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 there's a lot of planning involved. Fabric first – how much do we need? Which prints would go well 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 quilters are put off by the planning process. So we've round up a few of our favourite quilt kits (both in the UK and US) for beginners to get you started.

Do you prefer sewing the patchwork over the planning and maths involved in starting from scratch? Treating yourself to a kit saves you a lot of time plus 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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Main image: Southern lights quilt kit - Buy it now from Etsy, £30.00

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

1. Melissa & Doug no-sew quilt kit

Looking for a cute quilt kit which involves absolutely no sewing? Well, this kit is for you! It is a soft fleece with a tasselled fringe, which can be easily tied together to create your patchwork quilt. This kit is ideal for little crafters ages 6+ who want to have a go at making their first quilt. Before you know your little ones will catch the crafting bug and want to create lots more!

  • Finished size: 1.5m x 1.2m
  • Age range: best for ages 6+
  • 48 pieces included
quilt kit tied

2. Nine Patch Quilt Kit: Pattern and Fabrics

Nine patch quilts are the perfect quilt to build your skills if you're starting out with patchwork. Buy sewing groups of nine small squares together into larger squares, you can build a patchwork quilt top that won't fox you with fiddly curved piecing or trickier techniques like paper piecing or appliqué. All the fabrics included with this beginner-friendly quilting kit are 100% cotton.

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  • Finished size: 48x58in (120cm x 148cm)
  • Kit includes: All fabrics for the quilt top, backing and binding + pattern
  • Only ships to the UK
  • Does not include wadding.
Nine patch quilt kit for beginners

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 60x75 inch quilt top. In addition to this kit, you will need fabric for the backing and binding, as well as a package of batting. The colours 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. Railfence quilt kit

Buy it now from Etsy (from £29.47)

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 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. Choose to fit your budget and fabric stash. You can also pick between two colourways.

You do need to cut the pieces yourself for this one. A cutting mat, ruler and cutter would help the beginner quilter. However, it is possible to cut the pieces using a marker and a pair of scissors, but it does take longer.

  • 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

5. Olfa Beginner Quilt Making Kits

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

6. Simply patchwork quilt kits

Unlike most other quilt kits for beginners, these sweet kits come with wadding included. Choose from 5 different sizes, ranging from a 9-inch square cushion kit up to 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

7. Simple cushion patchwork kits

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 colourways for these lovely beginner cushion kits. They come with instructions and all the fabrics needed to complete your cushion, including colour coordinated fabric for the reverse, quilting fabric and wadding.

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

8. Chocolate Orange Quilt Kit

Buy it now from Village Fabrics (£50)

Piece together simple squares and rectangles in taupe, gold and cream shades, with this beautiful beginner quilt kit featuring solid colour blocks to help you capture the modern geometric style of quilting. The finished quilt will make a lovely throw for your sofa.

  • Finished size: 60 x 60 inches
  • Kit includes: Fabric for the quilt top and binding.
  • Ships from the UK
Chocolate Orange Quilt Kit

9. Rainforest Quilt Kit

If you're looking for a simple quilt kit to get stuck into but with really a stunning finish, this beautiful quilt kit and pattern from Village Fabrics could be the one for you. It uses beautiful batik fabrics with vivid colours to give its easy quilt top extra punch. You'll get to practise beginner-friendly piecing and try out appliqué too.

  • Finished size 38.5in x 60 in
  • Ships from the UK
Rainforest quilt kit for beginners

10. Riley Blake NASA Space Quilt Kit

Ok so this one is, quite literally "out there" but we couldn't resist adding it to the 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 quilter favourite 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 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

11. Liberty Tana Lawn Pre-cut hexagons kit

So this one's not a complete quilt kit but we've included it in this round-up for all those of you looking for a soothing, beginner-friendly sewing kit to make beautiful patchwork with no previous experience needed! This kit from The Sewing Hutch includes 49 teal Liberty tana lawn fabric hexagons (they have all sorts of other colourways in stock too), each measuring around 3 inches from flat side to flat side. Each flat size is approx. 1.75 inches. They're designed to be wrapped around paper hexagons for English Paper Piecing – a lovely hand-piecing method of patchwork that doesn't need a sewing machine and that you can take with you wherever you go!

You will need to add the extra fabric and wadding to turn your finished paper-pieced hexagons into a fully-fledged quilt.

LIberty Tana Lawn Precut Hexagons quilt kit

12. Diggers Quilt Kit

Buy it now from Bramble Patch (£46)

Sew a beautiful quilt from scratch with this bumper quilt kit from one of our favourite online fabric stores. This adorable quilt would go perfect in a child's room or nursery. It would also make a fabulous gift to expectant parents.

  • Six long quarters of Start Your Engines Fabric 6§1
  • 47" x 21" of feature stripe fabric
  • 45cm fabric for binding
  • Wadding and backing fabric approx. 45" x 60"
quilt kit with a digger pattern

13. Half Triangle Floral Quilt Top Sewing Kit

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

  • Finished size: 42.5x54.5in (107cmx138.5cm)
  • Does not include: backing fabric, wadding or thread
  • Very easy beginner quilt pattern
Half Triangle Floral Quilt Kit

14. Quick and easy quilt kit

These quick quilt kits are a perfect introduction to the craft of patchwork and quilting. Not only are all the coordinating fabrics chosen for you, but most of the cutting has been done too, so you can just get stuck in and start sewing.

  • Finished size: approx. 42" x 42"
  • Includes: 36 squares made up of six prints from Riley Blake's Singing in the Rain collection, thread and instructions
  • Video tutorial available
floral patterned patchwork quilt

15. Monochrome modern quilt kit

Give your home a modern upgrade with this beautiful quilt kit from stitchesngiggles4U! We love the minimalist style yet being super snuggly. This kit is ideal for beginners and includes all fabric for the quilt top and binding as well as a PDF pattern.

  • Finished Size: 57" x 70"

16. Mini quilt kit with snow scene

What better time to create a quilt than as winter approaches? Keep snuggly with this cute mini quilt featuring a snowy scene of trees, a white hare and rolling hills. The kit contains all the fabric to make the quilt along with a design sheet and detailed instructions.

  • Finished size: 17.5 x 23.5cm (7 x 9”)
  • Techniques: shadow appliqué and quilting
  • Video tutorial available
snow scene on a quilt

17. Baby quilt kit

Perfect for a new baby! This adorable quilt is suitable for beginner stitchers and would make a very special gift for the expectant parents. With full step by step colour illustrated instructions this is a fun project for the beginner or more experienced sewist alike.

  • Finished size: approximately 38.5" x 38.5"
  • This kit includes all the fabric that you will need to make a completed quilt. All fabrics are cut to size for convenience - just a little trimming is required.
  • Wadding is included
quilt kit with baby design

18. Stained-glass style quilt kit

This lovely pattern is very popular and we can see why! By using an easy method for adding 1/4" black sashing that will give the stained glass effect, making it very good for beginners. The kit includes 3/4 yard of black cotton fabric for the sashing, 3/4 yard of one batik fabric and 1/4 yard each of four further batiks. You will also receive the printed pattern.

  • Wadding not included.
  • Backing fabric, binding fabric optional
  • Finished size: 40" square
quilt with stained glass style pattern

19. Christmas trees quilt kit

Of course, we had to include this beautiful festive quilt kit! Great for beginners, this pattern uses piecing and raw edge applique for a quick and easy finish! With classic trees and a cute little Santa, this fun Christmas quilt will be a fabulous addition to your holiday decor!

  • Ships from US
  • Finished size: 50" x 60"
quilt kit with christmas trees

20. Southern lights quilt kit

How beautiful is this kit? We adore the deep purples and blues of the night sky and really think it is a fabulous piece of artwork! The kit includes fabrics, wadding, backing, bondaweb, full-sized templates and photo-illustrated & written step by step instructions.

  • Available as pattern only and kit
  • Finished size: 15 1/2 x 20 inches
quilt kit with a southern lights pattern

More like quilt kits

Did you love this round-up of our favourite quilt kits? If you are looking for more inspiration then try this DIY hearts mini quilt, the jelly roll quilt pattern or the patchwork flag banner.


Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor, Gathered.how

Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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