No-Sew Fleece Blankets
1 blanket = 2 service hours
Blankets remain one of the most valued items during a patient’s treatment. No matter the season, hospital rooms get cold, especially with weaker immune systems.
Guidance Courtesy of the Stoller Family
- Take your two pieces of fleece (each piece of fleece measures 2 yards by 1.5 yards approximately) and put one piece on top of the other lining up the edges so they are even (one side will be the front and the other side will be the back of your blanket).
- Trim off the edges while holding both pieces of fleece together. Try not to cut in more than 2 inches. Try to cut as straight as possible but don’t worry if it’s not perfect.
- Cut out a 4″x4″ square from each corner of the blanket. Make sure to cut through both layers of fleece at the same time so everything lines up evenly.
- Now you are ready to cut your fringes. Cut 4 inches into both fleeces at 1″ wide. I found it easier to lay a tape measure across from the corner of the cut out corner to the other. Your fringes don’t need to be 1″ exactly, just try to keep them the same size. You don’t want to have one fringe 1″ and the next one 2″.
- Proceed to cut 1″ intervals on all four sides.
- Starting on one side, tie knots using one fringe from each piece of fleece.
- IMPORTANT: Double-knot the fringes. It helps keep them from coming untied especially in the wash.
- SUGGESTION: Please consider using any extra fleece to wrap the blankets with a nice bow tie :)
Other Sizes for Consideration
- Standard throw blanket size of 50″ x 60″
- 1.5 yards makes a decent size throw, 2.5-3 yards (2.3-2.7 meters) makes a nice twin size blanket. Purchase anywhere from 1.5 to 3 yards (1.3-2.7 meters) of each fleece.
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