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8 Lap Quilt Patterns for Cozy Lounging

Ideal for snuggling, lap quilts make great gifts, and their smaller size makes them quick and easy to sew! Generally, lap quilts are in the range of 50″ x 60″, give or take a few inches. You can use them indoors to cuddle and read a book or take them outside for a picnic.

Read on for some of our favorite lap quilt patterns!

Belle Wave Lap Quilt

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FREE Belle Wave Lap Quilt pattern

Waves of fabric rectangles, grouped by print (or solid), are featured on this modern lap quilt pattern. Faith’s design works great with florals and geometric prints from a fabric collection, or you can mix it up and choose assorted fabrics from your stash.

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Aloha Blue Hawaii Lap Quilt

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Aloha Blue Hawaii Lap Quilt pattern

Turn simple 9-patch blocks and Hawaiian print fabrics into a cool lap quilt that’s perfect for a beach blanket. Quilted hearts in the borders would make a nice wedding or anniversary gift, or you can choose an allover pattern. This simple quilt is great for beginners.

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On Nannys Lap

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On Nanny’s Lap Quilt pattern

Peek through the patchwork windows and you’ll see a contemporary lap quilt design made from solids and prints! This pattern uses charm squares and it has no seams to match perfectly, making it a forgiving project for beginners.

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Scrappy Four Patch Lap Quilt

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Scrappy Four-Patch Lap Quilt pattern

Finishing at about 50″ x 61″, this lap quilt pattern is suitable for beginners, and works great with pre-cuts! Use your favorite fabric collection to wrap yourself in comfort on chilly mornings and movie nights. Choose spring colors and floral fabrics to make a quilt that just right for spring.

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Central Park Lap Quilt

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Central Park Lap Quilt pattern

Do you like sewing with pre-cut fabric strips? This 49″ x 60″ lap quilt will remind you of garden paths, especially sewn up in tiny floral prints. This quilt is easy to piece and is also great for using up scraps from your stash!

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Ripple Lap Quilt

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Ripple Lap Quilt pattern

This modern triangle lap quilt finishes at 48″ x 64″, but you can easily double the yardage to make an extra-large lap quilt. Sewn up in yellow, navy and white, this design makes effective use of contrast to create a striking quilt pattern.

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Spring Fling Lap Quilt Pattern

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Spring Fling Lap Quilt pattern

Sew a cheerful 48″ x 60″ lap quilt from log cabin blocks that appear to float randomly in a background of pure white. Use your favorite fat quarters to piece a quilt that will take you through the seasons.

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Equalizer Quilt

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Equalizer Quilt pattern

The Equalizer Quilt is a free pattern that resembles the motion of sound. Using fat quarters of coordinating solids and prints to piece this quilt, you’ll create an extra-large 60″ x 78″ lap quilt in a modern, masculine design. The free pattern is available at Pellon.

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8 Comments

Dolores

I have a “Every Girl Is a Princess” panel to make a quilt for my grandchild but it is not very straight and to square it up I could lose some of the panel, can you give me any advice on what i could do.

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Kerry Davidson

If it was me, I would wet it and pull it into shape, then perhaps press it dry. It should straiten up, and if so, once you quilt it, it will stay that way. Only drawback to this, is that you would have to prewash all your other fabric as well so that you don’t get different shrinkage.

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Connie Tessier

I would add a matching border as close in color as I could find around the center panel, and then square up that border (make sure the strips you add are wide enough, since they’ll be trimmed at an angle). The more “off” it is, the larger the matching border I would choose, so it’s less noticeable that the center isn’t square. Then you can add whatever you have planned to finish it with, more borders or blocks, etc.

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Marsha Nelson

Have a friend help you. Each of you take hold of the opposite corners and give it a good pull. I learned this little trick 52 years ago. It’s called truing up the fabric. Pull on the bias. It works.

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Beatrice anders

I would like to recive free quilt patterns

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Leslie

I have a friend who stretches hers while the fabric is dry. She will hold a corner down with her foot and pull the diagonal corner to straighten the edges. She’s made baby quilts for years so it must work.

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Leslie

If you go to Craftsy, you can select the kind of pattern you want (quilt), then what you want to do (bedding ), chose your skill level and at the very bottom of the list, select free. I also google free quilt patterns, quilt blocks, etc.

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Audrey Kinley

I love all of these quilts, especially the Belle Wave Lap quilt. It just has such a beautiful pattern. It almost reminds me of my grandma’s Hawaiian quilts that she made for my siblings and I.

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