What Is The Average Size Of A Throw Blanket

There are different types of blankets you can use at home to stay warm. Throw blankets are a common type of blanket that people use to stay warm while they are in the house. You can also use a throw pillow as a decoration. You can drape it over your seats for this purpose. 

Throw blankets are different from ordinary blankets. The easiest way to differentiate between an ordinary blanket, a throw blanket, and any other blanket is the size. Bed blankets are generally larger than throw blankets. 

What Is The Size Of A Throw Blanket?

Throw blankets measure 50 inches by 60 inches. This is the standard measurement. However, different brands of throw blankets may have different measurements. Throw blankets are not as large as your bed blankets. This is why we wrap them around shoulders to keep warm when we are off the bed. You can’t cover your whole body if you decide to cover yourself with it when you sleep. 

The size of the throw blanket makes it a one-person blanket as opposed to a large bed blanket. Throw blankets are also made from different types of fabrics from bed blankets.

How To Make A Throw Blanket?

Step 1. Assemble your materials. You will two different types of fabric. Each of these fabrics will measure 60 inches. Also, make sure that the fabrics are in different colors so that you can differentiate the two sides when the throw pillow is complete. These make the two-sided throw pillow with two layers of fabric. You will also need lots of sewing thread, scissors, pins, marking pens, or chalk. If all you have is plain fabric, you can paint the fabrics to differentiate between them.

Step 2. Cut the fabric. The standard measurement of a throw pillow is 50 inches by 60 inches. Place your fabrics on a cutting mat.  Measure the fabric and mark the dimensions that you need for your throw pillow. You can use a rotary cutter for a fast and accurate cut. 

If you have either or both of your fabrics being fuzzy, make sure to have a vacuum nearby. You will need it to clean up the dust from your fuzzy fabrics before it spreads everywhere in the room and causes a mess.

Step 3. Place the pieces of fabric together. Make sure that the wrong sides of both fabrics are facing out. The sides that you will want to touch the skin when using the throw blankets should touch each other on the inside. Pin the edges together all around the fabric and leave enough room to make your stitches on the fabrics. 

Step 4. Start sewing all-around your fabrics. Leave some space while you get near the end of the fabrics. This space will allow you to turn the fabrics inside out. Cut off any excess fabric around the sewn edges, then turn the fabrics to the right sides now facing up. Make sure that the corners of your blanket look nice. You can use a pencil to push them out completely so that they are sharp and presentable. 

Step 5. Sew the small opening on one end that you had left to turn your fabrics right side up. You have finished making your throw blanket. However, it is still not ready to snuggle with.

Step 6. Make a topstitch all around the throw blanket. This will hold the blanket together and hide your stitches and seams. 

Step 7. Make a pattern for the edges of your throw blanket. Use a fabric that stands out from the rest of the fabric. Let it have more color to decorate the blanket. Most times, throw blankets are left without additional decoration on them. Sew the pattern all around the blanket with a sewing machine. 

Step 8. Your throw blanket is now complete. You can decide to rest on the couch after your task and snuggle under it as you watch a movie. 

Purpose Of A Throw Blanket


One way you can use a throw blanket is a decor piece in your house. Throw blankets are made with different types of fabric. They are generally thinner than blankets and can therefore be thrown on or draped over seats, unlike thick blankets. 

Throw blankets are available in different colors. This makes it easier to use them for decoration in the house. 


The other purpose of a throw blanket is to keep you warm. You can use a throw blanket indoors or outdoors. It is light enough so that you can move around in it easily. It is made out of fabrics that can keep you warm whether you are indoors or outdoors. 

Since it is smaller than a bed blanket, you can’t use it on the bed. You can cover yourself with it while watching TV or when working at home.


Throw pillows make great gifts. You can have it properly wrapped and offer it as a gift. 

Picnic Blankets

When you decide that the weather is good enough to go for a picnic, your throw blankets can make a great picnic blanket. It is large enough to sit on and lay on the grass so that you can place all your picnic bags and food on it. 

Fabrics That Are Commonly Used To Make Throw Blankets


Cashmere is a high-end fabric. It is soft, strong, light, and provides strong insulation. It is, therefore, a popular fabric to use in the making of throw blankets. Cashmere throw blankets exude luxury and are more expensive than throw blankets made with other fabrics. Cashmere throw blankets are comfortable and warm. 


Another common fabric for making throw pillows is fleece fabric. Fleece is made of acrylic fibers. The fleece throw is warm and light. It is comfortable and you can throw on a fleece throw blanket in winter or summer. Most throw blankets are made from fleece fabric. Fleece fabric throw blankets are affordable and easily available. 


If you are looking for an easy to take care of and durable throw blanket, go for one made from cotton. It is light, comfortable, and warm. Cotton throw blankets are also easily available and affordable. 


This is a light, non-piling, and soft fabric. It is great for decoration easily drapes on the sofa. Microplush throw pillows are affordable and easily available in different sizes. You can also layer them with a quilt or comforter. 


A down throw blanket is thick and fluffy. It is highly insulated and effectively keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. 

Types Of Blankets You Can Buy

A standard blanket is an ordinary blanket that is used to cover yourself when you are sleeping on the bed.  This is the most common blanket that most people know of. 

Motor robes are throw blankets that are smaller than the standard size throw blankets. They are commonly used as picnic blankets. You can wrap them around your legs or your shoulders when you use them. 

Saddle blankets are much smaller blankets than even motor robes. Their name comes from the fact that they were used on the underside of saddles that were placed on horses. Since the saddle leather can injure the horse with prolonged use. Their underside was line with soft blankets to protect them. 

Crib blankets are blankets that are used for baby cribs. They are made in the dimension of the crib that you have. They can also be used to carry the baby from the crib to another location. 

Standard Size For Other Types Of Blankets

Crib blankets measure 45 by 60 inches. This is a large enough blanket that can be used to cover the crib. It can also be used to carry a baby from the crib to a different location. The crib blanket can also be used to keep the baby warm. 

A twin-size blanket measures 66 by 90 inches. A twin-size blanket is much larger than a twin-size bed or mattress. This ensures that the blanket covers the bed and mattress fully. It will also leave enough space to hang over the bed. You can also use snuggle on the couch comfortably. 

A double-size blanket measures 80 by 90 inches. It can be made from as many different fabrics as possible. Since double-size beds are commonly used, you can easily find double-size blankets to buy. 

Queen size blankets have standard measurements of 90 inches by 90 inches. Queen size beds are large and take up lots of bedroom space. They will therefore need large blankets. Depending on the fabric used to make them, queen size blankets are bulky and heavy.

King size blankets measure 108 by 9 inches. The king-size bed is the largest bed size available. Its blankets are larger and bulkier than those of the queen size bed. These blankets are only suitable to use on the bed. Snuggling under them on a couch will have most of the blanket touching the floor. 



I'm Jessica Flores, a professional fashion designer and an expert seamstress. Crafting has always been a deep-seated passion of mine, one that has flourished and evolved over the years. I've dedicated considerable time to both studying and practicing in the realm of fashion and sewing, amassing a wealth of experience and skills. It brings me great joy to share these insights and experiences with you all, hoping to inspire and foster a similar passion for the art of sewing.

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