Last year I made Toby a no-sew blanket. The kind where you take two pieces of fleece and tie knots all around the edge. IT's so simple and makes up a really wonderful blanket. Last year he got Curious George. This week he started a new daycare, at this daycare the kids get to bring their own blankets. So Toby and I went to JoAnn fabrics and he picked out his own fabrics. Well, he picked one fabric. As soon as he saw the monsters he lost interest in everything else, so while he stumbled underneath the weight of a giant bolt of fleece "to pay the ladies mummy" I quickly grabbed something to contrast the monsters.
Honestly, I have been looking for an excuse to make another one of these ever since I saw this alternative method of tying on pinterest. I'm a bit OCD about somethings and so the neatness of this really appealed to me.
This is the contrasting fabric, it was both a blessing and a curse to have such a geometric pattern. The square helped me line up the size and shape of the blanket, but really messed with my mind when making the cuts around the edge.
I measured six inch squares in the corner - I usually just cut what looks right. I measured six inches all the way around and used a piece of wood to guide my cuts, which were made painstakingly precise.
Instead of tying the two pieces together, you make a loop - this would be why the cuts need to be more accurate.
At the end of the day I did like the way this looked with the loops, however my thumb was numb for two days because of the precise cuts and it took much longer to cut and loop then it usually takes to cut and tie. Looping was easier than tying and could be done on the lap quite well.