Japanese Fans PDF strippy quilt pattern

Japanese Fans PDF strippy quilt pattern

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This listing is for the PDF download of this pattern. You will need to be able to print off the fan template sheet on A4 paper (one page).

Please download your pattern within 30 days of purchase.

A two metre piece of a stunning large scale Japanese gold print fabric was my starting point for this quilt, taking the traditional English 'strippy' quilt format but adding the fan blocks in alternate strips. With several options for making the fan blocks, this is a versatile quilt pattern.

From the pattern cover -
Increase your good fortune with these opening fans alternating with a large scale gold print - when fabric is too gorgeous to cut up into small pieces, a simple strippy quilt can be the ideal solution to show it off! A large scale Japanese gold print is combined with a smaller wave design and eight different fabrics for the fans. Choose from four options to make the fan blocks - curved piecing (as shown), freezer paper appliqué, bonded appliqué or, more elaborately, foundation pieced fans with curved piecing. Complete the quilt with simple machine quilting using a walking foot and some of the utility stitches on your machine. A hand quilting option is included. For a different look, try nostalgic romance with pastel floral prints, edging each fan with an appliquéd lace trim. Finished size 72 x 52in approx


  • page 1 four 72½ x 9½in strips from one feature print fabric
  • thirty six 6½in squares for fan blocks (from eight or more fabrics)
  • thirty six “fans” from printed Japanese fabrics (see cutting diagram for template size)
  • backing fabric slightly larger than finished quilt size (may be pieced)
  • 2oz wadding slightly larger than finished quilt size
  • 7½ yards fabric strips, for binding – width dictated by your favourite method
  • machine sewing thread to tone with fabrics (for patchwork)
  • “invisible” sewing thread (optional for freezer paper or bonded appliqué only)
  • red thread for machine quilting
  • multicoloured thread for machine quiltingmachine quilting thread to tone with fabric
  • stacking thread or pins for tacking the quilt sandwich

You also need:

  • Quilters’ rule, cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • Thin cardboard or template plastic (for fan templates)
  • Freezer paper (freezer paper appliqué only)
  • Bondaweb, Steam-a-Seam or similar (bonded appliqué only)
  • sewing machine to assemble patchwork – with a quarter inch patchwork foot and walking foot (for machine quilting)
  • scissorssewing needlesewing pins & tacking (basting) thread
  • erasable fabric marker


Coordinate the fan fabrics with your main fabric choice, but don’t feel you have to use exclusively “oriental” prints – try mixing in batiks and hand dyes. A tone-on-tone fabric makes a good background for the fans. Show off your main feature fabric, don’t overwhelm it!


This listing is for a pdf file download, not the printed version of the pattern. As the diagrams make this a large file, the file is zipped and most computers will unzip the file for you.

File size 13.1MB

  • File size and format

    This listing is for a pdf file download, not the printed version of the pattern.

    File size 7.4MB

    You must download and save your pattern within 30 days of purchase.

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