DIY Throw Blanket Tutorial (stay warm all season!) – Making Lemonade
Because JoAnn Fabrics flannels were on sale, I decided to get a few yards and see what I could do with them. There are two ways to jazz up this simple blanket, and I’ve included both of them here. For darker stripes, use two coats of paint; I liked the distressed, vintage look of just one coat. Topstitch around the edge to give it a finial.
How do you make a throw blanket look good on a bed?
How to Make Your Bed Cozy with a Throw Blanket
- Make It Look Effortless. Keep in mind that effortless and sloppy are two different things.
- Place It at the Foot of the Bed.
- Make the Most of It.
- Layer Two Blankets for a Chic Look.
- Drape It Over a Canopy.
- Weave It Along the Headboard.
How do you make a throw blanket?
Fan out the bottom of the throw blanket over the seat cushion and create ripples for a comfy-casual look. Fold the throw blanket in half vertically, then in half vertically again. Drape over the arm of the couch and if possible, gently tuck between the arm and seatback to hold it in place.
How much fabric do I need for a throw blanket?
|Blanket Size||Width||Yards of Fabric|
|Baby (Crib)||29″||1 yard each (minimum 44″ wide)|
|Child||42″||1 ½ yards each (minimum 44″ wide)|
|Adult Afghan/ Throw||48″||2 yards each (minimum 54″ wide)|
|Adult – Oversized Throw||55-59″||2 yards each (minimum 56″ wide)|
Can I use an old blanket as quilt batting?
An old wool blanket that still has plenty of warmth to offer but is truly showing its age can be used as batting if washed first, which embodies the u201creduce, reuse, recycleu201d concept and also dates back to the early days of quilting.
What is the blanket at the end of the bed called?
A bed scarf, also known as a partial coverlet, is simply a piece of fabric draped over the foot of the bed.
What is the purpose of a throw blanket?
Throws are made of a variety of materials and can be draped over couches, chairs, the ends of beds, hung on blanket racks, or even hung on a wall to provide warmth and comfort while relaxing on a couch or chair. Fleece throws are very popular for warmth and comfort.
What size is a throw blanket?
The main difference between a blanket and a throw is the size. Blankets, such as fleece blankets, and other types of bedding typically use bed dimensions, which means they come in sizes that correspond to a twin, queen, or king mattress. Throws, on the other hand, are typically 50 inches by 36 inches.
How do you display throws?
You can’t go wrong with a blanket folded neatly on the seat or arm of your couch, especially if it’s thin and has a nice pattern. This can be done on the arm of your couch, the back of your couch (folded in thirds, off-centered), or draped on the seat of your couch.
How do you drape a throw on a couch?
Fold your throw in half and then in half again to drape it over the arm of your sofa, or drape it over one corner of the sofa and place a throw pillow over the part that is on the front of the sofa. Place an unfolded blanket on the sofa to make it look more comfortable.
How many yards is a full size blanket?
|Full||5 yards||7.75 yards|
|Queen||5 yards||8.5 yards|
|King||6 yards||9 yards|
How much is 2 yards of fabric in inches?
What is the size of a linear yard of fabric?
|1||36 Inches (3 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
|2||72 Inches (6 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
|3||108 Inches (9 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
|4||144 Inches (12 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
What can I make with 2 yards of fabric?
You can make a simple short-sleeved shirt or blouse, a short, straight or A-line skirt, or perhaps a pair of shorts with 2 yards of either 45″ or 60″ fabric; however, the size of the garment matters.
Can I use a sheet for quilt backing?
We’ll go over this in more detail later, but the short version is that you can ABSOLUTELY use bed sheets for quilt backs! There are a few obvious benefits to this: No piecing together a quilt back! This is the best benefit u2013 simply buy a sheet large enough to back your quilt and you’re done!
Is quilting an expensive hobby?
It’s no secret that quilting can be costly; however, there are several budget-friendly options available. I have a saying that goes, “I used to sew to save money; now, I have to sew to save money.”
What can I use instead of quilt batting?
A flannel sheet is a good alternative; you can also use a flannel sheet for the batting of a traditional quilt, but make sure the pattern doesn’t show through the top or backing first. You can also use a regular sheet for an even lighter weight, but regular sheets will give the quilt less body than flannel.