Our Blankets

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For warmth and durability, Warmth From the Heart crafts knotted fleece blankets. A wide variety of fleece patterns exist for adults and children of all ages. As shown above, we love to match a bright pattern with a solid color. Warmth From the Heart members try to select patterns and colors that are suitable for the ages and genders of the recipients of our blankets.

How to Construct a Blanket

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We pride ourselves on satisfying those women we serve with custom-made blankets. Our blankets are created specifically for their owner, as we allow each club member to choose their own fleece colors. We take pride in our workmanship and create the blanket with an eye towards quality and meticulous attention to detail.

Supplies

  • You will need 2 pieces of fleece fabric at least 49 inches or wider (most are 54 inches). We usually choose a pattern and solid sheet of fleece.
  • Sharp scissors and solid sheet of fleece.
  • Ruler or tape measure (We use Fiskars 3×18 Clear Acrylic Quilting Ruler)
  • Optional: Cutting Mat if you are using the rotary cutter (a 24×36 Self Healing mat, but you just need one large enough to do a 7-inch strip, so a regular sized 12×12 mat works as well.)

Fleece Needed per Size

  • Toddler/Crib Size: 1 1/2 yards of each piece of fleece.
  • Child size: 1 3/4 yards of each piece
  • Teed/Adult size: 2 yards of each piece

Instructions

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Step One
Lay both pieces of fabric on the floor with the WRONG sides touching. (The right sides will be facing out so you can see them.) Carefully trim away any of the seam edges. This is also to make the edges of both fabrics match up.
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Step Two
Cut a 4″ x 4″ square from each of the four corners. We find it easier to have a pre-cut squire to use as a pattern.
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Step Three
To cut the fringes, simply use a ruler and sharp fabric scissors. We like Fiskars fabric scissors. Cut each fringe about 1″ wide and 4″ long.
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Step Four
Once you’ve completed the cutting, it’s time to start tying those knots! You can do a simple knot or a square knot.
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TIP: It is easiest to cut BOTH pieces of fabric at the same time.

TIP: The strips of fringe do not have to be exactly 1 inch but just try to make them basically the same width. You can even take a piece of masking or blue painting tape at this point and tape it down across the blanket as your guide, so you don’t cut up too far.

 

Important

Please cut and trim the edge of selvage from the blanket before cutting into strips to give the blanket a neat and clean appearance.

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Our Logo

Warmth From the Heart attaches a logo to each of its blankets showing its owner that it was handcrafted specifically for them with love. Logos are available to any Warmth From the Heart Chapter at cost. Our logo personalizes each blanket and demonstrates the creator’s pride in their work.

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