Island Batik Quilt Patterns

Super Easy Quilt Made with One 10″ Precut Pack and a Few Yards of fabric

Am I the only one who can’t resist those gorgeous precuts in my local quilt shop? Each one has various bits of fabric gorgeousness in them. I end up buying them and then they end up on my shelf. Because I am am an Island Batik ambassador I also get a number of them in my ambassador shipments each year. The colors were so pretty in a pack that I recently got that I just had to make a quilt. Here is my super easy quilt made with one 10″ precut pack and a few yards of fabric.

Disclosure: Some of the items used in this post were generously provided by Island Batik and Hobbs Batting.

Video Tutorial

All of the instructions can be found in this blog post, but I have also made a video showing me making this quilt. Enjoy!

The Fabrics I Used

The minute I saw this gorgeous fabric line called Woodcut Blossoms I knew I was going to make a big quilt to show off those colors! The fabric, which is from Island Batik, was designed by Kathy Engle for Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop. Look at those purples and blues!

This stack worked perfectly because there were a number of neutrals and I used those, plus some other neutral scraps for the background.

What You’ll Need

To make one 72″ x 72″ quilt you will need the following supplies:

One precut pack of 10″ squares (you will use 32 of them) – Note: If you don’t have a precut pack, you can use whatever fabric you want, you’ll just need 32 squares.

2 1/2 to 3 yards of a background fabric, cut into 32 10″ squares.

Backing fabric – About 5 yards

Batting and binding – For the batting I used Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton

General quilting and sewing supplies – Note: I like using a large square ruler (15″) to trim down my blocks. You can find that, and lots of my other favorite tools here:

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Making the Quilt

This quilt is made up of 64 half square triangles that measure 9 1/2″ unfinished (9″ finished). That is it. Let’s make those half square triangles.

Step 1 – Cut out your 32 10″ squares from your background fabric(s). I used multiple Island Batik neutrals but you can get the 32 squares from 2 1/2 to 3 yards of fabric (depending on how you cut them out).

Pick out your favorite 32 squares from your precut pack.

Pair up a square of the background fabric with a 10″ precut square. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the lighter fabric.

Next, line up the background fabric square with the precut square (right sides facing). Then sew a 1/4″ seam allowance along each side of the drawn line. Make sure to make it no large than 1/4″ seam allowance on each side. These get trimmed down so if you make the seam allowance larger, you won’t get a large enough block.

Tip: I like to sew all of these at one time. This super easy quilt made with precuts is perfect for chain piecing and comes together quickly.

Split the unit you just made in half by cutting along the drawn line.

Press the blocks towards the darker fabric.

Trim down the blocks to 9 1/2″ square.

Finishing the Quilt

Lay them out in the design I used or, if you prefer, try out a number of different ones. I wrote a couple of articles on half square triangle layouts: 16 Sensation Half Square Triangle Layouts and 11 Awesome Half Square Triangle Layouts. There are so many pretty ones to choose from. Here were a few that I thought about.

Sew the quilt top together. I find that when I sew them together by rows I can stay more organized. I also check along the way to make sure I haven’t accidentally turned an half square triangle the wrong way.

Finishing the binding on my quilt

Quilt and bind as desired. I sent my quilt to my longarmer Melinda Keppler of ScottieBelle Designs and she did a beautiful job. I love the darker plum thread she used.

For my binding I used a matching Island Batik purple called Blackberry from their Foundations – Playful Purples line.

Super Easy Quilt Made with One 10" Precut Pack and a Few Yards of Fabric

I love the way this quilt sparkles with the various fabrics in the collection.

The Super Easy Quilt Made with One 10″ Precut Pack and a Few Yards of Fabric

Will you be giving this quilt a try? It is so easy and it comes together quickly. Not only that, but it would look beautiful in any combination of colors. So grab your favorite pack of 10″ precuts, some background fabric and start sewing.

Happy Quilting! – Claudia


  1. Vera Campbell

    November 30, 2022 at 4:09 PM

    I just found you on YouTube. I absolutely adore this quilt. I’m so happy that I found you. I subscribed to your channel. I look forward to catching up on all your videos. Thank you.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      December 1, 2022 at 5:53 AM

      Thanks so much for subscribing and heading to my blog. I appreciate it.

  2. Ruth

    November 30, 2022 at 4:17 PM

    Your color palette is gorgeous!! I love your videos on YouTube and reading through this post is just as enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your passion.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      December 1, 2022 at 5:53 AM

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate that!

  3. Lyn Evans

    November 30, 2022 at 4:34 PM

    I love this! Is there a way to print the pattern?

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      December 1, 2022 at 5:54 AM

      Thanks so much. I need to write up a quick pdf so people can print it. I’ve been trying to finish up some things before the holidays and did not do this part of the article. Hopefully I’ll have it done in a couple of days.

  4. Sherri Wolters

    December 1, 2022 at 9:15 AM

    Is there a way to print this out withn adds , I want to make this

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      December 2, 2022 at 7:48 AM

      There is. I added it to the article. What colors will you be using?

  5. LOANN

    December 13, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    I just found you on you tube! I enjoyed the video and have printed the pattern. I also subscribed to your channel! Now I need to go back and look at all of your videos! Thanks for sharing.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      December 15, 2022 at 7:08 AM

      Welcome and thank you so much for saying hi! I hope you enjoy my projects.

  6. Gary

    January 19, 2023 at 12:37 PM

    Where can I find that purple 10 squares fabric to make the same quilt

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      January 20, 2023 at 8:47 AM

      The Whimsical Workshop still has some of the packs. Here’s their website: Those purples are so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Lori

    September 26, 2023 at 11:28 AM

    This pattern caught my eye, and I quickly discovered why. I had the exact precut fabric, so mine looks almost exactly like yours, even though I wasn’t trying to do that. I like the middle layout. I don’t know the name of the pattern though. Did you create it? If so, what do you call it? I’m sewing the rows together today, after a long hiatus from quilting over the busy summer. These jewel tones are my color palette! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Lori S

    May 26, 2024 at 10:03 PM

    I knew why this post caught my eye when i found the exact island batiks layer cake in my stash. Just gave this as a wedding gift.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      May 31, 2024 at 7:30 AM

      That is such a pretty line. I bet the happy couple loved the quilt!

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