Dang! Why couldn't I have found this before I made some the old way!!!: Not sewing, but a very cool way to make a fleece blanket without all the knots! It's braided, sort of. Cut a slit in each fringe, and pull the next fringe through. Pull the next fringe through that, and continue around. At the end, cut the last fringe into two pieces, and tie a knot - the only one in the blanket!