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Anyone ever do those tie/no sew blankets?

Discussion in 'Arts, Crafts & Scrapbooking' started by PsychoAlice, Feb 8, 2009.

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    Well I just finish my first one..wow...easy peasy and I am not artsy fartsy. I did this one for my son and I am doing one for my daughter tonight or tomorrow!

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    wow....looks great :yes:

    I've never heard of these before....what do they look like at the start? How much work goes into them?
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    I made that one in about 2 hours..

    It starts out with Fleece Material...here are the instructions

    Im pretty sure you can make them as small or as large as you want.

    Instruction #7 is kinda weird they way the put it...but to be honest what you do in cut 4 or 5 inch squares in each corner
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    Ooooooooh! Nice work, PA! :thumbsup:

    There's something special about receiving a cozy throw made by your mother. I still have an afghan my mother crocheted for me as a high school graduation gift! It's a bit like having a special hug when you're missing her! :D
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    Wow! That came out just perfect!! Katelyn got a pillow like that when she was born and she loooooooved pulling on the little tie bits :yes:
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    Thats why it took me 2 hours instead of 1...dear god I am seriously OCD about some stuff..the panel ones (like the one I have pictured here) you reall have to watch where you are cutting (if you are doing 2 panel blankets, usually people put a solid color on the backs)to make sure you arent cutting past the border..Ill try and get my daughters done tonight and take pics to show you one without borders! Hers is going to be GORGOROUS!! I may do these for christmas next year for my family!
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    cool! Not ever seen those before.
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    I finished my daughters last night! I also wrapped an older throw pillow with the left over material with the same tie technique! Geesh! Wow..Im so proud of myself!
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    Here's one I got from my older son for Christmas a couple of years ago. He won it on an annual TV charity auction. Nathanael calls it my "guay". That is what he calls his special blanket. He'll bring it to me and say, "Here's your guay, Grandma".

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    Here is my daughters with the pillow!

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    I think the reason I just got so into these is because 1. its not perfect and 2. I can get it done in 1 night!

    Once the cutting is done and I tie off the corners I can sit on the couch and finish tying the sides!
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    Never seen or heard of this but they are cute!

    It looks like it may be a crafty thing that even I can do lol
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    If I can..then you can..super super easy! Im thinking all the kids are getting one for Christmas..well we will see if I get sick of it first..
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    I have been making these for years and I just love them. I just bought some fleece to make one for Zach. One side is bright red with black puppy paw prints on it and the other side is a black and red plaid.

    They are super easy to make :thumbsup:

    Johnie I have 3 at my house and you must not have even noticed them :lol:
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    Awwww! Love the Mickey blanket, Donna. :)

    PA, your DD's blanket and pillow are quite elegant! :yes:
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    so i'm pants at instructions - is this how it goes PA?

    you lay them back to back, cut both in 5 inches from the edge and just tie them together?

    is that really all there is to it or have I interpreted it wrong?
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    back to back
    cut out 5 or so inch squares in each corner
    cut 1 inch wide strips along each side
    tie the corners first
    then tie the rest

    Thats it..

    after you tie the corners then you can move it up to the couch and wtch a show or a movie while youre doin it...this is the easy part! Youll be done with the whole thing in about 2 hours!
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    I'm not sure if it's necessary but, I always wash mine in hot water and use a hot dryer so that any shrinkage that might happen does before they get tied together.
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    PA!!! OMG, the one you did for your daughter is GORGEOUS!!! And the pillow came out PERFECT!!!

    Where did you find that fleece?


    Currently, I have about 6 of these floating around my house, they are the perfect weight blanket for year round...Baleigh and I made her teacher a Yankee's one for Christmas...he was over the moon!
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    why do you have to cut out squares in the corner Sarah, do you discard the squares you've cut out? am i being dumb here - told you i'm pants! i have to see how to do thigs like this usually!

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