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Free Pattern: Red White and Blue Basket Weave Quilt

This simple Red, White, and Blue Basket Weave quilt is perfect for the 4th of July and all of the patriotic holidays. 

Using bold red and blue fabric prints with bright white makes it a perfect summer quilt for your picnics and evenings around the fire pit. Even better, it is layer cake-friendly! (You will find the red white and blue quilt pattern download sheet at the bottom of the post.)

Red White and Blue quilt

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Red White and Blue Basket Weave Quilt Version

Hello Friends! I have a fun new version of my basketweave quilt pattern to share with you today. This is the actual version I had in mind when I first started planning the quilt. (Well, this style, with multiple fabrics, but it was going to be with ombre/valentine’s day fabrics using the Confetti Cottons Valentines 10″ Stacker from Riley Blake.)

Today’s version features the Island Batik Freedom 2 10” Squares, plus some random patterned white fabrics from Joann’s.

I do plan to quilt and bind the quilt top in the next few days. The backing will be this fabric and 5 leftover blocks for the front, but I wanted to go ahead and get my photos before quilting as I will be using my longarm quilting machine for the first time ever and I’m not so sure the results will be blog photo quality, lol.

I have to start somewhere and I’m determined to learn how to use that machine! I’ve had it a year – pandemic had shut down the shop I purchased it from and I never got any lessons on how to use it!

red white and blue quilt

As you can see, it was a bit windy when we were trying to get photos!

I just love the bright colors of this quilt, don’t you?

Quilt Details

Since this version of the basketweave quilt pattern uses four strips per block, the assembly and block size is just a tiny bit different. I will detail the changes here. (Be sure to check out the original Basket Weave Quilt pattern for more details.)

  • The finished block size is 9.25 inches. 
  • The finished quilt with a 2-inch border is 51.25″ x 60.5″

Fabric Requirements for this red White and Blue quilt:

If you want lots of various prints for your quilt I recommend using a layer cake as you will have 42 different prints to work with. For my quilt, I use a red, white, and blue layer cake. It did not have enough white squares so I supplemented with yardage. (You can get 12 ten-inch squares from a 42-inch wide yard of fabric.)

You will need: 

  • 20 white 10″ inch squares (or about 2 yards of fabric.)
  • 10 red squares (1 yard of fabric in total)
  • 10 blue squares (1 yard of fabric in total)
  • 1/2 yard for border
  • +/- 4 yards for the backing (depends on your fabric width and if using a directional print)

Cutting instructions:

  • Cut the red and blue squares into 3-inch strips.
  • Cut the white strips into 2.75-inch strips

You will have 60 white strips, 20 red, and 20 blue.

red white and blue quilt

Red White and Blue Quilt Block assembly:

1.Chain stitch one red and one white stip together. 

2. Chain stitch one blue and one white strip together.

chain stitching fo rthe red whit and blue strip quilt

3. Then chain stitch all of the red pieces to the blue pieces. (so the white strips are to the outside.)

4. Press and trim the block to 9.25 inches.

red white and blue quilt block trimming the quilt block

I bought this handy portable quilt wall design fabric. It’s made out of flannel on one side and a plastic-y like material on the other side. (like a tablecloth) It has grommets so you can hang it on any wall. I love being able to put my blocks on a design wall instead of the floor.

I hung it using command strips and it was not expensive and works great!

red white and blue quilt design wall

Quilt Assembly:

Line up your blocks according to the chart below (Download the printable pattern sheet and design your own basket weave quilt sheet here.)

Sew the blocks together in each row and then sew the rows together. 

Add the border fabric and quilt as desired.  (For me, I am still undecided how to quilt it. I am considering a figure 8 design on each strip or maybe a more geometric design – maybe a line of quilting 1/4 inch from each seam.)

Printable red white and blue quilt pattern

Let me know if you end up making a version of this quilt! You can tag me on Instagram using #scatteredmonpatterns or share a photo of your quilt in my private Facebook group!

I can’t wait to show off my finished quilt! I hope it turns out as well as it does in my mind, lol.

*update: Here is the finished quilt!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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