Five Favorite 2 1/2″ Strip Quilts


September is the perfect time to roll out the 2 1/2″ precut strips. These quilts are some of our favorites that make fast, beautiful quilts using 2 1/2″ strips. Check out the projects, gather your fabrics, and don’t forget to show off your 2 1/2″ strip creations in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group!

Rainbow Rails – 74″ x 92″
Show off a favorite print, or play with ombre fabric with this traditional rail quilt.

Festive Boxes – 80″ x 80″
Play with color and placement or go scrappy with Festive Boxes. It’s a perfect gift to yourself or to a loved one!

tidal strip quilt
Tidal – 72″ x 76″
Embrace coastal style with a two-tone quilt made with 2 1/2″ strips.

River Trees by Jan Magee – 58″ x 60″
Foundation paper pieced Flying Geese guarantee sharp points. Pairs perfectly with homespun and flannel fabrics!

Shannon’s Triple Chain – 82″ x 82″
Create a low volume beauty or punch the color with this traditional Triple Irish Chain using strip piecing methods.

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Primrose Bohne

Can’t access the patterns.

Judy Morin

Are the quilts supposed to have a link to the pattern? If so, it is missing

Susan Greene

Where do we find the patterns mentioned here? There are no links, and I can’t find them in the AQS store.