Ladders Quilt Free Pattern

For a while now I've been wanting to post some sort of free pattern or tutorial for my readers and I had some free time over the last couple days to get one done!

The Ladders quilt is a beginner level pattern featuring a modern color palette and minimalist design.  The layering of colors adds depth to the quilt, while the negative space is a great opportunity to let your quilting creativity shine.  This design will look great in solids, prints or a mix of both.

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The jumping off point for this design was my Urban Trek quilt.  I took one element, interlocking stripes, from the Urban Trek quilt and expanded it into a lap size or large wall hanging quilt.  This is a great quilt for those looking for a quick easy modern project and because there are only four colors in the color palette it's easily customized.

As soon as I get a chance I'm going to make this quilt with a mix of solids and prints.  I think there is a perfect Cotton + Steel print for the background.  Here are the fabric requirements:

Brown: 1 7/8 yards
Aqua: 1/2 yard
Grey: 3/4 yard
Off White: 3/4 yard
2 1/2" Binding: 1/2 yard
Backing: 3 3/4 yards
Batting: 58" x 68"

I'd love to see what people come up with so if you make this quilt don't forget to post it online and use the hashtag, #laddersquilt or tag me in the post, @quiltachusetts.  I hope you enjoy my very first free pattern offering and thank you for reading!

Finished Ladders quilt top using my stash fabrics.  I followed the pattern to the "t" and was able to finish the top in a little over three hours, from fabric pulling to final seam press.


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    1. Thanks Mickey! I think I'll whip out a quilt top this week.

  2. I do love this modern design! I'd like to whittle it down to a table runner's now on my list! Thank you for offering the pattern!

    1. I'm glad you like it and it should be pretty easy to make as a table runner. I'm glad you found the pattern after the 25th of August the pattern will be offered for $7.50.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us. Love the design!


    1. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy making it.


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