Have you made a buffalo plaid quilt yet? I made my first buffalo plaid quilt 3-4 years ago. It was red and black and made entirely from flannel (in other words, it weighs a ton, but is well loved during wintertime!). I didn’t realize that there were any online tutorials, so I figured out the fabric requirements and cutting instructions myself (which really isn’t a difficult task since you’re just dealing with squares).
A few months ago, we got a new bed frame and mattress for our boy and I thought a black and white buffalo plaid quilt would be perfect on his new bed. This time around, I wanted to make the plaid jumbo sized for a big impact and fast finish. I chose Riley Blake’s Confetti Cotton because it has such a softness to it. If you haven’t tried their solids lately, you really should–they are so soft to the touch!
The backing is flannel (Riley Blake Kisses in Steel) so it’s still warm and cozy, I quilted it with the Too Simple pantograph, and bound using Confetti Cotton solid in black.
I realize that there are many other online tutorials, but wanted to share the specifics for my jumbo plaid quilt, so I’ve added a tutorial below. Enjoy!
Finished Quilt Size: 67″ x 86″
Black: 1 1/2 yard
Gray: 2 1/4 yard
White: 1 yard
Backing: 4 yards (with a vertical seam in the backing)
Binding: 1/2 yard
The fabric I used for the quilt top is Confetti Cotton solids in Black, Riley Gray, and Riley White from Riley Blake Designs.
Black: cut (5) 10″ x WOF strips. Subcut into (20) 10″ x 10″ squares.
Gray: cut (8) 10″ x WOF strips. Subcut into (31) 10″ x 10″ squares.
White: cut (3) 10″ x WOF strips. Subcut into (12) 10″ x 10″ squares.
Assemble the quilt top:
Layout the black, gray, and white squares as shown below. Sew the blocks into rows, pressing seams toward the gray squares. Sew the rows together, press all seams in one direction.