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Tie Blankets

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ORGANIZATION: Agate Housing and Services

  • 1 person is interested


  • Fabric scissors
  • Any scissors will work as long as they are sharp enough to cut through fabric
  • Ruler or straightedge
  • Tables or a wide open work space
  • Coworkers

General instructions

1.) Purchase fleece sheets

  • Anti-Pill is the best type as it will last the longest
  • Feel free to choose fun designs and patterns
  • Sheets should be three yards per blanket
  • If not available in individual, three yard lengths, purchase a roll that is at least thirty yards long and then trim down to said lengths
  • Thirty yards yields about ten blankets
  • Joann Fabrics is a great place to buy online or in-person
  • Want to support a local business?→ SR Harris Fabric is a great local Minneapolis business for in-person purchases

2.) Lay out two sheets of fleece, one on top of the other

3.) Trim the ends and edges so that both layers line up without any overlap

3.) Cut out 1" x 1" squares at all four corners

4.) Make 1" deep cuts along all four of the edges, leaving about 1/2" spaces between the cuts. This will produce dangling ends all across the four edges of both fleece layers.

5.) Taking one dangling end from the top layer and the one directly below it (from the bottom layer), tie the two ends together with a standard knot two or more times. Repeat this step for each dangling end, securing the two layers of fabric together into a blanket

  • For more creative ties: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3UgR6rKEoE

Virtual Tie Blanket Party

*Due to COVID-19, we recommend setting up a virtual Tie Blanket Party to reduce the spread of the virus. We urge off-site volunteers not to gather in a group unless it is safe.

You may drop-off materials at your colleague's home (contactless) or order supplies to each of your team member's place of residence. From there, you can start a Zoom call or other group video chat among all members so that everyone is making Tie Blankets together!

For more information on MN's COVID-19 response, click HERE.

After your blankets are all assembled, please click HERE for our In-Kind Donation Help Tool

If you are experiencing difficulties, feel free to reach out to Abby Abele (Volunteer and In-kind Coordinator) at aabele@ststephensmpls.org or 612-715-0449







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About Agate Housing and Services


2309 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

To end homelessness and relieve hunger through action and advocacy


Agate is a social advocacy organization committed to ending homelessness, making sure every person and family has a stable place to live, with their basic human needs met and a hopeful path ahead


Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing
Community, Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing


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2309 Nicollet AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404







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