I love quilting. I love everything about the process… but sometimes, I just want to whip something up and not have to go through the lengthy process of a traditional quilt. This Easy Bandanna Quilt is just the project to scratch that itch! It only takes a few hours, avoids the occasionally complicated process of binding and when you’re finished, you have a quilt that is nice and snuggly!
Want to make your own Bandanna Quilt? Here’s what you need:
9 (pre washed) square bandannas
quilt batting (at least 65 inches wide) and 2 yards long.
Backing fabric (65 inches wide) by 2 yards long.
Large Quilting Safety Pins
Start by sewing your bandannas together. 3 to a row and then sew your rows together to create your quilt top. Iron all your seams flat.
Once your top is done, clear a large space on the floor to layer and sandwich your quilt. First, Lay your batting flat on the floor. Then spread your bandanna quilt top on top of the batting. Smooth all the wrinkles out. Take your backing fabric and lay it right side down (if its patterned you want the right side of the fabric facing the right side of the bandanna quilt top). Again, smooth all the wrinkles out and make sure that all the layers are flat. Pin all three layers of your quilt together. Don’t be afraid to use lots of pins to secure the layers.
Carefully trim any access batting and backing fabric.
Sew a 1/2 seam through all 3 layers around the quilt. Leave a 10 to 12 inch gap between where you start and stop to turn your quilt right side out. Trim the corners.
Turn your quilt and poke out the corners.
Iron your seams flat and carefully fold and iron the space where you turned the quilt.
Sew a 1/4 inch top stitch around the whole quilt. Tuck in your threads.
You can leave your bandanna quilt as it is with just the top stitching or you can add additional lines of quilting to secure the layers of fabric. Another option is to tie the center of the squares with a length of yarn.
And your bandanna quilt is done!! This one took me about 3.5 to 4 hours and it was very satisfying to sit down for an afternoon and walk away with a completely finished quilt! I’m thinking that this is a perfect “truck quilt”, you know the one that lives in the truck so that you have a blanket on hand whenever you need it!