Throw Quilt Patterns

Throw quilt patterns are perfect when you don’t know what size to make for a gift or can’t figure out how big is too big. A throw quilt is the perfect DIY decor accent piece and can be used in any living space – from adding a special touch to your couch to a quilted detail to your guest room to keeping in the car for impromptu summer seating! If you love making larger quilts, a throw uses less fabric than bigger patterns and depending on the block, can whip up in a breeze. For some quilters, throw quilt patterns can come together in just a weekend – perfect for satisfying the need to make something quilty that you can use sooner than later! Of course, you can also find more advanced patterns for throw quilts or savor the process over a longer timeframe. After all, there aren’t any quilt police!

Many quilters use the term ‘throw’ and ‘lap quilt’ interchangeably as both are smaller quilts that can be used for ‘throwing’ down wherever needed, especially across your lap when you or a loved one gets cold. Whatever you call these cozy quilts, they sure are fun to cuddle up under!

Pencil Me In Quilt

Pencil Me In Quilt

Make your mark. Piece an array of vibrant fabrics that recall the joyful jumble in a box of colored pencils. Sharpen piecing and layout skills as you combine colorful print rectangles and Flying Geese to complete rows of pencils. Cutting time is shortened with pre-cut 2 1/2″-wide strips. About This Quilt Finished Size: 48″ x…

Two Way Quilt

Two Way Quilt

This quick-to-sew throw made from 10″ squares is ingeniously pieced to create nice contrast and no fabric waste. About This Quilt Finished Size: 48″ x 64″ Finished Blocks: 48 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Sue Pfau Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Square Up Ruler, Fons & Porter Quarter-Inch Seam Marker, Fons & Porter Rotary…

Free Flight Quilt

Free Flight Quilt

Use leftover scraps from Target Practice to make this cute small quilt. It’s airy, and shows a lot of movement. About This Quilt Finished Size: 42″ x 56″ Finished Blocks: 48 (7″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Dodi Lee Poulsen Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Square Up Ruler, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

She's a Gem Quilt

She’s a Gem Quilt

Whether rocks or fabric, we love diamonds in any form! These little gems are perfect to show off the many facets of your colorful fabric stash. About This Quilt Finished Size: 41″ x 60″ Rating: Beginner – Level 3 Designed by: Tammy Silvers Recommended Tools: Paper for foundation piecing, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa…

Some Say She's a Dreamer Quilt

Some Say She’s a Dreamer Quilt

Modern, bright prints combined with soaring Flying Geese will have your head in the clouds, daydreaming about your next quilty project. This awesome quilt was made by Angie Milligan, a graphic artist for Fons & Porter patterns. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 68″ Rating: Beginner – Level 2 Designed by: Angie Milligan Recommended…

Camp to Glamp Quilt

Camp to Glamp Quilt

Whether you love to camp, glamp or stay holed up at home, this quilt is the perfect pattern to show off those large-scale novely prints ya just can’t stand to chop into bits. Now, tell me: are sewing machines allowed on glamping trips? About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 52″ Finished Blocks: 32 (5″)…

Blue Steel Quilt

Blue Steel Quilt

If quilts had a personality, Blue Steel would be the strong, silent type. Subtle textures, gentle color changes and graphic linear design prove that often, less is more. Try it in Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 54″ x 64″ Rating: Beginner – Level 1 Designed by: Angie Milligan Recommended Tools:…

Reflections Quilt

Reflections Quilt

Inspired by a quilt and instructions by Billie Lauder, Diane Tomlinson designed her quilt to use pre-cut 10″ squares. About This Quilt Finished Size: 58½” x 72″ Finished Blocks: 36 (9¾” x 12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and Fons &…

Rainbow Hippie Quilt

Rainbow Hippie Quilt

This quilt is a dream to make in bright batiks. Easy piecing on paper foundations keeps strips straight. About This Quilt Finished Size: 56″ x 70″ Finished Blocks: 20 (14″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Diane Nagle Recommended Tools: 300″ of 15″-wide parchment paper or Golden Threads quilting paper, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa…

Garden Path Quilt

Garden Path Quilt

Take a walk on the wild side when following the strategically placed Nine Patch blocks on a path around the starry center. About This Quilt Finished Size: 66″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 4 (18″) Double Nine Patch Blocks, 5 (18″) Star Blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Pat Sloan Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter,…

Curvalicious Quilt

Curvalicious Quilt

Mix and match your fabric pieces to make this creative curved-piece quilt. The fun is arranging the blocks to make your own unique version of Curvalicious. About This Quilt Finished Size: 51″ x 69″ Finished Blocks: 88 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Christine Stainbrook Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning…

Anemone Flowers Quilt

Anemone Flowers Quilt

We’re particularly partial to the subtle color scheme in Diane Tomlinson’s batik quilt. She used the Fons & Porter wagon wheel templates to “sow” these enchanting blooms. About This Quilt Finished Size: 59″ x 63½” Rating: Challenging Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter’s Wagon Wheel Template, Paper-backed fusible web, Fons & Porter…

Parade Rest Quilt

Parade Rest Quilt

Marianne Fons chose a classic Pinwheel Star block for her latest Quilt of Valor®. Our Sew Easy Lesson walks you through cutting half-square and quarter-square triangles. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61″ x 79½” Finished Blocks: 18 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne Fons Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons…

Eagle Scout Quilt

Eagle Scout Quilt

This traditional quilt, that combines piecing and appliqué, pays homage to scouting in the nicest way! The khaki Boy Scout fabric is from the Boy Scouts of America collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 56″ x 70″ Finished Blocks: 6 (14″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Kristine Peterson Recommended Tools: Paper-backed…