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!

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 applique pay 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…

A Tisket A Tasket Quilt

A Tisket A Tasket Quilt

Gather 20 of your favorite print fat quarters to make this twist-on-tradition basket quilt. Designer Christina McCourt uses a collection of summertime prints for her large throw. We also offer it in queen and twin size. About This Quilt Finished Size: 64″ x 76″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Christina McCourt…

Grandma's Window Quilt

Grandma’s Window Quilt

Get in on the ombre craze by making this fabulous stained-glass style quilt. Use strip-set piecing to ensure precise blocks, and do straight-line quilting to add interest. About This Quilt Finished Size: 53″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Angie Milligan Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

Parisian Posies Quilt

Parisian Posies Quilt

Parisian Posies: Hexies are hip! And portable. Take these English paper-pieced hexies with you on-the-go for the perfect handwork to help pass the time. And, aren’t these delicate prints from the Frou-Frou collection by Clothworks Fabrics just the best? About This Quilt Finished Size: approximately 50″ x 58″ Rating: Beginner – Level 3 Designed by:…

Dexter Quilt

Dexter Quilt

Dexter: Just because you’re making a classic block doesn’t mean you have to use traditional fabric! In this quilt, bright scraps form the centers of traditional star blocks. Add a high-contrast background for a guaranteed modern classic. About This Quilt Finished Size: 65″ x 74″ Finished Blocks: 42 (6″) blocks Rating: Beginner – Level 2…

Squares and Stripes Quilt

Squares and Stripes Quilt

Squares and Stripes: A bold checkerboard pattern and your favorite statement color make for a playful, modern quilt. Whether you use prints, solids, or a combination, you’ll love how this quilt shows off your favorite color and some excellent geometric piecing. About This Quilt Finished Size: 65″ x 81″ Rating: Beginner – Level 1 Designed…

Facets Quilt

Facets Quilt

Facets: Who would’ve thought a pile of fat quarters could turn into a cascade of jewels? If you’ve been waiting for the right quilt to show off a favorite fabric collection, wait no longer! About This Quilt Finished Size: 56½” x 70½” Rating: Beginner – Level 2 Designed by: Jenn Nevitt Recommended Tools: FonsandPorter Design…

Stripes of Summer Quilt

Stripes of Summer Quilt

Pre-cut 2 1/2″-wide strips are tailor-made for this happy-go-lucky quilt. Check out all the strip sets and packs available and start stitching! About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 40 (8″ x 6″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Kimberly Purdy Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons & Porter…

Graphix Quilt

Graphix Quilt

This cheerful quilt features a bold mix of stripes, dots, and checks. The candy cane binding finishes it nicely. We offer helpful tips on piecing curves and finishing the quilt with binding. About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 65″ Finished Blocks: 80 (6½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Sue Linam Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Spin City Quilt

Spin City Quilt

Here’s a modern twist using an appealing variety of 1930s reproduction prints. This quilt by designer Nancy Mahoney energizes a traditional design. About This Quilt Finished Size: 50″ x 58″ Finished Blocks: 30 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Nancy Mahoney Recommended Tools: Tri-Recs Tools or template material, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

String of Stars Quilt

String of Stars Quilt

In 2011, Moda Fabrics launched its “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor® in 100 days. A total of 1,800 blocks were needed, yet Moda received 15,000. Marianne Fons pieced this quilt using some of the extra blocks. About This…

Jelly Sandwich Quilt

Jelly Sandwich Quilt

This spring-like quilt has plenty of pop. Just make simple rectangles and squares for fast and easy construction. Ours is made of fabrics from the Basic Brights collection by Windham Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 54″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 12 (18″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Tricia Lynn Maloney Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Fence Lines Quilt

Fence Lines Quilt

Dig into your stash of 2 1/2-inch fabric strips for this cute throw or child’s quilt. It’s an easy project, and strip-piecing will help you construct it at a galloping pace. About This Quilt Finished Size: 48″ x 64″ Rating: Easy Designed by: Debra Finan Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning…