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Date: 11/25/11 11:42 AM

I passed by a sewing blog in the last week that had instructions for blanket by taking 2 1/2 yards and putting a 1/2 inch hem all around, I think.

I bought some fleece a JA today and the boys wanted me to make the hemmed one for them. Does this sound about right?
They sleep on twin beds and want to use them in bed and in front of the TV.

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Date: 11/25/11 12:38 PM

you don't really need to hem them, assuming you're talking about the standard fleece material. Unless your boys adamantly want hems, I'd just cut out a nice rectangle and call it good.....

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Date: 11/25/11 12:45 PM

If you want to get fancy, you can serge around the edges. Regular fleece (the kind Joanne's stocks in umpteen colors and patterns) won't run. You might want to square up the cut ends in case they're crooked. Compare the size of the fleece yardage to a flat sheet that fits nicely on the bed for size. A half inch hem on fleece could be a pain to sew - thick fabric that can't be pressed to a crisp edge isn't fun to sew.

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Date: 11/25/11 2:59 PM

They did want them hemmed. I was using the Blizzard fleece on sale now. A lumber jack brown/red and a navy/gray plaid. They were with me this morning and picked out the fleece. I got a pink polka dot I want to try a robe with.

I ended up putting a 1/2 inch hem all around 2 1/2 ydards worth.
I used my Viking Scandinavia 100 and used the suggested zig zag setting.
One boy crashed underneath one earlier, and I almost took a picture, but he would not have been happy with me. But they are very happy with the finished blankets.

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Date: 11/29/11 9:54 PM

Several years ago, I made a sort of poncho/blanket for my wife, who uses a wheelchair. Took two pieces of fleece, sewed them together right sides inside, cut a head hole in the appropriate location, turned right side out through the head hole, and blanket stitched the head hole edges. Came out great, she uses it all the time. Maybe someone else can use that idea, too.

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Date: 12/3/11 7:09 AM

I make fleece baby blankets as gifts all the time. I serge around the edge with thin crochet string in the looper. It looks like the side view of ribbon candy. Very cute! I've also done quillows for my boys with fleece, and those blankets you can zip around you into a robe of sorts. Fleece makes great blankets!

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Date: 12/3/11 9:18 AM

I bought those instructions from Hancocks years ago. I haven't used them in some time. The pillow idea for those would really come in handy. Thanks for reminding me.

I did two 2 1/2 pieces for the beds themselves, and instead of trying some jackets or robes, did two smaller blankets, but they are also always in the boys rooms. They have a walk in closet that is kinda like a small room and they have always taken pillows or blankets in there with a stack of books.

I had some pink fleece that I tried a robe with (wearing in now) and I'm trying a fleece jacket, something like a knit jacket cardigan.

I'd like to work with my serger more on the fleece. It has been nice with the weather. I wish I had done this last year when we got all that snow. We did get more flashlights at the black friday sales. The news is tellings us to be prepared for more rolling blackouts this year.

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Date: 12/5/11 11:38 AM

I am just finishin up my fourth. Of course I was trying out my new em machine so I put a design in each corner with thier name on one. But I finished it using wooly nylon thread in the loopers of my serger with the blanket stitch setting. They turned out very nice.

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