Beginner Quilt Patterns

Cat and Dog Rag Quilt
Cat and Dog Rag Quilt. Rag Quilt by Log Cabin Lady

Beginner Friendly Quilt Patterns

Try one of these easy quilt patterns the next time you're looking for a new project. All of the quilt patterns in this list are suitable for beginners and are quilts you can complete without feeling overwhelmed by lots of intricate steps.

If you prefer a visual guide to patterns, be sure to browse the quilt patterns gallery and quilt block patterns gallery, where you'll find hundreds of patterns, including additional easy quilting projects.

All of the quilt patterns and tutorials on this page include detailed instructions and illustrations to show you how to make a quilt. And even though these are labeled as "easy," don't hesitate to try and tackle any quilt patterns

Before you begin, check out this helpful quilting advice and 10 things every quilter should know.

Easy Star Quilt Patterns

Star quilt patterns are always popular. Stars are perfect for holiday and patriotic quilts, or any other theme you choose. They all have some sort of triangular shape, but nearly all can be quick pieced to help you avoid working with stretchy bias edges.

Easy Quilt Patterns

These are classic favorites, perfect for beginners. Browse each pattern and make note of which designs are the most pleasing to you. It's a good idea to make a list of your favorites so you can then narrow down your top choice at the end of your research.

Easy Quilt Block Patterns

Make multiples of these quilt blocks for yourself, or use them for your guild and online block swaps.

Sew and Slice Quilt Patterns

Make large parent quilt blocks and then slice them into quarters to create four daughter quilt blocks. This simple technique can be used for many designs.

Easy Miniature Quilt Patterns

These patterns aren't for super tiny miniature quilts, so they're easy to assemble. They're perfect for smaller wall hangings or to use for play with dolls.

Quick Quilting

If you're looking for a project that will take the minimal amount of time, these options are provide the perfect solution for the busy quilter.

Learn Quilting Techniques

Before you start piecing your first quilt, it's important to read up on basic techniques. The following guides will help you establish a great foundation for becoming an expert quilter.