I wanted to make my dog a fleece blanket since he always tries to sneak up onto my bed (and I let him). I pretty much bought whatever fleece was on sale in the remnant section at the fabric store. I doubled the fabric so the blanket would be warm.
I've tried the "no-sew" blanket once before, but to be honest, cutting all the strips around the perimeter and tying them together was such a pain. Sewing it is way more easier (that is, if you have a sewing machine and can stitch a straight line.)
And now, my spoiled dog has his own area of my bed. Caaayuuuuute!