Glitter & Glow Quilt Pattern – Use Your Scraps!

The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash! This peachy mango glow kit is backed with Rifle Paper Co. canvas and uses jersey rather than batting to create the perfect outdoor quilt.

Do you glitter? Or do you glow? Those are the questions to ask yourself with this exciting new quilt pattern. The Glitter & Glow quilt is designed to work with any and all fabric sizes – yardage, fat quarters, scraps, it's up to you! 

The basic pattern, Glow, is simple and easy to follow. The Glow quilt is made with yardage of 4 different colors. Purple Passion Glow Baby and Mango Peach Glow Throw show you how dynamic just 4 fabrics can be.

But are you like me and get drawn to shiny things? I can be a bit of a fabric magpie, so to make a Glow quilt Glitter, substitute the yardage with smaller cuts of fabric. This versatile design truly sparkles with your own unique twist! 


A Quick Cutting Hack

Before diving into all of the different color variations for this quilt, I want to show you an ingenious cutting hack one of my pattern testers came up with. Caitlyn (you can see her baby quilt below), is one of my oldest friends and so very very clever. She took photos of how she used painter's tape to create guides on her cutting mat. If you were to stack two or three squares in each spot, you could get through all of your cutting in a snap!

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Caitlyn, for being so dang smart, I'm going to buy you a new cutting mat. 😉

Glitter and Glow quilt pattern cutting hack.

Purple Passion Glow Baby

Are you ready for some yummy scrummy texture in all the right places? Purple Passion Glow Baby ties in texture at every turn – from fabric to batting and even to the thick, yarn-like thread!

The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also incredibly versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters or scraps! This baby quilt is rich in texture by incorporating Alison Glass mariner cloth
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is perfect for chain piecing rows. See this video tutorial!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is perfect for chain piecing rows. See this video tutorial!

The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is perfect for chain piecing rows. If you haven't tried that before, check out this video to see how your sewing time can be cut in half!

The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also incredibly versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters or scraps! This baby quilt is rich in texture by incorporating Alison Glass mariner cloth
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also incredibly versatile. It comes in king, queen, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. Use yardage, fat quarters or scraps! This baby quilt is rich in texture by incorporating Alison Glass mariner cloth
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also incredibly versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters or scraps! This baby quilt is rich in texture by incorporating Alison Glass mariner cloth
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also incredibly versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters or scraps! This baby quilt is rich in texture by incorporating Alison Glass mariner cloth

Purple Glow Baby Quilt Fabric

Picking fabrics for the Glitter & Glow quilt pattern

Mango Peach Glow Throw

I made this Glow Throw to be a true outdoor quilt. To make it extra durable, long lasting, and flexible, I made a few key choices.  

  1. The backing of this quilt is canvas. Canvas is thicker than your typical quilt-weight cotton. This canvas, specifically, is a cotton/linen blend – making it more durable than even just a basic cotton canvas. Read more about sewing with canvas here!
  2. The batting is actually not batting at all. I wanted this quilt to be thin and drapey so I could easily roll it up and throw it in the back of my car or in a duffle bag, ready for the park. Instead of opting for my typical fluffy white batting, I used a piece of jersey that I still had from making my Bohemian Garden quilt. The cool thing about jersey is that it's typically 60" wide, so 2 yd. gave me the perfect amount.
  3. The fabric is basic Kona cotton. I like Kona cotton for its huge range of colors, however this fabric is not very soft. Inexpensive, but not soft. I wanted this quilt to look great, but not break the bank. You know when you spend a lot of time and money and TIME on a quilt and you literally can't breathe when you see your friend cuddle under it with a glass of wine in one hand and a cookie in the other? Well, I didn't want to experience that feeling with this quilt. 😉
The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash!
The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash!

Here are those chain-pieced rows again...

Learn how to chain piece quilt rows for easier and faster sewing!

I love my portable design wall seen here. In a few minutes I can put it up and then once I'm finished it's back in the closest. For more on designs walls, check out this blog post!

The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash!
The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash! This peachy mango glow kit is backed with Rifle Paper Co. canvas and uses jersey rather than batting to create the perfect outdoor quilt.
The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash! This peachy mango glow kit is backed with Rifle Paper Co. canvas and uses jersey rather than batting to create the perfect outdoor quilt.
The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash! This peachy mango glow kit is backed with Rifle Paper Co. canvas and uses jersey rather than batting to create the perfect outdoor quilt.

Mango Peach Glow Throw Quilt Fabric

Pick fabric for the Glitter & Glow quilt pattern with this easy chart.
The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is fun and versatile. Use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps you have in your stash! This peachy mango glow kit is backed with Rifle Paper Co. canvas and uses jersey rather than batting to create the perfect outdoor quilt.

Creamy Quiet Glitter Throw

The reason this version of the Glitter & Glow quilt is called "Glitter," is because of its scrappy nature. Our previous Glow quilts were made using yardage, but this one focuses mostly on our favorite friends – Fat Quarters! For a short time, you can actually purchase this very kit here!

The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly! It's a perfect pattern for chain piecing quilt rows. Watch the video!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!

With 40 wt. Aurifil cotton thread (Muslin #2311), I quilted 1/2" vertical matchstick lines. It took A LOT of time, but added so much beautiful, subtle texture in the end. Very much worth the work.

Are you new to machine quilting, but want to give it a try? Check out this blog post!

The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!

Creamy Glitter Throw Quilt Fabric

The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!
The Glitter & Glow quilt pattern comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes. It's a simple beginner-friendly quilt pattern that is also scrap and fat quarter friendly!

Glitter & Glow Quilts in the Wild

Once again my amazing pattern testers have created some beautiful quilts! What I love most about these is how different everyone's quilt looks.

Rainbow Swirl Glitter Throw Quilt by Modernly Morgan

The Glitter & Glow Quilt Pattern  is versatile and a ton of fun to make! Make this Rainbow quilt with fat quarters!

Gray Stripe Glitter Throw Quilt by Rachel Thomeczek

I'm sure you're going to want to make this quilt, so Rachel provided the fabrics she used:

Light peach, gray, and cream Glitter quilt. A great fat quarter quilt pattern!

Pink and Periwinkle Glitter Throw Quilt by Elizabeth Ray

Elizabeth made such a darling quilt featuring dancing horses, swimming swans, and delicate little flowers. The fabrics include:

"I loved the flexibility and the ability to be scrappy with this quilt. I was able to source the majority from scraps from other quilts and just cut a little and all the Color 1. 

I appreciated the repeating pattern as this quilt was the easiest ever for chain piecing rows method. I could always see, double check, I was adding the correct piece because of the clear design and lining up my diamonds.

As always I enjoy the efficiency in Suzy Quilts' patterns and not snowballing with squares - [but instead cutting away the negative space to save fabric and] sew on diagonals."

This Peach and Periwinkle Glitter quilt is so cute! Featuring ponies, swans, and sweet little flowers.

Yellow Pop Glitter Baby Quilt by Jessica Rush

"I highly encourage quilters to experiment with fat quarters with this pattern. Those bundles are so much fun to buy, but hard to use in many quilt patterns. This would be great for that!"

Yellow, black and white glitter quilt

Minty Fresh Baby Glow Quilt by Susan from Needle and Grain

"I think the tip that helped me the most was to be careful when sewing on the bias because if I went too fast it would get all wonky. I loved testing the pattern though! So fun!" 

This pink and mint green baby quilt is perfect for sping! The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern comes in king through baby quilt sizes and is beginner friendly.
I'm a sucker for a cute dog on a quilt! The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and comes in king, queen, twin, throw and baby quilt sizes.

Purple Pansies Glitter Baby Quilt by Veronika Bush

"I am so excited about this quilt! 😍 I told my little girl I’m saving it for her little girl (just 20+ years to go) since I can’t give it away to anyone! 😆 I don’t even know if it’s considered a glitter or a scrappy glow!"

The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern can be a great way to use up scraps! Just like this sweet and scrappy purple baby quilt.

Misty Teal Glitter Throw Quilt by Paige Anderson of The Wild Sweet Pea

"The main fabrics (Color 1 + 2) are Arroyo Essex linen by Cotton + Flax. I used these because I had recently rescued 2 yards of each at a de-stash sale, and they go together so well. The grays are subtly different, so it makes a nice gradient effect. I also used this subdued print because I wanted the diamonds to stand out – I used batiks for most of them, mixing fat quarters from my stash. 

This pattern comes together easily, and quickly. It's a satisfying quilt to make, and there are so many design options."

This gray and teal Arroyo quilt is subtle and shows how different the Glitter and Glow pattern can look based on the fabrics you choose.

Nautical Waves Glitter Throw Quilt by Brittany Lloyd

The Glitter and Glow Quilt Pattern is available is king - baby quilt sizes. It's a great pattern for fat quarters or scraps!
The Glitter and Glow Quilt Pattern is available is king - baby quilt sizes. It's a great pattern for fat quarters or scraps!

Ombré Waves by Krystina Hopkins

The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also works well with fat quarters and scraps!

Rainbow Bright Glitter Baby Quilt by Caitlyn Williams

The Glitter and Glow quilt pattern is beginner friendly and also works well with fat quarters and scraps!

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