Knoxville-based Nuestros Ninos group is planning another mission trip to Guatemala this summer, and is accepting no-sew fleece blanket donations to ship for that trip by mid-April. The blankets go to impoverished children and their families in that area.
Recently Local 8 News Anchor Alan Williams helped complete two no-sew blankets on the CW morning show that will be donated to the Nuestros Ninos mission.
The simplest way to make these blankets is like this:
Select two contrasting colors of fleece fabric, cut in 1 1/2 yard pieces.
Place wrong sides together.
Cut a 7-inch by 7-inch square out of all four corners.
Cut 7-inch-long, one-inch-wide strips around the blanket.
Tie every other double-layered strip in a square knot.
Flip the blanket over and tie the remaining strips.
If you would like to donate a blanket or supplies for the blanket project, you can contact Nuestros Ninos via their website or message them @NuestrosNinosCharity on Facebook, or email email@example.com, call 865-599-4347.
*Laundry care for fleece: wash cold, air dry or tumble dry very low.