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18 easy quilt kits for beginners 2020: patchwork and pre-cut

Are you new to making quilts or always wanted to give it a go? Perhaps you want to jump straight into the good sewing stuff without working out how much fabric you need? Our guide to the best beginner quilt kits is here to help

Ultimate Quilt Kits for Beginners

Wave goodbye to the prep zone and say hello to pre-planned quilt kits! We’ve all been there. We start dreaming about making a quilt but before we can switch on our sewing machines we need the fabric first – how much do we need? Which prints would go nicely together? Will it all come together and look ok once we’ve finished the patchwork? A recent study of quilters found that between a third and a half of the would-be makers have been put off at one time or another by the planning process. So we’ve rounded-up a few of our favourite quilt kits (both in the UK and US) for beginners to get you started.

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If you prefer sewing the patchwork to the planning and maths involved in working out how much fabric to buy, treating yourself to a kit saves you a lot of time and you have the added benefit of seeing what your finished quilt will look like! We’ve rounded up our favourite quilt kits (that ship from the UK and US) below for you to dive in and treat yourself.

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Best easy quilting kits for beginners – UK and US shops included

1

Windmill quilt kit

Buy it now from Etsy (£45)

Cottage Patchwork’s bright and cheerful quilt kit is easy to piece from squares and half square triangles. You’ll get all the 100% cotton fabrics you need to cut and sew a cheery first patchwork quilt kit and the pattern to show you how to turn them into a quilt. A bit of previous quilting knowhow would come in handy for this kit but if you’re able to sew, this should be in your comfort zone. Windmill squares are simple to create from half square triangles blocks mixed in with plain squares. So it’s a relatively easy quilt to put together if you’re new to quilting.

  • Finished size: 37x45in ( 94cm x 114cm)
  • Kit includes: All fabrics for the quilt top, backing and binding + pattern.
  • Ships from the UK.
  • Does not include wadding.
Windmill quilt kit

2

Sew Motion Quick Quilt kits for beginners

Buy it now on Etsy (£35)

Don’t want to fiddle around cutting your patchwork pieces? If you’re on the hunt quilting kits for beginners (pre cut UK variety), this could be the one for you. These quick quilt kits from Sew Motion UK are the perfect introduction to patchwork and quilting. You’ll get all the co-ordinating fabrics for your quilt top, but most of the cutting has been done for you, so you can just get stuck in and start sewing. Each kit contains 36 squares made up of a collection of modern floral prints including that gorgeous flower balloon, plus border and binding strips, thread and full instructions. It’s ideal for a quick make, maybe for a last-minute gift.

  • Finished size at approx. 42x42in
  • Skill level: easy
  • You will also need to buy: wadding and backing fabric + thread for quilting
  • Ships from the UK
Quick and easy quilt kit

3

Postcard from Sweden Quilt Kit

Sewing this rainbow quilt is a blast! This beautiful yet simple beginner quilt kit is designed by Kelly Liddle for Jeli Quilts and comes with 35 Fat Quarters and one 3/8 yard cut as per the quilt instructions. Each fabric is clearly labelled to save you hours of colour matching! You’ll get all the fabric you need to make a 60x75in quilt top. In addition to this kit you will need fabric for the backing and binding, as well as a package of batting. The colors are so cheerful and happy I have already made FOUR of these quilts myself! I am addicted!

  • Does not include backing, binding or batting
  • Ships from the US
Postcard from Sweden Beginner Quilting Kit

4

Patchwork Block Quilt Kit

Buy it now from Etsy (£65)

We’ve included this kit as it’s the perfect skill-builder if you are new to making quilts and curious to learn how to make different types of quilt blocks@ You will learn how to make 16 different patchwork blocks,. This kit comes with the fabrics to make all the blocks, naturally, and they’re handily individually packaged with step by step instructions. Complete with step by step illustrated instructions. Some fabric prints may differ from the image below.

  • Kit contains all the fabric to make 16 blocks plus wadding and backing fabric
  • Finished size: 38inch / 95cm square (approximately)
  • Ships from the UK
Patchwork block quilt kit UK

5

Railfence quilt kit

Buy it now from Etsy (from £32.99)

When it comes to quilt kits for beginners, railfence quilt blocks are a dream to piece together for quilting newbies.This railfence quilt from Ludlow Patches on Etsy is a perfect introduction to quilt making, with all the fabric you need to make a striking yet simple to make quilt. Designed with beginners in mind, you can choose whether to buy just the kit for the quilt top, or add the backing, binding and wadding fabrics too, to fit your budget and fabric stash. You can also pick between two colour ways.

You do need to cut the pieces yourself for this one. I feel that a cutting mat, ruler and cutter would help the beginner quilter, but I am reluctant to suggest anything that will cost money if you are only just beginning to quilt. It is possible to cut the pieces using a marker and a pair of scissors, but it does obviously take longer doing it that way.

  • You’ll need to cut the pieces yourself – not pre-cut
  • Ships from the UK
  • Buy just the quilt top kit or add backing, binding and wadding
Railfence quilt kit for beginners

6

Baby cot quilt or playmat kit

Buy it now from Etsy (£33) 

One of our favourite things about this sweet baby quilt kit is that you can choose between three different colourways to match your nursery. This small-scale quilt is made up of seven appliquéd blocks including sweet animals, hearts and flowers, and will be relatively quick to make, so it’s an accessible project if you’re new to quilting but be prepared to give appliqué a go! It will make a relaxing project for hand stitchers as well as more experienced machine sewers. The kit includes all the fabrics for the quilt top and backing and the pattern. All fabrics are 100% premium cotton

  • Finished size: 30x30in
  • Wadding and bondaweb for the appliqué not included
  • Ships from the UK
Baby Cot Quilt Kit

7

Olfa Beginner Quilt Making Kit

While we’ve filled this round up with easy quilting kits for beginners, we also thought we should throw in a tools kit too – for those of you who would like to level up your quilt-making stash but don’t need any help with your fabric selection. If you’re new to cutting fabric for patchwork and quilting, you’ll be surprised just how much easier having a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting matt makes things. This kit contains all 3 products by trusted brand Olfa, including a 6.5inch square gridded ruler. Use it to cut fabric pieces accurately, neatly and quickly, and to square up quilt blocks and sandwiches. Treat yourself to this basic stash set and you’ll be using it for years to come.

Olfa Premium Quilt Making Kit

8

Simply patchwork quilt kit

Buy it now from Ebay (£12.50 – £112.50)

Unlike most other quilt kits for beginners, these sweet kits come with wadding included. Choose from 5 different sizes, ranging from a 9in square cushion kit up to a a 90x8in Kingsize quilt. Every kit comes with pre-cut squares for the quilt top, plus binding strips, backing fabric and wadding, along with full instructions. The fabrics you get may vary as this one makes a traditional quilt with a scrappy feel.

  • Choose between 5 different size options
  • Wadding included
  • Ships from the UK
Patchwork quilt kits for beginners

9

Mini Treasures by Hand: Hexagon Flowers by May Morris Studio

Buy it now from Bramble Patch (£28.50)

We wanted to include a range of techniques and styles to suit everyone in this article, so here’s one for all you trad quilting lovers! (We see you). English Paper Piecing is a way of sewing hexagons together by hand by wrapping paper shapes in fabric, then slip stitching them together. It takes time but is pretty addictive and the perfect cosy project for Autumn/Winter. A mini quilt kit is the perfect way to try this technique as you don’t have to hand-piece a full sized quilt top! See our guide to English Paper Piecing to learn more. This quilt kit comes with mini paper hexagons (350 ½in hexagons in total) and May Morris Studio fabrics – exclusively created for Moda from the V&A Museum archives. It comes with a May Morris Studio by Moda charm pack, a Fat quarter of May Morris Studio fabric, Paper hexagons and instructions

  • Finished quilt measures 14½in square.
  • Wadding and backing not included
  • Ships from the UK
Hexagon quilt kit

10

Baby quilt kit: Peter Rabbit and friends

Buy it now from Etsy (£29.95)

When it comes to easy quilting kits for beginners, opting for a smaller-scale baby quilt with simple patchwork squares really is the best place to start. This little quilt from Mulberry Rose Designs on Etsy has a lovely vintage feel to it and makes a great nursery project. This beautiful, easy to make baby quilt features Beatrix Potter favourites Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Flopsy & Mopsy and Jemima Puddle-Duck. It’s perfect for new quilters as it uses a classic “4-patch” design (basically you sew squares together) with additional co-ordinates in pretty beige and pink fabrics, the binding a tiny buttermilk check design, All the fabrics for the quilt front are pre-cut into squares to save you time so you can jump straight into the sewing and te backing fabric is a lovely pale cream cotton with small white leaves.

  • Finished size: 32x32in
  • Kits include pre-cut squares for the quilt front, backing and binding fabric
  • Wadding and thread not included
  • Ships from the UK
Peter Rabbit Baby quilt kit for beginners
11

Hot air balloon quilt kit

Buy it now from The Bramble Patch (£28)

This is one of our favourite easy quilting kits for beginners kit as it is so quick to piece together the patchwork strips. This cheerful kit comes with the fabric and instructions to make a ‘Hot Air Ballon’ quilt. You’ll get 7 long quarters of fabrics plus 45cm fabric for binding. You’ll need to cut your own pieces but the quilt pattern instructions will show you how. The bright fabrics would make a great quilt for children, as well as grown ups who love a hot air balloon! (Don’t we all?)

  • Finished quilt size: approximately 42x55in.
  • Wadding and backing fabric not included
  • Ships from the UK
Hot air balloon quilt kit
12

Simple cushion patchwork kit

Buy it now from Ebay (£8.95)

If you’re on a tight budget, these super simple patchwork cushion kits are a handy way to learn the basics without investing in a full size quilt kit. Choose between 7 different colour ways fo these lovely beginner cushion kits. They come with instructions and  all the fabrics needed to complete your cushion, including colour co-ordinated fabric for the reverse, quilting fabric and wadding.

  • Needle, thread and cushion stuffing not included
  • Finished cushion will be around 32cm
  • Ships from the UK
Patchwork quitilng kit cushion easy
13

Vintage bird mini quilt kit

Buy it now from Etsy (£15)

Julia Gahagan’s sweet miniature quilts are a lovely first quilt to try if you’re not quite ready to commit to a full-sized bedspread. They come with everything you need to make this mini quilt, and you get to practise embroidery alongside Julia’s shadow appliqué quilting technique, so it’s a bit of a skills builder and will be adored by everyone who loves a bit of vintage crafting. The edges are stitched with a simple zig zag stitch rather than a fabric binding, making this a quick and easy little project where you dabble in quick machine stitching or go to town with hand embroidery.

  • Finished mini quilt size: 8x11in
  • Ships from the UK
Vintage Bird Miniature Quilt Kit

14

Boho Patchwork Quilt Top kit for beginners

Buy it now from Ebay (£15)

This is one of those really easy quilting kits for beginners that also offers modern style prints with a mid Century vibe that will make a really unique finished quilt. It comes with everything you need to make a beginner-friendly quilt top, including step by step illustrated instructions. The fabrics are eclectic vintage prints and are 100% cotton. It will make an eye-catching lap quilt or play mat and (happy days!) the fabrics are pre cut and include the border and binding, so no need for speciality patchwork cutting tools.

  • Finished size 40x40in (95cm square)
  • Wadding and backing fabric not included
  • Ships from the UK
Easy patchwork quilt kit pre cuts

15

Riley Blake NASA Space Quilt Kit

Buy it now from Amazon (£84)

Ok so this one is, quite literally “out there” but we couldn’t resist adding it to this kits round-up as it’s so unique and will be loved by adventurers and budding astronauts everywhere. This NASA “Out of this World” limited edition quilt kit is by quilters favourites Riley Blake. It includes the fabric, binding and pattern plus instructions you need to make the quilt top and is great for beginners as it’s based based around a central, pre-printed panel so the sewing itself is pretty simple. We are adding this one to the top of our Christmas wish list this year!

  • Does not include: Backing fabric, thread, quilting tools or wadding
  • Finished size: 150cmx135cm (59inx53in)
Nasa quilt kit for beginners

16

Turtle Cover Mosaic Quilt Kit

Buy it now from The Cotton Patch (£39.95)

Who says beginner-friendly quilts can’t also be beautiful? We’re smitten with this turtle quilt design – kit comes with all the fabrics you need to make a unique quilt top featuring a decorative 32in mosaic panel from the Turtle Cove range by Camelot Design Studio, along with co-ordinating fabrics plus binding and instructions.

  • Backing fabric and wadding not included.
  • Finished size: 50inx56.5in
  • Ships from the UK
Turtle Mosaic Quilt Kit

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Janet Clare Meander Quilt Kit

Buy it now from Create and Craft (£179.99)

This one’s more for advanced beginners than complete quilting newbies – it might help to be familiar with basic patchwork before you get stuck in. The limited edition kit shows you how you to create one of Janet Clare’s signature quilts with an eye-catching design, using traditional patchwork techniques including appliqué, with detailed instructions to talk you through it. You’ll be cutting the fabrics yourself, following the pattern, but all the methods used are easy to learn, so if you’re a confident beginner, don’t be put off. At £179 this one’s a bit of an investment but you’ll get over 10 yards of fabric featuring nine different prints, to piece the quilt top and binding.

  • Does not include: wadding, backing fabric and threads
  • Comes in a lovely little reusable eco-friendly cotton bag.
  • Finished quilt measures 80x80in
  • Ships from the UK
Janet Claire Quilt Kit

18

Half Triangle Floral Quilt Top Sewing Kit

Buy it now from Amazon (£32.50)

We’re ending on a high with this multicoloured half square triangle quilt pattern by Cabana. The kit includes 16 fabrics, all 100% cotton, for you to turn into a quilt top, plus binding fabric and a half triangle paper template and full colour instructions

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  • Finished size: 42.5×54.5in (107cmx138.5cm)
  • Does not include: backing fabric, wadding or thread
  • Very easy beginner quilt pattern
Half Triangle Floral Quilt Kit