Thick & Thin - a free quilt pattern from Shiny Happy WorldI designed this quilt with two things in mind.

One – I wanted it to be easy and fun. Of course. That’s a main consideration in all my quilt designs. :-)

Two – I wanted it to work especially well with those awesome fabric collections with great illustration that you just don’t want to cut up.

You know what I’m talking about.

How could I cut up this image?

Thick & Thin - a free quilt pattern from Shiny Happy WorldOr this?

Thick & Thin - a free quilt pattern from Shiny Happy WorldUse larger scale prints for the wide stripes, smaller scale on the narrow stripes. It’s a great way to use a whole fabulous fabric collection – which is especially nice for folks who stress out about choosing fabric.

I used the absolutely gorgeous Wee Wander collection by Sarah Jane – the prettiest fabric collection I saw at Quilt Market last fall. Click on that link to read more about the collection, see pretty detail shots, and find a link to stores carrying the fabric.

Maybe kids catching fireflies and riding ponies bareback through a meadow aren’t your thing? How about hot air balloons, rain clouds and pretty chevrons? Or beachy blue and white prints? Or this unique animal ABC collection? Or kids reading booksOr this great mid-century modern collection?

I designed it especially for great prints like these – but you’re not limited to that! Try it in solids in a nice ombre layout. Or create a rainbow from your favorite tone on tone prints.

Stripes are always in season – always in style. And they’re oh so easy to sew. :-)

Thick & Thin is a free quilt pattern.

That’s right – FREE! And that doesn’t mean it’s some skimpy abbreviated form of one of my regular patterns. You’ll get everything one of my regular quilt patterns normally includes.

Complete instructions – including yardage requirements, cutting instructions, and assembly diagrams – for six different sizes.

  • Baby (36″ x 48″)
  • Crib (50″ x 52″)
  • Nap (65″ x 76″)
  • Twin (65″ x 88″)
  • Queen (86″ x 92″)
  • King (104″ x 92″)

Detailed instructions – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing things wrong.

Instructions (and diagrams) for pieced backs for all the quilt sizes.

Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project – including basting, quilting and binding.

Detailed quilting instructions – none of this “quilt as desired” single line of instruction at the end. :-)

This is a very easy quilt – easy to cut, easy to sew, and easy to machine quilt.

Want the pattern? Here’s the link to download it – free!

Download the Thick & Thin quilt pattern here.

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