Chair throw for week twenty three. So, this is embarrassing – I missed week 23. I know, I should know how to count, right? Right. In all the excitement I miss counted, so here we are making up for it! This is week 23 of 52 weeks of sewing and next week will be week 26. A bit all over the place, but that’s okay because it happens every so often.
Okay, the chair throw. How did this come to be?
Well, in the winter of 2013 I was attempting to make a quilt. Sort of a modern one where all the lines are just free-styled across the fabric. The first 4 photos are from that project. It took mea bout 10 hours to cut the fabric, lay it out and pin it all. It measured 100 x 120. Huge, I know.
So many pins!
Okay, so how did we get from there to this chair throw? Well, I wasn’t ever going to finish the quilt. It was too big and my machine isn’t fit to have all that fabric (50 inches or so) bunched up on the side while I try and ‘quilt’ a seam down the middle of the blanket. Ah, nope – not going to happen.
So, the main lesson of this post is to know when you’ve come to an end. That’s where I was with the quilt. The second lesson is, don’t discard fabric – it can be repurposed. It took me 2 hours to undo all the pins and take out the 15 seams I had already made.
Then, I had to pull out all the threads – another hour.
As a result, this chair throw, which measures 60×80, took almost 15 hours when it could have taken 1 hour. Life is funny sometimes, right?
Just like any blanket, serge with right sides together and leave a small space to turn the blanket right side out. Then, stitch up that seam.
Done – fits well on this chair or at the end of our guest room bed.
Happy sewing and thanks for visiting. See you again soon.