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17 Free Throw and Lap Quilt Patterns

These stunning, lap-sized quilts are perfect as quilted decorations that are also functional!

By: Dana Byerwalter, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated November 08, 2018
Free Throw and Lap Quilt Patterns

No living room is complete without a gorgeous throw to decorate the back of the couch. Some people prefer crocheted afghans, others prefer store-bought blankets, but these quilted throws are at the top of any quilter's project list.

Reader approved and ready for you to create, any of these lap quilts will make a gorgeous final addition to your living space. There's nothing better than a cozy throw quilt on a cold day, so cuddle up on the couch and settle in. These patterns are the perfect size for curling up with a nice book on a rainy day. They also make great gifts for loved ones!

Colorful Patchwork Quilt

You'll learn how to balance a big range of colors in order to make one lovely patchwork quilt pattern. This works with any set of fabrics you may have, so try your hand at this patchwork quilt design as an introduction to quilts involving piecework.

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Colorful Patchwork Quilt

The Man Quilt

Make a unique keepsake quilt for a loved one with their old clothes and expand your quilting abilities with a totally different approach to scrap quilting.

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The Man Quilt

Gift in a Week Quilt

There couldn't be a better easy quilt pattern imaginable! Now you can make all of your loved ones gorgeous new quilted gifts without having to spend weeks working.

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Gift in a Week Quilt

Easy as Pie Stash Quilt

With a slightly vintage flair, you can make scrap quilt designs into blocky quilts whenever you want.

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Easy as Pie Stash Quilt

Giant Vintage Starflower Quilt

Use big swaths of vintage sheets or reproduction fabrics to make an extra-large starflower. This tutorial for making vintage sheet quilts really lets the retro prints shine.

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Giant Vintage Starflower Quilt

Smoky Mountain Stars Quilt

All of the stars are an optical illusion created by triangles sewn onto the corners of each square in this quilt. Create a rustic effect similar to patchwork within each of your quilted stars by using some scrappy quilt patterns left over from old projects.

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Smoky Mountain Stars Quilt

Neon Starry Terrain Quilt

Create a sensational new star quilt pattern with your most vibrant layer cakes. The individual quilt blocks come together like many other star quilt blocks with HST quilt patterns and other stylishly placed geometric patterns.

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Neon Starry Terrain Quilt

Golden Hunter's Star Quilt

Combine charm quilt fabric into standard half square triangle quilt patterns, then see how you can make an even bigger pattern using this star quilt design!

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Golden Hunter's Star Quilt

Bright Stretched Stars Throw

All you need to piece this easy star quilt pattern are AccuQuilt Go! dies for half-square triangles. Plain white background squares and colorful half-square triangles create a traditional stretched stars design in the Bright Stretched Stars Throw.

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Bright Stretched Stars Throw

A Magical Lands Strip Quilt

Learn how to create an earthy, bright-colored strip quilt. The quilt as you go method makes it incredibly easy to sew a quilt in a short amount of time.

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A Magical Lands Strip Quilt

Stripe Power Quilt

This easy quilt pattern is called a "power quilt" because you can power through this project in just a couple hours.

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Stripe Power Quilt

Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt

This jelly roll quilt pattern only takes about an hour to put together, and then you're free to doodle free-motion designs over the top to add some flair.

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Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt

Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern

This quilt pattern tutorial will show you a creative way to use striped fabrics that really shows off the print's color combination.

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Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern

Raggedy Basketweave Quilt

Timeless quilt patterns like this introduce you to some traditional quilting styles If you're in a time crunch, this is the perfect quilt pattern for you.

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Raggedy Basketweave Quilt

Quick and Cuddly Rag Quilt

You can use layer cakes or your own scrappy quilt leftovers to put together this easy peasy rag quilt pattern.

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Quick and Cuddly Rag Quilt

Fuss Free Rag Quilt

Rag quilting is perfect for when it's about to get chilly outside and you need a warm quilt fast, making this basic pattern a go-to design for those particularly cold parts of the year.

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Fuss Free Rag Quilt

Floating Squares Rag Quilt

Rag quilts are some of the most popular for so many reasons; they're easy to make, soft, and last for years. Now you can make one for a little special someone that's definitely unique!

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Floating Squares Rag Quilt
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