Simple Twin Size Quilt Pattern

June 9, 2014

How to Piece your Boarder:

1. Overlap your border ends like the image below.  Simple Twin Quilt Pattern 1 by Simplistically Sassy

2.  Then you’ll sew diagonally, and cut off the excess just above where you stitched.  Then press to one side, so you have a nice flat boarder that is long enough.  🙂Simple Twin Quilt Pattern 1 by Simplistically Sassy

I don’t have more pictures of sewing on borders because we had a bit of an emergency right a that part was happening … just gotta keep things real around here for everyone.

My mom and dad were over for Easter dinner.  My mom and I were up in my room sewing the borders for the quilt (my sewing room is in our unfinished basement, and it’s dark, so my room became my sewing room for this project to get better light), when we heard one of my kids start crying in pain.  He gets hurt fairly easily, and is usually fine after a minute.  I told my mom he was probably just fine.  Then I heard, ” Kara, Spencer just broke his arm.”  Say what?!?  I immediately asked who did it (assuming it was the trampoline), but was soon assured that he’d gone down the little plastic slide (like 3 feet tall …) on his knees, and his brother pushed him, and he fell off the slide and landed just wrong.  My parents were champs and stayed with the kids, and put all 5 to bed while we took the 5 year old to the ER.  He broke both bones and had an awesome U shape in his arm.  It was disturbing to look at.  He did awesome as they set it and braced it and a week later it was casted.  🙂  He’d just gotten the green bear from a nurse, so he’s admiring it and so happy to have it.  Broken-Arm

Since my mom is awesome, she took the quilt home for me, and finished putting the borders on.  She also is a long arm quilter, so she quilts all my quilts.  So, she needed to have it to do that, and my husband and I were leaving for Hawaii, soon and I wasn’t going to see her much before then, and so she finished it up.  She’s a life saver.  She even took this photo for us before binding.  

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20 thoughts on “Simple Twin Size Quilt Pattern

  1. Stephanie T

    Love this kara! I cannot tell you how many quilts I would do if my mom had a long arm quilting machine! Holy moly you are one lucky gal!!

    1. Laurie

      Can you please give me the finished size of this quilt? I love it, and am going to make it with my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt and pattern!

  2. April

    I love this! But maybe I’m understanding everything…is there a 1/2″ difference between the horizontal sets and the vertical sets? What am I missing? Lol, I’m trying to make this as I comment.

  3. Kate

    Im not a “blogger” but I ran across your blog when I “googled” 1/2 yard quilts. Your Simply Emma quilt is really cute and Im looking forward to trying it.
    I enjoyed reading your blog. Sorry to hear about your little boy breaking his arm, but kids heal so quickly, dont they? hopefully he healed completely without any complications.
    Thanks again for the pattern and allowing me to try it out.

  4. Yati

    The quilt is so lovely, am going to give it a go. But I am now stuck at this part of the instructions as I could not get 12 pieces out of 2×7.25″ from the 2 balance strips. Could you guide me along please. Thanks.I might have missed out a step somewhere and got my eyes crossed. Sorry.

    Under Making the Blocks
    No.7 we take 6pieces for the main 2×41.5″
    No.8 and 2 secondary we should get 12 of 2×7.25″

  5. Rachel

    Great tutorial! However, I think you could improve the pattern by simply adding in the size of each fabric cut to the beginning of the tutorial. I already know how to cut fabric and it would have been much simpler to have just read off the measurements and cut them myself. I also, see a flaw in the fact that you don’t mention cutting off the raw edge of the fabric in the directions. If this is someones first go at making a quilt this would be a good tip. Haven’t made it any farther into the quilt other than cutting.
    Thanks for such a cute and simple quilt idea! I’m making one for each of my two twin nieces.

      1. Rachel

        Just finished the quilts a few days ago. They look super cute! Pattern was simple and super quick to sew together. The only other problem I found was that if you use directional fabric the method used to cut the fabric makes it to where your fabric will be going different directions. With the fabrics I used this was not any problem, I had directional ones, but I didn’t think it was an issue.
        Super cute and simple. Biggest reason I liked it was because it really lets the fabrics stand out, since you keep them cut to a decent size. Thanks so much!

  6. Bonnie

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’ve only made a few baby blankets before and this was my first attempt at a larger quilt. Such a simple, yet adorable layout! I only wish that I had the ability to do a fancier quilting job (I just stitched around the borders and rectangles) But I’m so happy with how it turned out!

    Directions were simple and easy to follow. Thanks again!

    I’m severely technologically impaired, haha, maybe the link will work and you can see my attempt!

    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy Post author

      I’m so glad you were able to use this! It is a fun and easy quilt. Your quilt is ADORABLE!!! I’m so glad you posted the link! Thank you for sharing that with me. I appreciate it so much.

  7. Anndee

    I used your quilt last year and am using it again this year…two quilts to donate for foster kids. Thanks for such an easy, good looking quilt!

  8. Amanda

    Hello, I’m looking for a pattern to make for my son/daughter’s bunk beds. Could you tell me the finished dimensions of this pattern? I want a slightly smaller drop than a standard twin quilt so we aren’t tripping over it. 🙂 For my son, I have 10 fat quarters, for my daughter I have yardage, so I’ll have to play with it to figure out the cuts, but I love how simple it looks, and how awesome it will be with the different fabrics. Thank you!!!

  9. Ness

    I love this! Do you know where I can get the information in regards to this in a TWIN XL size. I am specifically looking to make it 65×93. Thank you so much!

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