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Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern

By: Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics
Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern
This image courtesy of michaelmillerfabrics.com

This Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern will show you a creative way to use striped fabrics that really shows off the print's color combination. This pattern uses a 2" by 2" stripe print, so be sure to find a print with the same size stripes in order to have the design turn out properly. This bold, geometric quilt is a great throw for a boys' room or rec room.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size48 inches wide x 48 inches long

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced


Note: This pattern is designed to use fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list.


Fabric Yardage Cutting
CX3745 Red
Two by Two Stripe
2-1/2 yd. (2) 29-1/2” squares - cut in half on the diagonal
(4) matching 14-1/2” x 7-1/2”
(4) matching 17” x 9”
(10) 2-1/2” x W.O.F. - checkerboard
Krystal (Red)
3/8 yd. (5) 2-1/2” x W.O.F. - binding
(1) Star (see pattern)

Two by Two Stripe Quilt PatternTwo by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern

  • 54” x 54” backing
  • 54” x 54” batting
  • fusible web
  • scissors, straight pins, rotary cutter, mat, acrylic ruler
  • threads to match


  1. Piece two of the 29 1/2” right square triangles together along the stripe to make one large triangle. Piece the other two pieces together matching the stripes as shown. Sew the two large triangles together with the stripes at right angles on the diagonal seam.
    NOTE: Handle the quilt gently as all of the outside edges are on the bias.
  1. Sew together two CX3745 2-1/2” x W.O.F. strips. Offset the stripes to create a checkerboard. Repeat for the remaining (8) pieces. Total (5) 4-1/2” checkerboard pieces. Trim ends leaving 1/4” seam allowance on each end. Sew two checkerboard strips together maintaining the patterns. From this piece cut one piece 40-1/2” long. Sew to the top edge. Repeat for the bottom edge. Carefully ease in any fullness to lay flat. Piece the remaining checkerboard strips together to make two 48-1/2” pieces. Sew one to each side.
  2. For the large square sew together the 17” x 9” pieces mitering each corner. Match all of the stripes at each miter to make a 17” square. Trace ‘star’ onto the paper side of the fusible web. Cut out leaving a small margin around the image. Press on to the back of a small piece of K1149. Cut out. Press the star over the center intersection. Machine satin stitch all raw edges to finish. Turn under 1/4” seam allowance on all four sides. Topstitch to the upper right hand corner of the quilt. From the back, remove the background fabric leaving 1 /4” seam allowance.
  3. Repeat for the small square using the 14 1/2” x 7 1/2” pieces. Sew to the quilt as shown, Remove excess background from behind the square.
  4. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste.
  5. Quilt as desired.
  6. Using K1149 2-1/2” strips, bind quilt piecing strips as needed for length.


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Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern


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