I know that this is by no means an original project, but I thought I'd share it with you for a couple of reasons.
Reason number one: it is nice to have a quick and easy project that you can finish in less than an hour. Reason number two: it can be a great gift for someone of any age or gender.
I recently found this remnant piece of fleece for 75% off. I loved the print, and thought that it would make a cute blanket for my son. It has just been recently that my son has become attached to blankets. When we were on our trip to New Hampshire he toted around his dad's 27 year old baby blanket. While I found it rather endearing that he dragged it around with him, I would have preferred that the actual blanket was a bit less precious.
This blanket will be warm and snuggly, and I won't mind one bit if he drags it through the dirt or spills milk on it.
I simply squared up the ends of the remnant (they are rarely cut straight).
Cut fringe that was one inch wide and three inches long on two of the ends.
I then knotted each individual strand of fringe.
To personalize the blanket a bit I used some embroidery floss and stitched his name onto the blanket.
I am thinking that I am going to have to restitch the name in a bolder color, but it was quick, easy, and will be well used.
On a somewhat related note, I have been contemplating making my first quilt (which would be a bit more precious). I'm looking for a pattern that wouldn't be too involved. If you know of any good starter quilts that are cute, quick, and well designed- I'd appreciate some suggestions.
I'll be linking here.