How to Make the Chantrell Simplish Quilt

by Morgan | July 18, 2018

This quilt is great for beginners, and can be finished in a weekend at a quilting retreat or while you're trying to stay cool this summer. We've got a free tutorial for you and a free download. You can follow along with Tammy in the video using your own pre-cuts or scraps, or you can pick up the Chantrell Simplish Quilt Kit from our shop online and make exactly what you see here. 

Learn how to make the quilt

Visit the Free Downloads page to get the pattern, generously provided by Wilmington Prints to our readers. 

What you'll need to make the quilt

1- 10" square pack (we used the Chantrell Simplish Kit)

1- 5" square pack (we used the Chantrell Simplish Kit)

1-Strip Pack (we used the Chantrell Simplish Kit)


Ruler (we love the Creative Grids 6.5" x 12.5" ruler)

Rotary Cutter (this is our favorite - the Olfa Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter - Pink)

Cutting Mat 

Pins (we used  the Clover Patchwork Pins (Fine) - 100ct Size 30 - 1½") 

Sewing Machine (We're using our Bernina 770QE).

How to make the Chantrell Simplish quilt

1. Cut your 10" squares directly in half (you can cut 3 at a time) to make 36 5" x 10" pieces.

2. Trim off the pinked edges from the 5" x 10" pieces. 

3.  From your 10" squares, cut 12 - 5" squares. 

4. Cut the rest of the fabric following the instructions in the downloadable pattern

5. Lay out your blocks according to the diagram in the download. 

6. Sew pieces RST (right sides together)

7. Press open your seams toward the black fabric (you'll do this throughout the quilt.)

8. Sew the 5" x 10" piece to the black strip, RST, and press the seam toward the black. This is your finished block.

9. Make 36 total blocks for this quilt. 

10. Lay out your quilt, alternating placement of the blocks you completed. Make sure to add the long black sashing strips between each block.