How to Make a Lap Quilt

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.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 yards coordinating material
  • Coordinating flat sheet
  • Batting
  • Thread
  • Yarn
  • Casing
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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