DIY Simple Quilted Throw Blanket


  • November 22, 2022
  • in Diy
 DIY Simple Quilted Throw Blanket
blond girl in white shirt and untried sweater wrapped in simple quilted throw

I’ve shared a lot of sewing projects over the years for someone who unquestionably doesn’t really know what they’re doing. Ha! But this simple quilted throw is basically a faux quilt and is really easy! I made the whole thing in one afternoon. It’s not perfect by any ways but it’s very forgiving once it was washed.

This summer I volunteered to teach a kids matriculation at zany and we made these simple crafts that required a tiny bit of sewing to finish. So I would sit at the sewing machine and the kids would bring their projects up to me right at the end. Half way through, one of the mom’s came up and said, “So it looks like you don’t sew often.” Hahaha! The weightier part is, I really do sew all the time – I just never learned the technical stuff.

I didn’t do measuring with the stitched pattern I did on this and I tried to let the lines be not super straight anyways so it looked a bit increasingly organic. And just squint how cute it turned out!

cream quilted wrap folded up and tied with string

Materials

  • fabric (I used the same on the front and when of the quilt but you could do variegated colors. Needed well-nigh 3 yds of this but will depend on the width of the fabric you choose. I went with an unbleached muslin.)
  • batting (I did victual size but you could do a larger throw if you prefer.)
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • scissors
  • double fold bias tape (I needed two packs.)
  • pins
  • pencil
  • ruler

Instructions

  • Cut top and marrow fabric and batting to size.
  • Iron fabric.
  • Layer the fabric and batting with outside of fabric facing out on both top and marrow with batting in between.
  • Pin in place.
  • Start stitching desired pattern. I did five straight lines lanugo the long sides of the wrap and repeated on the long other side. Backstitching at the whence and end to secure. In the middle of the wrap – between the two sets on straight lines, I did dashed lines. I would start the same way and over each line I would go forward for a few stitches, backwards and forward again. Then I just picked up the foot and slide the quilt when however far I wanted the dashes untied and then repeated this for the rest of the blanket. But you can do any patterns or diamond you would like!
  • Trim off glut thread from ends and between dashed lines and remove pins.
BIAS TAPE
  • Open up bias tape and line it up with the whet of the heinie of the quilt, inside of bias tape facing up.
  • Pin in place.
  • Stitch right on the first fold line.
  • When you’re scrutinizingly to the end of the bias tape, stop and nail the next bias tape package to the current one.
  • With the right sides of the bias tape facing in, line them up at a 90° angle. (Long side of one, lined up with the short side of the other.)
  • Pin them in place.
  • Use a pencil and ruler to yank a diagonal line between the corners.
  • Stitch withal this line and trim off triangle from end.
  • Open up and protract stitching withal whet as you were doing previously.
  • For corners, stop stitching well-nigh 1/2″ surpassing the edge, raise foot and twist fabric so that you stitch at a 45° wile to the corner.
  • Fold the unattached bias tape withal that 45° wile and then lanugo over itself at flipside 45° angle. It should now line up with the next side of the blanket.
  • Continue stitching until finished and remove pins.
  • Fold bias tape virtually the whet of the quilt – when into its original shape. (You should have 1/2″of fabric on each side of the quilt.)
  • Pin in place.
  • Stitch as tropical to the inside whet of the bias tape as possible, stuff sure to backstitch at the whence and end.
  • Trim any glut thread.
  • Wash and enjoy!

If any of these instructions are troublemaking (Ha!), we have a short on YouTube that might help!

overhead shot of toddler in jeans, white shirt and untried sweater surrounded by blankets
close up side shot of surf quilted wrap folded up and tied with string
blonde toddler holding quilted throw over throne with stovepipe out to side
close up of corners of quilted throw folded over on top of each other
blone toddler wearing white shirt, untried sweater and jeans wrapped in surf quilted blanket

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