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    My brother has asked that I make a fleece blanket for his 2yro GD. I'm trying to decide the best way to finish the edges. I would like to bind the 2 pieces together. Want to keep the fringe out of the crib workings. Has anybody done this? What method did you use? Kathy
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    The fleece blankets I have made were one layer only. I have done sort of a blanket stitch by hand with embroidery floss or finished with a serger.
    Vernona:icon_hi:

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      #3
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      If you crochet.. there is a method you can find on YouTube
      I've made several and it goes quickly!
      There is a rotary blade that will make the perforations for you, but i've used a fine hole punch upon occasion..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5QgGCi1J3o&t=48s
      Last edited by GrammaBabs; November 30, 2016, 07:38 AM.
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        I have sewn the front to the back wrong sides together, then turned it and ran a top stitch around the outer edge. They are still holding strong.

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          How about a nice satin blanket binding.
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          Terry

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            Originally posted by LynneLeavell View Post
            I have sewn the front to the back wrong sides together, then turned it and ran a top stitch around the outer edge. They are still holding strong.
            I have done this too then added a very large meander over the top just to keep them flush together.
            Vonnie

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              good suggestions here, I would lean toward the crocheted edging myself. Somewhere I saw a technique that gave you a braided edge rather than tie. Might hold up better than ties for a child.

              Look for "braided edge" fleece blanket on youtube. Several videos pop up, maybe one can help
              Last edited by bakermom; November 30, 2016, 11:26 AM. Reason: added info
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                Originally posted by LynneLeavell View Post
                I have sewn the front to the back wrong sides together, then turned it and ran a top stitch around the outer edge. They are still holding strong.
                I've done MANY fleece blankets this way.

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                  I haven't completely decided yet. Think I'm going to look for a tute that shows how to apply satin blanket binding. I have 2 different colors in my stash that would go nicely with the fleece. If I can't manage that then I will sew together and turn right side out. My machine has a lot of decorative stitches that would work. That's the next project after I finish the 21 microwave bowls I've made. Almost done with them. Thanks for your suggestions Kathy
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                    I think fleece is so warm, you might want to have only single thickness. On the blanket I made for DH, I folded over the edge a good 1/2" or so & used one of the stitches on my machine to thoroughly secure the edges. Fleece doesn't fray.

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                      If you crochet around the outside what kind of yarn do you use? I'm a beginner in crocheting.

                      Thanks
                      Gina

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                        #12
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                        I have used ordinary acrylic yarn. I did one for DIL with cotton yarn, I was concerned it might shrink but it has held up well.
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                          I have some fleece blankets my friend embroidered for my dogs. She used a blanket stitch from her machine around the edge on one set and serged the other. They have held up really well.
                          Patrice S

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                            Originally posted by mischiefkat View Post
                            I haven't completely decided yet. Think I'm going to look for a tute that shows how to apply satin blanket binding. I have 2 different colors in my stash that would go nicely with the fleece. If I can't manage that then I will sew together and turn right side out. My machine has a lot of decorative stitches that would work. That's the next project after I finish the 21 microwave bowls I've made. Almost done with them. Thanks for your suggestions Kathy
                            21 microwave bowls? Are you serious?!!

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