The Jane Austen Quilt Pattern

The iconic Jane Austen quilt. A Sew & Quilt exclusive; a meticulous replica design of the original Jane Austen patchwork coverlet thought to be made by Jane Austen herself, alongside her sister Cassandra and their mother in the traditional technique of English Paper Piecing. 

A medallion quilt with a large central diamond panel, (the original features a printed Chintz panel featuring birds and a basket of flowers, this could be lovely reworked as an applique design to the makers choosing). Surrounded by smaller paper pieced diamonds joined by cream and navy dot sashing and a deep border of smaller sized paper pieced diamonds.

Quilt Size: 71” x 89”

The 5-page pattern includes step-by-step instructions and diagrams to follow as well as fabric cutting instructions and a fabric swatch key with a numbered quilt layout to follow as a guide.

(We have English Paper Piecing kits required to make the Jane Austen quilt available to purchase separately. We also have a blog post, with useful information on the quilt



5-1/2 yards ~ 5.25m approx. Large Diamonds. For our version, we have used 18 FQ's from the Jane Austen At Home Collection + an additional 4 which are duplicated

(22 FQs total).

4-1/2 yards ~ 4.25m, approx. Sashing fabric (Jane Austen Navy dot | C10019R)

9 yards ~ 8.25m approx. Border fabric

5-1/2 yards ~ 5.25m Backing fabric

3/4 yard ~ 0.75m Binding fabric 

79” x 97” Cotton batting/wadding


Please note this is a free pattern we have meticulously recreated from the original patchwork coverlet quilt displayed at the Jane Austen House museum. We have the pattern available online to view and use, and we have provided the option to purchase printed colour copies, for a small charge to cover the cost of printing and packaging labour.

The pattern is for individual, non-commercial use only. Sale, or any other commercial use is strictly prohibited.


How to download the pattern? Login to the website (if you're a new customer, confirm an account creation after placing the order - a separate email is automatically sent to do this). The pattern is located under the 'Files' tab within your account. 

Please note the PDF download link will expire 1 day after purchase. 


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