May 10, 2022

Celebrate America with Patriotic Quilt and Sewing Projects

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time now to start stitching up those beautiful, patriotic quilts and décor projects for your summer picnics and Independence Day celebrations! Quilting has been an American past-time since the beginning days of our country, so celebrate the history of our craft and nation this year with a red, white and blue color palette!

If you’re needing some inspiration, we’ve gathered our favorite patriotic quilt & sewing projects that would be just perfect for any summer celebration. Pick up one of our patriotic fabrics, and you’ll be ready to kick back on your very own picnic quilt and watch the fireworks.

Stars and Stripes Quilt

It doesn’t get more Americana than the Stars and Stripes quilt! This simple strip quilt comes together with ease using Jelly Rolls (2.5″ strips of precut quilting fabric) and snowballed corners. The iconic red and white stripes compliment the uniquely blue stars creating the perfect patriotic theme while still capturing the simplicity and beauty of a quilt.

To best capture those stars and stripes, consider using a solid fabric. Sometimes when we think solids, we think of very plain fabric, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Cut up some strips from the Tonga Batiks – Honor collection to add some depth to your solids and make this quilt pop in subtle ways!

Sawtooth Stars and Stripes Patriotic Quilt

This Sawtooth Stars and Stripes quilt is a great way to show off your patriotism with your favorite red, white, and blue fabrics. Use it on the 4th of July for watching fireworks under the stars or lay it out on a summer evening to gaze at the beautiful night sky. In our tutorial, Misty creates this quilt with two simple blocks using the Riley Blake Confetti Cottons collection. You can use solid yardage, but it is precut-friendly as well.

Making Waves Patriotic Table Runner Sewing Project

Spruce up your dining room (or picnic table) with this easy-to-sew, quick-to-make table runner. The chevron pattern is fun and fresh, and we're sure you'll love the results. It comes together simply with half square triangles and squares! To start you'll need one package of 5" precut squares, 1/2 yard of background fabric, and 1/2 yard of border fabric. With a few simple steps, you'll create a fashionable table runner that will add patriotic flair to any tabletop presentation.

"You're a Grand Old Flag" Wall Hanging Project

If you prefer more traditional patriotic displays, then the You’re a Grand Old Flag wall hanging quilt is the choice for you. Created using Charm Packs (5″ squares of precut quilting fabric) and the Missouri Star Small Tumbler Template for 5″ Charm Packs, this fun flag quilt can be created with ease. The outcome is impressive, a simple tumbler flag design that, when the proper color palette is utilized, will be a favorite for many Independence Days to come!

Consider investing a little extra time into cutting your 5″ squares from yardage to take advantage of the All American collection from Moda Fabrics. Whether you go precut or yardage, this quilt will be sure to brighten up any setting.

Outstanding Stars Patriotic Quilt

What more can be said, this quilt is simply outstanding! These pretty star blocks are framed with a simple sashing and cornerstones. While this quilt would look great in any color, when given a patriotic palette it truly feels like a slice of Americana. We just can’t believe how versatile this simple design is!

Star Spangled ZigZag Place Mats & Napkins

Let's get the party started! Grab this fun pieced place mat kit to set the scene for your USA-themed celebration. The Star Spangled Zigzag place mats and napkins in patriotic colors are easy to make and the perfect way to show off your patriotic side. This kit includes a pattern by Missouri Star and Star Spangled fabrics for the top, binding, and backing, including precut 5" squares, by Andover Fabrics.

Pinwheels on Point Patriotic Quilt

Pinwheels are an iconic quilting symbol that have been heavily utilized in American quilting. When early settlers were first traversing west across our country, they would quilt what they saw (no wonder stars are such a big deal!) and what better way to capture the motion of wind then by using pinwheels! Stitch up a little history in your patriotic project with this quick and easy Pinwheels on Point quilt.

You’ll again need 2.5″ strips of precut quilting fabric for this quilt, but there’s no need to focus on solids. Have some fun when selecting fabrics for this project!

Published by Danae M.