The Mini Plaid-ish Quilt
I have been teasing this tutorial for a while, but I finally, FINALLY have everything ready to share with you.
Does this quilt look familiar? Look a little closer.
Yes, it’s a Plaid-ish Quilt, but it’s a little different. Meet the Mini Plaid-ish Quilt.
Why a Mini Plaid-ish?
The Plaid-ish quilt tutorial makes a BIG quilt and I have heard a lot people say that they want to make the pattern but they were a little overwhelmed. The mini quilt is still lap sized, but a smaller, more manageable size.
The other reason I decided to write a mini version is that it uses smaller scraps. The Plaid-ish Quilt can definitely clear out your scrap bin if you have lots of larger scarps, but this one uses sizes that are more likely to be in your bin.
Is this a good quilt for beginners?
Heck yes it is!
Does the tutorial have fabric requirements?
One of the main questions that I got about the original Plaid-ish quilt was how much fabric it required. Since the quilt was intended to be made from scraps, I didn’t originally include this information but I did make it available later in a blog post.
For the Mini Plaid-ish, fabric requirements for using yardage are included right in the tutorial.
What about a rainbow version?
There is a separate download just for using rainbow fabrics. In fact, there is a list of recommended colors for using Pure Solids, Kona, or Bella solid fabrics. The rainbow version that I made (and that I will be sharing tomorrow) uses Pure Solids.
And yes, the rainbow version is FQ friendly.
How do I get the download?
Just like the original Plaid-ish quilt, this is a free download but it is only available for email subscribers.
If you are already a subscriber, you should have already received a copy in your inbox.
If you aren’t yet an email subscriber, you can get a copy sent to you by signing up now. It should show up in your inbox within a couple of hours.
Why is it only for email subscribers?
I wanted to offer this as a free download, but I am still a business. I love what I do and I want to keep doing it, so this was a good way for me to make the tutorial free while still building my business.
Is there a hashtag for this?
Yes, of course. The original Plaid-ish Quilt uses the #plaidishquilt hashtag (check it out, there are more than 4,000 posts!) and for the Mini Plaid-ish we are going to use the #miniplaidishquilt hashtag. We are keeping it simple.
Will there be a quiltalong?
Earlier this week, I asked which quilt you guys wanted to quiltalong with next and you answered just like I was hoping you would: you want to do a Plaid-ish Quiltalong. We will start in the next few weeks (details soon) and you can make either the mini or the regular Plaid-ish Quilt and you can go rainbow, use scraps, or use yardage.
Also, isn't the quilting on this project gorgeous? It was quilted by Heidi of Piece and Joy Quilting and she just does the best job. She convinced me to use metallic gold thread and it is amazing.
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SueEllen White on
Want to subscribe to get emails. Thanks❣️
Fran Blomberg on
I just cut out a plaidish quilt last night and was second-guessing myself about the size and scraps I chose. I may well cut the blicks down for the mini-plaidish and make it child friendly!
Thank you! I’m so excited to get started on this!
Lorraine Dubois on
How nice of you, Erica, to be offering this beautiful pattern. I completed the Plaidish Quilt maybe 2 weeks ago, and I will be giving it to my son on my birthday, i.e. in 2 weeks. I thought it would be fun to give my adult children their first quilts on my 65th birthday. I am so excited and very grateful to you for this beautiful patttern. I look forward to making the mini!
Anne von Trapp on
Oh hot diggity! Ever since the first time I saw the OG Plaidish quilt I knew I’d be making it. That day finally came a month ago but had to cut it down to size for a baby quilt. I was happy with how it turned out, but would have loved the mini version. Oh well, I’m going to plan on joining in the QAL and make it anyway. There’s lots of babies in my life so nothing will go to waste. Actually excited to tackle my mountain of scraps. You’re the best Erica!
I’ve made two plaidish quilts and the process brought me so much joy. I can’t wait to join in to make the mini. I’m excited to go completely scrappy with this one, my other two were very planned. I might even think about making this one a light weight picnic quilt.
Thank you, Erica for the mini plaidish quilt pattern. I haven’t been so excited to make a quilt in a very long time. This is going to be fun!
Woo hoo! I have made Plaidish and Plaidish-2. Can’t wait to make the mini! Thank you for doing the math.
Sazzie Jessop on
Thank you for sharing .
I am on a mission to use as many of my scraps as I can this year, so I’m really looking forward to the quiltalong -…. ❤️
Heather Perry on
Thank you Erica, I love this quilt. I have made 3 and given them all away:) Now I need to make a 1 week old baby and this would be perfect. I have TONS of scraps LOL!! You are the BEST, thanks for sharing the free patterns. Maybe I will STILL have enough to make myself one!! :D
Thank you for you generosity. Love from Switzerland.
Leslie L. on
How do I sign up as an email subscriber? I don’t see an option for that. Thank you!
Elizabeth A on
Thank you so much for giving us these new tutorial! I have wanted to make this Plaid-ish but it seemed so hard to do. So I’m looking forward to the tutorials on this quiltalong! You are the best!
Judi Derry on
Thank you! Love love your Plaidish free tutorial! I’ve made two! From my scrap bins! I love the original size…but the ability to use smaller scraps will be helpful too! Looking forward to your rainbow reveal tomorrow.
Dorothy Dishman on
I would love to sew along in making both sizes….this is what I need before my room disappears in scraps of all sizes, colors and textures. Yea, count me in.