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101+ Best Quilt Patterns for Free: Quilt Block Patterns, Quilt Patterns for Baby, and More

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Make sure the quilt projects you choose to tackle are the absolute best with this list of the 101+ Best Quilt Patterns for Free: Quilt Block Patterns, Quilt Patterns for Baby, and More. We've put together a list of the most popular, most enticing projects that have been featured on our website in the past year. You can't go wrong with these awesome free quilt patterns!

Best Quilt Patterns

101+ Best Quilt Patterns for Free: Quilt Block Patterns, Quilt Patterns for Baby, and More

Table of Contents

Scrap Quilt Patterns

Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

Wall Quilt Patterns

Flower Quilt Patterns

Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

Christmas Quilt Patterns

Other Free Quilt Patterns

 


Free Quilting Patterns

If you do not see the type of quilt you are looking for here, check out our massive list of 900+ Free Quilting Patterns.


 

Free Applique Patterns

Use the free applique patterns to make the quilts in the photos below, or applique the shapes onto any sewing project you choose!

Semi Sunrise Dresden MugWalking on Sunshine

  1. Walking on Sunshine 
  2. NEW! Pumpkin Spice Latte Applique
  3. Crazed Angry Birds Blanket 
  4. Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern 
  5. Sunrise Semi Dresden Mug Rug
  6. Sweet Applique French Macarons 
  7. Summer Garden Quilt 
  8. Fusible Applique for Kids
  9. County Fair Lolli Quilt
  10. Snow Birds Mug Rug Pattern
     

Find more applique quilt patterns in our collection of How to Applique Videos + 20 Free Applique Designs!

 

Quilt Block Patterns

Find fun quilt blocks to use in all your quilt projects in this collection of block designs. Most of these quilt block patterns are scrappy, so you can dig into your stash to make these projects.

Fast Forward Quilt BlockReverse Applique Circles Block

  1. Easy Corner Tree Block
  2. Scrapbuster Rail Fence Quilt Block 
  3. Wonky Square 
  4. Fast Forward Quilt Block 
  5. Sands of Time Quilt Block 
  6. Reverse Applique Circles Block 
  7. Fun House Log Cabin Quilt Block 
  8. NEW! Nordic Star Mini Block Tutorial
  9. Beach and Boots Quilt Block Pattern
  10. Teal Appeal 16 Patch Quilt

Check out all of our Quilt Block Patterns!

 

Quilt Patterns for Baby

Sew up an adorable baby quilt for the next baby shower you attend. These quilt patterns for baby will make a great gift for any new mommy.

Storytime Squares Baby QuiltsLittle Picket Fence Quilt

  1. Baby Steps Cuddle Quilt 
  2. Fat Quarter Rainbow Baby Quilt 
  3. Sapphires and Rubies Baby Quilt 
  4. Bodhi's Falling Blocks Quilt 
  5. Dresden Tumbler Quilt 
  6. Lil Twister Quilt
  7. Little Picket Fence Quilt 
  8. Beautiful Baby Rag Quilt 
  9. Baby's Day Out Quilt
  10. Ombre Baby Quilt Pattern
  11. No-Fuss FQ Baby Quilt

Find even more baby quilt pattern ideas in our collection of 15 Surprising Baby Quilt Patterns.

 

Star Quilt Patterns

Classic star quilt patterns get updates and variations in these cute star quilt projects. Make one of our full-size star quilts, or pick a favorite star block to make your own quilt pattern!

Bright Hopes Star BlockGiant Vintage Starflower Quilt

  1. Star Flower Quilt Block 
  2. Blazing Stars Quilt 
  3. Bright Hopes Star Block 
  4. Cathedral Stars Quilt 
  5. Giant Vintage Starflower Quilt
  6. Starbright Quilted Potholder 
  7. Eccentric Star Block Quilt
  8. Nutmeg Star Quilt Block
  9. String Pieced Star Quilt Pattern

Try more star quilt patterns with our free eBook, Spectacular Quilt Star Patterns: How to Make a Quilt with 8 Star Quilt Block Patterns and Quilted Star Designs

 

Heart Quilt Patterns

Heart quilt patterns are pretty gifts and decorations for romantic occasions like Valentine's Day, weddings, or anniversaries.

Applique Hearts Quilted Wall Display

  1. Crazy in Love Wedding Quilt
  2. Love Knot Anniversary Table Runner
  3. NEW! Heartbeat Jelly Roll Pattern
  4. Applique Hearts Quilted Wall Display
  5. Cutie Pie Baby Quilt Patterns
  6. Improvised Heart Quilt Block
  7. Cornered Heart Quilt Block

We have even more heart quilt patterns.

 

Paper Piecing Patterns

Paper piecing makes piecing and quilting even easier. The precise seams of paper piecing allow you to make all kinds of shapes, pictures, and angles that you could never dream of with regular piecing techniques!

Odds and Ends String Quilt BlockRainbow String Quilt

  1. Paper Pieced Pop Bottle
  2. Rainbow String Quilt
  3. NEW! Crown of Thorns Block Pattern
  4. String Pieced Hot Pads
  5. NEW! Winter Trees Block Pattern
  6. Roaring Deer Quilt Block
  7. Pom Pom Paper Piecing Tutorial
  8. Feather Paper Piecing Pattern

Check out our full selection of free paper piecing patterns.

 

Easy Quilt Patterns

These easy quilt patterns are great for beginners! If you're looking for a simple project to help you practice your quilting skills, or just a quick pattern to whip up in a few hours, you've come to the right place.

Lightning Fast Mini QuiltChinese Windows Bed Quilt

  1. Piece O' Cake Quilt
  2. Lightning Fast Mini Quilt
  3. Fabric Storage Bin
  4. Halloween Squared Quilt
  5. Easiest Ever Panel Quilt
  6. Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  7. Amish Bar Mug Rug Pattern
  8. Flutterby Butterfly Garden
  9. His and Hers Bed Quilt
  10. Wonky Log Cabin Throw

Plus, beginner quilt patterns for quilters of every skill level.

 

Scrap Quilt Patterns

Tackle your stash with these colorful, thrifty scrap quilt patterns. You won't have to buy any new fabric to make these quilt projects.

Crayon Box QuiltFun With Bricks

  1. Hundred Patch Charm Quilt
  2. Scatter Sunshine Baby Quilt
  3. Crayon Box Quilt
  4. My Blue Heaven Bed Quilt
  5. Fun with Bricks Scrap Quilt
  6. Weed Whacker Bed Quilt
  7. Incredible Scrappy Bargello

And check out our Top 20 Scrap Quilt Patterns.

 

Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

Nine patch quilt patterns are some of the easiest patchwork designs you can do. Find new and creative ways to use them with these easy quilt projects.

I Spy Disappearing 9 PatchDaisy Star Nine Patch

  1. I Spy Disappearing Nine Patch
  2. Avant Garde Double Disappearing Nine Patch
  3. Daisy Star Nine Patch Quilt
  4. Disappearing Nine Patch Mini Quilt Wall Hanging
  5. Magic Disappearing 9 Patch Table Runner
  6. Scrappy Nine Patch Mini Quilt
  7. Snowball Nine Patch Pattern
  8. Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt

For more nine patch patterns, check out 20 Free Nine Patch Quilt Patterns + Other Nine Patch Designs.

 

Wall Quilt Patterns

Decorate your walls in quilting with these beautiful wall quilt patterns. These are our all our most popular wall quilts from last year!

Desert Sunset Wall QuiltCats Around the World

  1. Desert Sunset Wall Quilt
  2. Hole in the Barn Door Wall Hanging
  3. Strawberry Fairy
  4. Cats Around the World Quilt
  5. Shine Bright Holiday Tree
  6. Christmas Row Houses Pattern

For more wall quilt patterns, head on over to full collection of wall quilt patterns.

 

Flower Quilt Patterns

Celebrate spring and summer with floral quilts that feature your favorite blooms. These Flower Quilt Patterns are sure to brighten up your day.

Spring Table TopperSpring Table Topper

  1. Vintage Flower Mug Rug
  2. No Fuss Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
  3. Darling Daisies Applique Quilt
  4. Spring Table Topper
  5. Love Blossoms Again
  6. Glorious Garden Floral Quilt
  7. Vintage Meadow Quilt

If you love these, you will love our flower quilt blocks, too.

 

Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

Jelly rolls, or bundles of coordinating fabric pre-cut in 2-1/2" strips, are a great way to make beautiful quilts with different prints from the same fabric collection. Learn new and interesting ways to use a jelly roll in a quilt.

Summer Jewels QuiltGobble Chain Quilt

  1. Autumn Irish Chain Quilt
  2. Sugar Almonds Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern
  3. Jelly Roll Braid Quilt
  4. Magic Jelly Roll Quilt
  5. Summer Jewels Quilt
  6. Rail Fence Picnic Quilt
  7. Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt
  8. A Hundred Hugs Baby Quilt

Find 24 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns here.

 

Christmas Quilt Patterns

Deck the halls for the holidays with these festive Christmas quilt patterns. Make a whole Christmas quilt, or find holiday blocks you can use in all kinds of projects.

Crazy Christmas QuiltChristmas Pinwheel Table Runner

  1. Candy Jar Quilted Table Runner
  2. Christmas Cabin Block
  3. Crazy Christmas Quilt
  4. Christmas Pinwheel Table Runner
  5. Vintage Christmas Geese Block
  6. Attic Window Snowman Scene Quilt

Find more holly jolly quilt patterns in our full list of Christmas quilting projects.

 

Other Free Quilt Patterns

Here are some more awesome free quilt patterns. These are some of our reader favorites from the e-mail newsletter!

Diamonds and Chevrons Table Runner

  1. Citrus Bandana Quilt
  2. The Blossie Bag
  3. Expandable Library Tote
  4. Fat Quarter Gypsy Bag
  5. Diamonds and Chevrons Table Runner
  6. Baptist Fans Quilting Pattern
  7. Big and Little Butterflies

 For fresh ideas, check this out, The 100 Best Quilt Patterns of 2013: Baby Quilt Patterns, Quilted Handbags, Free Quilt Blocks and More.

 

 


Irish Chain Quilt Patterns

Don't see your favorite type of free quilt pattern? Then why not check out one of these collections.

21 Rail Fence Quilt Patterns and Rail Fence Quilt Blocks

28 Modern Quilt Patterns and Modern Quilt Ideas

15 Irish Chain Quilt Patterns: Traditional Quilt Patterns


 

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My favorite type quilt pattern right now is paper pieced. I have maybe 3 going, between other projects.

Log cabin, ANY quilt pattern that I can make MY own! Embellishments in ALL

This list of 100 Best Quilt patterns looks like a page from my Pinterest account -- I've made a few of these and have most of the others on my "to do" list! Excellent choices.

I like modern quilts with lots of negative space - and anything using HSTs.

I love Log Cabin patterns

I love the scrappy patterns best!

I like patterns that are a challenge to make

electrifying. what a smorgesborge of beautiful patterns. never run out of ideas. wonderful.

I love anything with a flower/ garden theme. They can be more complicated, but I love a challenge.

I have always loved wedding ring quilts !! I also am fond of patchwork.

I love Crazy Quilts with all the various fabrics, hand needlework, buttons, and the odd memento here and there. The Crazy Quilts make me feel special and at home.

pieced star patterns are my favorites. Though I really like them all! 5 stars!

I like the nine patch but putting my own spin on it. Always make my quilts personal to the person I am giving it too.

I like the star patterns in quilts.

I like complex quilts with stars, mariners compass, and pinwheels. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Thank you for all the wonderful free patterns! What a great resource!!

I've never attempted paper piecing but I love how intricate paper piecing blocks look!

They're not listed here, but I LOVE bear paw quilts. I think they're such a fun mix of whimsical designs and old school/traditional quilting.

I am eternally amazed by star quilt patterns!

I have so many pieces of random fabric that I love being able to use them for pretty scrap quilt patterns.

I like Irish chain quilt patterns!

I forgot about those. i might have to change my answer!

I don't know much about quilt patterns, but I can tell you I like anything floral!

I like the nine patch quilt patterns, especially the Daisy Star quilt!

I really like different paper piecing quilt patters :) They are so pretty and well put together!

I like the stars. They are classic and lovely.

My favorites are table runners. They're usually pretty quick, so I can make them in bulk during the holidays for gifts!

You can't go wrong with a Christmas quilt pattern. They're just so fun and festive! Working on one will instantly put you in the holiday spirit.

So nice to see a fairly comprehensive list like this. Some of the wall quilts look especially beautiful.

I loved the first quilt I made, an Ohio Star Quilt

Can't pick just one! I loved them all or I wouldn't have chosen to make them. But one of the top favorite is a geology quilt I made for my son. Don't know how to upload a pic, sorry.

My favorites are the quilts I have made for my daughters and granddaughters! FAVEQUILTS is the most WONDERFUL website, for those of us on SS and limited income you could not ask for anything better to provide inspiration and great instructions for so many WONDERFUL projects! I am sorry I could not upload photos as I did not know how to do so! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

My favorite is whatever I'm working on at the moment. I love this website, great patterns and ideas at my fingertips.

Favorite quilt picture is too big to download. It is a baby quilt made with first year baby clothes.

My favorite is a quilt I made my husband for our 42nd wedding anniversary. He wanted embroidered native american designs (20), a flag in the middle ( 3 ft x 5 ft), denim (recycled from his clothes) and something "world" border fabric of world globes) with FMQ by me, to represent his views and feelings. I accomplished all these goals to present him with a warm and cozy "unique (him)" quilt. It was a challenge, but I did it.

one of my favorites is a grandmother's fan I made for my daughter

My favorite quilting project is my wall hanging "Golden Gate Fly-by". No photo as I don't wish to give license to any affiliates to use it.

Every completed quilt is my favorite... but my very first one - a T-shirt quilt for my grandson's 16th birthday has a special place in my heart.

My favorite quilt project was a Tropical Parrot lap quilt I made with double batting for extra loft. It looks almost 3-D!

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My favorite quilt is a lap quilt I made for my husband using Canadiana themed fabric from Northcott by Moda.

I haven't been quilting for very long but my queen size Trip Around the World is the largest I have attempted and it turned out pretty well. Now I just have to complete the shams.

My favorite so far is my queen size quilt first quilt in 20 years

My favorite quilting project ever would have to be when my niece was going to have a baby, a little girl, and the whole room was done in owls. I made a owl quilt and a couple throw pillows to match.

I want to locate a pattern for the Pooh animals. I had this at one time but it was lost in a fire. I made this stuffed toys for my children and now have grandchildren who would love to snuggle with Pooh while I read them stories about Chritopher Robin. Can anyone help me? I also need help with the baby quilt that has layers and when finished looks like chenille. Thanks, Rebecca

Does anyone have the pattern for the Pooh stuffed toys? I made all of them for my children and now would like to do the same for my grandchildren a I read them the delightful stories of Christopher Robin. Thanks so much if you can share. Rebecca

I saw a quilt using boxer shorts for the colored pieces on the site one time. I can't find it again. Can you help me?

In 2002 Jenny B. Harris posted a shuffle quilt pattern using 36 fat squares. There were no directions for putting together. It was a shuffle quilt with 4 stacks of nine blocks. Can you help me out.

http://site.beverlys.com/store/downloads/t/h/the_shuffle.pdf There is a pdf of the pattern here with the directions! Enjoy,

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