Design a Basket Weave Quilt in 3 Minutes

One of the main reasons we LOVE Electric Quilt 8 is that you can create quilt mock-ups fairly quickly when you receive a custom quilt order. So when we received a custom order to create a Basket Weave quilt for a recent high school grad, we immediately drafted up a black and white version to get the design process started.

How to design basket weave quilt in EQ8

This quilt is super easy to make and so is the EQ8 design process. Check out the video below that will walk you through the steps.

Or keep on scrolling to get a step-by-step breakdown on how we designed this quilt.


Step-By-Step EQ8 Basket Weave Quilt Design Tutorial

How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
1. Design a quilt from scratch.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
2. Click on block worktable
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
3. Click on easy draw.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
4. Set your block width and height to 6 in x 6 in.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
5. Make sure line is selected; click on 1 inch node; hold cursor and drag a straight line to the bottom of the block.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
6. Repeat at 5 inch node; click on node; hold cursor and drag a straight line to the bottom of block.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
7. Click on Colors Tab; select colors; pick white
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
8. Click on the 1 inch strips and color them white.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
9. Choose a different color and click on center rectangle.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
10. Add to sketchbook.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
11. Make a vertical version of this block by repeating steps 2-6; only this time draw your lines from the 1 inch and 5 inch vertical rulers.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
12. Repeat steps 7 – 9 to color this block and add to sketchbook.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
13. Click on quilt worktable.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
14. Under New Quilt; Layout; Horizontal; change block size to 6 inch x 6 inch; then adjust layout size to your preference.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
15. With the first block selected; hold Alt key while clicking first square; every other square will populate with that block.
How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
16. With the second block selected; hold Alt key while clicking on the second square; every other square will populate with that block.

Once you add your preliminary design to your sketchbook, it’s time to color up those rectangles with colors and fabrics!

Here’s a sneak peek at our custom quilt order. The client is gifting this quilt to her neice who will be off to college in the Fall. Any guesses as to which school she’ll be attending?

How to design an easy quilt in EQ8
Hmm – which school uses Orange and Purple? (HINT: Go Tigers!)

Interested in making a Basket Weave quilt? Basket Weave is a great way to combine a mix of colors and fabrics. How will you use it?

Click here to Buy the Quilt Pattern

We hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial! We’d love to see what you’re creating – be sure to subscribe to our list so that you never miss a post!

Jenn + Linda

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