Cut rectangles from floral fat quarters and join them with solid watermelon pink strips to create pieced rows. Show off your machine-quilting abilities in the solid yellow sashing strips in this simple, yet stunning twin-bed quilt.
Fat Quarter Twin Bed Quilt
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Designers: Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of FunQuilts


  • 11--18x22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted florals (pieced rows)
  • 1/2 yard solid pink (pieced rows)
  • 4-1/4 yards solid yellow (sashing, border)
  • 3/4 yard solid green (binding)
  • 5-7/8 yards backing fabric
  • 73x105" batting

Finished quilt: 67x98-1/2"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Cut sashing and border strips lengthwise (parallel to selvages).

From each assorted floral, cut:

  • 8--7-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles (you'll use 84 of the 88 cut)

From solid pink, cut:

  • 72--1-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles

From solid yellow, cut:

  • 2--6-1/4x87" border strips
  • 2--6-1/4x67" border strips
  • 11--4x55-1/2" sashing strips

From solid green, cut:

  • 9--2-1/2x42" binding strips

Assemble Pieced Rows

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together seven assorted floral 7-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles and six solid pink 1-1/2x4-1/2" rectangles to make a pieced row; press seams open. The pieced row should be 4-1/2x55-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 pieced rows total.


Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out pieced rows and solid yellow 4x55-1/2" sashing strips, alternating placement.

2. Sew together rows and sashing strips to make quilt center. Press seams open. The quilt center should be 55-1/2x87" including seam allowances.

Add Border

Add solid yellow 6-1/4x87" border strips to long edges of quilt center. Sew solid yellow 6-1/4x67" border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams open.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Designer Weeks Ringle machine-quilted an allover pebble motif across the quilt top.

3. Bind with solid green binding strips.