When searching for the perfect quilt pattern, it can feel slightly overwhelming with the thousands of options out there right now.
One of the ways you can narrow down your search is to pick the size you want to make.
The most versatile quilt is the queen-size quilt.
It can be used, of course, on a queen bed, but it can also work for a twin/full bed or as a topper for a king bed.
I will go over some FAQs about the queen-size quilt pattern and show you a vast selection of easy queen-size quilt patterns.
- FAQ About Queen Size Quilting Patterns
- 23 Striking Queen Size Quilt Patterns
- 1. On the Bright Side
- 2. Italian Tiles
- 3. Sweet Comfort
- 4. Lovely Log Cabin
- 5. Diamonds in the Deep
- 6. Celtic Crossing 2.0
- 7. Holiday Party
- 8. Triangle Peaks
- 9. Tulip Rose of Sharon
- 10. Scrappy On Point Nine Patch
- 11. Crossroads
- 12. Little Crosses
- 13. Gold Medal
- 14. North Star
- 15. Solstice Lights
- 16. Summer on the Porch
- 17. Atlantic
- 18. Fractured
- 19. Cheer Up
- 20. Geo Gems
- 21. Gingham Patchwork
- 22. Thrive
- 23. Modern Lone Star
FAQ About Queen Size Quilting Patterns
Since this size quilt is so popular, there is a lot of information available on the internet to help you with your research.
Here are some common questions I have heard regarding queen-size quilts and how to make them.
How many squares does it take to make a queen size quilt?
If you want to make a basic patchwork quilt design with only one size square, you will need to figure out a couple of variables before cutting your squares.
First, you need to figure out what size square you want to use. Second, you need to decide the dimensions of the quilt. This is true for any size quilt.
For example, if you want to use 5” precut squares (charm pack) and you want the quilt to measure 81”x90”, you will need 360- 5” squares.
The number of squares you will need will depend on the size square you want to use and the size of the quilt you will make.
What size is a queen-size quilt?
There isn’t an exact size a queen-size quilt should be. However, ideally, you want the end and sides of the quilt to drape the bed at least 10” longer than the mattress.
An average queen mattress measures 60”x80”. A queen-size quilt should measure at least 80”x90”.
Depending on the quilt pattern of your choice, the finished quilt will probably range between 80”-86”x90”-100” for a queen size.
How do you make a simple queen-size quilt?
If you are interested in making a large quilt but aren’t sure of the involved steps, this shortlist will help you know what to expect.
- Choose a queen quilt pattern. Many quilt patterns offer several different sizes. Remember, the dimensions for a queen should be at least 80”x90”.
- Choose the fabric. The pattern will give you the fabric requirements that you will need to purchase.
- Cut out the pieces from the fabric. Some patterns give cutting instructions to help with fabric waste; some don’t. As a good rule of thumb, cut the larger pieces first.
- Piece the blocks together.
- Sew the blocks into rows.
- Sew the rows together to create the quilt top.
- Create and baste the “quilt sandwich.” The quilt sandwich is the quilt top, batting, and backing fabric.
- Quilt the quilt. You can either do this yourself or send it to a quilting service.
- Bind the quilt. Add the binding to the raw edges of the quilt to conceal them and finish the quilt.
23 Striking Queen Size Quilt Patterns
Now that we know the basics surrounding queen-size quilt patterns, let’s look at some gorgeous quilt patterns.
These patterns are just a glimpse of what is possible for a queen-size quilt, and I hope they inspire you to make one on your own.
1. On the Bright Side
This beautiful pattern designed by Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken features miniature eight-point stars across this quilt top. The finished quilt size will be 96 ½” square which can fit a queen or king-sized bed. For the example quilt, they have highlighted the light background with intricate free motion quilting.
2. Italian Tiles
This unique quilt pattern includes three sizes: baby, throw, and queen. In this downloadable PDF, you will receive a printable coloring page to try out different color combinations. The designer recommends having an intermediate skill level to take on this project.
3. Sweet Comfort
Sweet Comfort is a fabulous choice for a confident beginner. You only need four fabrics to make this entire quilt top, and the designer gives recommendations on different colorways to choose from. This pattern has four sizes: throw, twin, queen, and king.
4. Lovely Log Cabin
The log cabin quilt block is a staple in many quilters’ quilt block libraries. You will use the traditional log cabin block to create this beautiful heart design in this pattern. The instructions will show you how to make a smaller throw quilt or a larger full/queen-sized quilt.
5. Diamonds in the Deep
This quilt pattern utilizes the log cabin block, but look how different it is from #4. This pattern has four sizes included: crib, throw, twin, and queen. The designer will provide you with fabric cutting suggestions and instructions on how to piece the blocks to create this striking quilt.
6. Celtic Crossing 2.0
This quilt is a modern take on the traditional Irish chain quilt pattern. This pattern includes queen-size instructions, and the finished quilt will measure 94” square. This would make a great beginner project that is precut-friendly.
7. Holiday Party
Suzy of Suzy Quilts has created many wonderful, modern quilt patterns, including this beautiful holiday-themed quilt: Holiday Party. She wrote this pattern with fat quarters in mind for easy fabric selection. She wrote four different sizes for this pattern, including the queen.
8. Triangle Peaks
Aren’t these colors fantastic?! The choice to use bright, happy colors with this pattern is brilliant. This fat quarter-friendly pattern includes four sizes: baby, throw, twin, and queen.
9. Tulip Rose of Sharon
Here we have a pattern that features a centerpiece similar to the Carpenter’s Star pattern. However, the star points are slightly different and meant to mimic tulip petals. This pattern has instructions for a throw or queen size quilt.
10. Scrappy On Point Nine Patch
If you are a beginner quilter and need a simple pattern for inspiration, this pattern is perfect for you. The only blocks used to make this quilt top are nine-patch blocks and squares. The finished quilt measures 96”x 104 ½”.
Here is another fat quarter-friendly quilt pattern that includes queen-size instructions. This pattern is equal parts modern and classic with its unique take on a nine-patch block. This will also be a great pattern if you have a lot of small scraps.
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12. Little Crosses
Little Crosses is another pattern that uses nine-patch quilt blocks. This pattern has instructions for baby, throw, and queen-sized quilts. You could use scraps, fat quarters, charm packs, or yardage to make this beautiful quilt.
13. Gold Medal
You know how sometimes you see a quilt and your jaw just drops? That’s what happened to me when I saw this gorgeous piece of art.
The combination of orange peels, circles, triangles, and unique borders makes this quilt stand out from the crowd. It is a well-written, detailed pattern meant for intermediate quilters.
14. North Star
North Star is an ideal beginner-friendly quilt that uses fat quarters or yardage. It will be a great pattern if you have a fat quarter bundle of gorgeous fabrics that you want to feature on a quilt top. You will have four size options in this pattern, including queen-size.
15. Solstice Lights
Fran designed this pattern at Cotton and Joy with beginners in mind. You can use fat quarters, or ⅓ yard cuts to create this modern quilt. She includes five quilt sizes in the instructions and suggestions if you want to make this a scrappy-style quilt.
16. Summer on the Porch
This quilt may look complex, but it isn’t. This pattern gives instructions on constructing two different blocks that make up this entire quilt top design. There are three other quilt sizes besides queen to choose from, plus this is another fat quarter-friendly pattern.
This modern beginner pattern uses only one type of block: the HST (half square triangle.) Since the HST blocks are pretty large, this would be another great option if you have some beautiful fat quarters or yardage that you want to show off on a simple quilt.
Speaking of modern, check out this abstract design by Doug Leko. Fractured is a layer cake (10” squares) friendly pattern and comes with the sizes runner, throw, and queen for your selection. This quilt top uses two types of quilt blocks- half rectangles and flying geese- perfect for a beginner.
19. Cheer Up
Here is a pattern that includes queen-sized instructions and crib, throw, and twin options. This pattern is fat quarter friendly and an excellent beginner project. This unique block gives a pinwheel movement style to the quilt top with simple construction.
20. Geo Gems
Emily of Quilty Love has made several quilts in this compilation, and this is another one of unique, modern designs. She knows how to make gorgeous yet simple blocks for quilters of all skill levels to make. This pattern offers crib, throw, and queen sizing options.
21. Gingham Patchwork
Everyone loves Gingham’s timeless pattern, so why not make a quilt using this fun, simple pattern? This pattern has six size options, including the trusty queen size. The designer has made several example quilts in different colorways to show you what you can create using different colors.
Here is another Suzy Quilts quilt pattern that is fat quarter and beginner-friendly. She has shown several different example quilts using different colors and fabrics to show how versatile this pattern can be. This pattern is written well and gives five size options.
23. Modern Lone Star
Our Modern Lone Star quilt pattern is a modern take on the classic lone star block without “Y” seams.
This pattern is beginner friendly and will take you step by step to create this 87”x87” queen-size quilt. The pattern also includes a coloring page to try out various colors for a different look.
I hope this collection of gorgeous queen-size quilt patterns has inspired you to take the leap and make one soon. These patterns are just the tip of the iceberg of what is available in the wide world of quilting.