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Buttonholes Quilt Pattern

Super Easy!


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This is a perfect quilt for a beginning quilter. And it's a really fun and relaxing project for an experienced quilter. Everyone wins!

What makes it so easy? It's all straight lines. No diagonals, no points, no curves. Just nice straight lines. Easy to cut and easy to sew.

I designed the quilt to be forgiving of small errors. Relax! Your seam allowance isn't exactly 1/4 inch? That's ok. Your seams don't match up? Impossible - there are no places for your seams to match up. I planned it special that way. :-)

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper. No shipping costs and no waiting!

Pattern Details

You Get. . .

  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos showing you exactly what you need to do every step of the way - including how to efficiently cut out your fabric. You’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right.
  • Quilt diagrams, specific yardage requirements and cutting instructions for four common quilt sizes. None of this "easily sizes up or down" nonsense! Do you want to do math or do you want to make a quilt? I thought so.
  • Instructions for optional fancy schmancy pieced quilt backs
  • Instructions for how you can make it scrappy. Beginning scrap hoarders can replace just the fat quarters with scraps. If your scraps are taking over all available space in your sewing room, you can use scraps for the whole dang thing! I include instructions for both situations. :-)
  • Instructions for assembling the quilt – layering, basting, quilting and binding – with links to videos for all of them.
  • Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern!


The pattern includes instructions for four common sizes. . .

  • Napping (66.5" wide x 70" tall)
  • Twin (66.5" wide x 87.5" tall)
  • Queen (84″ wide x 94.5″ tall)
  • King (101.5" wide x 94.5" tall)


    Super easy! I link to videos throughout the pattern for all the skills you'll need to complete the project - from using rotary cutting tools to sewing a straight line, layering, basting, quilting, and binding. I don't care if you've never even used a sewing machine before - you can totally make this quilt! 

    Materials Needed

    You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

    You'll need. . .

    Napping Quilt (66.5" wide x 70" tall)

    • 10 fat quarters for buttonholes
    • 2 1/4 yards background fabric
    • 1/2 yard binding fabric
    • for backing you'll need 3 1/4 yards + your scraps

    Twin Quilt (66.5" wide x 87.5" tall)

    • 13 fat quarters for buttonholes
    • 3 yards background fabric
    • 1/2 yard binding fabric
    • for backing you'll need 4 yards + your scraps

    Queen Quilt (84″ wide x 94.5″ tall)

    • 18 fat quarters for buttonholes
    • 4 1/4 yards background fabric
    • 3/4 yard binding fabric
    • for backing you'll need 5 3/4 yards + your scraps

    King Quilt (101.5" wide x 94.5" tall)

    • 21 fat quarters for buttonholes
    • 5 yards background fabric
    • 3/4 yard binding fabric
    • for backing you'll need 7 yards + your scraps

    You'll also need. . .

    • batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
    • two spools of all-purpose thread to match your background fabric

    This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

    For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


    You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

    For example, if you're using this pattern to make pillows which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!


    If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

    For example, if you want to hire someone to cut fabric strips, or do the quilting on a longarm machine, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Teresa Cheyney
    Great Pattern

    I’ve read through the instructions and have gathered my fabrics. The instructions are clear and I really appreciate all the size options and all the photos and illustrations! Can’t wait to get started!

    Dappled Dog
    Perfect Pattern for Me!

    I’m new to quilt making and after reading the detailed and “friendly” instructions on the Buttonhole Quilt Pattern -I can hardly wait to get started! I’m actually feeling pretty darn confident thanks to Wendi’s supportiive words and clear pattern directions/ diagrams! It almost feels like I have an experienced quilting buddy by my side!! Thanks a bundle Wendi for thinking of us beginner quilters - and taking the time to make such an inspiring pattern!