How to Make a Lap Quilt

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 yards coordinating material

  • Coordinating flat sheet

  • Batting

  • Thread

  • Yarn

  • Casing

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine

How to Make a Lap Quilt. A lap quilt is perfect for keeping warm on a chilly evening. Just large enough to cover your lap, a lap quilt is not bulky and cumbersome. A lap quilt is a smaller version of a bed quilt and is made in much less time. Make a lap quilt on a Saturday, and be warm by Sunday evening.


Step 1

Purchase 3 yards of cotton blend fabric. Choose coordinating colors and patterns. Buy a matching flat sheet, casing, batting, thread and yarn.

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Step 2

Wash and dry the fabric to preshrink it. Iron the fabric.

Step 3

Cut 150, 3 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch squares. Use a rotary blade and quilting mat to cut the squares.

Step 4

Arrange the squares in a pattern. Allow for ten rows of fifteen squares. Stack the squares for each row into separate piles.


Step 5

Sew the squares together to form individual rows. Sew 1/4-inch seams. Iron the seams flat. Sew all of the rows together, forming a 10 by 15 square quilt.

Step 6

Lay batting on the side of the quilt with the seams showing. Lay the sheet, right side out, on top of the batting. Place on a quilting rack and tie the quilt in every corner.


Step 7

Trim excess batting from the edges of the quilt. Pin casing to the edges of the quilt around the entire outside. Use a sewing machine to sew the casing. Trim any excess thread.


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