Free Quilt Patterns to Sew

Patterns for Quilters of Every Skill Level

These free quilt patterns and quilt block patterns are all written to show quilters of every skill level how to make a quilt, even if it's a very first quilting project. You'll find lots of easy quilt patterns that are designed especially for beginners, along with projects that are a bit more challenging. Don't hesitate to try a pattern that seems more difficult, because the projects include the instructions and illustrations that you need to be successful.

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    Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginning Quilters

    France Gilmore Bento Box Quilt
    A Bento Box Quilt by France Gilmore. France Gilmore

    If you're looking for an easy quilt pattern, try this collection of simple projects for beginning quilters. They're all written with detailed instructions and illustrations that take you through the construction process in a step-by-step manner. See a couple dozen easy patterns that will get you off to a good start on your first quilting projects. Some examples are the Hunter's Star, Dancing Nine, and Nine Patch Bento Box patterns.

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    Baby Quilt Patterns

    Pretty in Pastels Quilt Pattern
    Janet Wickell

    Try one of these baby quilt patterns the next time you want to make a quilt for a baby, toddler or older child. These include projects for every skill level. Some of the blocks in the baby quilt patterns have a lot of patchwork and so they are more suited for intermediate quilters rather than for your first quilt. Don't get so ambitious that your quilt isn't done until the baby has graduated from college. Examples of the free patterns include Pretty in Pastels, Dawn's Light, and X's and O's patterns.

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    Rag Quilt Patterns

    Four Patch Rag Quilt Pattern
    Four Patch Rag Quilt Pattern. Janet Wickell

    Rag quilts patterns are among the easiest quilt patterns you'll find and are suitable for everyone, from beginning quilters to quilters with lots of experience.  The ragged edges and seam intersections create deep textures for this type of quilt, giving them an extra-cozy final appearance. Some of the free patterns in this collection are the Indian Hatchet, Easy Double Four Patch, and the Cathedral Windows patterns.

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    Miniature Quilt Patterns

    Small and Miniature Spools Quilt Pattern
    Make a Small or Miniature Spools Quilt. Janet Wickell

    Do you want to make a miniature project? These are useful for checking the accuracy of individual patchwork units. Try one of the free miniature quilt patterns the next time you want to create a small project. Some of the miniature quilts are quick pieced and others are assembled using the foundation (paper) piecing method. Examples of these miniature patterns are the Miniature Whirlwind, Miniature Amish Double Nine-Patch, and Small Spools patterns.

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    Basket Quilt Blocks Patterns

    Easy Basket Quilt Block Pattern
    Easy Basket Quilt Blocks. Forum Members

    Baskets quilt block patterns come in an enormous number of variations, and for many quilters, they are all-time favorites. They are a great idea for block swaps with your friends. You can make multiples of the same block to use in a quilt, or mix and match for a sampler quilt. They are also a great use of your quilting scraps due to many pieces most of the patterns use. Put them together to create a scrap quilt. Examples of these free patterns are the ​6-inch Easy Basket Quilt Block, Grape Basket Quilt Block, and Berry Basket Quilt Block patterns.

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    Wallhanging Quilt Patterns for Home Decor

    Applique and Patchwork Quilt
    Needleturn appliqué cats and butterflies on a patchwork quilt. Janet Wickell

    Wallhanging quilts can be used to decorate any room and they make thoughtful gifts. You can use these as sofa or chair throws, as table covers, on a mantle, or hung anywhere as fiber art. You might want to try out color combinations in a small quilt before committing them to a large project. Be sure to sew a hanging sleeve to the back of small quilts so you can hang them in the future. Examples of these free patterns are the Catching a View Watercolor Cats, Christmas Tree Rag Quilt, and Road Trip Strippy Set Quilt patterns.

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    Easy Framed Pinwheels Block Pattern

    The Framed Pinwheel quilt block pattern goes together quickly. You can add a variety of colors and textures in the frame surrounding the center pinwheel.

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    Hearts Bouquet Applique Quilt

    This is an example of an applique quilt technique, which may be the traditional ​needle turn applique or quick methods that use fusible web.

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    Scrap Happy Sampler Quilt

    Use up your scraps and show your skills with this sampler quilt. If you love the idea, ​browse more scrap quilts.

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    Ohio Star Quilt Block Pattern

    Star quilt patterns are some of the most sought for those looking for free patterns. Enjoy this one.