11 Patriotic Quilt Patterns to Celebrate the Fourth of July


You can't have a Fourth of July celebration without one very important thing: a quilted patriotic project! Whether you make a full-blown quilt, a star-spangled table runner or a red, white and blue mug rug, these patterns are sure to set off fireworks.

Good to Know

If you want to gift a patriotic quilt, browse the patterns available at Quilts of Valor , a charity that provides quilts to honor Americans who have served in the armed forces.

1. Streaks of Light Quilt

Whether you sew it up in pastels or a bold red, white and blue, this quilt is made from simple, classic blocks that emulate the stars and stripes. Best part: the pattern includes sizing for a crib-, twin- or queen-size version, so it's sure to fit any bed.

2. Spangled Table Runner

There's no better place to lay all your Fourth of July cake pops , ice cream treats and cocktails than on top of this themed table runner. It's super easy to create the appliquéd stars, and all the stripes can come from your stash.

3. Tumbling Flags Quilt

Grab your basic tumbler quilting template and you can easily make this patriotic quilt. Simply cut a few red, white and blue tumblers, then piece together to create a wall hanging for your living space.

4. Red, White and Blue Mug Rug

Patriotic colors have never looked so cute. Make a batch of these mug rugs to use during your Fourth of July picnic — they can even double as hot plates for your cookout.

Red, white and blue has never looked so cute. Make a batch of mug rugs to use during your Fourth of July picnic — they can double as hot plates for your cookout, too!

5. Star Table Topper

Swap out those Halloween colors for red, white and blue — you'll have a festive table topper pieced and appliquéd before you know it.

6. Flippity Flop Mug Rug

Celebrate summer with a mug rug that truly shines in the season. This one comes together in a flash, and you can add rickrack ( or another fun binding ) for a touch of extra flair.

7. Patriotic Wave Table Runner

Celebrate the U-S-of-A with this modern table runner. Made with easy strip piecing and a gentle curve, it creates the effect of a flag waving proudly in the wind.

8. Patriotic Patchwork Pillow

When nestling in to watch the fireworks , you want a comfy pillow to prop you up. This one comes together in a couple of hours, and uses scraps to help bust your stash.

9. Scrappy Flag Quilt Block

Whether you make it into a pillow, frame it or create a full-size quilt, this block makes great use of your stash . Don't have any star fabric? Sew star-shaped buttons onto the blue square, or appliqué a wool star for some festive flair.

Fact: there's no better way for quilters to celebrate the Fourth of July than by stitching a scrappy flag quilt block. Your only decision: whether to make it your only patriotic quilt project, or the first of many!

10. Fireworks Wall Hanging

Everyone loves a good fireworks show on the Fourth of July, so why not bring the appeal indoors? This wall hanging is sure to wow a crowd, and the appliqué bursts are a blast to pull together.

11. American Flag Quilt Block

While it's a pretty perfect block for any patriotic quilt, you could also use this pattern to quickly create a set of pot holders . Make a matching table runner or placemat for a full kitchen ensemble.

March 05, 2020
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