4 FREE Flannel Quilt DIY Ideas!


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. 😉

One of my fav online fabric shops, Crinklelove, is currently stocked full of some seriously savory and scrumptiously ​smooth flannel. yummm....

Introducing: TEAM FLANNEL​

Plaid-tastic fall sewing projects​


1. The No-Sew Reversible Flannel Quilt

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?)

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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 around by Gingher.​


2. The Whole-Cloth Flannel Quilt

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 you want. 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, it’s a super low-maintenance quilting fabric. It also pairs well with pumpkin donuts.​

Wanna get fancy with these simple flannel quilts? Try adding some rockin’ embroidery. Most sewing machines have at least a few specialty stitches – here's your excuse to try them out!


3. The Simple Square Flannel Quilt​

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 chillin’ tunes (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 (especially if they’re putting this great kid-friendly sewing machine on their holiday gift list.​


4. The 60-Degree Triangle Quilt

  1. Cut a strip of fabric as wide as your triangle ruler.
  2. 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.
  3. Once all of your triangles are cut, place 2 triangles, right sides together, and sew a 1/4" seam along the edge.
  4. 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.
  5. Once you have all of the triangles​ in that row sewn together, press the seams to the side.
  6. Sew one half triangle (plus a 1/4" seam allowance) to each end.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 until all of your rows are completed.
  8. Sew your rows together and viola! Complete 🙂

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!)


12 thoughts on “4 FREE Flannel Quilt DIY Ideas!

  1. Shayna says:

    My favorite way to use flannel is to back a quilt with it. My toddler tries to obscond with every flannel backed quilt I make so I’ve decided to just make it my default. I should probably make her a winter weight flannel quilt to cosy up under. It’s especially perfect for baby quilts.

  2. Laura says:

    I have made a double-sided flannel throw for an adult but am stymied about how to quilt it, so that it won’t wad up in the wash. Tying would be quick and easy but takes away from the elegance and I don’t have fancy stitching on my machine. Do you have any ideas? Would it work, do you think, to embroider random flowers on the center? Would I still need to stitch around the outside to hold it flat?

  3. ninjadesigns says:

    How hard is it really to piece flannel? I’ve only ever seen squares – in this case I see some triangles. Is anything more complicated than that going to get wonky?

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      I don’t think it will get wonky, but the seams could get thick and bulky if your piecing gets really small. Also the fray factor is something to always keep in mind.

  4. Niles says:

    Just watched your video on flannel quilting.It was so helpful. Its Feb 19, 2019 and I’m new to the quilting world, about 5 years and learn something new to help me every day to improve. I’ve just turned 80 and hope for more years to enjoy this hobby!!!!!.

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