plaid flannel quilt

Plaid Flannel Quilt

My daughter made this Plaid Flannel Quilt for a Christmas Gift!plaid flannel quilt

She saw something on Pinterest that she liked and just decided to copy the idea.  We did not have a pattern, but it is just squares pieced together.

A quilt like this is perfect for camping, picnics, ballgames or just being outside!  

The flannel makes it a nice soft quilt.  And it is a durable fabric that can be washed and used over and over!

In one of the the corner blocks, she had “Christmas 2016” embroidered.  So, it is documented.  I love  this idea.  It is not quite as much information as a quilt label.  But it is way better than not having anything!!!

To make this quilt, you will need to first cut the squares to 10 1/2″  x 10 1/2″.  

Next, just start sewing the squares together. There are 9 squares across and 10 squares down.  Sew all the squares across to make a row, then sew the rows together to make it the length that you need. 

This quilt is a nice size at 90 x 100″plaid flannel quiltNext you will need to quilt your quilt, or tie it on the corners.  My daughter did all of the machine quilting. I  helped her with the bobbins on the quilting machine and part of the binding.  But she did all of the hand stitching!  :)

Last of all, you will need to sew the binding on.  You can find a binding tutorial here.
plaid flannel quiltThe black binding on this quilt is the perfect finishing touch!  It outlines the quilt quite nicely!

It makes me proud of my daughter that she took the initiative to make a quilt.  She is very talented in figuring out all the measurements and putting fabrics together!

This Plaid Flannel Quilt will be useful for many things…even for a quilt on a bed!  :)  But it is really perfect for many outdoor activities too!

If you are looking for an easy quilt to put together, a plaid flannel quilt is a great one to do! You just simply cut fabric squares and sew them together.   They can be made for any size by simply adding more squares.  Or you can change the size of the squares.

Do you have a quilt on your “to-do” list for 2017?  

This simple plaid flannel quilt is a great one to try!

Thanks for Visiting…Happy Quilting!

22 thoughts on “Plaid Flannel Quilt

  1. Love the idea. How old is your talented daughter?
    Was the backing a solid color piece of flannel?
    Did you do any filling between the two layers?
    Did you pre-wash to shrink the flannel before cutting the squares?
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Cathy, My daughter is 30ish and she learned to sew as a teenager, but she has not done much sewing lately because she works full time and take care of her 2 kids full time. The backing was a solid flannel and we put a layer of warm and natural batting between the two layers. We did not pre-wash the flannel before cutting, but you you could do that if you wanted to. This was a fun quilt to put together, because you just start collecting your flannels and then put them all together!

  2. Really love this. Where did she find all those flannels that go together so well? So happy to see her start a quilting journey.

    1. Ellen, We found all of the plaid flannels at the Fabric Center in Utah. They had a great selection to choose from and we were able to find all of the different plaids at one store! :) My daughter has made a few quilts before, but she works full time and has 2 children, so she doesn’t have as much time anymore to do the fun stuff! But she was excited to make this quilt!

  3. Love 💗 it & it looks so warm & cozy – thank you for sharing- it’s just what I’ve been looking for for teenage boys!!!

    1. Pat, This quilt is perfect for boys!! It is an easy to sew-together quilt that is perfect for teenage boys or for any age! :) If you decide to make them…good luck!

  4. Yes, I have quilting in my 2017 goals. I love this flannel quilt. Thanks for putting it up for us. It seems like it will be pretty easy. But I don’t have a sweet daughter to help me quilt it. :-) Thank you for all that you give your sisters. You are very talented.

    1. Leslie, thank you for your sweet comment. I am lucky that I have a daughter that likes to see and quilt. I hope 2017 will be fun quilting year for you!

  5. I am having trouble quilting my quilt. My front and back are flannel with batting between. I either get to tight of stitches or the stitches skip. How did your daughter quilt hers together?

    1. Terri, She quilted it on my long arm quilting machine. But it sounds like you need to adjust your tension, or it could possibly be that you need to change your needle, a dull needle will skip stitches. Sorry, I know that can be frustrating!

  6. What does the quilting design look like that was used to connect the top to the back?
    Also, I love this and am making 2 of them for a cabin my in laws are building! Thanks for the tip on the fabric, I went to the Fabric Center also

    1. Taylor, She just did an all over design with loops and swirls. It was free handed. Good luck on your quilts! They are one of our favorites!

  7. I’m looking for patterns to do my grandson, who is due in February, a crib blanket. Would you know what the dimensions of the square would
    be? I’m new to quilting and this will be my first blanket. I’m making the quilt from flannel shirts of her dad and grandpa’s and my son’s dad and grandpa’s
    . Thanks for the idea, look forward to hearing back from you.

    1. Vanessa, A crib quilt is about 36 x 52, so I would do the blocks 6.5″ square. You would do 6 blocks across and either 8 rows down or 9 rows, depending on how long you want it to be. That is cool that you are using flannel shirts for your quilt!! Good luck with your project!

    1. PJ, I think she bought 9 or 10 different flannels. You need enough to make 90 squares, if you are making it the same size as hers. But you can do as many different flannels as you would like. You can arrange them randomly or you can do them in a repeated pattern.

  8. Plaid square quilts are my favourite! I’ve been collecting plaids for a while now (buy fabric when its 50% off at the end of the season!)…. I also buy flannel flat sheets from thrift stores (queen/king sizes are great to use as the bottom piece of your quilt)…. nobody really uses flat sheets so they are often found in mint condition! I always wash my fabric (new or used) and put it in the dryer….that way, if the finish quilt ever needed to be washed, the shrinking has already been done.

    1. Alicia, Thank you for taking the time to write your great comment. That is a great idea to collect your fabric like that! I will have to remember this idea if I ever decide to make another flannel quilt! Thanks again!

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