Sunday, 31 January 2016

Blocking 3. Blankets

  Now there are lots of ways to block blankets.
  Lots of people like to pin them to towels and lay them out to dry. I tried this with the 1st blankets I done, but I didn't like it. I found that the towels didn't stay flat, so the blankets didn't stay in shape. It also took them forever to dry as one side now had a wet towel stuck to it!
  So I decide to try something else. I prefer the use of a collapsible washing line and a load of pegs. This way the blanket stays in shape. It also means that it has air on all side so it drys faster. And as mine is easy to move I can move the whole thing in and out of the sun/wind.

  1. Using the instruction on the wool tickets wash the blanket. As I like my blankets to be practical I always use wool that can go in a machine.

  2. Now that you have a wet blanket you just need to dry it. Depending on the size of the blanket and your line you might need to fold the blanket half. All that is left is to peg the blanket tightly into shape. A second pair of hands can be very helpful!

Once the blanket is dry remove the pegs. Your blanket will now hold its shape!

Click HERE to see my post on blocking Granny Squares.

Click HERE to read how I block small lace (Snowflakes, doilies, etc)

Click HERE to see how I block 3D bells and trumpets.

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