Project Dorm Room Quilt

By Beth Ann Cecchettini

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Why have the same bedspread as everyone else when you can have a custom quilt! With some fun fabric and simple piecing techniques, your dorm room will be the envy of everyone in your residence hall! Download printable instructions.


  • All fabrics listed from Amy Butler “Love” collection
  • 1 3/8 yards of Garden Midnite, 54” wide
  • 1 yard of Sandlewood Peri, 54” wide
  • 7/8 yard of Trumpet Flower, 54” wide
  • ¾ yard of Bali Gate, 54” wide
  • 1 ½ yard of Sun Spots, 45” wide
  • 1 3/8 yard of Bliss Bouquet, 45” wide
  • 5/8 yard Sandlewood Peri, 54” wide for binding
  • 5 yards of 45” fabric for backing
  • Rotary cutting system
  • Twin size quilt batting
  • Thread for piecing and a contrast thread for quilting


  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine


  1. Cutting:

    1. Garden Midnite fabric: Four 7” wide strips and three 4” wide strips

    2. Sandlewood Peri fabric: Six 5” wide strips

    3. Trumpet Flower: Five 4” wide strips and one 6” wide strip

    4. Bali Gate: Four 3” wide strips and two 4” wide strips

    5. Sun Spots: Twelve 3” strips

    6. Bliss Bouquet: Three 7” wide strips, three 6” wide strips and one 4” wide strip

  2. Cut all strips into angled pieces with a 45 degree angle on each end; the long sides of each piece will measure 10 ¼”.

    1. Make sure to have right sides of fabric facing so that there will be left and right side pieces.

    2. All left side pieces will be stitched together to form rows, while all right side pieces will be joined to form rows.

    3. When a left row is connected to a right side row, this will form the herringbone affect of the quilt.

  3. At the sewing machine, put all the pieces into piles, left side pieces with left and right side pieces with right.

  4. Randomly select two left side pieces and stitch together with a ¼” seam allowance.

  5. Continue stitching left side pieces together until a row is complete at 93” in length. Press.

  6. Repeat this process for a right side row.

  7. Complete a total of nine rows. Four left side rows and five right side rows.

  8. Lay the rows out to decide which rows look best next to one another.

  9. Stitch the rows together. Press the seams to one side.

  10. Trim the ends of the rows, making sure the length of the quilt measures 90”.

  11. Piece the backing fabric together.

  12. Layer the quilt, batting and backing. Quilt the layers with an all over pattern, in a contrast color that pops!

  13. Cut binding strips and bind the quilt.

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