Stripe Power Quilt

By: AccuQuilt

This easy quilt pattern is called a "power quilt" because you can power through this project in just a couple hours! The Stripe Power Quilt is made with simple strips of bright, bold fabrics for a fun quilt that couldn't be easier!

Stripe Power Quilt
This image courtesy of www.accuquilt.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 40 inches wide x 44 inches long

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Beginner


  • Fabric 1—7⁄8 yard fabric for wide strips
  • Fabric 2—2⁄3 yard fabric for narrow strips
  • Fabric 3—2⁄3 yard fabric for medium strips and binding
  • Fabric 4—1/4 yard fabric for medium strips
  • Backing fabric—1-1⁄2 yards
  • Batting—45" x 50"
  • AccuQuilt Go! fabric cutter
  • AccuQuilt Go! strip cutter 3-1/2" (55032)
  • AccuQuilt Go! 10" x 24" mat (55113)
  • AccuQuilt Go! strip cutter 2-1/2" (55017)
  • AccuQuilt Go! strip cutter 1-1/2" (55024)

Stripe Power Quilt


Fabric 1:

  • Cut 7 —3-1/2" strips across the width of fabric (WOF)

Fabric 2 :

  • Cut 12—1-1/2" strips across WOF

Fabric 3:

  • Cut 8—2-1/2" strips across WOF

Fabric 4:

  • Cut 3 —2-1/2" strips across WOF


  1. Layout fabric strips in chosen color order.
  2. Pin and sew strips right sides together, keeping one edge even throughout piecing.
  3. Press seams toward narrow strips, Fabric #2.
  4. Square up and trim sides of quilt top to 40" wide.


  1. Layer batting between quilt top and backing.
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
  3. Machine quilt with an all-over design.
  4. Add binding, mitering corners.


  • Add more strips to make throw longer.
  • Add monogram or appliqué accents.
  • Choose school colors.
  • Add borders to make throw larger.


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