At WalMart, I found this cute black and white puppy paw print fleece and bought 2 1/2 yards for my tall boy. I also found wide Quilt Binding in a dark, rich red. I think the two go together nicely. I found three packages of the Quilt Binding and it turned out to not be enough to go all the way around the perimeter of the blanket (did I ever mention my math skills stink!?) No worries though. For the top and bottom of the blanket (the narrow ends), I folded the raw edge of the fabric down and stitched it on the sewing machine with red thread using a straight stitch. I just folded the fabric over one time since fleece does not unravel. For the long sides of the blanket, I pinned down the Quilt Binding and then stitched it down on the sewing machine using a zig-zag stitch.
Zach and Sandy are loving this blanket. This project is "Zach Approved" and "Sandy Approved".