Are you looking for another fast and easy quilt to make? Grab your fat quarters and create this beautiful quilt in no time at all.
Updated post from January 2017
Lost blog post on quilt tutorial
This blog post was lost in my archives and forgotten about until someone saw a photo of this quilt in a recent newsletter I shared. I love this photo of Miss Sadie and Mr. Mickey who are both gone now.
This photo was taken in 2019 at our river house when the Mississippi River was flooding like it is doing right now. I am thankful we no longer have to deal with floods.
Anyway, I searched and searched and couldn’t find any more photos of the king-size quilt which I gifted to a friend so I’m not sure how many blocks I used to make it.
Fat Quarter batik quilt
The quilt is 56″ x 64″
Here are the quilt blocks on my design wall. Once I had the blocks all made, I just randomly turned them in different directions and then pieced the rows together.
Fat quarters were used to make this quilt
- Sewing Machine
- Basic Sewing Tools
- Quilt Ruler
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Clover Flower Head Pins
- Binding Clips
- Clapper – excellent for setting seams
- Wool Pressing Mat
Easy Fat Quarter Quilt Tutorial
A fat quarter is usually 18″ x 22″. I made the blocks a little smaller in case you wash your fat quarter. Follow the diagram to get enough pieces for 4 blocks from each fat quarter. It will take 14 fat quarters to make this size of the quilt.
You could also use yardage to make this quilt. A 1/2-yard is 18″ x 42″ so you could use (7) 1/2-yard pieces to make the quilt.
- (14) fat quarters of coordinating fabrics
- Hobbs Premium 80/20 Batting
- (4) yards for backing and binding
Cutting the pieces:
Use the following diagram to cut your pieces.
Sewing the block together – use a 1/4″ seam allowance, press to the dark fabric.
After you have made your half-square triangles, use the following diagram to piece the rest of the block.
I put flannel on the back of the quilt and also used Hobbs 80/20 batting so it should be a warm and comfy quilt. Perfect for my niece and her husband to use while watching television, or they can take it with them when they go boating.
Fat Quarter Baby Quilt
I also made this quilt with another beautiful collection of fabrics that weren’t batiks. This was another gift for a baby and I used flannel on the back of it. When gifting a baby quilt I like to wash and dry it first.
Quilt Size is 48″ x 56″
I used (11) fat quarters to make the baby quilt. You could also use (6) 1/2-yard pieces.
AccuQuilt HST die – just for yardage
AccuQuilt dies make cutting your fabric pieces fast and easy. They have a die that cuts 6-inch finished half-square triangles if you want to use yardage. I wouldn’t recommend using it with the fat quarters as you wouldn’t be able to cut the rest of the pieces.
This quilt is going to a home with 3 cute dogs! I am sure they will enjoy it.
I am going to update the pdf that I had for this post and include a couple more sizes. Be sure to get my newsletters and I’ll let you know when it is finished.
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