2 Easy Quilts to Make in a Day with Instructions

If you are bored in your house and can’t find much to do, taking up a hobby such as crafting can be a fun activity. Making quilts can be one of those crafts that you can create. 

A lot of people consider quilting an art, and we couldn’t agree more. There are so many designs and patterns of quilts that you can make, that we cannot even count them.

If you are new to quilting, we will guide you through the process of making quilts and also provide you with lots of quilt designs that you can try out yourself.

In this article, we will explain the process of quilting while presenting to you 2 different quilting patterns that you can craft in a day. If that sounds interesting, let’s hop into it!

Easy Quilts to Make in Day

If you are planning on spending a whole day quilting, you shouldn’t do more than 2 quilts.

To help you make proper quilts, we have created step by step tutorials for 2 quilt designs.

If you want to know about other design options for quilts, skip to our list of quilt patterns. 

Now let’s look at this brilliant quilt design!

1. Zig Zag Quilt

This is a very easy quilt to make and doesn’t require too much work. 

Materials that you will need: 

  • 156 charms 
  • 1 yard for border fabric
  • 4 yards for backing fabric
  • 1/2 yard for binding
  • batting of at least 62 x 72 inches

Useful supplies:

  • 1/4 inch presser foot 
  • walking foot
  • quilting needles
  • Wonder clips 
  • Clear quilting ruler (18 inch and 36 inch)

Pattern notes:

  • All seams are 1/4 inch
  • I find it helpful to lay out squares according to the pattern first.

Cutting Instructions:

Cut 156 five inch squares or just use charm packs. 83 of those squares should be of solid colors. Cut the selvages off border fabric and cut eight 4.5 inch strips the width of the fabric.

For quilt backing, you can use a flat sheet, extra wide fabric or piece together regular width quilt fabric to make a piece at least 64 inches by 74 inches. Make sure the backing is ironed.

How to make it

Step 1: Start by sewing all the squares in a row with the right sides together, with a 1/4 seam allowance. Then press seams for each row. 

Step 2: Sew the 1st and 2nd rows together, then 3rd and 4th together, then 5th and 6th, until all 14 rows are sewn.

Step 3: Then you have to sew the combined rows together until you have assembled the quilt top. Make sure to press the seams.

Step 4: Sew two of the border pieces together end to end; you will have an 80 inch piece. Repeat this for the other six border pieces.

Step 5:   Line up the first border piece with the top edge of the quilt top. Pin and sew them. Trim the bottom edge to ensure it is even with the bottom of the quilt top.

Step 6:  Line up the 2nd border piece on the bottom of the quilt. Pin and sew the border and the bottom. Trim the end to line up with other side of the quilt.

After that, you have yourself a home-made quilt!

2. Seaside Quilt

This is an interesting looking quilt design that you can use to make your quilt and finish it within a day.

Materials you will need:

  • Several jelly roll strips  
  • Rotary cutter
  • rulers
  • fabric pen
  • basic sewing supplies

How to make it

Step 1:  Separate the strips of fabric and choose how you want them to be lined up.

Step 2:  Now, you have to sew the Jelly Roll strips together in sets of 3, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Don’t forget to press seams flat.

Step 3: Trim the edges on one side.

Step 4: Cut the jelly roll strips in 6.5 inch square sizes.

Step 5: After that, line up 2 squares, keeping right sides together and draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other corner on your jelly roll squares.

Step 6: Sew the two squares together using a straight stitch keeping 1/4 inch on each side of the line. Use a 1/4 inch quilting foot for this purpose.

Step 7: Divide the square in half along the line you just drew and cut it.

Step 8: Press seams flat and trim the extra fabric.

Step 9: Arrange the new squares the way you want them to be. Sew the top two blocks together, and then the bottom two blocks keeping a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then get the two rows lined up, and sew them together. Press seams flat again.

Step 10: Once you have all your blocks assembled, sew the blocks together to make rows, and then sew the rows together to complete the quilt top. 

When all this is done, your quilt is ready to be used!

Other Quilt Designs to Try

  • Jelly Roll Jam Quilt Pattern.
  • Pixel Heart Quilt.
  • Make a Chevron Quilt the Easy Way.
  • Quick Herringbone Quilt Tutorial.
  • Rail Fence Quilt Pattern.
  • Baby Boutique Quilt Pattern.
  • Double Hourglass Block Pattern Quilt
  • Arrows Away
  • Classic Quilt
  • Hexagon Quilt
  • Garden District
  • The Euclid Quilt
  • Modern Quilted Potholder
  • Serene Log Cabin Baby Blanket
  • Postage Stamp Mini Quilt
  • String Quilt 
  • Soccer Ball Quilt
  • Patch Work Quilt
  • Scrappy Flora Easy Quilt
  • Batik Braid Quilt
  • Tucson Cuddle Quilt
  • Layer Cake Lemonade Quilt 

Bottom Line

We assume you get the idea of how you can make quilts at home in a day. The process doesn’t seem too complex, but will require a bit of creativity and loads of patience. 

We hope the tutorials we provided you of the two quilt designs help you craft your own quilt of those designs.

So grab your tools and get right into quilting. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and found it informative. Good luck with crafting your quilt!