Quilt panels are an exciting way to create beautiful quilt projects without much effort. They come in many styles and project types, allowing you to make short work of quilts, home decor, toys and bags.
Read on for a chance to win the Simple Strips Panel Quilt Kit (above). It’s made with Harvest Wishes by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics.
For beginners (or those who are in a hurry!) fabric quilting panels are so helpful for completing a quilt without piecing together lots of blocks. In this blog post, we’ll explore the many benefits of quilt panels, the different types of fabric panels available, and the various quilt panel projects you can create with them.
What are Quilt Panels?
Quilt panels or fabric quilting panels are pieces of fabric that feature printed designs and that come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some quilt panels are pre-printed with images that are cut out and appliqued onto a backing fabric, while other panels are used without modifications as the quilt top. Fabric panels are designed for making quilts, bags, soft toys, and decor.
With the main part of the quilt taken care of, you can add borders and call it a day.
Why we love Quilt Panels!
One of the best things about quilt panels is that they are available in a variety of styles, materials, and sizes. From free panel quilt patterns to paid options there’s something for everyone looking to find the perfect fabric panel for their project.
With panel patterns, you can incorporate intricate designs through “cheater panels” that look like pieced quilt blocks (as in this hexie design below).
Our favorite and final reason we like to use quilt panels is because quilt panels are fun! With a bit of imagination, you can come up with some truly creative projects.
Fun with Fabric Panels
Fabric panels come in designs for placemats, aprons, and children’s toys.
Stacy Iest Hsu has adorable stuffed animal fabric panels that make it simple to make toys that kids love. If you’re looking for something seasonal, try the Lewis & Irene trick or treat bag fabric panel – it’s perfect for Halloween, and we love that they glow in the dark!
Monthly placemat panels by Riley Blake Designs are perfect for adding a seasonal flair to your home.
Free Quilt Panel Tutorial
We have a simple quilt panel project for you. Follow along with Kimberly in the Simple Strips Panel Quilt video tutorial to see how borders and a panel go together to make a beautiful quilt.
Many of the panel projects, like stuffed animals or Lori Holt’s Zippy Bags, come with patterns or directions printed directly on the fabric to guide you through the process.
Quilt panels are an easy and fun way to get creative with your quilting projects. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert quilter, fabric panels can help you create a beautiful finished product. With so many different fabric panel types available, there’s sure to be something that suits your style and project. So don’t be afraid to give quilt panels a try and see how they can add something special to your project!
Simple Strips Panel Quilt Kit Giveaway! – CLOSED
Update 5/3/2023: Congratulations to Cindy Keith our giveaway winner! Please keep an eye on your email!
And now for a giveaway! Here’s your chance to win the Simple Strips Panel Quilt Kit! To enter, leave a comment below telling us what your favorite panel project is!
- Leave a comment on THIS post to enter
- The giveaway ends on May 2, 2023, at 11:59 CST
- One winner will be chosen at random on May 3, 2023
- Open to all – both US and international
- We will notify the winners by email and update this post
Thank you for the great tips!
I would first like to say thank you FQS for this Harvest free Panel giveaway. I love the panel idea for making a beautiful project in a fast quick way whether it’s a wall hanging type quilt, table mat or table runner or perhaps a few stuffed beautiful vintage dolls or character ones and more ideas the list goes on… for my family or a friend in need. This way, I can give it away as a gift. I love making gifts for others to bless them in some way to make their day for someone!
My favorite panel was a deer in the mist… I used batiks around it. Turned out stunning and so easy. Thank you for all of your inspirations.
Cute panel for the havest.
I loved this Way of bordering a panel. My very next project.
My favorite panel was Lori Holts zipper bag panel. I made the bags and gifted them to my friends!!!
I have several panels in my stash. Love these ideas!
I love doing panel quilts. I just finished one that had musical instruments on it and put a few borders with musical notes with black background and one with white background. It is a graduation present.
I love the pumpkin /harvest panel with teal and fall colors together,
I have made 7 quilts for my grandchildren using different quilt panels. For a novice, like me, still learning different techniques, I find using panels so much easier. I still have 6 more grandchildren to make quilts for, just have to find the right panel for teenagers.
I love this Harvest quilt panel quilt.
I love working with panels. So many quilts, so little time! This speeds up production and do beautifully.
I love this Simple Strips Panel Quilt Kit…the colors are gorgeous. Loved the tutorial, also.
I don’t know yet which project will be my favorite. Although, this would be a great starting point for exploring as many options as I can discover.
Great ideas. My French general marie Antoinette panel is my favorite.
Love the harvest panel.
I love quilt panels for fast quilts. I also use them as mini quilts seasonally and holidays. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop! My favorite quilt shop.
My favorite is a holiday panel I decorate the door with!
I love the Harvest Wishes panel.
I have never used a panel for a quilt but, Kimberly has definitely peaked my interest. Thank you FQS for all your inspiration! I hope to sew a panel quilt soon.
This looks so fun. I am currently making my first panel quilt with Disney princess
I love to make seasonal wall hangings to put on our very large, wide fireplace brick wall. I often use panels because they are so fast and easy. The giveaway panel would be the perfect complement to my Thanksgiving piece!
I love my Lori Holt zippy bags and making quilts for grandkids is great with panels to start with.
Like the owl quilt looks as if it would be fun to make.
The only panel I’ve done is the “It’s a Girl.” I put a simple border on it. It’s a gift for the new grandbaby.
I still love my buttermilk basin pumpkin patch farm. Love all the colors of fall
I never knew what to do with a panel, but you have inspired me! What a great way to decorate my home for the different seasons.
I love to make seasonal panels to decorate my house. They are fun and easy. They are also great for practicing free motion quilting.
My favorite quilt was made with a panel of woodland animals. It was for my great grandson. His mother loved it so much that I made a similar one for her with that same panel. I do enjoy working with panels. And am about to start a quilt for my first great granddaughter with a panel.
Thank you for your tireless efforts in sharing your ideas and ever so helpful tips and detailed techniques with us (not so good at quilting) It helps me immensely in utilising fat quarters and other fabric which I love purchasing but sometimes find it difficult to decide what to do with my fabric and when I watch tutorials, life becomes so easy. Thank you to you all for your time in keeping us motivated. You are certainly amazing. Thank you sincerely from Melbourne.
I love panels that can be cut up into multiple blocks and mixed with pieced blocks. It makes a larger quilt and often looks like a difficult quilt. You can find all kinds of different themes to match your decor or a child’s bedroom. Love panels!
I love the simple strips quilt! I never thought to add borders in a courthouse steps configuration. It adds so much. I’m definitely going to try that.
Love quilt panels! My favorite to date is Riley Blakes Barnyard Friends Cow panel.
What a beautiful quilt panel. Would love to win.
I love the Halloween ones as my youngest son can help make his own bag, and it glows in dark!
I have not tried using a panel in a project yet but after watching your video I think I woud like to make a panel wall hanging. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the fall panel!
I enjoy working with panels, it’s an easy way to make a quick seasonal wall hanging.
I have a horse panel I am going to design for my granddaughter who is an English rider! I love to meet her horses before lessons.
I love holiday panels as you can design them and sew them up fairly quickly for gift giving!
I just love this panel and all the tips you have given. Just found this but know l will be visiting often. Thank you for offering this give away.
You have the best ideas, some of the simplest things look like you spent a lot of time on! Love this panel with its simple strip method!!
I am a new quilter and have never tried anything with a panel yet, but I would love to try!
Thanks! Great Tips
Making quick gifts from panels.
My favorite panel was Lori Holt making all the bags, they were so easy with the double zippers. I used them as gifts. Thanks FQS for the opportunity.
Love working with panels. My favorite is a fall scene with 2 golden retrievers. Thanks for the great giveaway!
I just finished a dinosaur panel quilt for my grandson. I was very colorful. The panel makes the quilt!!
Favorites are Lori Holt’s zippy bags with double zippers!! Perfect balance for advanced beginner and a quick feel great to complete and finish! Also love the panels that turn into soft books for grandkids, another feel good ending! Thanks for the inspiration and fun ideas.
I also love working with panels!!
years ago, I did a panel from Daisy Kingdom. It was a halloween panel.
I still hang it up every October! I recently dug up a ‘cousin’ panel…
another fall panel, also Daisy Kingdom, that I didn’t even know I had! I found it when I was spring cleaning!! LOL
I loved the Halloween quilt I made with the Kitty Corn panel!
Ready to try my first panel baby quilt … perfect timing!
Loving the “Courthouse Steps” idea for a panel quilt! Time to get busy stitching up the 2 seasonal panels I purchased last year. A unique idea I’ve seen for a panel is to cut it up into 4” or 5” squares, then use the quilt-as-you-go method for each individual square as well as binding each one to ultimately create a soft panel puzzle. Finding a pre-printed panel that would appeal to a child’s interests is getting easier these days thanks to a wide variety now available.
I have never made a panel project before, so it would be nice to win this so I can learn to do one!
I love that just when you get overwhelmed by all the panels you’ve bought but don’t know how or have ideas for them, Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop Angeles swoop in to save the day!! Thank you so much for all you do, day in and day out!!!
I haven’t tried working with a panel yet but after watching the Simple Strips video I am excited to try it.
I recently bought a panel but had no idea how to turn it into a quilt! This is perfect! And Thank you for showing how to trim up the panel! The panel quilt has moved up the list of quilts to make!
I love any wuld life panel also baby and kids panels
I’m currently working on a log cabin quilt where I used a panel with small motifs as the chimney square. Plus I just ordered Lori Holt’s bag panel. Can’t wait to get those project bags made.
I like the harvest panel as it features the same colors I decorate with. I could have it up all year.
So far, my favorite panels for quilts have been SuzyBee panels. I also love the Lori Holt zippy bag panels for bags! But I am loving the Harvest Wishes!
Thank you. I have several panels I need to make into quilts.
Wonderful panel. Perfect for a small wall holiday hanging. Love the blue!
Thanks for the very useful information. I have tons of panels to sew up, now I have no excuse!!!
Kimberly you always have great hints and tips! Working on a panel now and another waiting.
My favorite quilt panel has to be a glam girl panel by Dani Mogstad from Riley Blake, that had all kinds of pretty dresses and high heel shoe blocks. I cut them all up and made a beautiful quilt for my daughter, for graduation.
I have recently seen an attic windows quilt done with a Christmas panel. I am going to help my daughter-in-law do an attic windows quilt with a baby panel.
I love panels, have used many and even now there are several hanging around waiting for a finish.
Such a beautiful panel. I’ve never worked with a quilt panel before. What a great gift idea!
I love the panel quilts as Attic Windows design. Haven’t tried the Courthouse Steps yet. I bet it would go together really fast…
I have never worked with a quilt panel, but I just purchased a sit-down longarm and see that they will be perfect for practicing! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love making fast small projects in between larger ones. This gives me a lot of finished little projects ! This keeps me happy and motivated.
This is a very cute panel!
Panels are great for a quick projects to give as gifts.
FQS – The tutorial plus this posted information on Panels is helpful!
First panel I bought was wonky and I searched for tips then, but now have saved this! Based on comments, many have welcomed the tutorial.
Thank you for the chance to win. My favourite quilt panel projects are aprons. I have also cut some apart for placemats or wall quilt corners/centres.
I love quilt panels and have used them a lot. They are so quick and easy.
I love panels to make wall hangings like an alphabet wall hanging I made for my grandson. I hand quilted around all the letters and embroidered on the pictures to give it lots of texture.
I would absolutely love to win this. Harvest Wishes is one of my favourite fabric lines at the moment. My only panel project before was with one of Deb Strain’s other lines: Effie’s Woods. I hope to make more with panels in the future.
American flag panels are my favorites. Those make beautiful quilts for veterans.
Thanks for the tips! I want to try the zippy bags panel😊
I love the use of panel for beginning quilters, so you can gradually increase your sewing skills.
I like using a panel in the middle surrounded by pieced blocks!
This panel I perfect for our home. Just the right colors and unusual for harvest with the blue. Love it! Thank you for the video and tips! FQS does it best!
I haven’t tried a panel project yet but look forward to adding this to my project list!
Love the Courthouse Steps border idea! It lets the panel be the star!
Newby- I haven’t quilted a panel yet, but have purchased the snowy Tidings panel. I’m excited to get started on this 😊
My favorite panels are ones for baby quilts.
I used Effie’s Woods Panel for a quilt. I put a very light green 1″ inside border, then put charm squares around that for the second border. So fast and easy and looks complicated. Love panels for baby quilts.
This is the first time I’ve ever commented on a post – this one really trips my trigger!!! Love, Love, Love it!!! The colors really sing! Makes me anxious for fall decoarating and it’s only April!
What a wonderful little project. It would make a great addition to fall decor!
I Love this simple strip panel kit.Deb Strain makes the cutest stuff 🙂
I really like patriotic panels. I use them for veterans quilts.
It makes a quick quilt for such a great cause.
I really enjoy making quilts of valor quilts with panels. They always look great.
Thanks for the great and easy to follow instructions. Have a panel that wiki be easy to do now.❤️
I love using a panel to add a bit of interest that coordinates with my gabric on the back of quilts.
I like the seasonal panels and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!
I enjoy making panel quilts, just figuring out the blocks to make for borders is great fun!
I enjoy panels depicting different seasons for a wall panel.
I really am enjoying working with Lori Holts zippy bag panels . Thanks for being so generous with giveaways and tutorials 💕🧵
I’ve been sewing panels to hang in my foyer. Easy and quick way to decorate monthly.
Love that simple strips harvest panel! And the colors are so cute for here in South Florida where we only pretend it’s fall! I have to have it!!
I love this panel. Thanks for the tips.
I love panels. I used one for my very first quilt. I have not seen placemat panels. And the zipper bags were cute. Thanks for all the tips.
I like panels with any holiday theme
I love using panels in Quilt of Valor quilts. It make a quick quilt when we need one fast. But I never thought about using one to make a bag or a zippered project bag. Great idea!
I’m just getting into panel quilting. There are so many cute and beautiful panels available!
I enjoy panels for their ease. I have
lots for Halloween and with Gnomes. Have used some for Christmas card holders & for table runners. Ready for some fun, slow down & do a panel.
Holiday panels are my go to for a quick present. Always love to see new ideas for making a panel look special. Thanks
I LOVE the border on the owl quilt! How fabulous.
And the Harvest Wishes has the nicest saying.
I have bought panels in the past but would love to learn more creative borders to put around them.
I like to use panels to make Lori Holt’s Zippy Bags.
I LOVE the border on the owl quilt! How fabulous.
And the Harvest Wishes has the nicest saying.
I have bought panels in the past but would love to learn more creative borders to put around them. Do you have any plans to show/teach/sell border patterns?
I like to make seasonal wall hangings with panels.
I really like reading the blogs you post. Currently I have the Adele in Winter panel and am hoping to get it done by the holidays this year. I like that you can embellish the panels with added quilt blocks.
I like to cut up panels and substitute panel pieces to replace some of the blocks. Adds a lot of interest to a quilt.
I need to try this. I never thought of a panel as a quilt. I am new to quilting so I dont know much and I haven’t a lot of time. But I LOVE QUILTS and hope to learn to do better at it.
Panels are fun! There are so many ways to use them. I’ve made an apron from a printed panel and it’s my favorite. Lori’s bags are adorable and her zippers are great bag zippers. I think I have to make those!
Simple, easy project for a novice quilter. The colors are beautiful and not typical for a fall project. Love it!
Love panels! This one is so pretty! Thank you.
I always look at panels in the quilt store and never know what to do with them. Thank you for the great inspiration.
New to quilting. Looking forward to trying my first panel with this beginner friendly pattern.
I used a Santa Panel and added borders and it made a nice child’s size quilt which I gifted to a friend’s child for Christmas.Did it at a weekend quilt retreat. So much fun.
Love this panel! Panels can ve a challenge, trying to figure out how to finish them. I love the simple lines of this one. The colors are perfect too.
This inspired me to use a couple of panels that I have in my stash that I forgot about. Panels are great for quick seasonal projects and donation quilts.
I love the Deb Strain Harvest panel but that owl is pretty cute too! Deb Strain does such a great job with these. I have a bee themed panel of hers❤️
I use panels for backing. I add borders to make the size needed. I use left over fabric from the quilt top for a scrappy look. That way you have a two sided quilt.
I love the Deb Strain Harvest panel but that owl is pretty cute too! Deb Strain does such a great job with these. I have a bee themed panel of hers! 🐝💕
Last Christmas I made Lella Boutique’s ‘Little Tree’ Panel. I used Chenille-it on the leaves and flowers. Couched big fuzzy yarn on the lettering. It came out great and was so fun. I’m going to try again on her Christmas panel for this year.
I love the Lori Holt panel for bags I purchased at Fat Quarter Shop. The tutorial video makes the strip quilt look like a dream. Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!
I have several quilt panels that I want to use to make decorative wall hangings and gifts. They will be great for quick charity quilts. Thank you for teaching us how to use them effectively.
I love the panels. One day I need to try Lori Holt’s bag panel.
I loved your panel tutorial made this so interesting. Since I’ve seen it I made 3— 60 x 80 quilt tops using a panel. I went x bought several more ad we do Charity quilts x give them to thise in need.
I love expanding them to make quilts and backing them with minky. I am dying over the Deb Strain panels though. So stinking cute!
I love panels and have a lot of them in my stash.
Panel quilts are a quick and easy way to dress up a door. They are also fun to use as the backing on a baby quilt.
My favorite is a Grinch advent calendar I made a few years ago.
I make a lot of baby quilts for all the new babies at church. I love panels because they not only make for a quicker project but they also allow me to get creative with the borders.
Thank you for such wonderful ideas on how to use panels. They are always so cute but mostly odd sizes that don’t lend themselves to a normal quilt size.
Panels are great! I am using them to up my longarm quilting game. They give met the space to learn new quilting techniques and come up with theme based quilting ideas. May favorite panel project is Riley Blake Winter Barn Quilt. I actually hate snow and winter weather, but I love this quilt! I get to enjoy the calming blues and greys and beauty of the snow without freezing! Yes, I am from the South!
I love this panel. I will have to head over to your website to check on the cost.
As a somewhat beginner quilter, I would like to make a sew simple panel quilt, I. have never done one with a panel before. The rail fence pattern is very nice too. I like all of your tutorials and beautiful fabric.
I really liked how the boarders were done on the Harvest Wishes Panel Quilt. I had never thought of doing something easy like that. I have done 1 Panel Quilt. It was a Smokey Mountain Bear panel by Riley Blake (I believe) with simple 2″ and 4″ borders. I’m due to make a panel quilt for my niece as my next project. This article came at the right time for me.
Thank you for all the wonderful tips! I have many panels in my stash waiting to be stitched 🙂
My favorite project is the Owl-oween panel. I just love Halloween and that owl is so cute!
My favorite type of panel is a book panel. I love to include the soft washable book as a baby shower gift
Thanks for the great tips! I love to make baby quilts using panels!
I love the quilt panel ideas. I agree that they make fast beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!
Love panels. Actually love to cut out pieces and applique them to sweatshirts or shirts for one of a kind looks. Make unique gifts as well. Love
Fall is my favorite season! Would love to make this panel as a wall quilt. Thanks for this tutorual!
Fall is my favorite season! Would love to make this panel as a wall quilt. Thanks for this tutorial.!
I have not done much with quilt panels but have bought a few I could just not pass up. Now I need good ideas on what to do with them. Thank you for this idea!
I enjoy doing panels for holiday gifts and also decorating my home. Thank you for all of your inspiration.
I’ve never done anything with a quilt panel although I have a couple of panels. I’ve never known what to do with them so this has been an inspiration for me.
I like the panel but then I always like Deb’s designs. Right now it is hard to like about fall when we are still waiting for spring, but spring should happen this week!
I purchased a kit yesterday and after seeing the video I’d like to make 2 more for my daughters. The colors are great. Thank you for showing us an easy but interesting border idea.
love the article on using pannels. Our guild successfully made 10 quilt panels to be donated to an indigenous group. We used a panel created by an artist called Coming Home.
This is so pretty. Love the chalkboard. Thanks for the tutorial
OH my gosh!! I am so happy you did this tutorial. I have 2 panels from the Fat Quarter Shop. I am totally new at sewing and am learning a lot.
Would love to win this kit and make my first panel quilt as a novice sewer. Thanks for the opportunity.
Fall is my favorite season. Love the Harvest Wishes panel. The 🦉 panel was cute too!
I love using panels for pillowcases. Can add borders, trim, etc to easily get the size you need.
The Owl-o-ween quilt along will be my first quilt attempt. I can’t wait!
I love panels! They are quick and easy. And these days with digital printing they are amazingly beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!
I love these ideas. My favorite quilt panel was a large panel with frogs that I cut up and made 3 baby quilts by adding some fabrics from my stash. Thanks for an informative video.
I love working with panels. I’ve taken a deer panel and added log cabin blocks and pine tree blocks. My grandson loved it. I used several panels as wall hangings and placemats.
I love some of the beautiful panels available! My favorite are two Halloween panels I bought several years ago and made into TV throw quilts.
I like to make soft books from panels to give as gifts to new parents. They are easy and fun to make and personalize!
Panels are a quick way to complete a project and leave time for you to be able to be creative on the quilting part of the quilt.
I love the strip panels. They go fast and always look so good.
I have several quilt panels that I need to make up and you have inspired me. I enjoy your videos so much.
What a beautiful quilt panel. Would love to win.
I’ve used panels to make quilts – both as whole panels, and also cut up, bordered by churn dash blocks to make a cute baby quilt. Love panels!
Thanks so much for this giveaway!
I love panels! I’ve used many to make Quilts of Valor, and now I’m looking forward to making some seasonal ones for myown home. The Harvest panel would be a perfect addition for my fall decorations. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!
I have only done one panel quilt it was Harley’s for my hubby. I would like to do more quilts. Thanks for the helpful video.
I enjoy panels that make up into placemats. Also enjoy the quick and easy baby quilt panels.
Christmas and holiday panels are fun!
I have loved using Lori Holt’s project bag quilt panels. They are so easy and fun to make.
I love to use borders I’ve used on other quilts on panels. I’ve made quilts for our grandkids from panels to use as car quilts or movie night quilts, they’re a perfect size.
I love this idea for a panel, it looks like courthouse steps. I love using panel quilts for quick seasonal decorations. Thanks for a great new idea!
I love this idea and all your helpful ideas thank you for sharing❣️
What a cute pattern! I have a turkey panel that my grandson picked out. I appreciate the tips for using these!
Thanks for great information on ways to work with panels. I really enjoy working with them.
Great tips on cutting the panel. I like to mix panels with pieced blocks.
I love the Lori Holt panels with quick projects and fun fabrics. Seasonal panels make a quick project. Harvest Wishes has some really cute colors and the borders look fun to make.
I like to use panel quilts to decorate my front door for holidays and they work great as table toppers or wall hangings, making them easy to change your decor without a huge expense or needing very much room.
My favorite panel project is a lap quilt. But, reality says my favorite project is really just collecting panels and putting them into storage boxes, yes BOXES.
I just love panels. There are some really cute ones out there.
I love seasonal panels for my front door! This Simple Strips/Pumpkin Harvest kit would be a beautiful fall project! Thank you FQS for the freebies! They really do encourage the hobby of quilting!
I love to use quilt panels. It is a good way for a Newbie like me to get into quilting.
Hi, I usually love Christmas panels to make quick gifts for friends and family❤️💚! Thanks for all of your tutorials !!
I have Plans to use a panel on the back of a quilt. I think it will add a lot of interest. Thank you for this giveaway, it is a beautiful panel project!
I am obsessed with Harvest Panels and anything Autumn.
I love the Simple Strips Panel. The Harvest Wishes fabrics are so pretty. Would love to win a kit! Thanks for the opportunity.
I have made several panel wall hangings from the “Call of the Wild” fabric panels, also placemats from “Home on the Range” panels and a table runner. They are a quick way to make something beautiful for either yourself or as a gift.
My obsession with panels started at the beginning of this year. Fun, quick projects.
I have always been intimidated by quilt panels and not sure why. Thanks for the encouragement to try one.
Fabric panels are here to stay. Thank you for ideas on how we can work with them. I too have my favorites.
what a beautiful panel and quilt! I have not made a quilt with a panel yet, but have one that is blocks to cut and add pieced blocks with it,, i just haven’t started it yet. i love the idea of a center panel with borders! thank you for the inspiration to try one
Panels are perfect for so many uses: quilt backings, baby quilts with added borders, tote bags, my use is wall hangings. Thanks for the chance to win.
I have a fun bright house paneland I don’t know what to do with it
I love any Christmas panel project as it allows me to make something to treasure for all my extended family. In saying that I first discovered Japanese panels when I first started quilting over 35 years ago and am still in love with them!
Thanks for her another helpful video. I have a few panels including the project bags that I’m just too afraid to do anything with. Now I am going to give it a try!
Panels are also great to make a quick charity quilt. As you said, a variety of borders can be sewn on. Then after it is complete. you can practice your free motion quilting and complete a whole quilt! Thanks for the chance to win this kit!
I love working with quilt panels to make each project my own design. This is one pretty panel, it would be so fun!
I had a panel that had 4 blocks and a center piece. I cut the blocks and used them in the corners and used the embellishments at the top and bottom of the center block for top and bottom center. It is a bee themed quilt.
I like panel style quilts. The panel gives a large focal point to the quilt. Panels are also great for wall hangings and pillows.
Quilt panels are a fast, inexpensive and easy way to make charity quilts by adding 2-4 borders. I sometimes finish them with an asymmetrical design.
First of all I’d like to say how much I love this panel!❤️
I am currently beginning a window pane panel. A real learning curve for me. Hopefully with the help of a friend it will turn out beautiful!
Thank you for a chance to win you beautiful fabric!!!! I have wanted this I first say this last fall!!!!! I have several ideas as what to do with panels!!!!,
Thank you !!! I have several ideas as what to do with panels!!!!, I do love it!!!
I love using panels for lap quilts and baby quilts. They make a very cute quick project!
Love this panel. I enjoy making wall hangings with panels.
My favorite panel in this article is the “Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes”. My favorite panels that I have personally done are the Dogs and Suds quilt and It’s All About the Bees quilt. They were a lot of fun.
I loved Kitty Corn and I like Owl-oween.
I love panels. I like to make seasonal & holiday themed ones to hang on my front door. I have made placemats, wall hangings, totes, oven mits & aprons, & toys. So this beautiful panel would be perfect for my door. Love FQS, all the videos you do for us. Thanks for the chance to win this kit.
I love the Harvest wishes so much. I’m really drawn to the beautiful non-traditional fall colors it has. I also love the owl o ween and already signed up to be notified when it’s in stock but my favorite panel quilt that I’ve done so far is Frosty. It was my first panel and I followed along with Kimberly’s YouTube tutorial.
The Harvest Wishes panel is beautiful! My favorite quilt panel projects are those with unique borders….stars, offset strips, HSTs – all add interest.
Honestly, I have been nervous about panels. The few times I tried, I messed up because the picture was wonky. It wasn’t straight and I became frustrated. When I saw this post, I decided to read and hopefully learn the secret!
My favorite panels are the Lori Holt panels for project bags!!
Panels are so much bang for your buck!
I have several panels that I love. One was a map of the world. But I must say my favorite was the princess panels. Perfect for little girls.
Panels are also great when one needs a quilt in a hurry. A few years ago I made quilts for children affected by a flood in the neighboring county. I made all of them using panels and I completed 21 quilts in about two months time. Panels are great and there are so many pretty ones!
I have made several panel quilts. I love them. I recently bought one with a scripture verse on it and will be putting borders on it soon. I need to buy the perfect fabric for the borders.
I love to make seasonal wall hangings to change out for each season.
I like using panels and have never seen the court house steps for borders. Thanks for the new idea.
I never know what to do with panels. I absolutely love this one by Deb Strain. It’s kind of funny, the only other panel that I have made into a quilt is one of Deb Strain’s Christmas panels from a few years ago.
I love quilt panels for quick projects or projects you really don’t know how the recipient is going to feel or care for the quilt.
My favorite panel project has been making a quilt using Corey Yoder’s Beautiful Day panels. I also just recently ordered several other panels to make quick lap size quilts with. I love how quickly they go together just by throwing borders on and they turn out so pretty!
I think the fabric animal panels are really adorable.
I love Urban Chiks Christmas panels… Deer Christmas and Swell are my favorite.
I love all the ideas for panels! I think people pass them over as “cheater quilts”, but they do look so beautiful!
I like to use panels to make wall hangings for each season. They are fast and easy.
Loved watching the panel tutorial on Youtube. Very informative and now tha I’ve seen it, I’m ready to work on a panel! Thank you!
I like to use panels to make wall hangings for a fast way to change for the season.
I like to use panels to make wall hangings for seasonal decorating.
My guild makes veterans quilts to honor those who served … panels are donated by members and then we add some pieced borders to make them larger. We are associated with a local nursing home that we have donated many quilts to
Thank you Kimberly for the great video! Appreciated all the tips on keeping things square. Love this fabric!
Fall fabric is my absolute favorite! Harvest Wishes is definitely
Going to find it’s way to my home.
Panels are really nice to get you started on a new Inspiration.
I have made a couple quilts using the pattern Forest Finds by Nan Baker and have really been pleased with the results.
I have a current panel project that I haven’t gotten to yet. It has dog sayings on it and the borders have dog bones.
I have several panels in my stash and have only made one or two quilts from panels. I always thought it was a cheater way out of quilting, but lately, I’ve seen some quilts made from panels which are really quite beautiful. Maybe it’s time for me to rethink it and give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!
Great information! I have the Lori Holt Zippy Bags panel ready to make. Live the Harvest Wishes line!
Thank you for sharing this pattern and the technique for keeping it straight. I’ve bought panels in the past then never know what to do with them – now I know! ❤️
I really liked Lori Holt’s project bag panel. Her tutorial was very helpful in making the bags.
I love this panel and just ordered a layer cake from this line earlier this morning! What a coincidence!
I love panels and use them often. Have discovered that vets also love them when used in Quilts of Valor.
I love panel kits or a pattern to follow with a panel. I hate having to do the math on my own to figure out how to add a row of stars and how that alters the measurements on another side. I did a cute snowman kit from Quilting Treasures this winter. Loved it! They go so quickly!
I love the “Pumpkin Kisses” Panel and Lori Holt panels (makes pouches_). I use panels all the time for lap quilts and wall hangings. An easy and awesome way to make colourful decor items.
My favorite panel project right now is a holiday panel that I am going to cut up & use for placemats
Love the All American Daisy White panel. It reminds me of my love for my country and all our military that volunteer to keep us safe.
I’ve got a fall panel with directions to put it in the middle of a churn dash block .I haven’t made it yet . I really like the colors in your panel . Thanks for a chance to win .
I have lots of panels in my stash. Deer window pane, a couple of Big Dreams, Sunflowers and more.
I love the owl panel in this post. I am currently working on a quilt with the “Down the Rabbit Hole” Alice in Wonderland panel. I actually ordered it from your store. 😊
I love panels and my favorites are fall panels. I love to add pieced borders for a little more interest. Thanks FQS for all of your tutorials and free patterns. I appreciate your generosity!
I’ve done a few Christmas ones but I must say this autumn one is outstanding the colors are beautiful!! 👍🏻👍🏻
I am looking forward to making Lori Holt’s bag panel. I also have a Father Christmas panel that I can’t wait to make into a wall quilt.
The strip quilt/harvest panel is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial. I tried a panel quilt once…the pattern was printed so out of square that I struggled. Hopefully now it’ll be easier!
My favorite panel to make was the Cabin by the lake with the red truck….it reminds me of all the happy times at my grandparent’s farm when growing up. It brought back so many memories as I was seeing and quilting that I ended up making another and hand quilted three for a friend😊❤️
I made a grinch throw with a panel but borders a tad wavy. This would be a beautiful panel to try again with all the instructions you have in your video. The panel is gorgeous.
Hi, Kimberly! I have collected several panels over the past couple of years. To date, my favorite panel project is a soft story book that I made for my grandchildren. I don’t remember the fabric collection or the designer, but it was super easy to put together with what I already had on hand.
I hang my quilts in our local library. I love the Panels for their holiday themes. They are quick and look so festive. Thank you for sharing this information.
Love this panel!
I have made a Christmas quilt from Cori Dantini. I love the artwork. So this panel of Deb Strain’s is a favorite. I love the colors and the chickadee. Roses on the pumpkin… perfect! I made my grandson, Dylan her skeleton panel for Christmas. So cute!
I haven’t done a panel quilt yet but I have done stuffed animals! The panels really do make them easy peasy! Thank you for all of the tips, my quilts are coming out so much nicer!
I can’t pick a favorite. I’ve enjoyed placemat panels, Lori’s zippy bags, and making quilts with panels. They are great to have on hand when you need a quick finish.
I love Lori Holt’s project bag panel. And her tutorial made them really easy and fun to make!
Panels can add such a lovely punch to a quilt. The ones I love are those that I could never piece together myself. The picture is beautiful on this panel.
Halloween quilt panels are my favorite and scarecrow panels also. This Simple Strips quilt is beautiful! I may have to add it to my favorites. I have sewn a bunch of quilt panels lately. I must be on a kick! Quilt panels are fast and fun to work with. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway!
I really liked the Santa quilt kit I did using the panel from Holly Jolly and I’m looking forward to trying again with the panel from owloween. Thank you for the video that shows your process of straightening the panel after starching. I had trouble with that when I used the panels from the J Wecker Frisch Halloween line.
I love using a panel when I have to make a quick baby quilt or a gift. They sew up so easy and I can often coordinate with things out of my stash. Panels also give me an opportunity to try out different quilting techniques to highlight panel features.
Baby quilt panels are my favorite. They are fast and easy and look beautiful when quilted.
I have made several panel ABC quilts for my great niece and nephews using an ABC printed panel and adding borders. Quick and easy, they are much appreciated. Using a love-themed panel, I have also made several wedding lap quilts for the happy couple.
I love panels to make something quick but still really nice. I like baby panels but also fall ones also.
I love the Harvest Wishes panel. It is my favorite of the current panels. Also like the way the panel is used in your kit.
So many things to do with a panel, thanks for showing us. I think this one is beautiful and love it just the way it is. I have only made a few quilts with panels and I have to say I love the freedom it gives you to embellish and make it your own.
I’ve never done a panel quilt. I’d love to try the harvest wishes panel.
I like panels for quick holiday quilts, placemats, table runners and tote bags. My favorite panel is Bringing Home the Tree made into a chenille rug in front of my fireplace. I’m loving the Harvest Wishes panel with blue background will fit perfectly into my living room decor and compliment my pieced pumpkin quilt with blue background fabric. It’s a ‘must have’ for me. Thanks for keeping me inspired!
I have several (many) panels in my stash. I appreciate the tutorial and I am going to give it a try.
As always thank you for the give-away.
I recently purchased a couple quilt panels and love the ideas! I have made 2 children’s books for my granddaughter Addison from quilt panels. Super easy and fun to make! Thanks for the info.
My first panel, early in my quilting journey, consisted of multiple cabins printed on a flannel. I made it into a quilt which we still use. My most recent was a Corey Yoder panel/ sew along. This new Deb Strain panel is a home run with teal added to Halloween!
Thank you so much. I have made a few quilts using panels. They are so fun. My favorite is now on our bed. The panel says “you make my heart happy” which is something I say to my husband all the time.
My favorite panel quilt used the panels from “Beautiful Day” and my “FigTree” reds and greens to make the “Simply Beautiful “ quilt. It’s stunning. I loved combining the talents of these two designers.
Hello. I simply love everything your shop creates. I get inspiration from you daily. These bags are adorable.
I’ve had my eye on this panel for a while. Such a quick way to make a quilt!
I’ve made several small quilts from Eric Carle panels for kids in the past, but I’m really interested in finding different border treatments for finishing. I’ve started saving pix from Pinterest to expand my options. I love a good panel!
I just enjoy this panel, It makes me happy. I would enjoy using the Fernanda pattern from Villa Rosa (55×73 finished approx.) It is a quick but simple pattern and you can add boarder to it to make larger and looks nice as a give. I would enjoy being chosen as I would use this daily!
I did a Buffalo in the winter pane. It came out beautiful all done in teals and black.
I absolutely love the blue colors in this panel for Fall. It’s a great change from the traditional fall colors of reds, browns and greens.
I adore that panel. Panels are such a time saver when you need a quick gift.
Thank you for having this give-away. My favorite panels are the ones that have a saying for a season along with fabric to match that can easily be made into a wall hanging. What a great concept!
I haven’t tried a panel quilt yet but this pattern looks easy and absolutely darling.
This tutorial has really filled a need! I am sure that there are many of us who can use this info and start making quilts using panels. Thank you so much!
I love quilt panels. I’ve made several and they go together so quickly. My daughter-in-law would love this one.
I love the Lori Holt panels to make bags. They are so cute! I also like panels with pictures and text. Just bought the Smokey Mountains National Park panel with bears.
What a great new panel with wonderful colors. Don’t we all just love fall the most!!!
Fingers crossed as I would love to win.
Panels make wonderful wall quilts. I’m in the process of having a new sewing room built and plan to have quilts on the walls!
When I found panels I can not begin to tell you the joy that they have brought me and the ones I love. I want to be able to pick out a one in particular that I have done or used that has stood out in my mind more than the others but I think each 1 that I work on is my favorite. At the moment I am working on a Riley Blake panel it’s In his call of the wild series it’s an elk panel and I’m making it for my brother.. It will be the 1st quilt I have ever made him and at 64 years of age hes gonna be very happy and yes waited a very long time for it.
The harvest panels are beautiful.
My current favorite is the placemat panels because they are pretty fast to put together. I do have Lori’s project bags panel with zippers and I have an entire box of panels for lap quilts and wall hangings, I am just not ready to dig into those yet.
I love using panels! Great when you need a quick gift!
Love panel quilts!! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop!
I have only made one quilt panel so far. It was Deer Christmas. I love it. The Harvest Wishes is absolutely beautiful!
I love making baby quilts with panels. They are quick and easy yet have endless possibilities! Love the pumpkin harvest quilt!!!
A beautiful panel and a great idea for using panels.
I recently made a small wall hanging from a Songbook panel. I used a mini charm pack for the backing and quilted the whole thing. Turned out darling. I have a Christmas panel I haven’t gotten to yet.
Thank you for the great information!
I am new to quilting, my first panel quilt was the Holly Jolly panel Santa kit I got from The Fat Quarter shop. I loved it so much I made four more for my family for Christmas and they loved them. I really like panels so easy to work with and the creative ideas for them are endless. I love the idea of the simple strips for a panel the Harvest one is gorgeous!
I love panels as they make a quick way to put together a quick quilt top to give to charity.
Such a cute panel – would make a wonderful quilt to hang in the fall. Thanks for the chance to win
I love that Harvest Wishes panel However the Lori Holt zippy pouch panel has me seriously thinking about sewing with zippers again!
A great contest too!
Perfect timing for this topic. Just bought the Queen of We’en panel from FQS… This will help me make a great quilt.
I like fabric panels because they make a quilt come together quickly. I used panels to make a kimono quilt, baby quilt, Halloween quilts, fall quilt, and Christmas quilt. The sizes vary from crib to full bed size.
I’ve made several quilts using panels with mixed results. I’m going to watch the tutorial for the pumpkin quilt—I love the way the borders look, not just a wide strip on each side to make it’s bigger, but an intentional, attractive design.
i love panels – the last one i did was a full-sized minnie and mickey mouse panel i put on the back of a pieced panel quilt top using the Illustrations panel pieces : )
Love these panels! I already made some of Lori Holts zippy bags, they make great gifts!
I’ve used panels to make many gifts for children: animals, dolls, books, and quilts. I also like holiday panels to make quick wall hangings. I especially love the Lori Holt zippy bag panels. Panels make fast, simple, attractive projects!
Thanks for the wonderful panel video FQS. I am working on Stacey lest Hua’s cute book & mermaid doll panel from her The Sea and Me fabric that matches the Snail trail foundation paper quilt I made for my sweet new granddaughter, Cora. I am going to also try my hand at a pillow with the leftover fabric. Y’all always have the best of everything! Thanks always for inspiring & urging me out of my comfort zone!
My favorites are fall and Christmas panels.
I just made Lori’s panel with the 8 bags on it. It was a lot of fun!!!! I shared them with my friends.
So many quilts, so little time. A panel is a great shortcut for a center of a larger quilt !
I love this quilt! Normally the turquoise coloring isn’t my favorite but this beauty has changed my mind. Thank you for opening my eyes to a new fall color scheme!
I recently did a safari baby quilt panel. It matched the baby shower invitation and the new mom just adores it. Thanks for this opportunity for this panel. I love these beautiful colors.
My fav panels are Noah’s Ark. My church quilt group enlarges a panel to present to a baby being baptized.
I love any quilt panel that has the red cardinals on it. My mom said when cardinals appear then angels are near. I was a caregiver for her before her passing in 2017 and we use to sit together on the porch to look at the cardinals on her bird feeders. It’s such a beautiful memory.
I love all of Lori Holt zippy pouch panels. They are so fun, fast and easy to make.
Kimberly I love this new harvest panel. Thank you so much for this tutorial on what to do with panels. I have many and never knew what to do with them. You are so fun to watch
thank you for the opportunity to maybe win a fabric panel. 🙂. i’ve made several quilt panel quilts; and love those with house prints
So cute! Panels are a fun and fast way to quilt
I love quilt panels! Thank you !
I have never made a quilt with a panel but after seeing this quilt I fell in love with the idea. Ideal for me because I have a hard time coordinating fabric colors. Win win with this type
Panels are great! Love using panels also as backings for quilts and have made with Lori’s panels several project bags that I have given as gifts and they are very appreciated! The videos are so helpful and make the projects fun and easy to make. Love using panels – Win! Win!
I love this quilt panel, Harvest Wishes by Deb Strain.
I would love to try a panel quilt, I have such trouble coordinating colors getting it in a kit would be amazing
Thank you FQS for the tips and hints on panels. I often have a hard time deciding just how to finish them or make best use of their beauty. I want to show off the looks of the panel while accenting it as best I can.
I always appreciate ideas, tips and details on how to do just to a panel!
Harvest Wishes is my favorite panel currently.
I love Lori’s Zippy Bags panels. So quick and easy and great for gifts. I’m ready to try a full size panel now!
I have not done a panel quilt yet. I have been too intimidated. Thank you, Kimberly, for the video, it definitely gives me confidence.
Panels are great for quick gifts.
I’m done multiple quilt panels. My favorite are ones you cut up and turn into blocks as it makes it look more like a traditional quilt.
Though I did do a NASA quilt panel once that turned out lovely. So it really depends on the pattern and block at the end of the day.
I absolutely love panel quilts! Fall is my fave!
My first attempt with panels was to make placemats using Scandi Christmas by Makower. The images were round and I was making rectangular placemats from them. I wound up with two the same size and two that were not the same size. I made them so I love them and when they are laid out on the table, no one notices that they are not the same size. Kimberly, thank you for the tips on cutting out panels, I think I will try my hand at a larger panel now.
I’ve made several baby quilts for donations to low-income preschools. They love the bright colors! Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.
My fav panel is J. Wecker Frisch’s “She Who Sews Will Also Reap”! It hangs in my living area most of the year.
I love panels! Such a quick way to make a gift!
I love using panels! They are such a fun way to add fabric art to my living space! I switch them out seasonally, and look forward each year to their return!
Panels are a great way to make a quilt in no time!
My favorite panels are the kid book panels – ABC XYZ and the Safari book panel.
Panels are great for fast charity quilts
My Favorite panel quilts I’ve made are those that have the Word of God on them, and the blessing and comfort they are to those who have received them. I, too, am grateful for the many hours of dedication you give to sharing your gifts and talents with others.
I love to use panels to practice my quilting.
My favorite panel project is a baby quilt.
I haven’t done a panel quilt but this looks like an easy, quick way to make a beautiful quilt. I’ll have to make one now.
What a happy surprise when I googled ‘how to create gifts with quilt panels’ to see this lovely pattern with the great border. I appreciate all the insights.
Love this oppurtunity….I only started quilting a year ago.Would love to try a panel!!
My favorite panels are kids books. I just love gifting little ones cloth books!
I have a floral panel that’s about 60inches wide from somewhere. I don’t remember. But I have grand ideas of making it into something spectacular. Love florals.
Love the Harvest Wishes
I have not been a fan of panels previously. I have made one quilt using a panel and had difficulty because the panel did not seem like it was printed straight. After watching your panel video, I thought I would try it again. Your instructions were so clear and easy to follow along. I loved all the tips you gave. My grandsons (ages 13 and 11) are into their second year of growing and selling gourds and pumpkins at a roadside stand. I am on the lookout for great ideas to decorate their stand and this panel is perfect! I loved what you did with this panel and it is fast and simple. I truly appreciate all that you do for the quilting community – you are one of a kind!! Thank you for your generosity.
I have a Goodnight Moon baby quilt panel I am going to make for my grandbaby.
Blue pumpkins are my new favorite! This is a great panel.