If you are searching for the hot new styles in quilting, then you have come to the right place! We have put together the following top 2018 quilting trends based on researching what’s in vogue at quilting markets, quilting expos, and industry predictions for what will be popular in the next quilting season.
Below is a list of the top 5 quilting trends for fall 2017 and winter 2018 that we, here at FaveQuilts, have been noticing everywhere! We also provide suggestions on incorporating these elements into your own work and some gorgeous quilting patterns for inspiration!
Top 5 Quilting Trends for 2018
Blue quilting patterns have been very trendy in 2017, and will continue to be the go-to color this winter. As the cold weather arrives, try incorporating darker shades of blue from powerful royal blues to indigos into your work to create gorgeous quilts like this Blue Bayou Bed Quilt or this Blue Bargello Quilt Pattern. For a luxurious feel, be sure to add popular accent shades that will be the rich jewel tones of yellow and scarlet red—a color that will be lovely and elegant in Christmas and winter quilt patterns.
Many quilting expos have noted that handwork is on the rise. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you hand sew an entire bed quilt pattern! (Though you can if you’re really dedicated—we’d be impressed.) Instead, try incorporating hand sewn elements in with your machine stitching. Create elaborate and intricate details by adding hand-stitched embroidery to projects like this Orange Peel Mug Rug that would make a wonderful holiday gift idea, hand-stitched applique designs like this Cardinal Applique Pattern that would look lovely on a winter quilt, and other embellishments.
A third popular quilting trend going into 2018 is the homemade and “natural” look of a quilt. Many quilters are excited about traces of the quilt-making process appearing in the finished quilt. In other words, don’t be afraid to experiment with rag quilt patterns, rough seams, and ideas for upcycled and recycled materials with your next quilting pattern.
Popular colors include earthy tones and organic patterns associated with autumn, including fall colors, leaves, and flowers, and denim. In other words, you should definitely be making this Upcycled Denim Rag Quilt, because that’s three trends in one!
Modern quilt patterns have been all the rage recently, and we have reasons to believe that their popularity will continue to soar! While there’s no consensus on what exactly a modern quilt is, we can agree on some recent common trends.
Be sure to include elements of minimalism as seen in this incredible Quilter’s Four Square Quilt, bold colors, curves and circles, hand-stitched details, and negative space to create statement quilts with striking designs such as in the adorable Twin Fox Quilt Pattern for babies. We personally also enjoy some of the more geometric designs we have been seeing lately like in this Electric Geometric Modern Quilt. Modern quilts make wonderful home decor projects and gifts, so feel free to experiment with wall hanging patterns and DIY baby quilts!
Purr-fect Cat Patterns
Everyone loves cat prints, and they will continue loving cat quilting patterns far into 2018! If you’re interested in quilting trends that are going to stick around, take note of this one. Cat quilts make playful gifts for babies, kids, and any cat lover in your life. For a timeless and simple tutorial, we suggest starting with this cute Wittle Whiskers Baby Quilt that will be the purr-fect feline-inspired gift at your next baby shower!