Thursday, December 10, 2020

Fast Track quilt pattern

 I'm so excited to be able to share my newest quilt pattern, Fast Track! It's a quick and easy quilt pattern that uses pre-cuts and includes four sizes of quilts.

Fast Track quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - uses jelly roll strips, layer cake squares, fat quarters, or yardage and pattern has four sizes

So far I've made three different versions of Fast Track and I've pretty much loved them all. I shared the first one a few weeks ago, and I have a red and gray Christmas version that I'll share next week. And I'm dying to make one with only solid fabrics - I'm just trying to narrow down which colors to use.  Any suggestions?

Fast Track quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - unique strip quilt that is fun and easy to make - great for beginners and uses precut fabric or yardage

Super quick to piece

We all love how fast strip piecing is, and I designed this pattern to be a unique take on a quick and easy strip quilt. With Fast Track there is minimal cutting and very few seams in each block.  And with no points to match up, and no borders to add you'll be done with this quilt in no time.

Fast Track quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - a precut friendly pattern in four sizes - fast and easy to make - uses jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarters or yardage

 Use pre-cuts or yardage

One of my favorite things about Fast Track is that it's ALL color! There is no background fabric needed and it's such a great way to use your favorite pre-cuts.

You have the option of using Jelly Roll strips, Layer Cake squares, fat quarters (my favorite), or even yardage. Not a big fan of pre-cuts? I've got you covered. Fast Track has instructions for using 1/4 yard cuts of fabric.

Or better yet, dig into your stash and cut 2.5" strips from your favorite prints - that's what I'm thinking of doing one of these days. I'd love to make a super scrappy one!

New quilt pattern from A Bright Corner called Fast Track - perfect for jelly roll strips or scraps - make a crib quilt lap quilt throw quilt or twin quilt

Four different sizes

I make every effort to add as many sizes as I can into each pattern. Fast Track includes instructions for four different sized quilts:

Crib: 44" x 53"
Lap: 53" x 61"
Throw: 61" x 70"
Twin: 70" x 79"

And there are full color diagrams included for each size of quilt to help you through those last few steps of laying out and piecing the quilt top.

Fast Track quilt pattern by A Bright Corner - made with jelly roll strips and it's fast and easy to make

For this lap-sized version of the quilt I used the new Folktale fabrics ** designed by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.  

This lap size needs 42 total Jelly Roll strips. Since most packaged Jelly Rolls have 40 strips in them I added another 1/4 yard of fabric- I was able to cut two more strips for the quilt to have the needed 42 total strips. 

I love the warm colors in this Folktale fabric line - so perfect for fall!  

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Fast Track quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - a fast and easy pattern that uses layer cakes, jelly rolls, fat quarters or quarter yard cuts and makes four sizes of quilts

Want to see another version of Fast Track? I shared a fun and bright one a couple of weeks ago made with Pure Delight fabrics. See it here.

both paper copies and PDF options available

Fast Track quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - great for using precuts or fat quarters or yardage - pattern has four sizes (crib, lap, throw, twin)

Quilt Details:

Reverse Loops longarm quilting panto design - quilt is Fast Track quilt pattern by A Bright Corner

The quilting on this one is an edge-to-edge computerized longarm design called Reverse Loops.  For the backing I found a coordinating solid at one of my local quilt shops. 

There are so many pretty colors in this fabric line, I really could have chosen any of them for the backing, but I wanted to make more of the green prints stand out so I found a solid green that was close enough. 

Fast Track quilt pattern using Folktale fabric from Moda fabrics - an awesome jelly roll quilt pattern but you could also use fat quarters

If you make a Fast Track quilt I'd love to see it! Tag me on Instagram (@abrightcorner) and use the hashtags #FastTrackquilt and #abrightcorner so we can all see what you create!  

Fast Track quilt pattern in Folktale fabric - pattern by A Bright Corner and uses precut fabric like jelly rolls layer cakes or fat quarters

Fast Track quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using jelly roll or layer cake precut fabric


  1. How about doing a patriot one. I'm always looking for simple patterns to make Quilt of Valor quilts

  2. I just bought 10 half yard precuts and would love to make a full size quilt for a bed with what I have. It’s 5 total yards, so I’m hoping it’s possible? Maybe with a border? I’m a beginner & this pattern looks easy enough for me to do. 🙂


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