I was one quilt shy for Christmas gifts with time running out, and I devised a couple throws that I could make quickly with just a little effort. These were really the simplest things to put together.
I had stocked up on some Denyse Schmidt County Fair fabrics on clearance from Hancock’s-Paducah and fabric.com a few months ago. They’re home dec weight, so they’re also 60″ wide. I cut each yard length down the middle to get 36″x30″ rectangles, and sewed four together to get a a slightly smaller than 60×72″ total blanket. The red blanket is reversible, and the blue is backed with two yards of the same print.
No time spent fussing with binding for these, I sewed the top, and bottom right sides together with the batting on the outside and left an opening to flip the whole things right side out and then top-stitched around the edge.
I also wasn’t quite sure about quilting through the layers of heavier fabric (and really didn’t have that much time), so I hand-tied these with wool embroidery floss. And voila! The easiest way to put together a throw blanket to give.