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2024 Quilt Trend Predictions

Ya'll... I'm not gonna lie, it's kinda hard to do quilty predictions. The quilting industry really defies expectations, because we're cool like that.


Fortunately, I have an inside scoop (or two) about what's coming up in 2024, and I think you're gonna love it. I definitely squealed a little when I saw the new things that were released at Quilt Market for this year.





Ready to see what (I think) are going to be big hits?


Trend 1: Bold Florals

Are bold florals ever not on-trend?


The new ones coming out in 2024 are both cohesive and whimsical. Several new designers (hello Stephanie Organes) are creating large prints that are visually striking while sticking to a constrained color palette. This is amazing if you like the scrappy-yet-cohesive look!




Stephanie Organes fabric collection Wandering for Andover Fabrics



The obvious exceptions are the super-artsy designers like Anna Maria Horner, Jennifer Paganellli, and Tula Pink, all of whom create their own rules, and that's why we're obsessed with them.


Trend 2: Back To Basics

It seems like every new collection of fabric that comes out features a new basic or two, which is amazing! Basics have staying power: you can add them to your collection today and they won't be out of style in ten years. I'm currently crushing on Amanda Murphy's new shot cottons from Benartex (coming this spring!).


While we're talking basics, let's take a second to note that basics don't just mean solids! A lot of basics are fabrics that look solid from a distance, but provide just enough visual interest to not be flat. There's currently a hashtag going around to #makestarryabasic which kinda makes me think the industry is moving away from solids and back to printed basics (heck yeah)!



Ruby Star Society Starry Fabrics and Benartex Shot Cottons. Quilt Trends 2024. #makestarryabasic


Trend 3: A Lot More Scrappy Quilts

I'm not just saying this because scrappy quilts are my favorite thing on the planet. The economy is currently the pits, and quilters are hopping on no-spend challenges left and right. In a recent survey I did on Instagram, most of you responded that your goal for 2024 was to shop your stash to save money.



Quilt Trend 2024: Scrap Quilting. Polaroid-style photos featuring six scrappy quilt patterns by Amy Lollis

This is incredible! Using up scraps is a great way to tell your visual story without breaking the bank. If you need help choosing a color palette to make your scrap quilt cohesive, you can always grab my free Scrap Quilting Cheat Sheet




Trend 4: Quilted Clothes

The quilt coat trend took off during the pandemic, and it appears to be expanding into other forms of clothing as well. There are folks making quilted skirts, dresses, and even hoodies.


One of my favorite designers released a few new clothing patterns last year. If you want a beginner-friendly quilt coat pattern, check out Sewillow. Her patterns are written in UK sizes, but the measurement conversions are super easy (not an affiliate link, I just super-duper love her patterns). The Chiono Jacket is her bestseller and my personal favorite. And since it's a digital download that you print from home, you can buy the pattern once and make it in several sizes.



Quilt Trend 2024: Quilt Coats. Photos feature the Chiono quilt by Sewillow, made by Amy Lollis. One version is in the Maven line by Maureen Cracknell and the other is in large-print fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and Anna Maria Horner

And you know what would be even better than the quilted clothing trend? If we shopped our stash to make scrappy quilted clothes. Can we make 2024 the year we clean out our scrap stash and quit buying clothes?




Trend 5: Skipping The Longarmer

I kinda hate seeing this one, because longarm quilters are amazing!


In my Instagram survey, over half of the responders said that they wanted to learn to finish their quilts at home. I can only imagine this is another result of the economic decline. However, just like scrap quilting, it's a great opportunity to learn a new skill, and make the most of what you already own!


1: A Halloween-themed quilt block featuring a mug made in the Spooky N Witchy line by Art Gallery Fabrics. 2: The Dreamer Quilt Pattern by Amy Lollis Design in pink, yellow, and white scraps, being quilted on a black Janome HD9 machine 3: The Wild Folk Quilt pattern by Amy Lollis made in the Wandering collection by Stephanie Organes


Old Trends That Aren't Going Away:

Thankfully, when the quilting community decides they like something, they like it for a long time! There were a few trends from the last few years that are definitely going to stick around for 2024:


  • Puff quilts

  • Big-block quilts

  • Solid fabrics

  • Foundation paper piecing

  • Neutral quilts


Which trends are you excited to see? Are there any you're ready to say adios to? Let me know in the comments!






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Just recently found you on YouTube and I am really getting into the idea of more scrap quilts, I have more than enough fabric to accommodate them. Thinking I need to post more on Instagram and look into being a tester with my free time now.


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Hi, there is nothing I can think of that should go away, I know scrap quilts are here to stay, lots of sites out there pushing it, I will try to keep up with yours. Thanks for the info.

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Scrappy and using stash is also a huge way (&fun) way to make this hobby a little more environmentally friendly. I think the long armers who truly do it as a business are here to stay. As I’ve gotten older, my neck and shoulder just take too much of a beating quilting things that are very big. And I’ll never do enough quilting to get the results a professional does. Sometimes, good enough is just that, but for something special you’ve invested hours and $$$ in, a pro gives a polished finish. If you can’t afford the service, no shade from here, I’m selective too. Now, I need to go check out that clothing pattern designer you linked. Happy 2024!

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I looooooove my longarmers. I have one locally, and one that I ship quilts to, and they are magic workers! I will absolutely send them anything that's too big to quilt on my domestic machine. The biggest I've ever quilted at home was 108 x 108 and NEVER AGAIN! They can charge me whatever they want for those massive quilts, and I'll shut up and give them my money. It's not worth the shoulder pain!

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