The Jumbo Hashtag Quilt {free pattern!}


Sew this fun, modern, and easy quilt in no time at all! I LOVE sewing jumbo quilt blocks. Big 18” quilt blocks like the one are so fast and easy to piece, and before you know it you have a huge quilt! I might have pieced this entire quilt in a day except that I was waiting for more fabric to arrive for my border. 😂

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hashtag quilt

I quilted this quilt with easy wavy line quilting with my walking foot. Talk about fast and fun!

Are you ready to make a Jumbo Hashtag quilt? Let’s get to the pattern…

hashtag quilt pattern

Jumbo Hashtag Quilt Pattern

Finished block size: 18”. Finished quilt: approximately 72” square.

You will need:

  • 9 fat quarters (or 1/4 yard pieces) of different fabrics for the hashtags

  • 1 fat quarter (or 1/4 yard) of black print fabric for the setting squares (I used Pixie Dot Black)

  • 3 1/2 yards of white low-volume print fabric for the background and sashing (I used Pixie Dot White)

  • 5/8 yard fabric for binding

  • 4 1/2 yards backing fabric

  • A 75” or larger square of batting



From each fat quarter of hashtag fabric, cut:

  • 2 strips 3 1/2” x 13 1/2”

  • 2 strips 3 1/2” x 18 1/2”

From the black corner stone fabric, cut:

  • 8 squares 5” x 5”

From the background fabric, cut:

  • 9 strips 3 1/2” x 13 1/2”

  • 18 strips 5” x 13 1/2”

  • 12 sashing strips 5” x 18 1/2”

  • 4 border strips 5” x 63 1/2”*

*For a smoother quilt top, be a quilt pirate and use the border strip measurements as guidelines. See How to Add Quilt Borders the Correct Way.


Sewing the Blocks:

For each hashtag block:

1. Arrange:

  • 2 background strips 5” x 13 1/2”

  • 1 background strip 3 1/2” x 13 1/2”

  • 2 print strips 3 1/2” x 13 1/2”

as seen above. Stitch together. Press the seams toward the print fabric.


2. Cut the sewn block horizontally to make 2 sections that are 5” x 18 1/2” and 1 section that is 3 1/2” x 18 1/2”.


3. Arrange the two remaining 3 1/2” x 18 1/2” print strips (of the same print) between the cut sections as seen above. Stitch together. Press the seams toward the print fabric.

Tip: To align the strips accurately, find and mark the center of each. Then match up the centers and pin before stitching.


One jumbo hashtag block is done! Repeat to make 8 more.

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Assemble the Quilt Top:

1. Sew 3 hashtag blocks with 2 sashing strips (5” x 18 1/2”) in between. Press the seams toward the sashing strips.

Repeat to make 2 more rows.

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2 Sew 3 sashing strips together with 2 corner stone squares in between.

Repeat one more time to make two long sashing strips like the one shown above.

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3. Sew the hashtag rows together with the long sashing strips in between.

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4. Sew two corner stone squares on each end of a 5” x 63 1/2” border strip.

Repeat one more time to make 2 long border strips like the one above.

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5. Sew the 2 border strips (without corner stone squares) to the sides of the quilt top.

Sew the 2 long border strips (with corner stone squares) to the top and bottom of the quilt top.


Baste, quilt, and bind!

Here are some ideas for finishing your quilt:

My favorite basting methods to hold my quilt sandwich layers together are fusible batting or pin basting.

If you sew one make sure you tag me @sewcanshe on Instagram when you show it off so I can see too!



p.s. Here’s a graphic you can pin for later.


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