Can You Make A Tie Blanket With Cotton Fabric?

Yes, cotton fabric can absolutely be used to make a tie blanket. Cotton is a popular and versatile choice for tie blankets because:

  • It’s soft, breathable, and suitable for all seasons. Cotton allows air to circulate so the blanket doesn’t cause overheating.
  • Cotton tie blankets are easy to care for and can be machine washed without losing quality.
  • Cotton comes in a wide range of colors, prints, and patterns, allowing for customization to complement any decor.
Video: No sew blanket tutorial

The process of making a cotton tie blanket is very similar to making one with fleece or other fabrics:

  1. Cut two equal size pieces of cotton fabric for the front and back of the blanket. Make them slightly larger than your desired finished size.
  2. Layer the fabric with wrong sides facing and smooth flat. Trim all 4 edges so they are even.
  3. Cut small slits (usually 4 inches) along the edges of the layered fabric. The slits should be close together, about 1 inch apart.
  4. Tie the strips created by the slits using a simple knot, like a balloon knot. This secures the front and back layers of fabric together.
  5. Once all edges are tied, the no-sew tie blanket is complete! The knotted ties make a decorative border around the blanket.

The main advantage of cotton over fleece for tie blankets is breathability, especially for warm climates or seasons. The layers of fleece don’t allow much airflow. Cotton’s natural breathability helps prevent overheating.

So in summary, cotton’s softness, easy care, customization options and breathability make it an excellent choice of fabric for no-sew tie blankets. The construction method is simple and fast. Cotton tie blankets can make wonderful homemade gifts!


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