Celebrate Friendship Week! Creative Project Ideas for Quilting With Friends

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Quilting | Comments


Although quilting is a wonderfully relaxing pastime when you’re alone, it’s even more fun when you get to share it with friends! In celebration of National Friendship Week, we’ve put together a roundup of ideas for your next quilting bee, whether you’re making individual projects or working together to create one beautiful quilt.

Japanese Garden Quilt

Japanese Garden pattern via Craftsy designer Emily Breclaw

Group project ideas

Quilting bees are the perfect time to combine the talents and time of others, especially when you’re working toward a common cause, such as a charity or wedding. Get started with these ideas for larger quilting projects that are perfect projects for groups to tackle together.

Wedding Ring Quilt

Photo via Craftsy instructor Gail Kessler

Wedding quilts

Want to give a heartfelt, heirloom quality wedding gift the happy couple will truly cherish? Make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, which has been a classic quilt design for nearly a century. (Plus, its intricate pattern seems so much more approachable when you’re able to make it as a group!)

Moda Fat Quarter Bundle

Charity or comfort quilts

Whether you’re making comfort quilts for cancer patients or just want to make something special for a friend in need, quilting for charity is a wonderful way to show you care. This Token of Friendship Moda Fat Quarter Bundle features antique-inspired prints and warm, earth-toned hues, which is ideal for creating a comforting gift to help a friend through a difficult time.

Giraffe Baby Quilt

FREE Giraffe Baby Quilt pattern via Craftsy designer Cynthia Muir

Baby quilts

Ah, babies—is there a better time to celebrate with a quilt? We think not! Give the new bundle of joy (and the mom-to-be) a gift that will be a source of comfort and a constant reminder of love. Browse our gallery of baby quilt patterns to get your ideas flowing.

Individual project ideas

Just want to make your own quilting project while enjoying the company of like-minded quilters? Perfect! Get started with one of these easy quilt ideas.

Stars of Hope Table Runner

Table runners

Spend the afternoon quilting, and leave with a project you can show off right away when you whip up a quick, easy table runner. This charming Stars of Hope Table Runner Kit features fabric from the Token of Friendship collection by Kansas Troubles.

Happy Snowman Mug Rug

Happy Snowman Mug Rug pattern via Craftsy designer Sher’s Creative Space

Mug rugs

If you’re looking for easy quilting ideas that can stitch up in a flash, mug rugs are the perfect solution. You get all the fun of quilting, with only a few hours of commitment. Browse all of Craftsy’s mug rug patterns to pick out your next project.

August Quilting Workshop

Quilting workshop

Can’t find a quilting bee in your area but wish you were part of the fun? Join one of Craftsy’s Quilting Workshops! It’s not too late to join the August Quilting Workshop, which features the gorgeous Jinny Beyer palette seen above. Not only can you connect with expert instructor Christine Stainbrook and fellow Craftsy community members, but you’ll end the workshop with a beautiful, artistic quilt.

Have a quilting bee project idea to share? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!

Comments

  1. Love the pattern Japanese Garden. How can I get the pattern?