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Striped Cuddle Quilt

This plush quilt is just what you want to curl up with on a chilly night! The Striped Cuddle Quilt uses plush fabrics and a quilt as you go method for a quick snuggly throw quilt. This is one of our easiest fast quilt patterns! Strip quilt piecing goes a long way in this quilt as you go pattern that will soon be a warm and snuggly quilt for the whole family to enjoy. It may look difficult, but this is actually a great free beginner quilt pattern to try when you're starting to work with strip quilting.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size60 inches wide x 72 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePieced



  • (17) 5" strips of Cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics
  • 2 yd. batting
  • 2-1/2 yd. Cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics for backing and binding
  • One can of spray adhesive
  • Walking foot


This quilt is sewn with the "sew and flip" method. This means each strip is sewn onto the foundation of the quilt, sewing through the strip, batting, and backing all in one step, then flipping it over and sewing on the next strip. When you are finished sewing the strips onto the foundation, the quilt is ready to bind. The keys to making this quilt work are the spray adhesive and a walking foot.

  1. Lay the batting onto a table or floor. Place the backing fabric centered exactly on top of the batting, right side up, making sure it is square. Fold the backing fabric back halfway. Spray a section of the batting with spray adhesive. Lay the back fabric down as if applying contact paper. Fold the fabric down in place and work the fabric so that there are no wrinkles. If needed, pull the back off and reposition it. Repeat with the second side.
  2. Trim off any extra batting so the edges are even. Be sure all of the edges are well fused. 
  3. Fold the backing/batting piece in half vertically. Measure and mark a line on the batting across the center of the quilt. This is where you will begin sewing your strips.
  4. Arrange your strips in the color order you like. Take the center strip and center it on the line you just made. Using your spray adhesive, secure that strip to the batting. Take another strip and pin it on top of the first strip, right sides together. Using a 3/8" - 1/2" seam allowance, sew the first set of strips, one on each side of the center strip. It is easier to work with two strips at a time and sew one strip to each side of the strip set each trip to the sewing machine. After sewing one strip on each side, spread the quilt out on the floor and carefully spray under the last sewn strip to stabilize it. Smooth out any wrinkles. This makes sewing on the next strip much easier. 
  5. Fuse down your last sewn strips and trim. 
  6. Bind using a 2" strip of Cuddle fabric.
  7. Finish using a top stitch or serpentine stitch.

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Hi DD! Yes, Cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics is 60" wide, so you should not need to join the fabric at all. If you are using a different type of plush or minky fabric, we suggest you use one that is 60" wide. Hope this helps! -- Editors of FaveQuilts

Looks great. I'm not familiar with Cuddle cloth. Is it 45" or wider? Using one strip across how do you get the 60" width? join 45" to make wider? DD


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