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Mini Quilts

“Fun and  Easy Quilting Projects!”

Mini quilts have been taking the internet by storm.

Just hearing the term might have you guessing:

  • What are they?
  • Why would you want to do this?
  • How can it be done?

We’ll go over this as well as which quilting patterns work best.

What is a Mini Quilt?

This type of quilt is exactly what it sounds like, a smaller version of a full size quilt.

Usually they are no bigger than 24 inches in both length and width.

They can be used for a wide variety of things such as:

  • Mug rugs
  • Art quilts
  • Pillow covers
  • Quilts for dolls
  • Pot holders
  • Table mats
  • And even small cribs.

Why Would You?

There are many reasons why quilters are inspired to make tiny quilts.

For instance on might want a fun quick project.

Sometimes the holidays get the best of us and you just need some time to yourself to relax.

A quick quilting project may be just the ticket.

It can then be shown off at the family gathering by having it on display or being used!

Then again, many quilters like to use these kind of quilts to display their favorite quilt patterns.

Any way you look at it, small quilts have sewn their way into quilters’ hearts with ease!

How Is It Done? 

So how can you go about making your own tiny quilt?

It’s easy.

The most common method is to take a pattern that you like and shrink it down by half or 50%.

This works best with patterns that are 6 or 8 inch blocks!

It makes the finished blocks 3 to 4 inches.

Some of the pieces will be small to work with, but the end result is beautiful.

We’ve found that simple foundation patterns work incredibly for little quilts.  It also makes easier work out of dealing with small fabric pieces.

Another way to go would be using templates.

This gets a real hands on method to the quilting madness.

Both of these styles of patterns we have in our quilting shop.

Some of our favorite patterns for these types of projects are the twisted log cabin designs.

Wrap Up

Want more personal suggestions on which pattern you should use for a mini quilt project?

Just ask buy using the Quilters Forum.

We’d love to find out what type of project you have in mind and other quilters could have ideas too!

Who knows, you might even inspire others with your questions or suggestions!

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

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