Easy Lap Quilt

Now that I have gifted this lap quilt, I can share the pattern with you.

It is certainly a quick make and could easily be done in a weekend. Although my fat quarters were from a theme, I think it would look very stunning as a scrappy quilt. How about from old clothes?

At the bottom is a link to print or save your own pdf copy.


Here are the instructions for the Easy Lap Quilt. I used a variety of seaside themed prints, but you can use any fabric you wish.

The finished size of the quilt is 46” x 46”

8 fat quarters (of different patterns or colours)
½m of fabric for border
1½m for backing
½ m of fabric for binding
48” x 48” Wadding (minimum)

Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter
Sewing machine with ¼” foot
Optional Walking Foot

From each of the fat quarters cut three 5½” strips parallel to the selvedge, then cut these into squares. (This will yield 120 squares, but you will only need 81, so cut 64 to start with if you wish to save your fabric)


Choose 64 of these squares and sew these together randomly into a square that is 8 rows by 8 squares.

For the corner pieces, choose four squares. Pin two pairs right sides together, draw on a diagonal line.


Sew either side of this line ¼” away. Cut along the line, open and press.


Pin right sides together, matching the seams, draw a diagonal line through the opposite corners, sew, cut and press the same as the other seam.


Trim these four squares to 3½”.


For the back, choose 13 of the remaining squares.
Cut them in half so that you have 26 5½” x 2¾” rectangles. Sew these in a random strip 5½” wide.
Cut the backing fabric in half parallel to the selvedge and sew the strip into the centre.


Assemble the quilt and quilt to your own taste. I went for a simple diagonal with stippling in the edge.
Cut the binding fabric into 5 strips of 2½” by the width of fabric and bind.



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