School Spirit Quilt Lap E-Pattern


School Spirit is a fun, flexible quilt design. Customize your quilt for any school, team, or sport.  It’s modern and bright, works for guys and girls, and it’s a lot of fun to make. The instruction book is easy to follow, and practically guarantees success!


School Spirit is the same design and layout as our original Team Spirit, tailored to red, white, and grey. Either pattern can be customized for your favorite school, team or sport.  School Spirit is modern and bright, works for guys and girls, and it’s a lot of fun to make! The instruction book is easy to follow, and practically guarantees success!

Customize the football helmet with your favorite athlete or fan’s name and team colors.  You might even add their jersey number or graduation year! A School Spirit quilt makes a wonderful gift for birthdays and graduations.  College kids love it as dorm room decor too!

Available as E-pattern PDF download.  Option to print applique patterns on one 36″x48″ sheet (check with local blue printers for pricing) or in multiple 8 1/2″x11″ pages.

Sizing / Finished Measurements: 55 3/4″ x 75 1/2″

Pattern Download Includes:

  • Patterns & instructions for all pieced blocks
  • Center panel football helmet applique
  • Text applique patterns

All applique patterns are full size.

School Spirit Story

The original Team Spirit was a Christmas gift for a young Oregon Ducks fan.  After several requests from Ohio State and Alabama fans, I created School Spirit.  Tailoring the pattern to red, white, and grey helps with fabric selection. As a result, you can easily select similar fabrics, even if the suggested fabrics are no longer available.

I realized an applique option was needed while developing the pattern.  I don’t have time to design appliqué patterns for every school and team out there, and I couldn’t sell them if I wanted to.  Licensing is expensive!

The solution? Develop an easy, step-by-step applique tutorial to go with the pattern.  Readily available, so everyone can create a modern, unique quilt to show off their team spirit.  Done and done.

Due to licensing restrictions, this pattern does NOT include team-specific or school-specific patterns.  Use the football helmet pattern provided, or follow the Easy Applique Tutorial to create your own patterns.  Create patterns from schools and sports teams to superheros and princesses.  I’ve got you covered.

Check out the easy applique tutorial HERE

I would love to see pics of your finished quilt! Please send them to me at

Happy stitching!





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