9 easy patriotic quilts for the 4th (and all summer long) 🇺🇸 🌞

From Oh, Glory!Summer is unofficially here—and official or not, it’s time to celebrate and decorate!

While they’re perfect for Independence Day, easy patriotic quilts are also ideal for other holidays and gift-giving occasions throughout the year, including:

  • Flag Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Gifts for armed-services members
  • Projects for Quilts of Valor

And hey, what’s the upcoming season without a splash of red, white, and blue?

Here are just a few quilts we’ve chosen for you today—whip up your favorites and add a little sparkle to your summer!

Stars of Freedom quilt
Stars of Freedom by Kathy Flowers, from
Oh Glory! A great project for using up your scraps, this little table topper can be as scrappy or fabric-coordinated as you choose.

Anthem quilt
Anthem by Kim Diehl, from
Simple Whatnots. Kim says, “Quilts with a red-white-and-blue color scheme hit the mark on so many levels—they’re vivid, rich, and perfect any time of the year. Adding unexpected touches of turquoise to the traditional patriotic theme lends a light, fresh feel, bringing a bit of modern flair.”

Antiquity quilt
Antiquity by Jo Morton, from
Jo’s Little Favorites III. We love this subtle take on the red, white, and blue theme: try muted blues, creamy whites, and rusty reds.

Stars and Stars quilt
Stars and Stars by Laurie Simpson, from
Moda-All Stars: Mini Marvels. Paper piece these sparkling stars for goof-proof perfect points.

The Fourth of July quilt
The Fourth of July by Sue Pfau, from
Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics. The King’s Crown block in this Layer-Cake-friendly quilt appears to be set on point, but it’s not! Secondary designs elevate the design to something much more complex than it is to sew (shhh!).

Leo's Star quilt
Leo’s Star by Kathy Flowers, from
Oh Glory! Made as a tribute to her father, Kathy’s simple-to-stitch quilted flag is one you can sew super-quick and proudly display any time of year.

Patriotic Logs quilt
Patriotic Logs by Carol Hopkins, from
Civil War Legacies IV. The antique quilt that provided inspiration for Carol’s quilt was constructed from flag bunting and was made by Amanda Beitler, a worker at the Collegeville Flag Factory in Pennsylvania.

Long May She Wave quilt
Long May She Wave by Kathy Flowers, from
Oh Glory! Four stars and alternating red-and-white Courthouse Steps blocks create a pretty rendition of the American flag, perfect for a wall hanging or back-of-sofa lap quilt.

Teatime quilt
Teatime quilt by Laurie Simpson, from
Moda All-Stars: Lucky Charm Quilts. Dress up a table or wall with this cheerful checkered quilt. Use a charm pack that includes a variety of red-on-cream prints to add a scrappy touch.

Americana Coasters
Americana Coasters by Kathy Flowers, from
Oh Glory! Calling all paper piecers! These little Log Cabin coasters are so easy to make—and they’re perfect for hostess gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays too. (Watch Kathy’s video demonstration of stitching and trimming these paper-pieced blocks here.)

Here’s wishing you a very happy Fourth and a stitched-filled summer!

What do you have more of in your stash: red, white, or blue? Tell us in the comments!


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