The Mini Plaid-ish Quilt
I have been teasing this tutorial for a while, but I finally, FINALLY have everything ready to share with you.
Does this quilt look familiar? Look a little closer.
Yes, it’s a Plaid-ish Quilt, but it’s a little different. Meet the Mini Plaid-ish Quilt.
Why a Mini Plaid-ish?
The Plaid-ish quilt tutorial makes a BIG quilt and I have heard a lot people say that they want to make the pattern but they were a little overwhelmed. The mini quilt is still lap sized, but a smaller, more manageable size.
The other reason I decided to write a mini version is that it uses smaller scraps. The Plaid-ish Quilt can definitely clear out your scrap bin if you have lots of larger scarps, but this one uses sizes that are more likely to be in your bin.
Is this a good quilt for beginners?
Heck yes it is!
Does the tutorial have fabric requirements?
One of the main questions that I got about the original Plaid-ish quilt was how much fabric it required. Since the quilt was intended to be made from scraps, I didn’t originally include this information but I did make it available later in a blog post.
For the Mini Plaid-ish, fabric requirements for using yardage are included right in the tutorial.
What about a rainbow version?
There is a separate download just for using rainbow fabrics. In fact, there is a list of recommended colors for using Pure Solids, Kona, or Bella solid fabrics. The rainbow version that I made (and that I will be sharing tomorrow) uses Pure Solids.
And yes, the rainbow version is FQ friendly.
How do I get the download?
Just like the original Plaid-ish quilt, this is a free download but it is only available for email subscribers.
If you are already a subscriber, you should have already received a copy in your inbox.
If you aren’t yet an email subscriber, you can get a copy sent to you by signing up now. It should show up in your inbox within a couple of hours.
Why is it only for email subscribers?
I wanted to offer this as a free download, but I am still a business. I love what I do and I want to keep doing it, so this was a good way for me to make the tutorial free while still building my business.
Is there a hashtag for this?
Yes, of course. The original Plaid-ish Quilt uses the #plaidishquilt hashtag (check it out, there are more than 4,000 posts!) and for the Mini Plaid-ish we are going to use the #miniplaidishquilt hashtag. We are keeping it simple.
Will there be a quiltalong?
Earlier this week, I asked which quilt you guys wanted to quiltalong with next and you answered just like I was hoping you would: you want to do a Plaid-ish Quiltalong. We will start in the next few weeks (details soon) and you can make either the mini or the regular Plaid-ish Quilt and you can go rainbow, use scraps, or use yardage.
Also, isn't the quilting on this project gorgeous? It was quilted by Heidi of Piece and Joy Quilting and she just does the best job. She convinced me to use metallic gold thread and it is amazing.
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Elizabeth A on
Thank you so much for giving us these new tutorial! I have wanted to make this Plaid-ish but it seemed so hard to do. So I’m looking forward to the tutorials on this quiltalong! You are the best!
Judi Derry on
Thank you! Love love your Plaidish free tutorial! I’ve made two! From my scrap bins! I love the original size…but the ability to use smaller scraps will be helpful too! Looking forward to your rainbow reveal tomorrow.
Dorothy Dishman on
I would love to sew along in making both sizes….this is what I need before my room disappears in scraps of all sizes, colors and textures. Yea, count me in.
oh fun! What a surprise to get the new patterns in my inbox this morning!
Rosemary B on
Erika, you are a doll.
Thank you for giving us a little lesson in plaid!! <3
I will try it, maybe make something small for my niece and her new hubby
Deb E on
Thank you for your generosity in sharing the downloads – and a QAL, too! I’m looking forward to joining in. My quilt room is FULL of bookshelves full of fabrics (as well as a double rod closet) and one whole bookshelf is only precuts made from my scraps over the years. As a nearly 50 year quilter there are a lot of scraps – thank you for the perfect project to make baby quilts for others from!
WooHoo! I missed the QAL question, but this would have been my exact answer. And now, a slightly smaller commitment for summer? I’m in! Thanks for this new version of your amazing Plaid-ish design. I predict it will be just as popular as the original.
Woo hoo! Count me in for the QAL! Plaid-ish has been on my list for quite a while. I was going to try and downsize it myself – now I don’t have to. Thanks, Erica!
This is a beautiful quilt. I don’t need another quilt projec, but I do need to use some scraps, and this looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.
Karen S on
Thank you, Erica!!
This is a wonderful quilt. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much!
Such a great quilt—-have been wanting to make it!!
Tara Zimmerman on
The Plaidish tutorial is great and I actually made a few of those quilts. I actually bought plastic bins to hold my scraps cut to size. Can’t wait to try this mini version! Thank you!