How to Make a Batik Quilt Pattern for Beginners

You don’t need to be an experienced quilter to make a beautiful batik quilt pattern. In fact, all you need is some fabric, a little bit of patience, and a few simple supplies.

This tutorial will walk you through the basics of making a batik quilt pattern, step-by-step. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have a stunning quilt that you can proudly display in your home.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 yard of white cotton fabric
  • 1 yard of batik fabric (you can find this at most fabric stores)
  • Quilting supplies (quilt batting, quilt backing, etc.)
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Step One: Cut the Fabric

Using a rotary cutter or scissors, cut the white cotton fabric into twelve 12-inch squares. Set six of the squares aside—you’ll use these later.

  • Cut the remaining six squares in half diagonally to create triangles. Set these triangles aside as well.
  • Next, cut the batik fabric into twelve 12-inch squares. Again, cut six of these squares in half diagonally to create triangles.

Step Two: Make the Quilt Top

To make the quilt top, you’ll need to sew together three rows of four triangles each—alternating between the white cotton triangles and the batik triangles as shown in the picture below.

Once you have all three rows sewn together, press the seams open with an iron and then sew the three rows together to complete the quilt top.

Step Three: Add Batting and Backing

Now it’s time to add batting and backing to your quilt top.

  • First, lay down a piece of backing fabric on a flat surface—right side down. Then lay the batting on top of that—smoothing it out so there are no wrinkles or creases.
  • Next, lay your quilt top on top of the batting—right side up. Using a sewing machine, stitch around all four edges of the quilt sandwich (quilt top + batting + backing) to secure everything in place.

Step Four: Finish Up

All that’s left to do now is bind your quilt! To do this, simply cut 2½ -inch strips of fabric from your remaining six white cotton squares—enough strips to go around all four sides of your quilt sandwich (when joined end-to-end).

Sew these strips together end-to-end until you have one long strip that’s long enough to go completely around your quilt sandwich. Then sew this strip onto your quilt sandwich—using a ¼ -inch seam allowance—being sure to miter (or angle) the corners as shown in the picture below.

Once you’ve bound all four sides of your quilt sandwich, congrats!

You’re finished!

That’s it! You’ve now officially made your very first batik quilt pattern! I hope you had as much fun making it as I did writing this tutorial for you.

If you have any questions along the way or if something isn’t quite clear, feel free to leave me a comment below. Happy sewing!