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Project

Ultrasuede Blanket

Materials

  • Ultrasuede Light (2 colors, 2 yards each)
  • Natural cotton "deluxe" batting (47 inches by 47 inches)
  • Darning needle
  • Japanese hole punch
  •  Color-coded round labels, 1/4 inch in diameter 
  • Matte knife
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut two 56-by-56-inch squares of Ultrasuede Light in 2 complementing colors.

  2. Step 2

    Insert the 47-inch square of natural cotton "deluxe" batting evenly centered between the 2 layers of Ultrasuede.

  3. Step 3

    Lay the edges of both Ultrasuede layers together on top of a cutting matt.

  4. Step 4

    With a see-through ruler as your guide, use the matte knife to cut 4-inch-long strips of 3/8-inch wide fringes along all 4 edges of both Ultrasuede layers.

  5. Step 5

    Individually tie square knots at the origin of the cutting line with a strip of fringe from the top layer and its corresponding bottom strip.

  6. Step 6

    Mark the blanket with round labels 10 inches apart in an even grid. Then, punch a hole on each side of the dot.

  7. Step 7

    Cut a 3/8-inch strip of Ultrasuede and thread it through a large darning needle.

  8. Step 8

    Anchor the 3 layers of the blanket with square knots. Remove the round labels and trim the tails of the knots.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show

Reviews (3)

  • jogs 19 Mar, 2009

    Love these projects.....I found the Ultrasuede in a JoAnn's Fabric store nearby. Love it....and so easy! Lovely gift too. Thanks Martha!

  • jogs 19 Mar, 2009

    Love these projects.....I found the Ultrasuede in a JoAnn's Fabric store nearby. Love it....and so easy! Lovely gift too. Thanks Martha!

  • craftynikky 20 Feb, 2009

    Where can I find Ultrasuede by the yard?
    Getting really frustrated in my search, as we see things made out of this great fabric but it is not available online or at any JoAnn's Fabric stores, at least not the quality I am looking for. PLease help!
    Nikky