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Ahoy mate! Bring the ocean home with an Ocean Wave Rag Quilt! The best part of making Ocean Wave is cutting away the top layer of fabric to reveal the multicolored layers underneath. The waves seem to move and the quilt comes alive. You will have so much fun and be so surprised at how fast you can complete this quilt!

This quilt is almost instant gratification-- you put the layers together and the quilting and sewing happen at the same time-- so you don't make the quilt top and then still have to assemble and quilt everything. Ocean Waves is like a quilt blanket; there is no heavy batting, just three layers of flannel fabric which make the throw lightweight and so soft.

This pattern includes complete easy to follow directions with photos. There is a full size printable pattern piece included. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis.

Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Approximate time to complete: less than 6 hours
Techniques used: reverse frayed-applique, rag quilt edging
Completed size of quilt: approximately 50x41 inches (127cm x 104cm)


3 yards (2.75 m) dark green flannel for front and back
½ yard (0.5 m) each of 6 flannel fabrics in blues, purples, whites, and or black in prints and solids as desired.
Variegated thread (I used Sulky 943 2240) or matching thread to the dark green fabric



A PDF pattern (also called e-book or tutorial) is simply a pattern that you can view and print from your home computer. No special printer required - prints on regular copy paper. Please note that full size pattern pieces are made by taping regular copy paper together at specified points. PDF patterns are great because you can save them to your computer and reuse them anytime. No more lost or worn out pattern pieces.

PDF's can be opened and viewed from Adobe Reader which you may already have on your computer. If not, go to adobe.com for a free download.


Yes! You are welcome to sell finished items handmade by you locally and online (such as Etsy). Please mention where the pattern came from ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/marylandquilter?ref=si_shop) in your listing. The pattern itself is copyrighted and can only be used by the purchaser and copied for their use. In other words, do not sell or share the pattern.


Free motion quilting is so much fun and easy with a little practice. You replace the straight stitch foot on any standard sewing machine with a darning or quilting foot.( It has a round circle opening or is sometimes an open half-circle) Then lower the feed dogs (The tread under the foot). Lowering the feed dogs allows you to move the fabric in all directions as you sew. By having the freedom to move the fabric you can make tight turns as you sew-- even sew your name in cursive! In many of my patterns free-motion quilting and attaching the appliques happens at the same time, saving time and giving a beautiful pattern on the back of the quilt.

Have any questions? Contact me I'll be happy to answer them.

Ocean Waves Easy Beginner Quilt Pattern

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