How to Make a Tie Blanket (Patchwork Style)
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Learn How to Make a Tie Blanket (Patchwork Style) with this free step by step tutorial, template and SVG file! This fleece tie quilt or no sew rag quilt is a fun activity for kids and a great way to use up fleece scraps. Mix and match colors to make your own unique no sew blanket. Or cut out a bunch of squares and give them as a craft gift to a fellow craft enthusiast. This no sew tie blanket is a favorite with kids, and adult. It’s easy to pick up and put down, and do a little at a time. Add squares and rows to make the blanket the size you want!
By using the SVG file cutting out squares is easy – you can make a tie blanket kit to give as a gift.
While this is a fun project it EATS fabric. A regular tie blanket is a more economical use of fabric you can get that tutorial here.
For this DIY you will need:
(or just use scraps and add squares as you go)
Scissor or Rotary cutter ruler and mat
Fleece Fun’s Free Template (available by filling out the form below)
Fleece Fun’s Free SVG Cut File (available by filling out the form below)
For this project I recommend no pill or blizzard fleece. Other kinds, like minky and coral will shell too much and aren’t meant for no sew projects.
For a blanket that is throw size (10 by 6 Squares = 60 squares total)
For a child size blanket you’ll need 1.5 yards of fleece in each color – for a blanket that is 8 by 5 squares (40 squares total)
How to Make a Tie Blanket (Patchwork Style) Instructions:
Step 1 – Cut Out the Tie blanket Squares
Print up and assemble the template. Make sure to cut out the black lines to make it easy to cut in-between the fleece fringe.
Using scissors or a Rotary cutter and mat cut out the amount of squares you want.
This is what it should look like all cut out.
Another option ( and much easier on the hands) is to use a fabric cutting machine (like a Cricut Maker) with a rotary blade to cut out the squares.
Place on a Fabric Grip Mat and cut out using the Free SVG file.
Gently remove from the mat and repeat as needed. Tip: fleece makes the mat fuzzy and not sticky very quickly – use baby wipes to clean it and get the stick back.
Step 2 – Tie the Fleece Patchwork Quilt
Now that we have a pile of no sew tie quilt squares ready to go it’s time to tie them.
Take two squares and line them up next to each other. There are 6 ties on each side.
Take one tie from each side – directly across from each other.
Start by tying left over right.
Then right over left. Pull the ties.
The tie end is on the side of the opposite square.
Continue to make the fleece tie blanket.
You can make a checkerboard pattern or alternate colors how you want.
Continue to add squares until your tie blanket is the size that you desire. Leave the edges as loose fringe.
Step 3 – Ways to Modify a Fleece Tie Quilt
You can modify the look of a quilt by changing the ends of the fleece fringe.
Here’s how it looks with the edges rounded.
Here’s how it looks with the edges brought to a point.
Here’s how it looks when brought to a double point. It’s a fun way to change the look a little bit.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN HERE.
MORE FLEECE BLANKET TUTORIALS:
- Hooded Fleece Blanket DIY (Child and Adult)
- Traditional Fleece Tie Blanket (with templates and 3 methods!)
- Duvet Cover
- Stitch ‘n flip quilt
- Rag quilt (Easy Beginner’s Guide)
- How to crochet the edge of a Fleece Blanket
- Fleece Blanket with a Satin Binding
- Self Binding Fleece Blanket
- Fleece Ribbon Throw
- You can see all of the blanket tutorials here
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