Radio Quilt

Radio Quilt by Rosemarie DeBoer

The Radio Quilt by Rosemarie DeBoer proves that quilting inspiration is everywhere! Use your stash of pre-cut strips or cut your own 2-½ ” strips to create this striking modern quilt.

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 81" x 81"

Rating : Intermediate

Designed By : Rosemarie DeBoer

Inspired by the speaker from a 1950s radio, the Radio Quilt uses pre-cut strips to form a center motif—created with the basic string-and pencil method for drawing a semicircle—and needle-turn appliqué to get that perfect, rounded edge. A technique for sewing long strips together perfectly every time is included. It will add a little time to the construction, but it’s worth it!

Download this quilt pattern plus eleven others in the November/December 2017 digital issue of Modern Patchwork.


Note: Fabric requirements assume 40″ usable width of fabric.

  • 7 yards white for strips and background
  • 39 (2-½ ” x 40″) blue pre-cut strips* for center motif and binding
  • 2-½ yards of 108″ fabric for backing (white or very light color recommended)
  • Queen-size batting
  • 9 yards x 12″ (or equivalent) fusible tear-away stabilizer (such as Sulky® Totally Stable™
    Iron-On Tear Away Stabilizer)
  • 1 yard cotton or non-stretch string
  • Fabric-safe marker

*If not using pre-cuts, purchase 3 yards.