12/5/19

Easy Knit Jersey Block Throw Quilt

My kids love snuggling up in little throw blankets and quilts and with Christmas just around the corner, I figured this would be a perfect little gift for each of the kids to go along with their Christmas Pj's! Especially when I can use my knit scraps to make it too!I also thought others might like to make one of these fun snuggly throw quilt too, so here's the tutorial!

First what you need!: 

 25 - 12" by 12" Squares in Knit Jersey 
(you can use other fabrics too, but jersey knit just makes such a snuggly throw!)

2 - 2 yard cuts Knit Jersey for the back
(or 4 yards if you plan to do a solid back)

Thread

4 Different colored Yarns (make sure they compliment your colors!) * optional

Bigger Quilting Needle * optional

Sewing Needle

All seams are 1/4"

This Quilt can be made on a Sewing Machine using a Knit Stitch, or medium size zig-zag stitch or you can use a Serger.


This quilt is 5 squares across by 5 squares down. It makes a 59" by 59" throw.

First, lay your squares out into a pattern that you like. We're going to sew the squares into rows, starting from the top left side going right.

 

Place the first two squares RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Sew using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Press the seam towards the right.


Turn over and press well!


Place the next square RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. 
Sew.
Press to the right.


Turn over and press well again.
Repeat this step with the next couple squares until you have 5 squares across.
 

Repeat with the other 4 rows, alternating which way you press the seams each row.


Place the top row onto the second row RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.
Make sure seams line up.
Sew using a 1/4" seam allowance.



Press seam upwards.
Repeat with the rest of the rows, pressing each seam upwards.

 With the back, cut one of the 2 yards cuts in half length wise.
Each half will sandwich the other print.


Place the thinner piece on top of the wider one RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER and line the edges up.
Sew using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Press the seam downwards.


Repeat with the other side.


Press the second seam upwards.

Place the front of the quilt RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER to the back of the quilt.
Starting at the bottom, sew around the quilt leaving a 6" opening.

Turn the quilt right side out and press well.
Slip stitch the opening closed.

And you are finished!

Optional!
I added tassels to each corner for one of my quilts.
To do this you will want to cut a bundle of 13" strips of yarn to make 4 tassels. I cut about 150 strands each tassel because I wanted fuller tassels. If you want thinner tassels (not sure why you would, because the fuller the funner!) cut less strands.


Lay all the strands perpendicular on one of the strands.


Tie the strand tightly around all the other strands.



Cut another strand about 15" long and start winding this piece around the head of the tassel, making sure to keep the one end out. Once you have this wound a good amount of time, tie the end to the first end. 
Trim all pieces and repeat to make 3 more!

Using a bigger quilt needle sew each tassel to each corner of the throw quilt.
You're finished!

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