8 Lap Quilt Patterns for Cozy Lounging

Ideal for snuggling, lap quilts make great gifts, and their smaller size makes them quick and easy to sew! Generally, lap quilts are in the range of 50″ x 60″, give or take a few inches. You can use them indoors to cuddle and read a book or take them outside for a picnic.

Read on for some of our favorite lap quilt patterns!

Belle Wave Lap Quilt

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FREE Belle Wave Lap Quilt pattern

Waves of fabric rectangles, grouped by print (or solid), are featured on this modern lap quilt pattern. Faith’s design works great with florals and geometric prints from a fabric collection, or you can mix it up and choose assorted fabrics from your stash.

Aloha Blue Hawaii Lap Quilt

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Aloha Blue Hawaii Lap Quilt pattern

Turn simple 9-patch blocks and Hawaiian print fabrics into a cool lap quilt that’s perfect for a beach blanket. Quilted hearts in the borders would make a nice wedding or anniversary gift, or you can choose an allover pattern. This simple quilt is great for beginners.

On Nannys Lap

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On Nanny’s Lap Quilt pattern

Peek through the patchwork windows and you’ll see a contemporary lap quilt design made from solids and prints! This pattern uses charm squares and it has no seams to match perfectly, making it a forgiving project for beginners.

Scrappy Four Patch Lap Quilt

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Scrappy Four-Patch Lap Quilt pattern

Finishing at about 50″ x 61″, this lap quilt pattern is suitable for beginners, and works great with pre-cuts! Use your favorite fabric collection to wrap yourself in comfort on chilly mornings and movie nights. Choose spring colors and floral fabrics to make a quilt that just right for spring.

Central Park Lap Quilt

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Central Park Lap Quilt pattern

Do you like sewing with pre-cut fabric strips? This 49″ x 60″ lap quilt will remind you of garden paths, especially sewn up in tiny floral prints. This quilt is easy to piece and is also great for using up scraps from your stash!

Ripple Lap Quilt

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Ripple Lap Quilt pattern

This modern triangle lap quilt finishes at 48″ x 64″, but you can easily double the yardage to make an extra-large lap quilt. Sewn up in yellow, navy and white, this design makes effective use of contrast to create a striking quilt pattern.

Spring Fling Lap Quilt Pattern

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Spring Fling Lap Quilt pattern

Sew a cheerful 48″ x 60″ lap quilt from log cabin blocks that appear to float randomly in a background of pure white. Use your favorite fat quarters to piece a quilt that will take you through the seasons.

Equalizer Quilt

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Equalizer Quilt pattern

The Equalizer Quilt is a free pattern that resembles the motion of sound. Using fat quarters of coordinating solids and prints to piece this quilt, you’ll create an extra-large 60″ x 78″ lap quilt in a modern, masculine design. The free pattern is available at Pellon.

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