The original fleece forest instructions don't require any sewing. However, this version does. The lovely thing about fleece is that the raw cut edges don't fray, so there's no worry about turning under edges or having a wide seam allowance.
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Most of the strips were the whole width across (about 27"). Others, like the wide bit of blue at the top were shorter - a little over 13" long. I joined them to make a long piece using the spine to hold the two sides together. The photo on the left shows the stitching from the underside of the spine, as well as where I joined my two pieces of blue fleece together.
The strips of fleece were wider than the holes of the grid. After I sewed it all together, I used an extra grid to mark where I needed to cut the strips, so that they'd fit through the grids. I cut each strip up to the spine, making sure I didn't cut through the spine or the stitching.
Now I know what to do with my skinny pieces of leftover fleece!