Wondering what size is a throw quilt? Check out this blog post to find out, plus get tips on how to make the perfect throw quilt for your home.
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The size of a throw quilt is determined by the quilter. There are three main sizes for throw quilts: twin, queen, and king. The twin size is the smallest, and the king size is the largest. The queen size is in the middle. The size of the quilt will also depend on the type of quilt you are making.
Standard Quilt Sizes
The following chart is a guide to standard quilt sizes and is perfect for helping you select the right size quilt for your needs. These dimensions are for unwashed, unquilted quilts. If you are making a quilt to be used primarily as a decoration, it is best to make it slightly larger than the measurements below so that it can be easily hung on a wall or draped over furniture.
Twin: 66″ x 90″
Full: 81″ x 96″
Queen: 90″ x 108″
King: 108″ x 108″
Non-Standard Quilt Sizes
The quilt sizes below are non-standard bedding sizes. These quilts can be used on beds, but you may have a hard time finding sheets and other bedding to fit them. These quilts are often made as wall-hangings or table runners.
-Baby: 36” x 50”
-Crib: 45” x 60”
-Lap: 50” x 60” to 58” x 76”
-Twin: 66” x 86”
-Full: 81” x 96”
-Queen: 90″ x 102″
-King: 108″x 102″
How to Choose a Throw Quilt Size
If you’re looking for a throw quilt, you might be wondering what size you should get. The size of a throw quilt depends on a few factors, such as the intended use, the recipient’s body size, and the size of the bed. In this article, we’ll cover how to choose the right size throw quilt for you.
Consider the Purpose
When deciding on a throw quilt size, it helps to think about the quilt’s intended purpose. For example, will the quilt be used primarily for decoration or will it be used for warmth? If you’ll be using the quilt primarily for decoration, you might want to choose a smaller size. A smaller quilt is easier to display on a wall or piece of furniture. If you’ll be using the quilt for warmth, you might want to choose a larger size. A larger quilt will cover more of your body and keep you warmer.
Consider the Wearer
Before you choose a throw quilt size, it’s important to consider the wearer. If the quilt is for a child, you’ll want to make sure it’s not too big or too small. For adults, you have more flexibility with size, but you should still keep in mind how the quilt will be used. For example, if you want to use the quilt as a bedspread, you’ll want to make sure it’s large enough to fit the mattress.
Here are some general guidelines for choosing a throw quilt size:
Child’s throw: 36″ x 50″
Adult’s throw: 50″ x 60″
Twin-sized bedspread: 70″ x 90″
Full/Queen-sized bedspread: 90″ x 108″
King-sized bedspread: 108″ x 108″
Consider the Care
When choosing a throw quilt size, one important factor to consider is how the quilt will be cared for. For example, a quilt that will be used as a bedspread or daily couch throw may need to be washed more often than one that will be used as an occasional guest blanket. If the quilt will be laundered frequently, you may want to choose a smaller size that will fit easily in your washing machine. Alternatively, if the quilt will only be used for decoration, you may be able to choose a larger size that can be dry-cleaned or spot-treated as needed.
How to Make a Throw Quilt
A throw quilt is a small quilt that is typically used for decoration or as a lap quilt. Throw quilts typically measure between 36 and 42 inches wide and between 36 and 42 inches long. If you’re interested in making a throw quilt, here are a few things you’ll need to know.
Choose a Pattern
Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced quilter, you’ll find there are many patterns available for throw quilts. You can find patterns in magazines, books, and online. Some pattern companies even specialize in designing patterns specifically for throw quilts.
When choosing a pattern, it’s important to consider the level of difficulty. If you’re a beginner, look for a pattern that is rated “easy” or “beginner friendly.” More experienced quilters can choose from a wider range of patterns, including those that are rated “intermediate” or “advanced.”
In addition to the level of difficulty, you should also consider the amount of time it will take to complete the project. Some patterns are very simple and can be completed in just a few hours, while others are much more complex and may take days or even weeks to finish.
Once you’ve selected a pattern, it’s time to choose the fabrics.
Throw quilts are a great way to show off your personal style while also keeping you warm and cozy on those chilly nights. But what size should a throw quilt be?
The answer to that question depends on a few factors, such as the size of your bed and how you plan to use the quilt. For example, if you want to be able to use your throw quilt as a bedspread, you’ll need to make it large enough to cover the entire surface of your bed.
On the other hand, if you just want a quilt that you can snuggle up with on the couch, you can make it smaller. In general, throw quilts range in size from 36 inches by 36 inches (which is about the size of a baby blanket) to 60 inches by 80 inches (which is large enough to cover a twin-size bed).
When it comes to choosing fabric for your throw quilt, the sky’s the limit! You can use any type of fabric that you like, from traditional quilting cotton to contemporary print fabrics. Just be sure to wash and dry your fabric before you start cutting it into pieces, as machine-washing and -drying will cause shrinkage.
Cut the Fabric
The first step to making a throw quilt is to cut the fabric. You will need:
-1 1/2 yards of fabric for the top
-1 1/2 yards of fabric for the bottom
-1/2 yard of fabric for the binding
To cut the fabric, you will need:
-a rotary cutter
-a cutting mat
Sew the Pieces Together
After you have cut all of your pieces, it’s time to start sewing them together! You will want to start by sewing the smaller pieces into strips. Once you have strips, you can then sew the strips together to create your quilt top.
To make a quilt top, you will need to sew your strips of fabric together. Start by sewing the shorter strips together. Then, sew the longer strips to the sides of the shorter strips. Keep Sewing until all of your strips are sewn together.
After your quilt top is assembled, it’s time to start working on the quilt batting. The quilt batting is what goes in between the quilt top and the backing. It’s what makes a quilt warm and cozy.
To attach the batting, start by layering it over the back of the quilt top. Then, use a simple stitch to attach it along the perimeter of the quilt top. Make sure to leave a few inches un-stitched so that you can insert the backing later on.
Now it’s time for the backing! The backing is usually a single piece of fabric that is larger than the quilt top and batting. This allows you to have ample fabric to work with when you are stitching everything together.
To attach the backing, start in the middle of one side and work your way outwards. Sew along all four sides until everything is attached securely. Once everything is sewn together, you’re done!
Quilt the Top
To quilt the top of your throw, you will first need to gather all of the necessary supplies. You will need a quilt top, batting, and backing. You will also need a quilting needle and thread, as well as a straight edge and rotary cutter.
Once you have gathered all of the supplies, you will need to prepare the quilt top. To do this, you will need to square up the edges of the quilt top. Once the edges are squared up, you will need to mark the quilting lines. You can do this by using a straight edge and rotary cutter or by marking them with a piece of chalk.
After the quilting lines are marked, you will need to layer the quilt top with batting and backing. Make sure that the backs of all three layers are facing up. Once all three layers are aligned, you will need to pin them together. Be sure to pin along all four edges of the throw.
After the layers have been pinned together, you can begin quilting along the marked lines. To do this, you will need to use a needle and thread to sew along the marked lines on the top layer of fabric. When you reach the end of a line, be sure to backstitch so that your stitches do not come undone.
Once you have finished quilting along all of the marked lines, you can remove the pins and trim off any excess batting or backing that is extending beyond the edge of the throw. Finally, you can bind your throw by hand or machine using either bias binding tape or a strip of fabric cut on the bias .
Bind the Quilt
After you have sewn the quilt top, batting, and backing together, it is time to bind the quilt. This will give the quilt a nice finished edge and make it ready to use or gift. You can purchase binding at most fabric stores, or make your own using strips of fabric cut on the bias (diagonally across the grain).
To bind a quilt, start by cutting binding strips that are 2.5 inches wide and as long as possible. You will need approximately 8-10 strips for a throw quilt that is 50 inches by 60 inches. If you are making your own binding, cut the strips on the bias so they will be more flexible and less likely to fray.
Next, sew the binding strips together end-to-end using a diagonal seam. Then, fold the strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press.
Start attaching the binding to one side of the quilt top, aligning the raw edges of the binding with the raw edges of the quilt. Sew the binding to the quilt top with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave about 10 inches of binding unsewn at the beginning so you can finish joining the ends later.
Continue sewing around all four sides of the quilt top until you come back to where you started. To finish joining the ends of the binding strip, overlap them by about 4 inches and sew together with a diagonal seam. Trim any excess fabric from this seam and continue sewing around the rest of the quilt top until you reach your starting point again.
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