How To Sew a Beautiful Velvet Throw

Ellen March
How To Sew a Beautiful Velvet Throw


  • 1 2/3 yards of solid backing fabric
  • 1/2 yard of print fabric (fabric A)
  • 1/3 yard each of 2 coordinating print fabrics (fabric B & C)
  • 1/4 yard each of 4 coordinating velvet fabrics (velvet A, B, C & D)
  • Crib-size batting (45"x60")
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • All-purpose thread
  • Rotary cutting system


From fabric A, cut three 5 1/4"x45" rectangles. From the remaining print fabric, cut several 2 1/2"-wide strips on the bias for the binding. Piece together the strips to create one long strip.

From fabric B, cut two 5 3/4"x45" rectangles. From fabric C, cut two 4 3/4"x45" rectangles.

From velvet A, cut two 2 1/2"x45" rectangles. From velvet B, cut two 4 1/4"x45" rectangles. From velvet C, cut two 3 3/4"x45" rectangles. From velvet D, cut two 3 1/4"x45" rectangles.


Position each quilt top rectangle on a flat work surface with the right side facing up. Arrange the rectangles as desired to form one 45"x60" rectangle (overlap each rectangle upper and lower edge to account for seam allowances). Refer to the Quilt Diagram below for the featured rectangle arrangement.

throw diagram

With right sides together, stitch the first velvet A lower edge to the first fabric B upper edge; press open the seams. Repeat to stitch each rectangle in order.

Position the backing fabric on a flat work surface with the wrong side facing up. Center the batting over the backing, using temporary spray adhesive to secure. Position the quilt top right side up over the batting, using temporary spray adhesive to secure.

Stitch in the ditch of each seam to quilt the throw. Or outline quilt, channel quilt or free-motion quilt, depending on the desired look.


Fold one binding strip end 1/4" toward the wrong side; press. Fold the strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together; press, and then unfold. Fold one strip long edge to meet the center foldline; press.

Position one binding end along one quilt long edge center with right sides facing and raw edges aligned. Begin stitching the binding to the quilt 3" from the binding end, mitering the corners. End stitching 3" from the binding beginning. Position the binding end over the binding beginning; trim the excess binding 2" from the beginning fold. Overlap the binding end long-edge fold with the binding beginning long-edge fold. Continue stitching the remaining binding seam.

Fold the binding long-edge fold toward the quilt backing; pin. Use a stitch-in-the-ditch foot or slipstitch the binding fold to secure.


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