Double Layer No Sew Tied Edge Fleece Throw (Square Knot or Overhand Knot)

This tied edge throw is quick and easy to make. They are great for children, adults, and pets and all you need is a ruler and scissors. There are so many patterns and colors to choose from that it may take longer for you to choose your fabric than it will to make the throw!

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Supplies:
anti-pill or blizzard fleece with a print
anti-pill or blizzard fleece in a coordinating solid or print

  • 1 yard for a baby, 1.5 yards for a child and 2 yards for an adult (these are standard sizes but you can make any size you wish / 2-3 yards if you’re sharing it on the sofa with another human or a pet!)
  • I prefer anti-pill fleece for throws and blankets because they are softer and do not pill as quickly with washing as the blizzard does.

Tools:
scissors or 45mm or 60mm rotary cutter
cutting mat (only if using a rotary cutter)
quilter’s ruler, 12″ ruler, yardstick, tape measure, or cardboard pattern

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Lay your fleece out on as flat a surface as possible, I use the dining room floor. Lay it with the right side up and the two wrong sides together.

The wrong side will usually be less vivid in color and less fuzzy but on solids it is even harder to tell. Take the edge that has been cut from the bolt (not the selvage edge) between your two hands and pull your hands gently away from each other. The edge of the fabric should curl. Whichever ways it curls towards, is the wrong side. You’ll always want to work with the fleece’s right side up and the two wrong sides together.

Here, I’m using two yards of fleece. The two sides with the writing are the selvaged sides. You’ll need to line up the two fabrics (wrong sides together and right side up) and then trim off the selvaged edges and even out the other two edges.

Using scissors and a straight edge (or rotary cutter, mat, and ruler) begin trimming the selvage sides off and even up the cut edges from the bolt on the top and bottom sides. Make sure when trimming the selvage (selvedge) you cut all of it off; it you look closely at it, between the company information and the beginning of your pattern, there are tiny dots, these must be trimmed off as well.

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Once all of the edges are trimmed and even, I cut the four corners. You can use a mat, ruler, and pattern cut from cardboard as I have done here. If using the rotary cutter, don’t “overcut”, cut short of the 5″ and finish cutting out your 5″ square with scissors. I usually make a 5″ fringe for a hand tied throw. You don’t actually have to cut these squares out; cutting the fringe all the way around will naturally have them drop off, but I like to do it ahead of time.

At this point, I move my fabric to the table to cut the fringe. If you move it, make sure to keep the edges together and even. Lay your fabric with the print side up, or your favorite side up.

We’ll begin to cut the fringe. You may cut a side at a time and tie the fringe or cut all four sides and then tie all the fringe. I like to do a side at a time. Using a ruler, yardstick or any straightedge, measure in 5″ from the edge. I like to use painter’s tape and tape off the measurement. If using a quilter’s ruler, you’ll be cutting up into the ruler’s edge and can damage it, that’s why I use tape instead. (None of these cuttings need to be exact!)

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Once measured, begin cutting using scissors or a rotary cutter every 1″ wide up to your tape. So you’re fringe will be 1″ wide by 5″ long.

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When you have completed cutting your fringe, either on one side or all sides (whichever you prefer), begin knotting your fringe. A simple square knot is all you need to do. For the first half of your square knot, do not pull it too tightly, when finishing your square knot, go ahead and make it tight. This prevents the knot from pulling on the throw and causing a lot of rippling yet still having it nice and tight so it doesn’t come undone.

How you begin your knot is important. If you want the coordinating solid color to appear on the top as I have done, you’ll need to pull the back solid piece to the left and wrap the first part of the square knot like I’ve shown below.

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Now tie it again, finishing your square knot. The contrasting fabric should be on top.

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That’s it! Now go ahead and tie the rest of your fringe. Your corners will take care of themselves and you’ll get a nice curve.

For an alternate type of knot, you can do the overhand knot. You take both pieces of fleece and wrap them in a knot. This gives you a smoother flatter knot.

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The look of the overhand knot is nice but it is harder to do and takes a little more time.

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When I am done, I prefer to wash the throw. It removes extra fuzz and sizing and any dirt from being on the floor!

  • Care Instructions: Machine wash normal cold, non-chlorine bleach, tumble dry low, do not iron

The double layered throw is great for pets too! Mine was cat tested and cat approved!

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Gypsy

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Teddy

childrens throws

Other examples of the Double Layer No Sew Tied Edge Fleece Throw

Double Layer No Sew Tied Edge Fleece Throw Recap

Supplies:
anti-pill or blizzard fleece with a print
anti-pill or blizzard fleece in a coordinating solid or print

  • 1 yard for a baby, 1.5 yards for a child and 2 yards for an adult (these are standard sizes but you can make any size you wish / 2-3 yards if you’re sharing it on the sofa with another human or a pet!)
  • I prefer anti-pill fleece for throws and blankets because they are softer and do not pill as quickly with washing as the blizzard does.

Tools:
scissors or 45mm or 60mm rotary cutter
cutting mat (only if using a rotary cutter)
quilter’s ruler, 12″ ruler, yardstick, tape measure, or cardboard pattern

Instructions:

  1. Lay out the fabric on a flat surface, right side up, wrong sides together.
  2. Cut the edges even and remove the selvage.
  3. Cut out a 5″ square from each corner.
  4. Cut fringe 5″ deep and 1″ wide on the all sides.
  5. Begin tying with either a square knot or overhand knot.
  6. Knot all fringe.

Care Instructions: Machine wash normal cold, non-chlorine bleach, tumble dry low, do not iron.

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