8 Strip Quilt Patterns to Bust Your Stash

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Quilting | Comments


If you’re a fan of pre-cut fabrics, you’ve most likely become acquainted with 2 1/2” pre-cut strips. These rolls of fabric are a great way to get a sampling of fabrics from a collection and save yourself the trouble of cutting so much fabric. Alternately, you can cut your own strips from fabric yardage for a customized look.

If you’re stuck for inspiration when it comes to strip quilt patterns, here are just a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

rail quilt

The World’s Fastest Rail Fence Quilt is a FREE strip quilt pattern from Craftsy member Honey, Bunny, and Doll. The rail fence design is a traditional quilt pattern that utilizes square blocks sewn from strips, which can be twisted and turned in a number of directions for a custom layout. Simple variations in the number of strips, color choice and block direction can give a totally different look from the same pattern.

Get the FREE World’s Fastest Rail Quilt pattern.

strip quilt

The Strawberry Seas Baby Strip Quilt by Ashley of Film in the Fridge is made from fabric strips of assorted widths, ranging from 1 1/4” to 6”. Although this pattern is adaptable depending on the fabrics in your stash, Ashley explains her preferred method of making strip quilts in this tutorial.

skinny strips quilt

This Skinny Strips Quilt is a free strip quilt pattern at All People Quilt. This pattern utilizes a roll of pre-cut strips in both prints and the solid background fabric, but you could also cut strips from yardage. The finished quilt design resembles a haphazard stack of books, and it’s a great way to show off a collection of prints or a rainbow of solids, like in this stunning version by Lola Pink Fabrics.

woven quilt

The Simply Woven Quilt by Jessica Kelly for Moda Bake Shop utilizes pre-cut 2 1/2” strips and a solid background fabric for a strip quilt pattern that stands out from the crowd. Unless you really study the blocks, it’s difficult to tell where one block ends and the next begins.

bold strip quilt

Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie designed a strip quilt pattern, which you can download for free at Coats and Clark. The quilt uses 2 1/2” strips in vibrant, bold colors. Straight-line quilting echoes the quilt design for a stunning finish.

baby quilt

The Strip and Flip Baby Quilt is a fun strip quilt pattern from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. She uses 2” fabric strips cut from a rainbow of fabrics. With one section of the fabric strips cut and rotated, the focal point is on the asymmetrical design. You can even modify the pattern to work with a roll of 2 1/2” pre-cut strips if you’d like.

strip quilt

Turn your strips sideways with the Braided Stripe Quilt tutorial by Anne and Will. This free strip quilt pattern starts off with 4 1/2” strips, but the design could be easily adapted to use a roll of thinner pre-cut strips. This design looks bold and beautiful in solids.

hashtag

If you’re looking for more strip quilt patterns, check out Camille Roskelley’s Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple Craftsy class. In the class, you’ll learn how to make the pretty Hashtag Quilt, like this version by Craftsy member mpaasolaw691423!

Comments

  1. Kristine says:

    Oh my word, that is my BusyGirlCreates pattern up there!! On the Craftsy blog!! Holy Hannah – this just made my whole month!!

    1. That is one of the ones I like best and plan to print for future use. Thanks for sharing. I think that is one of the great things about quilters is they are usually very caring sharing people.

  2. Bonnie Taylor says:

    Wow I do so many charity quilts that this is eye candy for me. I am going to 4 day retreat on Thursday and hope to make at least 2 for charity…now I can and use my scraps up that are already cut at several different widths so different sizes can be accomplished and still look great. Thanks Busy Girl

  3. diane turley says:

    love them all with all my stash, I am sure to come up with some fun and easy quilts this summer

  4. Lynn Woodroffe says:

    Brilliant ideas! Just need to sit down at the machine!!! Thank you

  5. Barbara says:

    I love the Skinny Strips Quilt from All People Quilt. Does anyone have suggestions as to how to enlarge it to a queen size?

  6. Pam says:

    They all look great, but I’m really drawn to the strip and flip Baby quilt!

  7. Sandee Winterfield says:

    Simply woven quilt – what a great look — I need to make this, soon…

  8. Beverly says:

    Beautiful quilts. I love the stark bright colors. An Amish color pattern would work for these as well.

  9. Barb says:

    These patterns are a source of great inspiration to reduce my stash.