I was looking for Christmas gift ideas this weekend and found directions to make no sew fleece blankets. It looks like they go together fairly quickly, and my boys know how to make a knot. My parents live in Wisconsin, (which is plenty cold!), and I bet they would love a lap blanket made by their grandsons. These blankets would also make a great baby gift, and we have a few new babies in our midst this year who could always use a new, soft blanket.
Fleece often goes on sale, and I will be watching the ads in the coming weeks for local fabric stores to see if we can pick up a few yards and try this out. I have a rotary cutter, which will make the cuts easy to make. When I find some inexpensive fleece, I'll be sure to share pictures of our projects.
Are you making any handmade gifts this year? I always have big plans, but often run out of time. I know we need to get started soon if we want to give any handmade things this year.