It’s fall! And that means two things: pumpkin spice lattes and flannel.
Presenting: 4 FREE fun flannel quilt ideas! Flannel quilts are the perfect fall quilting project. These fuzzy patchwork blankets make great gifts, family photo props, and let’s face it, can you think of anything cozier than a flannel quilt draped over every chair?
In this post, I’ve compiled all of my favorite flannel quilt ideas, plus some less-quilty ones. Need a break from raking and sewing? I’ve got you covered (that’s right, literally) with the no-sew flannel quilt. Hanging onto some sentimental scraps? Check out the square flannel quilt pattern.
Some of these DIYs you may have seen made in other fabrics, but I might argue that the addition of flannel makes them even better. 100% of lumberjacks would agree.
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Plaid-tastic fall sewing projects
Some people call it a throw blanket. I call it quick-n-easy coziness. You may have seen this pattern done with fleece, but I think flannel gives it a chic, lighter aesthetic. This flannel quilt is super straight-forward: line up your two flannel fabric prints, pin, cut on the edges, and tie together. You’ll have a perfect, comfy flannel quilt before you can say “leather boots over skinny jeans.” (There are just so many things to love about this season, aren’t there?)
Does this sound like a lot of precise cutting? Yeah, it is. But you can handle it. Especially if you’re using the best sewing scissors. Check out - World's Best Scissors for Sewing!
Not a fan of the whole tied-edges look? I get it. The whole-cloth flannel quilt might be what you’re looking for. It’s still a simple and easy flannel quilt (okay, you can call it a throw if you want), but with your choice of trim, you can achieve any look.
In fact, if you want to go trimless, you can straight-up serge this baby and call it a day (and a soft, warm night, too!) Since flannel is soft on both sides and reversible, it’s a low-maintenance quilting fabric. It also pairs well with pumpkin donuts.
Wanna get fancy with these simple flannel quilts? Try adding some rockin’ embroidery by hand or by machine. Most sewing machines have at least a few specialty stitches – here's your excuse to try them out!
Okay, now we’re going to get a little bit quiltier. If you’re stuck inside in front of a fireplace with a delicious hot drink and mellow music (so in other words, in paradise), the simple square flannel quilt will complete a perfect cozy date night with you and your sewing machine.
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to plaid flannel fabric, I can’t pick just one… or two… or four. Go crazy and stock up on all the flannel things, and get to work on a simple square flannel quilt. This is also a great first project for kids. Be sure to check out The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Best Sewing Machine for Kids!
4. The 60-Degree Triangle Quilt
- Cut a strip of fabric as wide as your triangle ruler.
- Place your ruler on the strip of fabric and cut your triangle, rotating your ruler 180-degrees each time so you use the max amount of fabric.
- Once all of your triangles are cut, place 2 triangles, right sides together, and sew a 1/4" seam along the edge.
- Place the next triangle, right sides together, with the last triangle, letting the point extend past the edge of the triangle below as much as the previous triangle point's seam allowance. Sew together.
- Once you have all of the triangles in that row sewn together, press the seams to the side.
- Sew one half triangle (plus a 1/4" seam allowance) to each end.
- Repeat steps 3-6 until all of your rows are completed.
- Sew your rows together and viola! Complete 🙂
Are you more of a video tutorial person? I have a handful of videos on YouTube covering most the Perennial quilt pattern and the Mod Mountains quilt pattern (both great flannel options). This one specifically shows you how to sew triangles together.
There’s just something about the 60-degree triangle pattern that warms my soul. Add flannel, and we’re in full-comfy mode over here. The 60-degree triangle flannel quilt is truly the comfort-meets-style quilt for fall. Not excited about cutting precise, 60-degree triangles? Well, this triangle ruler will Pump. You. Up. Am I the only one who gets giddy over quilting tools?
If this doesn’t inspire you to hang a flannel quilt in every corner of your house, I don’t know what will. What’s your favorite flannel quilt pattern? (And while we’re at it, let’s talk fall latte flavors, too!)