Nautical Mini Quilt
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Nautical Mini Quilt Tutorial

I am excited to get to share a the PDF download for my Nautical Mini Quilt today on my blog. This pattern was shared in August on the Inspired by Fabric blog, and I am happy to get to offer the 14 page PDF to you as a free download (it is also available for free from my Craftsy store). Details on the Nautical mini quilt, which finishes at 31 1/2-inches square, are below. To download the PDF, click on the image at the bottom of the post to open and save the PDF.

Nautical Mini Quilt

Nautical Mini Quilt

For me, nothing says summer like thoughts of spending time around water, whether on a beach, in a boat, at a pool, or in a summer rain shower. I selected a grouping of 9 cotton solids, and playing off a nautical theme I created a fun, skill building mini quilt.

This mini quilt will help develop consistent 1/4-inch seam allowance skills, agility in handling smaller piecing (1 1/2-inch wide strips), and familiarity with methods to make some standard quilt blocks that are building blocks for many other patterns. The resulting mini quilt looks less scrappy due to intentional use of blending backgrounds and the nautical flag theme.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 31 1/2-inches x 31 1/2-inches


  • 7 fat quarters
  • 1/2 yard of background fabric (navy)
  • 1/2 yard of white

Nautical Mini Quilt PDF Cover

Click on the image above to open and save the Nautical Mini Quilt PDF.

I would love to see what you create. If you are on Instagram, tag me (@QuiltingJetgirl) and any images of your quilt using #NauticalMiniQuilt. Or send an email to jetgirl8(at)gmail(dot)com with a photograph or link to a blog post about your quilt!

16 thoughts on “Nautical Mini Quilt Tutorial

  1. Another fantastic quilt, Yvonne! I have a nephew who I think would really appreciate owning this quilt. So thank you so much for designing and sharing this pattern with us. Sadly, it will not have a chance to be made until sometime next year; I have so many Christmas projects going on right now and several large quilt projects to finish as soon as the holidays are over and so forth…. but thank you! I hope that you have a wonderful creative day!

  2. Anne D says:

    I love this quilt and pulled the fat quarters to make it when it was first published. I am still planning to make it but it will have to wait until after christmas. Thanks for a great quilt!

  3. Cassandra says:

    This is a lovely quilt, and it is so generous of you to give out the pattern. I love the graphic design and all those beautiful shades of blue.

  4. Thanks for the pattern. I really enjoyed seeing this when you first blogged about it, and I still enjoy seeing it today.

  5. Christine Sherman says:

    This one is also so clean and sharp, love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Rhonda Best says:

    Very nice work, thanks for sharing.

  7. Serena @ Sewgiving says:

    That looks like a fun quilt / I like the binding colour changing at the corners too 🙂 Thanks for offering it for free!

  8. I always loved this quilt, the choice of the straight line quilting was wonderful for the design.

  9. Jayne Willis says:

    A beautiful mini quilt…on my list! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I still love it, the design always grab my attention!

  10. Lara B. says:

    Oh I love all the summer dreams you spoke of Yvonne. You are such a sweetheart! And very generous to offer your pattern as tutorial too.

  11. Rochelle says:

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I really like the the very squared off look…I’m an “in the box” kind of person. Also like your new portrait.

  12. says:

    Yvonne, I love your nautical wall hanging! The only problem is that I want to drop everything I am working on and make it! So fresh! Thank you for the pattern!

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  13. skalabara says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern. I like the blues that you have chossen for this quilt. The wall hanging pops up on the white wall.

  14. Jasmine says:

    How neat. I love the fabrics you selected and plan on making placemats with mine.

  15. sally says:

    Is Jasmine meaning she’s going to make placemats purely with the fabric or using your pattern? I do like the idea of nautical placemats picking out different sections of your design, so they’re all linked by the theme but not matching.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)