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Trippy Quilt Pattern

Trip Around The World quilts come in several different styles and date back generations.
I am not the creator of this pattern or this method of quilt making, but I have put my own mark on this idea.
I've resized it to have minimum fabric waste, simplified the instructions and added a bit more of a modern look to it.
There is no cohesion running through this quilt like in many Trip Around The World quilts you might have seen.
Instead, anything goes! Choose a color palette and then collect fabric in those colors!
Trippy is an essential pattern for using up width of fabric scraps (42"-ish).
I've written this pattern in the usual way, where you gather the required amount of fabrics, and of course you CAN make this quilt in that way, BUT I want to encourage you to give no thought at all to how many fabrics to include and instead collect the right amount of "strips" (42" wide).
This is much more fun and encourages you to actually use your scraps or fabrics that are less than a 1/4 yard sitting in your stash.
The only rule: They need to be 2 1/2" wide and fit your color palette!


Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Skills Used: Strip piecing and straight line sewing
Speed: Not a fast make, but not a slow one either
4 Sizes: 30"x40", 60"x60", 60"x70", and 80"x90" 8 illustrated pages.
Pattern includes a video tutorial for strip piecing Pattern has lots of helpful links included (including methods for basting, quilting and binding).

  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: Multiple
  • Final Product: Quilt
  • Technique Used: Standard Machine Sewing
  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner