I am not a quilter! But I have a lot of fun making quilts. It can be hard to carve out time to plan, piece, quilt, and finish an entire throw/bed size and I often have readers say they want to try a quilt but never have. I thought it was high time I made a list of small quilting projects to make in a weekend in the hopes they’ll try one of those!
If you want more quilty/scrappy sewing inspiration, check out these posts!
- 15+ prettiest fabric Christmas ornaments tutorials
- 30+ of the best fabric scrap projects
- 13+ english paper piecing small projects to try
- All of my quilt projects that I’ve blogged about
- 15+ diy sewing needle case & needlebook sewing patterns
- 35+ creative quilt label ideas
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Small quilting projects
If you’re feeling festive, see how to make handmade quilted Christmas ornaments. This has been one of my most popular tutorials and they are so fun to make!
We cut down on random dish washing by personalizing a coaster for each of us, using my easy coaster sewing pattern – I have an entire roundup of other fabric coaster tutorials too!
Pincushions are fantastic little quilty projects, check out this list of over 25 free pincushion patterns to make one.
Check out my mini quilt that I now use as a wall hanging, it was so fun to make!
How To Make a Doll Sleeping Bag – a quick and easy EPP project but you could recreate it with other patchwork too.
See what I did with this Halloween applique quilt pattern; mini quilts are such great small quilting projects.
As a gift, I made these quilted family grace placemats a few years ago, with my Grandpa’s grace written on the middle.
Another mini quilt idea, with this paper pieced wall hanging.
Simple but pretty, I loved using this quilted rainbow burp cloth.
There is no tutorial for this old, old post but you can get inspiration looking at my quilted needlebook.
Last but not least, a quilted reversible Kitchenaid Mixer Cover!
A fun quilt block coaster tutorial by me for Diary of a Quilter!
It would also be easy to make a scrappy, quilt as you go piece of fabric and use one of these tutorials!