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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Make a (No-Sew) Baby Blanket

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

In your home, school or community.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Depending on age, there may be assistance needed with cutting the fleece.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Baby Blankets are always urgently needed by our families, and especially during the Fall and Winter months. This Fall and Winter, Room to Grow will distribute approximately 5,600 blankets.

DESCRIPTION

Make an easy, no-sew blanket! 

Doing this activity for Create the Change®? Don't forget to register for the DIY CTC® Challenge to track your efforts and for your chance to join our end-of-week wrap party full of surprises!


ITEMS NEEDED

Fleece, ruler, scissors.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

You will need 3 yards of fleece for each blanket or a no-sew blanket-making kit from your local craft store. Gather your fleece, a ruler and scissors.  See "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS" below for step-by-step instructions.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.

To make a blanket:

  1. Cut the two pieces of fleece so that they are approximately 1.5 yard squares.  
  2. Lay one square on top of the other so they completely overlap and so that the brighter-colored sides are facing out.
  3. Cutting through both layers, cut a 5-inch square out of each corner, and discard them.
  4. Cut slits 5 inches long by approximately 1 inch wide along all four sides. Make the cuts as even as you can. This will look like fringe.
  5. Tie individual fringes together, top layer fringe to bottom layer fringe, using double knots.
  6. For video instruction, watch this YouTube video.
  7. Print, complete and include this donation slip so we know you heard about us through PGK!
  8. Send your blankets to Room to Grow: 63 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136 (Or, To schedule a drop-off, please use our calendar).
  9. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.
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