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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt Tutorial

My oldest two kids have quilts on their beds, but for the longest time, my youngest two have just used blankets. Last spring, I finally decided to make some comforters for their beds. These were really easy and I made them both in four days. The first day I cut the fabric, the second day I made the quilts, and the third and fourth days I hand stitched the binding.

The finished quilt is 65" X 92". It's a little larger than your typical twin quilt, but I like to have them a little big so they can hang over the sides.

Want to make you own?

Here's what you need:
1 yard EACH of 4 different colors for the stripes
6 1/3 yards for back and sides
batting 65" X 92"
sewing machine
basic sewing supplies.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt Tutorial
Cut the following measurements from EACH of the four fabrics:
10 1/2" X 42"
7 1/2" X 42"
2 pieces - 3 1/2" X 42"

You will have 11" left over from each fabric. Perfect for making a few throw pillows.

Back: 69" X 96"
You will need to piece together two pieces of fabric. In order to save on fabric, my seam is not in the center. I used one full piece at 45" X 96" Then I cut a piece 24" X 96". I sewed them together lengthwise to make a piece that was about 69" X 96".

Sides: 2 pieces - 12" X 92"
I used the left over piece from the back for one of my side pieces. Then I pieced together five pieces for the other side from the rest of the fabric.

Now it's time to lay out the stripes for the top. I laid it out on the floor and came up with a pattern I liked.

I then stacked them up and started sewing them together.

Once all my stripes were sewn together, I sewed on the sides.

Then I laid out the back on the floor, then the batting, then the top. I pinned it all together. {The back will be bigger than the top, so make sure you center the top on the back.}

Next, I top stitched along all the seams.

Lastly, I bound it all together just like I did in my Blanket Binding Tutorial.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Striped Quilt Tutorial

 I'm really happy with how well they ended up matching their rooms. Which one is your favorite?


  1. These are so cute, and you did a great job matching them to the rooms! Love it! Pinning this, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  2. These are great! I'm pinning this post! I may need it one day. So thanks!

  3. Great idea! They match with the rooms so well! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!