggle Scent Boosters®, they smell great, stay fresher longer, and feel super soft.
Adding the fabric conditioner to our laundry provides our clothes and linens with 30 days of freshness, and the convenient, single-pack scent boosters are extra bursts of fragrance that pair well with the fabric conditioner. They're great to use together for the ultimate snuggly experience!
We are a family of book lovers who enjoys snuggling at all times of day and reading stories together. These easy, no-sew blankets are perfect for making story time cozier, and washing them with Snuggle products make them soft and smelling sweet so we enjoy our reading time even more.
I've made so many of these blankets for people---but it never occurred to me to make one for our puppy until we moved into a house without carpet. I won't let him on the couch and those floors get cold! I found this cute scotty dog fabric in a box a friend gave me and thought it was perfect for Mr. Darcy. So today, Mr. Darcy finally got a blanket!
Making a tied fleece blanket really doesn't take long at all. Begin with two coordinating lengths of fleece. For people blankets, I use pieces that are each approximately three yards long. First, I wash and dry the fleece, making sure to pack the pieces loosely in the washer when using the scent boosters so both pieces receive a long-lasting fragrance boost. Follow the directions on both packages exactly and make sure not to use too much in the load.
Secondly, I cut off any part of the fleece that I don't want in my final project, like the edging shown here.
Third, I lay the pieces on top of one another with the right sides facing out. If your fabric is printed, you'll want to make sure one printed side is facing the table and one is facing up. Then I cut a 3x3 inch square from each corner of the stacked pieces. You can throw this square away or save it to fill with rice for a bean bag toss game for your kids.
Next, I cut into the blanket all the way around, being careful to keep the stacked pieces together. I cut pieces that are about one inch wide and three inches long.
Finally, I tie each set of strips together with a double knot. This secures the blanket and the more you use it and wash it, the tighter they'll become.
Now those cold floors are much more comfortable for Mr. Darcy and he can enjoy some snuggly softness, too!
I found Snuggle Ultra Blue Sparkle Fabric Conditioner and Blue Iris Bliss Snuggle Scent Boosters at Sam's Club in the household cleaning section. Just like our bookish family, these two are better together.
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