Yuki free quilt pattern

Free Quilt Pattern Review of Yuki

Free quilt pattern review of Yuki by Wendy Sheppard for Hoffman Fabrics

I recently made this free quilt pattern in some Halloween fabrics that if you’ve followed me for a bit, you know I overbought! But I still adore these prints. I bought 4 fat quarter bundles of Spooky and Sweeter by Art Gallery Fabrics and have 1 bundle left as of today!

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Here are some close ups of the Spooky and Sweeter and you can get some at Fat Quarter Shop if you like it as much as I do!

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This free quilt pattern review of Yuki will tell you a few tips and break down some cutting for you if you do the pattern more scrappy like I did. I also ended up a bit smaller than her approximate size. My top ended up being 70” x 89”. And that could make sense as I tend to be a thread or two larger than a true quarter inch. I don’t really know why, but that seems to be where I sew! (I also skipped the border so that is definitely where some of it is)

First of all here is the pattern link so that you can download it too! Just click the button below to be taken to Hoffman Fabrics website!

You will want to read through the pattern and take a look at the fabrics you are wanting to use and how the designer lays hers out. I decided to do mine rather scrappy. You’ll notice the top 4 blocks on the left of the pattern and the bottom 4 blocks on the right of the pattern area complete broken block, if that makes sense. I made mine where those 4 – 8.5” x 8.5” blocks were matching. It’s just a choice I made when designing.

Now if you want to do a scrappy method you can follow along with these instructions. Now, please feel free to double check my list!

Scrappy Cutting Guide

First up lets cut the prints:

  • (20) 8.5” x 8.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 10.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 12.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 14.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 16.5”

Next to cut is the background:

  • (20) 2.5” x 8.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 10.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 12.5”
  • (20) 2.5” x 14.5”
  • (15) 2.5” x 16.5” This is for vertical sashing

Sashing Issue

IMPORTANT TIP! You need 4 strips for the long sashing but there I found an issue. The pattern calls for 2.5” x 67.5” sashing. I’m going to tell you that I would not cut it until you are ready for it. I needed sashing that was 71”-ish long. The pattern says the quilt finishes at approx 76” x 94” so I’m not sure how or why your sashing would be cut at 67.5”. (Even factoring in border) So DEFINITELY wait for this cut. If you need to know how much fabric to purchase, my WOF was 43” and I needed 7 strips to make my (4) sashing strips.


I did not add a border so you will need to cut that if you want to add one. My quilt was already large enough especially for a holiday themed quilt and I usually like these in more of a throw size. I almost split this pattern in two but it wouldn’t have worked quite right.

I didn’t take any photos of sewing the blocks together because it really was pretty simple and the pattern directions showed it quite well. It is sort of a half log cabin in a sense.

Pay Attention to Block Layout

However you do need to pay attention to which blocks are going where because if you are picky about your scrappy quilts like I am, you still don’t want the same fabric close to itself in the pattern. I did find I had some difficulty at the end swapping them around because due to the nature of the blocks being rather specific you can get quilted into a corner.

Make sure you follow along with the pattern picture so you know what block you are making and what block it is next to. My quilt design wall was the perfect tool for this pattern. And I pinned my pattern to the wall as well, so I could reference it from my sewing machine. Also referenced it a few times when ripping out because I went the wrong way around the block! Shocking, I know! If you want to see my design wall, check out this post I did about it! I am in love with it!

Sashing and Finishing it Up

Here is another tip. When you are sewing your long sashing on and joining with a row of your quilt, make sure to line up your blocks best you can. See the top 4 blocks in the right corner. Those four blocks I made the seams match up even though they don’t actually touch each other. The sashing comes in-between them, but you don’t want it to be too far off so that it is noticeable. See the next picture for an up close explanation.

Yuki free quilt pattern
See how I’m matching my prints up even though they are separated by sashing? This will make a more cohesive look in the end if these are matched and even. I only had to ease in a little!

Alright so what is the final word on this free quilt pattern review of Yuki? I would definitely recommend this pattern for anyone to use, with the sashing tip mentioned. I would consider this an easy quilt pattern to make that a beginner could excel at. I likely won’t make this again as I don’t care for the broken look to the blocks in the overall pattern design – although I did like the look in the pattern picture. I tend to like a more striking or impactful pattern and this doesn’t quite fit the bill for that. But it was easy and a quick sew really. I give it 7 out of 10 stars.

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Now I just need to get a fun backing, quilt, and bind it and find a little girl who loves Halloween as much as I do!

Yuki free quilt pattern

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