Hot Summer Quilts
Heat up your summer quilting with tropical prints, citrus colors, and beach-worthy designs. From throws to table toppers, you'll find all the patterns you need to turn your home into an oasis.
Life's A Picnic
Reproduction 1930s prints are showcased in a traditional star pattern. A pieced binding reinforces the "use it up" sensibility of the era.
Beach Umbrella Table Runner
Use stripe fabric to mimic an overhead view of umbrellas at the beach.
An easy-to-piece pattern provides plenty of space to showcase large-scale floral, precut 10" squares.
Capture the fresh feeling of cool summer breezes wafting through a flower garden in the bright quilt.
This vintage quilt features a large selection of fabrics from the 1930s.
The mottled blues and greens of this complex-looking quilt call to mind a bubbling brook and a peaceful meadow.
For a quilt that mimics ocean waves, select dozens of batiks in sea glass colors and combine them in a bargello design.
Fast fusible appliqués stitched atop foundation strips make this buzz-worthy quilt cute as can "bee."
Celebrate the season with a table runner that embraces the best of summer.
Sew a wall hanging with sections featuring favorite summer motifs - a bowl of lemons, blooming flowers, and sunny pinwheels.
Stitch up Nine-Patch blocks and combine them with setting squares for an easy checkerboard-style quilt.
Lost Ship blocks rotated 180° form bright orange and orange-and-pink vessels swimming in a cream sea. A green print inner border provides an unexpected pop of cool color.
Use the quilt-as-you-go method to add pieced rows at the same time that you layer the batting and backing. Then add the binding, pop on a few ragged-edge leaves, and your pineapple table topper is ready for a luau.
What's the Buzz?
Combine whimsical bird and floral appliqués with playful pieced blocks for a sweet-as-can-"bee" quilt.
Appliqué fruit and straws to pieced glasses of refreshing drinks for a summertime table topper.
Using a range of blue and green batiks and prints gives the sense of a deep, impenetrable ocean.
Whip up an oh-so-sweet wall hanging showcasing a pair of cherry appliqués and a bushel of borders made from precut floral strips.
Stars created with a spirited mix of prints and tone-on-tones are sprinkled among a rosy Irish Chain of Double Four-Patch blocks.
Watermelon Table Topper
Use the flip-and-sew method to make this watermelon table runner.
Ice Cream Wall Art
Treat yourself to a foundation-pieced ice cream cone block. Frame it for cool wall decor.
Think you'll make waves with a nautical-theme crib quilt? Our instructions for easy-to-piece sailboats and appliqué accents ensure smooth sailing.
Colorful Fun Daisies
Brighten your day with a bouquet of daisies set off by white-and-black prints in a fast and fusible, cheery wall hanging.
Splash of Summer
Keep your beach towel rolled with a whimsical seaside critter belt.
Summer Stars Table Topper
Fussy-cut large prints or a panel to make a bright and happy summer-theme table topper.
Purposefully arranged triangle-squares produce a chevron pattern in a summer-theme wall hanging. Pops of color in the beach-theme border echo the bright prints and batiks in the quilt center.
Beachy T-Shirt Throw
Life's a beach with this sand castle-inspired T-shirt throw. A muted background of tone-on-tone tans and ocean blues lets the summer-theme shirts shine in the sun.
Sunny Side Up
Watch new shapes emerge when you cleverly arrange light and dark fabrics to create an optical illusion.
Summer Sea Glass Table Runner
Tone-on-tone prints in sea glass hues sparkle in a table runner just right for summer.
Nautical Baby Quilt
Make a splash with a nautical-theme crib quilt. Stitched in pink prints and rose polka dots, this baby quilt will make a great gift for any baby girl.
Mango Tango Throw
Each block of this sizzling, south-of-the-border 54-1/2-square throw uses nine assorted stripe, plaid, and solid fabrics.
Sea and Sand Quilt
Combine batik and tone-on-tone fabrics in an easy-to-piece quilt that conquers images of the ocean.
Tropical Crossing Wall Hanging
Bright batik fabrics pop off a light, scrappy background in this wall hanging.
Pineapple Twist Wall Quilt
A square and cross pattern takes center stage on this wall hanging, which contains four Pineapple blocks.
Citrus Patch Throw
Citrus prints combine beautifully in a sunny throw.
Blue Jeans Quilt
Recycle your old blue jeans into an easy, pieced throw perfect for a summer picnic.
Two-Block Citrus Quilt
Use setting rectangles grouped by color families to create diagonal patterns across a quilt top.