How to Make a Fidget Quilt

By: Annette Rosanelli from
Updated January 27, 2023
How to Make a Fidget Quilt
How to Make a Fidget Quilt
This image courtesy of

From the blogger: "What is a fidget quilt? A fidget quilt is a lap quilt that helps provide stimulation for the fidgeting hands of Alzheimer's, dementia, and autistic people. It soothes the fidgeting by entertaining them, busying hands and fingers, stimulating their senses, and giving them something to do.

Learn about fidget quilts, how to embellish fidget quilts, and tips for making fidget quilts by following the link below to the fidget quilt tutorial page. You will find a video and ideas for embellishing fabric squares. This is a great way to give back to your community and help others."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


This project was submitted by one of our readers, just like you.

Click Here to Submit Your Project!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

This is a great idea. It would also work great with some autistic individuals. I will probably make one for my friend's autistic daughter because she would appreciate it. And it will have to be in different shades of purple since that is her favorite color. Thank you for the pattern.

What a great idea although I am thinking of making one in the style of a quiet book for a little person I know. I really like the notion of combining fun learning with a practical item that also serves another purpose. There are lovely fabrics in my stash that will be perfect for this project so all I have to do is decide which fasteners, etc will be best suited to little hands )


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Letting Out Pants

If you've ever struggled to button a pair of pants be sure to check out the Letting Out Pants tutorial. This helpful link will show… Continue reading: "Letting Out Pants"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Share Your Project Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It