Free Brick Quilt Pattern

I've gotten so many requests for this pattern that I am going to show it again. If you'd like, feel free to copy and paste it into a word type document, then you can print it off at your convenience. Super easy and makes a great lap size or toddler size quilt.

4” x 8” Brick Throw Size Quilt (finished quilt is 40”x52”)


Sewing machine, needles, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, at least a 8 ½” quilting ruler, thread, seam ripper (all the normal quilt making supplies)

Fabric (for top only):

¾ yard of white or background

~2 yards of assorted colored/printed scraps in pieces at least 4.5” by 8.5” (see suggestions below)

Backing fabric:

About 3 yards

Binding fabric:

About ½ yard for 2” finished binding


Cut 19 pieces of white 4.5” by 8.5”

Cut 40 assorted colored or printed scraps 4.5” by 8.5”

Cut 4 pieces of white 4.5” by 4.5”

Cut 8 pieces of assorted colored or printed scraps 4.5” by 4.5”


Sew together in horizontal rows placing the white as shown in the picture.


I’d recommend using at least 10 different fabrics for the colored blocks. You can use scraps, layer cakes (10” squares), fat quarters, or fat eighths. A fat eighth will make (4) 4.5” X 8.5” blocks. If you don’t have scraps and want to use fat eighths for the colored fabric, get at least 11. Many quilt shops will cut fat quarters or fat eighths for customers.

Happy quilting!


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