The Strips and Squares Quilt

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

This is one of our most used quilts in our home, and one of my very favorite free tutorials I’ve written!  Since I had it out anyways I decided to take some photographs of it, and make the old tutorial into a printable PDF.  

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

I wrote the tutorial and made the quilt in 2012…does anyone else cringe when they read/look at their old writings?   It’s slightly painful for me to read through some old blog posts.  ;) 

Anyways…here is a now printable version of the Strips and Squares Bed Quilt Tutorial

Strips and Squares Bed Quilt Tutorial

 

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

The fabric was mostly Seaside by Riley Blake (hard to find now!), and the beautiful quilting was done freehand by Kathy.  

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

I’ve seen so many beautiful variations of this made over the past 7 years.  It looks good in everything, uses fat quarters or 1/4 yards, and includes 4 sizes!  

Happy quilting!  -Allison

 

 

 

24 Responses to The Strips and Squares Quilt

  1. Anne May 1, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    Just printed this, and plan it to be a scrap quilt.

    • Allison May 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      This will look great with scraps!

  2. Little Quiltsong May 2, 2019 at 3:54 am #

    Thank you Allison! I have so many leftover backing pieces – this pattern would look lovely with them!

    • Allison May 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      This is perfect for them!

  3. Lesley Gilbert May 2, 2019 at 10:16 am #

    Thank you for the pdf – I noticed the name change *squares & strips* is now *strips & squares* :)

    • Allison May 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      LOL…I think it’s been lots of things over the years just because I can’t remember which is which!

  4. Sheila May 2, 2019 at 11:10 am #

    Thank you for the pattern, Allison. I appreciate how your quilt patterns are so easy to follow and put together.

  5. Karen May 2, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

    I love your Stripes and Squares Quilt! It’s sew fun and colorful! Thank you so much for the free pattern and tutorial!

  6. charlotte May 2, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    This is the “happiest” quilt I have ever seen…and my greatgrandmother was a quilter, making quilts by hand for all of us. It just brings a smile to my face to see it! Thank you for sharing, and I look forward to finding happy fabric to make one of my owen!

  7. Kay Bowen May 2, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    Agree w scrap quilt but love your colors!

  8. Angela Atkins May 2, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

    I love this quilt pattern and was pretty sure I had used it before. Had to go look at my own blog to find it (was back in 2016!). It was a fun versatile pattern.

  9. Juliana Ellington May 3, 2019 at 6:36 am #

    Thanks for your generosity in giving all of us a printable tutorial for this quilt. I have been planning to begin quilting for years, and I think this is a quilt that I can finally embrace (I do have a number of WIPs, sigh) and begin. It looks simple enough but with lots of variety, which is very appealing. I can choose favorite fabrics and colors from my stash and get busy today!!

    • Allison May 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

      Yes this is a good one to start with! The cutting is a little difficult but you can cut the pieces from larger pieces of fabric if you need to.

  10. LynneP May 3, 2019 at 8:08 am #

    Thank you for this quilt tutorial. Looks like fun! I, too, plan on using scraps for this.

    • Allison May 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

      This is a great one for scraps!

  11. Colleen May 5, 2019 at 6:27 am #

    Thanks Allison ! The pdf is so handy :)

  12. Clairequilty May 19, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this. I’ve already got a bunch of blocks made so this will help me immensely with all my scraps.

    • Allison May 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

      I’m so glad it helped!

  13. Karen July 29, 2019 at 10:45 pm #

    This pattern is the essence of a great scrappy quilt.

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