This blanket being one of them.
Kate from See Kate Sew brought class to fleece simply by binding it. Genius!
I happened to have the same fleece she uses in her tutorial, as well as some red/orange bias tape from the thrift store. It's thinner but still worked out to be pretty cute!
I attached the bias tape on the normal way (without a binding foot). If you are familiar with bias tape, one edge is longer than the other, so when you fold it over it can be tricky to catch the other side. I got a a line of stitching on the other side of my blanket. I'm sure I could have remedied this with some good pinning but who wants to do that on a huge blanket? (not me obviously) It makes Kate's binding foot a tempting buy.
I used 1 2/3 yards of fleece (instead of 2 yards) which makes a square blanket and I think it took just over 7 yards of bias tape (so you'll still need to buy 3 packages).
Really...even with the exposed stitching, I think it looks pretty nice. It doesn't take a lot of sewing, time, or experience either. If you've never sewn on bias tape, this project is a great one to practice on and learn how.
I don't know how my kids can stand not wearing socks in this weather. I am constantly reminding them to get socks on before we leave the house.
Crazy kids. :)
If it's warm where you are, please send some of that warmth over here! :)