Last year I had seen the cutest Eiffel Tower fleece at Hobby Lobby and decided that it would be perfect as a blanket in Miss S’s pink and black Paris themed bedroom. But I didn’t purchase it the day I saw it, and when I went back, it was all gone! I was so sad that I had missed out on my chance to make this for her. Then earlier this week, I was at good ol’ Hobby Lobby once again, and found Sofia the First fleece! This would be perfect for Miss I and I was not about to make the same mistake I had made last year. So I grabbed it and went in search of some solid color fleece for the backside. While searching for a fleece to match Miss I’s, I found the pink and black and white Eiffel Tower print from last year!!! Yay!!! Now I could make a blanket for each of them! (Baby A already has a Hello Kitty rag tie blanket that was given to her as a baby shower gift) So I grabbed the Eiffel Tower print too! And the best part is that all of the fleece was 30% off I picked a hot pink minky fleece material for the opposite side of both of the blankets. I’m in love with that fabric! It’s sooooo soft! I can hardly wait until Christmas to give them their new blankets because they’ve already “sampled” the fabric and have both exclaimed how bad they want a blanket made out of it! Haha!
So, now I’m going to tell you fine folks, who don’t know already, how to make your own rag tie blanket.
2 pieces of 2 yards* of fleece fabric- your choice of print or solid (*I used 2 yards for Miss S’s blanket and 1 1/2 yards for Miss I’s….for an adult blanket I suggest 2 1/2 yards)
5. After your corners have been cut off, go along each side and cut the edges into strips approximately 1 – 1 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches long (level with the depth of the your cut out corners) ** SAVE THESE CORNERS TO MAKE AN AWESOME BABY TOY-tutorial coming soon!**
7. Tie every other set of the strips into two knots. The first knot should be relatively loose so that your fabrics don’t bunch and create a circular blanket as opposed to a square. The second knot should be tight so that the blanket does not come apart.
8. Once you’ve tied every other set along all sides, go around the blanket one more time and tie the two knots with the rest of the strips.
See? I told you it was super easy! And these blankets are super comfy (Yes, I’ve tested them! haha!) The minky material helps with temperature control too so you can stay warm but not get HOT.
Tips: *Don’t wash your fabric before hand. Wait until your blanket is finished and then wash it.
* The minky material tends to have fluff that comes off when its cut. Just shake the blanket a few times to shake it loose. Then vacuum
So, Miss I and Miss S will be getting super comfy blankets for Christmas this year, but shhh! Don’t tell them!