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10 Easy Quilts to Get You Started With Quilt-as-you-go!

Updated: Sep 12

So, you want to make a quilt-as-you-go quilt but may be unsure where to start. Here are 10 quick and easy designs that also have FREE YouTube tutorials to make the learning process so much more fun! These designs are all PDF patterns so you can download and start today. Read on to find out more.

1. The Rainbow Quilt Make the most of your sewing machine when you appliqué this fun quilt using decorative machine embroidery.

Pictured a lap size quilt, requirements and instructions are also given for single and queen size quilts. This pattern is designed to suit all makes and models of sewing machines that have built-in embroidery stitches. Detailed instructions cover every aspect of basic machine embroidery. The quilt is constructed with Monica’s fully machine-sewn, quilt-as-you-go, cover strip method.

Sizes: Lap: 170 cm square (67” square)

Single: 170 x 210 cm (67” x 83”)

Queen 210 cm square (83” square)

2. The Cherry Cheer Quilt

A fun quilt that would look great in any colour combination. These blocks would look amazing as a repeated design or mixed and matched together. They are great for scraps and all your odd fabrics, plus they are just really enjoyable to make.

The blocks are pieced and quilted in the same step and then constructed with Monica’s fully machine-sewn, modern quilt as you go. (Easy Cover Strip Method) The quilt is completed with a cute picket edging. Pattern includes the following sizes: Lap, 155 cm, (61”) square, Single, 155 x 200 cm, (61” x 79”) Queen 224 cm, (88”) square.

3. Miss Daisy The classic pinwheels but quilt as you go! And this easy daisy block doesn't require any special templates only a square ruler! This block is perfect for beginners because there are no tricky seam matching and it has simple and effective straight line quilting that anyone can sew.

Easy to read instructions with full colour step-by-step photo tutorial.

A fully machine-sewn quilt-as-you-go design made with Monica's modern method. So much fun to make; you’ll enjoy template-free cutting, no tricky seam matching, easy circle appliqué, and simple effective straight line quilting that any one can sew!

Three sizes are included in the pattern, lap, single bed and double bed.

4. Sweet n' Sassy

Crazy patchwork is a great place to start, and why not with this fun reversible quilt as-you-go crazy patchwork quilt. The blocks are pieced and quilted in the same step and then joined together with Monica's Easy Cover Strip method.

5. Groovy Hearts

With the resurgence of Y2K fashion, why not check out this quilt-as-you-go design made by Monica in the 2000s for her daughter Alaura.

This whimsical design is fully machine sewn and uses easy innovative techniques with each block being quilted first with simple straight lines before the bias appliqué is applied with fusible web. The bias appliqué is straight stitched by machine close to either side to secure in place. The quilt is constructed with Monica’s modern quilt as you go cover strip method and finished with a 1” wide machine sewn binding.

6. Fancy Free

You’ll whip this divine quilt up in no time. The quilt is constructed with a simple splice and stitch ‘n’ flip method. Perfect for those fat quarters in your stash!

There are 4 sizes to choose from:

Lap: 1.6 m (63”) sq. Single: 1.6 x 2 m (63” x 78”) Double, 2 m (78 ¾”) square. Pattern includes extra border instructions to make the double a queen: 2.2 m (87”) sq.

7. Fruit Salad

An enjoyable quilt-as-you-go quilt. The blocks are pieced and quilted all in the same step and each block has a different backing fabric making the quilt reversible. The quilt is constructed with the help of 1” wide binding strips which can be purchased ready made for your convenience or you can make your own. This quilt is perfect to use up those jelly rolls in your stash.

Pictured is a single bed quilt measuring 72” square, the quilt can simply be made into a queen size by adding a border as described in the pattern.

8. Beautiful Bows

If you want something a bit more fancy, look no further than the Beautiful Bows quilt-as-you-go quilt!

A feminine quilt featuring 3-dimensional bows and a sassy frilled edge.

Follow the instructions for quilt as you go, or make the quilt top only. Complete the set with the cheeky bow shaped cushion. Pictured on the pattern cover is a lap size measuring 152 cm (60”) square, instructions are also included for a single bed size: 152 cm (60”) x 215 cm (84”).

9. The Paradisio Quilt

The Paradisio quilt is a modern twist on a traditional design. You'll be surprised how easy it is to make these beautiful Dresden Plate blocks that are set between vibrant stars and joined together with Monica's fully machine sewn quilt as you go easy cover strip method.

Finished quilt size including the picket edge: 165 cm (65”) Square.

Fat quarter friendly!

10. The Strumb Quilt

Scraps + Strings + Crumbs = the Strumb Quilt!

When you are done with the other designs, get out the scrap bag and sew your scraps, strings and crumbs into a work of art! The rings are made with crazy patchwork and the diamonds are formed from left over strips. The completed blocks are joined together with our fully machine sewn easy cover strip method.

We hope you have fun making these quilts! If you have made any of the designs below, please share your experience. And Don't forget to share this post with your friends or save it to Pinterest!