Football quilt pattern

Football quilt pattern DEFAULT

In our house, fall means football season is like a holiday at our house.  Our fantasy football drafts are done and we are sitting on pins and needles waiting to see how our players will perform in the opening week of the National Football League season.  To celebrate our “self-made” holiday, it’s Carla here from Creatin’ in the Sticks to share a fun football quilt block that I used to make a scrap busting quilt with assorted colored footballs.  It’s sure to score a touchdown with the biggest fans.   HEATnBOND® High Loft Fusible Fleece interfacing adds just the right amount of dimension to the football applique.


Instructions for 1- 6” finished quilt block


1 – 4” x 7” HEATnBOND® High Loft Fusible Fleece interfacing

1 – 1 ½” x 3” HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive



2 – 1” x 4”

1 -1 ½” x 3” for laces

1 – 6 ½” x 6 ½” for background

purple: (this example)

2 – 1 ½” x 4”

1 – 4” x 4”

Other Supplies:

Basic sewing supplies – scissors, thread, iron, needles, pins, etc.

Permanent marker

Pattern for the football and laces – The Free PDF pattern is Here



**All seams are stitched at ¼” unless otherwise stated

Trace the lace pattern to the back (paper side) of the 1 ½” x 3” piece of HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive. Bond the 1 ½” x 3” piece of HeatnBond® Lite Fusible Adhesive to the back of the white 1 ½” x 3” for laces. Cut out the laces.

Fold the 4” x 4” piece of purple fabric in half and then in half again to find the center.  Center the laces on the purple square and fuse according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Sew football pieces together as laid out in the picture above.  Sewing the 2 – 1” x 4” white pieces to the 4” x 4” purple piece and then sewing the 2 – 1 ½” x 4” purple pieces to the white at the ends to form a 4” x 7” block.

Stitch around the laces with a straight, zigzag, or blanket stitch in matching thread or use black for a more whimsical look.

Trace the football with a permanent marker in the center of the non-fusible side of the 4” x 7” HEATnBOND® High Loft Fusible Fleece interfacing and cut a 2” slit in the middle.

Now place the fleece and pieced block together with the fusible side of the fleece down on top of the right side of block.


The traced side of the fleece is up and this the stitching line.


Stitch around the traced football, backstitching at the beginning and the end. Trim close to stitching and use the 2” slit to turn the football right side out.  Carefully push the edges out.


Find the diagonals of the 6 ½” x 6 ½” background square by folding in half by forming a triangle and folding in half  again to form a smaller triangle.

Center the football on the background square by using the diagonal pressed lines to center the points and the center lace.  Bond the football to the background square following the manufacturer’s instructions.


Stitch around the football now or wait to do this as part of the quilting for a quilt.

This quilt is 20” x 20”


For this wall hanging, make 9 blocks.  Just print the 9 laces (pattern sheet) on 1 sheet of Heat-N-Bond® EZ Print Lite and cut them out.


Add the sashing and cornerstones and you have a fall quilt top.  There are 12 brown sashing pieces – 6 ½” x 1 ½” and 4 white cornerstones – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Use SpraynBond® Basting Adhesive to sandwich the top with backing fabric and StitchnSew™ Sew-In High Loft Fleece.  Quilt as desired and bind the edges.

Hi, I’m Carla Henton from Dodge City, Kansas, USA. I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by talented women all of my life starting with my mom and grandmother who taught me to sew and now with this fun online sewing and crafting community. I design sewing and quilting patterns along with tutorials and have organized blog hops and designed Blocks of the Month. You can find me Creatin’ in the Sticks. by Carla Henton | 4 Comments


This quilt started out as a joke…but then I couldn’t stop thinking about it!

Within a few days a plan was written out, and fabric was being cut.

Since we are Seahawks fans (go Hawks!) I made it in blues and greens.  I actually made 2 versions of this quilt…the first one was claimed by Boy #2 down there before it even had binding.  So I made another quilt for Boy #1 using more lime green.

  I’ve had so much fun imagining this in other team colors (yes I spent way too much time thinking about this!).  So whether you love the Buckeyes or the Broncos…it still makes an awesome quilt.

The pattern comes in a Kid size (a perfect couch quilt for a child…the layout shown above) or a Throw size.  This one was backed with an aqua minky fabric and quilted by Kathy.  If footballs can be cute, these are so cute!

This pattern is in my shop here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern. 

 After a little hiatus from doing patterns it feels good to get something out of my head and published.

And just in case I forgot to mention it…go Seahawks!  ;) 

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Hi there! Happy Monday! I'm back with another block for my National Days scrap quilt. Guess what day it is today? Hint: The Super Bowl was yesterday. 🏈

So when I was looking at the National Days calendar and noticed today is National Football Hangover Day, of course, I thought it would be fun to have a football block in my quilt. Especially since this year the 49ers (I live about an hour and a half from San Francisco!) and the Chiefs (my bro. and parents live in MO!) were in the Super Bowl. A football block with memories!

So off I went to find brown scraps. (I really don't have very many brown scraps!) 

Here's how this football quilt block goes together. (I really can't believe there is actually a National Football Hangover Day!) Oh yeah! Don't forget to use scant quarter inch seams!

Fabric A (background):
(1) 2 x 8 1/2"
(4) 2 1/2" sq.

Fabric B (football):
(4) 1" sq. (>)
(4) 1 x 1 1/4" (~)
(2) 1 x 5 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 2 1/4 x 4 1/2"

Fabric C (stitching/stripes):
(2) 1" sq. (>)
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (~)
(3) 1 x 2" (>>)
(2) 1 x 5 1/2"

Fabric D (grass):
(1) 2 x 8 1/2"

Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.

~Stitch strip set together as shown below. Repeat for total of two.

~Using the double upper corners clip & flip method, (2) 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & your prepared strip sets, make two units.

~Assemble block as shown below.

You will have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) football block! 🎉🏈📣 Here's how mine turned out:

I kind of goofed. Woops!! Did you notice? One of the stitch pieces is out of order and I didn't notice until I was all done! So the stitching on the football isn't even. I'll just pretend it's a Charlie Brown football. 😏 Oh well! I'm leaving it. As my friend, Beth says, perfection is overrated. And finished is better than perfect. ha! There's no quilt police here! 
If you're following along or making any of these National Days blocks, come find me on IG @kellifanninquilts, or come join the sew along group on my FB page! The rest of the blocks so far can be found *HERE*, or by clicking on the button in the right side bar. This block is #25 of 144! There is still no noticeable dent in my scraps, but hopefully by the end there will be! At least I'm using up some of them right? haha!

Thanks for popping in to visit today! Be back soon! Have a great week!

Happy Stitching!


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