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Simple Quilt Tutorial

The holidays just aren’t the holidays for me without gifting something handmade. Because my list can get long and my aspirations bigger than the actual time allotted, I love to have something simple and easy to make in my pattern toolbox and this quilt is one I go back to again and again. It makes a great gift for baby through adult, measuring about 45″ x 60″ and can look completely different just by changing up the fabrics. Thefabricmarket.com has some great cotton prints available in Animals, Cars, Chevrons and more. And Minky would make a great backing.

Simple Quilt by JaimeSews | TheFabricMarket.com

1/4 yd each of 6 coordinating fabrics
5/8 yd border fabric
1 1/2 yd backing
Crib size 45″ x 60″ Warm & Natural batting (or equivalent)

Cotton thread
Thin yarn/embroidery floss for tying
Chenille hand sewing needle
Sewing Machine
Rotary cutter & mat
Rotary ruler a minimum of 7″ wide (or combination of 2 rulers to achieve width)


  1. Cut one 7″ strip x the width of your fabric from each of your 5 coordinating fabrics.
  2. Cut each strip in to six 7″ squares.
  3. Lay out the squares in the desired format putting 5 squares across and 7 down.
  4. Use a 1/4″ seam to sew squares together row by row. Press seams in row 1 all one direction, then row two seams in the opposite direction, alternating each row.
  5. Pin row one to row two, butting up each row one seam against each row two seam. Sew rows together with a 1/4″ seam, removing pins as you go. Press seams to one side.
  6. Cut five 4″ strips by the width of your fabric from your border fabric. Cut one strip in half and attach each half to two of the longer strips.
  7. Measure the length of your quilt through the center and cut the joined strips to this measurement. Sew these to each long edge of your quilt using a 1/4″ seam. Press seams to one side.
  8. Measure the width of your quilt through the middle and cut the remaining border strips to this length. Sew to he top & bottom edges of your quilt using a 1/4″ seam. Press seams to one side.
  9. Finish as desired with the envelope method and ties or layer, quilt and bind (additional fabric needed if you choose to make & use binding).

Simple Quilt by JaimeSews | TheFabricMarket.com

Comments (2)

  1. Candace Nolin June 3, 2019 at 11:08 am Reply

    I would like to receive posts from your website! Love your material! Thankyou!

    1. Caitlin Murphy June 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm Reply

      Hey Candace,

      I just added you to our mailing list, but just so you know we don’t post a hole lot on our blog. Most of our updates are via Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/thefabricmarket

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