January 04, 2013

Feature Friday - Easy Bound Fleece Blanket

 I love warm fleece, but I've never been a big fan of those knotted fleece blankets.  The other day I saw THIS POST from See Kate Sew.  She just used bias tape the finish the edges instead and it was so cute.   I kind of thought, "Why have I never thought of that?"


So I whipped one up myself.  It's a nice, easy project.  I actually found the same fleece she used on hers which I really liked and it was 50% off, but I did a pink edging instead.  If I'm not having a girl then I'll just gift it.  (The colors don't look quite right in my picture.  The blanket is gray like hers - not blue.)


I used a gray contrasting thread for fun (and because I didn't have hot pink).

I love a quick project and I'm really excited to get sewing a little more when I find out if it's a girl or boy.  (Next Thursday's the big day :)


To find Kate's tutorial head over HERE.  Thanks for dropping in.

19 comments:

  1. so cute! I love fleece too. :) I can't wait for Thursday either now!

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  2. I'm not a fan of the tied blankets either. Thanks for posting a link for this tutorial. I have some camo fleece I need to use.
    Your blanket turned out beautifully!

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  3. I'm excited to find out the sex of your baby too! Did you plan on letting everyone know or is it going to be kept a secret? I'm dying to get pregnant again too (and wishing for a little girl this time). We're waiting just a little while longer to try, so maybe I'm living vicariously through you :)

    Thanks for linking to the tutorial, looks like something I could make with my novice sewing skills. My son could use a new blanket.

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  4. Love the blanket and really wishing I could sew now too...it looks cute and super cozy!

    Next Tuesday's my big day! I'm hoping that the baby won't be camera shy when the time comes... :) So excited for the both of us!

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    1. Yay! Let me hear about your big news! Woo-hoo! If yours is a girl and mine's a boy I should send this blanket your way :)

      Cheri

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  5. How exciting! I love her tutorial too. I made two couch-sized throws (one for me, and one for a Christmas gift) and a toddler-sized one for my son. So easy and I love the effect!

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  6. I made two of these with an animal print and green quilt binding about a year ago that are identical to each other. One was to send to our toddler boy in China whom we had not met yet, and the other was to take with us when we traveled there ourselves to meet and adopt him four months later. At the time, we had no way of knowing if the blanket we mailed actually made it to his orphanage or not, so it was really neat when we visited his orphanage and the director gave us the blanket, which had obviously gotten some use. Now we've been home with our son for almost eight months and he has two little blankets to enjoy. That's kind of a long story to say that this type of blanket is special to me because it reminds me of when I made them during that period of time when we were anxiously waiting to meet our little boy. In a way it's kind of like a pregnancy, I suppose.

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  7. Wow! What a great idea and story, Kyrie. How sweet those blankets must be to you. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    Cheri

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  8. Oh this is a fabulous idea. I can't wait to find out what you're having too! :)

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  9. Very clever. I quilt 2 pieces of fleece together. I make my own bias biinding to use on the fleece.

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  10. Fun! Our ultrasound is Friday, but we're weird and old school and won't be finding out the gender. Guess I'll have to either wait or make one of each :)

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  11. I love it with pink binding!! So cute Cheri! Thanks again for the feature. Can't wait to find out what you're having!

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  12. *cough*

    if you happen to have another boy, and you are looking for someone to gift this too, I wouldn't mind taking it off your hands because I kinda LOVE IT and I am having a girl. ;)

    Seriously though, thanks for posting the tutorial. Someday, when I brush off my crafting area again, I'm going to get to this one. (Unless of course you have a boy. Tee hee)

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  13. This is adorable!! i am making a fleece blanket for my BFF's baby shower and i am definitely going to finish it off like this :)

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  14. Cute! I hope you're having a girl so you can snuggle her in this blanket. :)

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  15. Oh yay! I'm hoping you share with us the gender!!
    Hope you are still feeling better on the meds too!

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  16. Cute. Thanks for sharing this easy idea with us. Another thing to out on my Grandma to-do list. :)

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  17. Oh! I made a blanket just like this for my niece (daughter of my brother-in-law before I was officially in the family).

    It became her security blanket. I am pleased and intimidated.

    Yours is lovely.

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  18. I just made one too and I actually didn't know about Kate's tute. Looks like I can just link to her. Perfect. ;) Love your pink edging. I bought the same fleece but did an orang-y red.

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