@BeverlyB - They make lovely gifts!! You can check out the selection online using the links above if you're not finding what you want locally. In addition, other flannels could work -- especially because of our double layer construction, which means the back sides wouldn't be seen. What you describe is likely to be a much tighter weave, so the fringing by individual thread will be harder, but the snipping method would certainly work. You could always buy just a tiny bit and test the fringing options to see if you're happy with the look.