Friday, January 14, 2022

Buffalo Plaid Quilt Tutorial


After seeing (and petting) some soft flannel in my LQS, I decided to make a simple quilt with nice easy squares and large meander quilting.  I'd always wanted to make a buffalo plaid quilt and in case you do too, you can find a brief tutorial below.  (I used the Yuletide Gatherings Flannel.)


My quilt finished at 55'' x 55''.  You can easily change the size of your quilt by adding or subtracting the rows and columns or even changing the size of the blocks.  The fabric requirements are for a quilt which finishes at 55" x 55".

Buffalo Plaid Quilt Tutorial

Fabric Requirements 

  • Dark Gray (DG) - 1 yard
  • Light Gray (LG) - 1.5 yards
  • White (W) - 0.75 yard
  • Binding - 0.5 yard (assumes binding cut at 2.25")
  • Backing - 3 yards

Cutting

Cut 5 1/2'' x WOF strips from each.  You will need 6 strips of the DG, 9 strips of the LG, and 4 strips of the W.  Each 5 1/2'' x WOF strip will yield seven (7) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares.  Cut the required number as shown in table below.
Quilt Assembly

Assemble 6 rows of DG and LG squares.  Each row uses 6 DG and 5 LG.  Press seams towards the LG.


Assemble 5 rows of the LG and W squares.  Each row uses 6DG and 5W.  Press seams towards the LG.


Join rows together, alternating the DG/LG row with the LG/W row, ending with the DG/LG row.  Pin at each intersection to ensure seams stay nested.

Quilt and enjoy!  I used a basic large meander on my domestic machine.  It only used 2 bobbins and didn't take long to quilt!

If you make a buffalo plaid quilt using this tutorial, please let me know!

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Have a wonderful day! Patty

6 comments:

  1. Great tutorial and it looks like you found the perfect backing print, too!

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  2. How nice of you to create this tutorial! This Buffalo print quilt is a simple, but very effective design, isn't it? Made from flannel, I'm sure it's got the wonderful cuddliness that's perfect on a cold winter evening. You've done a really nice job with this one.

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  3. This quilt pattern and fabric choices are the perfect choices for the XY chromosome recipient (male).

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  4. Plaid is a great colour. ☺ The backing is perfect.

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  5. This quilt looks comfy and the colours are great. thank you for sharing.

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  6. Such an "easy" make with the right things hanging around. Great tutorial! I am going to have to organize some fabric and see what might work!

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