Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Easy - No Sew Throws for Christmas!
I've made four of these for Christmas gift giving and plan on doing at least two more. Here's how!
Purchase 1 1/2 yards each of fleece in a print and a solid OR you can do two coordinating prints or two solids -- doesn't have to be a Christmas print. Trim the selvages off of each piece of fleece. Lay out the the pieces with wrong sides together and make sure they are the same size - some trimming may be in order. Using a piece of 2" x 4" cardboard for a template, cut through both pieces of fleece making 2 inch wide and 4 inch length "fringes." On the corners, you will cut out a 4" x 4 " square. Tie the front to the back by tieing each "fringe" into a square knot. I cut one side and tied it and then cut the next side and tied it and so on -- it broke up the cutting and tieing and helped to rest my fingers. The finished size is approx. 46" square and it took me right at 1 hour from start to finish!


Lin said...

BREN!!! OH HON! These are FABULOUS -- unusual and welcome and so holidayish!! What a great idea!!!!

Bonny said...

What a fabulous idea!! So quick and easy to do. I may just do one of these, but maybe a tad bigger for while I'm curled up with a book (an art book, of course!) on my couch.
Or I might do one each for our nieces and nephew. Brilliant!!!

g said...

Brenda, Brenda, Brenda!! What a GOOD idea!!! I must try one of these to keep my knees cosy when I'm out on 'the wheels'!!! (I use a mobility scooter to whizz around London on 'cos of my M.S.) This is just up my street!! lovely!
Jules x