Katy Elliott's blog.
Second: I perhaps often lament about Boston's lack of a decent (or any kind of) Fabric Row/Fashion District a la NYC and Philly, but the truth is at least we've got Winmill Fabrics. If you're going to just have one store, this is about the best store you could hope for. They carry a range of fabric types, even sheer blouse material, and they have great prices and source their fabric from all over and so you will often find quite a gem (like the upholstery velvet I bought for reupholstering my settee, though I haven't done that yet).
The other week I went by just to browse and stumbled upon this fantastic steel blue herringbone wool fabric. One minute and one phone call to Elizabeth later, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this. I turned it into a throw - it was easy, two sides are already finished, you only have to cut it to size and finish the two remaining sides. In an hour you'll have a throw. Tutorial after the jump.
At least 2 yards of 60" wool fabric.
First, measure the length of your throw. I cut mine at 2 yards (72") long, which means it will be roughly 60" x 70" (72" less your seams). This is a good size for a throw, a little shy of blanket size.
I did what I still think is scary but I see ladies in the fabric shop do it so I do it, too: snip about 2" of fabric at your mark and rip the rest.
invisible hem tutorial that may be more clear. You can also just do the first two folds and top stitch the hem, but I do love an invisible hem.
And then you have a lovely wool throw. Oh, and I almost forgot to add that the fabric was $8 a yard so for $16 bucks, a wool throw? Please.