Free Basket Quilt Block Patterns

Patchwork block and sewing accessories on white wooden surface
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Baskets quilt block patterns are designed in what seems like an endless number of ways. The blocks are so varied that you can surely find one that perfectly fits your style the next time you design a basket quilt. Basket block patterns are an all-time favorite and can be used for any quilting purpose.

  • Use basket quilt block patterns for block swaps with your friends or create your unique quilt.
  • Multiples of the same block look wonderful within a quilt, and several like-sized basket blocks can be used to design a sampler quilt.
  • Most patchwork basket blocks have lots of pieces, making them a perfect choice when you'd like to create a scrap quilt.
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    Easy Basket Quilt Block Pattern (6-inches)

    Easy 6" Basket Quilt Block Pattern


    The baskets are not difficult at all to make, and you can choose one or more methods to add a handle.

    The quilt block pattern outlines the types of fabrics used in the forum event, and they look super when sewn in that way, but always feel free to change fabrics to suit your needs. The basket blocks finish at six-inches square and would make a lovely baby quilt.

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    Amish Baskets Quilt Block Pattern (15-inches)

    Amish Basket Quilt Block Pattern

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    Amish Baskets is another large quilt block, finishing at 15-inches square. You can make it in the Amish style (solid fabrics) as shown, or change the design completely by sewing with florals, geometrics, reproduction prints, batiks or any other type of fabric you desire. If you're a big fan of Civil War-era prints, but fabrics from the 1920s and 1930s might be a nice choice for this pretty basket quilt block.

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    Sun and Shadows Basket Quilt Block Pattern (12-inches)

    Sun & Shadows Basket Quilt Block

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    This is one a favorite basket quilt blocks. Sun and Shadows finishes at 12" x 12", and is a ready-made on-point design. It's a wonderful block to use in strippy set quilts (quilts in vertical or horizontal rows that are separated by some type of long border), but it works nicely in any design you'd like to create.

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    Checkerboard Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern (15-inches)

    Checkerboard Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    The large block measures 16-inches square and has loads of patchwork. Make the block in an orderly design, as shown, or grab fabrics from your scrap bin and mix it up.

    The blocks are suitable for either an on-point or straight setting. Place one of the blocks on-point to create a lovely medallion center for a wallhanging.

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    Summertime Baskets Quilt Blocks (10-inches & 20-inches)

    Summertime Baskets Quilt Block Pattern

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    Choose the size that works best for you, either a 20" basket block or a 10" version. The larger block makes a nice medallion center and is perfect for throw pillow covers. Its larger scale also works nicely on a king-sized bed.

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    Cactus Pot Quilt Block Pattern (4-inches & 12-inches)

    Cactus Pot Quilt Block Pattern

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    It doesn't take many pieces of patchwork to create the Cactus Pot quilt block, but we love the design. You'll find instructions for two block sizes in the pattern: a 12" square block and a 4" square miniature version.

    The Cactus Pot block is a good choice for beginning quilters who want to learn how to make half-square triangle units.

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    Large Scrap Baskets Pattern (15-inches)

    Scrap Basket Quilt Block Pattern

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    Loads of half-square triangle units provide a super-scrappy appearance for this quilt block, but the blocks look just as good designed in an orderly fashion if scraps aren't your thing. This basket block is large, finishing at 15" square, and a batch of the blocks will help you make a quilt top in no time.

    Arrange the blocks on-point and their finished width increases to about 21-inches. Remember that you must cut setting triangles to fill in around the edges of an on-point quilt layout.

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    Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern (12-inches)

    Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern

    The Spruce Crafts / Janet Wickell

    Here's a 12-inch basket quilt block that was originally part of the Scrap Happy Sampler quilt. Like many other basket quilt blocks, it's made with lots of half-square triangle units, but not so many to be overwhelming.