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Giving Back…A Free Quick & Easy Pattern for Kid’s Quilts

If you’re looking for a fun kid’s quilt – here’s a free pattern! My friends and I recently made ten of these for our local children’s hospitals. For the little boys, we selected fabrics with  wildly colorful “boy” designs – cars, trucks, animals, pirates, sports, alphabet, etc. The quilt (42″ x 48″) is made of seven different fabrics cut into rectangles. Here’s a photo of one that we donated:

Lots of fun images to look at!

Fabric Requirements

  1. 1/4 yd or 1 fat quarter of seven fabrics

  2. 1/2 yd for binding

  3. 2 yds for backing

Cutting & Construction

  1. label each of the seven fabrics 1-7

  2. from each fabric, cut six – 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangles (for directional designs – cut so the design is aligned with the top and bottom of the quilt)

  3. using the diagram below for placement, sew the rectangles into rows and the rows together to complete the top

The response from the staff at the children’s hospitals was most appreciative. What I didn’t expect in the following week was a very special note and pictures from two of the recipients of the quilts. Their mothers had written it in the voices of the two little boys (one 5 months and the other 4 years old), both going through chemotherapy. They loved their quilts and wanted us to know how happy it made them and their mothers. It touched my heart more than I can say and still brings tears to my eyes every time I read that note and look at their adorable faces.

We’re working to have ten more quilts finished for a fall delivery!

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