We just spent a half day making no sew blankets because I wanted a tangible way for my kids to give to others in need. I love the blankets since they’re hands-on and practical — everyone can use a blanket, right?
*Plus, kids can relate to the important blankets are for warmpth as well as for a feeling of security. How many of our kids had their own binkies?*
Then with your finished blankets, you can give them to any organization who collects donated blankets such as Project Linus or Binkie Patrol. These groups donate blankets to hospitals, shelters, and hospices. (Or, you can donate directly to a children’s hospital by looking on their website for that information.)
No Sew Blankets
We bought blanket kits at JoAnn fabrics because it seemed easiest and they were on sale. The fleece pieces were already precut and ready to go. Love that!
However, if you want to pick out your own fabric, I recommend these measurements:
small blankets for babies: 1 yard
medium blankets for preschoolers: 1.5 – 2 yards
twin bed blankets: 2.5 yards
Remember to get two separate fabric colors. Your kids will love choosing the two fabrics to use – it’s part of the fun!
. . . lay the blankets together with the brighter sides facing out. Cut a 5″ square on the corners.
. . . Cut 1″ x 5″ strips all around the edges of the fabric. I cut out a piece of cardboard to use as a template so the girls could measure and cut quickly.
. . . tie the fringe pieces together in knots.
Double knot or the ties will come undone.
SO pretty, right!?
Project Linus offers printable directions for a one piece of fleece fabric no-sew blankets. (The two fleece blankets do get pretty warm.)
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
Also, I'll send you a bonus "23 Reasons to Read" printable poster!