Modern Crosses Quilt Tutorial

Modern Crosses Quilt Tutorial

Create a modern crosses quilt featuring trendy plus sign designs that can be used for top of bed quilts, baby blankets and so much more with this quick and easy tutorial!

This project is perfect for beginners. It's great for combining solid fabrics with a fun print for the backing and binding, or you can even use a print for the crosses for a bolder look! This tutorial uses 5” finished squares for a crib sized quilt, but you'll want to use larger finished squares and rectangles for larger sizes.

Modern Crosses

Let's get started!

Supplies Needed

For the Quilt Top:

For the Rest of the Quilt


From your background (white) fabric, cut (9) 5.5” strips by WOF (Width of Fabric).

From your contrasting (grey) fabric cut (7) 5.5” strips.

Subcut the white fabric into (36) 5.5” squares and (7) 15.5” rectangles.

Subcut the grey fabric into (24) 5.5” squares and (8) 15.5” rectangles.


Following the diagram below, piece your squares and rectangles into horizontal rows as shown.

Piece rows together, matching seams as you go.

Modern Crosses

Modern Crosses


Baste and quilt as desired. We used diagonal rows, using the corners of the squares and rectangles as a guide. Straight line quilting or stippling would also look great.

Modern Crosses

Enjoy your easy and trendy quilt!

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