Happy Monday! It's Monday Made It time with Tara @ 4th Grade Frolics! Go join up and show us all what you made :)
For this edition of Monday Made It, I decided to make a tie blanket for my future classroom! I have two tie blankets of my own - one that my old roommate from college, freshman year, made for me and one that my little from sorority made for me! I cuddle with the one from my little more than anything else... it's just too soft! Anyway, I decided I wanted to make one for the reading area in my classroom should a child want to cuddle up OR it can be for those future children of my own! :)
So, how do you make a tie blanket? Well, I didn't take step by step pictures this time because it's just TOO easy. The only downside is that your fingers start to hurt after all the cutting!
STEP 1: You lay down one side of the blanket (a sheet of fabric) on a solid, flat area. Then, you place the other side on top of this, as even as possible.
STEP 2: On each corner, cut out a 4x4 inch of fabric out of BOTH pieces of fabric. Basically, from now on, you're cutting through both pieces of fabric at the same exact time.
STEP 3: Once you've cut out your corners, begin on one side by cutting a strip out of BOTH pieces of fabric at once about an inch wide, and about 3-4 inches in length. I eyeballed it all... didn't want to measure because I was too lazy and I think it wouldn't have made the blanket because it's meant to be uneven!
STEP 4: Tie the two pieces together from the bottom & the top layer of fabric. I chose to double knot mine because it would come undone if I only knotted it once.
STEP 5: Repeat step 3 and 4 until you have all the edges of the blanket tied together.
Ta-da! You're all done and now you have a no-sew blanket that's as comfy as ever!
This blanket is monkey/safari themed - it was one of the packaged, pre-cut ones they had at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It came with a green side, I think to bring out the palm trees. I am INCREDIBLY satisfied with it. The pre-cut ones are about 3 feet wide by 4 feet long.
But, I also have two other tie blankets I'm going to make where I bought the fabric from the choices and had it cut for me (at Jo-Ann Fabrics) - my choice fabric blankets are going to be about 4 feet wide by 6 feet long. One will be for my classroom and one will be for home. The ocean one you see with the ocean animals & words will be for the classroom. I chose to do a yellow solid side to bring out the yellow on a few of the characters! The anchor one below that will be for home. I chose to do a blue background because I wanted to make the anchors stand out. I cannot wait to make either of them! :)
So - that's my Monday Made It!
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I hope y'all have a great week and get a lot done!
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