Make a fast fall quilt using gorgeous homespun fabrics. It’s the perfect lightweight throw for tailgating, nights by the fire, and cooler autumn days.
- 196–5″ squares of assorted fall fabrics (I used homespun fabric)
- 1/2 yard binding fabric
- 3-7/8 yards backing fabric
- 71″ square of batting
Finished quilt: 63–1/2″ square
Assemble the Quilt:
1. Lay out your 5″ squares into 14 rows of 14 squares. I spaced out the colors and patterns as much as I could, but like the scrappy look of not being too planned.
2. Sew together all squares in each row using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams in one direction, alternating with each row. (See 6 tips for working with homespun fabrics here.)
3. Sew together rows using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams in one direction.
4. Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing. Note: I wanted this quilt to be lightweight, so did not use batting.
5. Quilt as desired. I stitched in the ditch every two squares in both the horizontal and vertical directions using brown thread. If you’re using batting, you may want to add more quilting to hold the batting in place.
6. Tie the quilt if desired. I used a brown yarn to add a tie every two squares.
7. Bind your quilt using binding strips cut 2-1/2″ wide.