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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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 of 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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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 patchworks 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 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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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.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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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 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.