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Top 25 Quilting Blogs of 2017

If you're looking for the top quilting blogs to follow, we have some fantastic suggestions!

By: Krista Childers for FaveQuilts.com
Updated May 16, 2018
Top 25 Quilting Blogs of 2017

Another great year is in this books when it comes to quilting. FaveQuilts loved sharing projects throughout the year, from both older but beloved to newer designs, as well as tips and tricks for quilters of all skill levels. This year, we decided to make a list of the Top 25 Quilting Blogs of 2017. These are most popular design blogs featured on FaveQuilts this year.

Every year we compile a list of the top 100 projects featured on the site and these bloggers all have at least one project in that list, but they also always offer the finest designs and advice for quilters, which makes them the best quilt blogs in the community.

Take a look at the list of top quilt blogs based on reader’s response this year. They are listed in alphabetical order, with a little bit about them and a link to their page. Be sure to keep an eye on these folks for some of the best and unique designs, ideas, and inspiration for quilts and sewing.

Always Expect Moore

Always Expect Moore

Carolina Moore from Always Expect Moore is one of the best instructors for all things quilting. Her video tutorial for the Log Cabin Block Pattern (pictured below) was the most popular project of hers on FaveQuilts this year. It's a classic block that you will want to check out. Find more like it on her designer profile.

Check out more of her work at Always Expect Moore.

Log Cabin Block Pattern

Cluck Cluck Sew

Cluck Cluck Sew

Allison Harris has such a way with color and design that you will want to make everything she shares. Her Scrappy Summer Quilt (pictured below) was the most popular project of hers on our site this year. If you love this one (and how could you not?), then be sure to take a look at Allison's designer profile for more of her projects featured on FaveQuilts.

Check out more of her work at Cluck Cluck Sew.

Scrappy Summer Quilt

Connie Kresin Campbell (Freemotion by the River)

Freemotion by the River

Connie Kresin Campbell creates one-of-a-kind quilting designs that you will fall in love with. One look at the Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt Tutorial (pictured below) and you will not be surprised that it was the most popular project from Connie featured on FaveQuilts this year.

Check out more of her work at Freemotion by the River.

Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt Tutorial

Diary of a Quilter

Diary of a Quilter

Amy Smart loves fabric and knows how to use it. One of her most popular projects on FaveQuilts this year, the Small Wonders Nine Patch Quilt (pictured below), has a cultural flair that will leave you wanting to take a trip around the world. Take a look at Amy's designer profile for more of her projects featured on FaveQuilts.

Check out more of her work at Diary of a Quilter.

Small Wonders Nine Patch Quilt

During Quiet Time

During Quiet Time

Amy Friend is the voice and designer behind During Quiet Time, a place where this mom shares her knowledge, including much about quilting. Be reminded of the beloved Little House on the Prairie book with Amy's Mary Ingalls Nine Patch Block Tutorial (pictured below), her most popular project chosen by readers this year.

Check out more of her work at During Quiet Time.

Mary Ingalls Nine Patch Block Tutorial

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Lindsey Weight is the designer behind this helpful blog. Find sewing and quilting tutorials from the team along with lost of patterns to make. Reader-favorite from Fort Worth was the Arrows Aweigh (pictured below), which has a clean and traditional look that also works for any baby. To see all of her patterns on FaveQuilts, take a look at Lindsey's designer profile.

Check out more of her work at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog.

Classic Kennedy Baby Quilt Pattern

Gray Barn Designs

Gray Barn Designs

Sandy and Cindy make up the team behind Gray Barn Designs and they have much to share with readers. On this quilting blog, you will find beautiful free quilting patterns that are chic and stylish. That's how their top project of the year, the Garden Gate Charm Quilt (pictured below), can be described.

Check out more of their work at Gray Barn Designs.

Garden Gate Charm Quilt

Jo's Country Junction

Jo's Country Junction

Jo and her daughter Kelli run this blog where you can find free quilting patterns and, along with tutorials, tips, and tricks. No matter your skill level, you will find lots to keep you busy here. Take a look at their designer profile on FaveQuilts. Their top project featured on our site this year is Ariel's Wedding Quilt Pattern (pictured below), a gorgeous design that is a great scrapbuster.

Check out more of their work at Jo's Country Junction.

Ariel's Wedding Quilt Pattern

Judy Martin

Judy Martin

Judy's work shows how much care and skill she puts into her quilts. With professional appearances and stunning design choices, she has a lot to offer. Her Celtic Squares Block (template pictured below) was her most popular project on the site this year and it's obvious why. Find her other projects on FaveQuilts in her designer profile.

Check out more work on Judy Martin's blog.

Celtic Squares Block

Kitchen Table Quilting

Kitchen Table Quilting

Stunning quilt designs from 2012 to the present will keep you coming back to this blog. You will find a lot of unique styles from Erica Jackman on the blog, like this top project of the year, the Deep Blue Sea Quilt (pictured below), which is perfect for anyone who loves ombre, the ocean, or something a little different in quilting.

Check out more of her work at Kitchen Table Quilting.

Deep Blue Sea Quilt

Let's Quilt Something

Let's Quilt Something

Krystal Jackelwicz's blog has her amazing quilting patterns organized by fabric type, which is super helpful. If you look at the detail in her top page of the year, How to Make a Bargello Quilt Pattern (template pictured below), you will see how extensive her tutorials are and why they are so popular with readers. Find more featured projects on Krystal's designer profile.

Check out more of her work at Let's Quilt Something.

How to Make a Bargello Quilt Pattern

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop uses clever wordplay based on quilt fabric names, like layer cake and honey bun, to make their site one of a kind. Instead of quilt designers, they are chefs with recipes. It's adorable and the site features many incredible designers sharing beautiful patterns. Check out one of the top projects, Simply Stacked Squares Quilt (pictured below), to get a free sample of what other sweets you can find there.

Check out more of their work at Moda Bake Shop.

Simply Stacked Squares Quilt

My Quilt Infatuation

My Quilt Infatuation

Kelly's quilting infatuation is our gain! Find tips and tutorials along with free patterns, featuring both traditional and modern designs that any quilter would adore. Her top project of the year, a pretty Afternoon Tango Baby Quilt Tutorial (pictured below), is soft and sweet and her instructions make it easy to follow along with the pattern.

Check out more of her work at My Quilt Infatuation.

Afternoon Tango Baby Quilt Tutorial

Piece N Quilt

Piece N Quilt

Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting are the keen minds behind this blog. With several published books under their belts, these designers certainly know the ins and outs of quilting and want to share their knowledge! They also feature other designers, like Whitnee, who created one of the top projects of the year, the Magic Jelly Roll Quilt (pictured below).

Check out more of their work at Piece N Quilt.

Magic Jelly Roll Quilt

Polka Dot Chair

Polka Dot Chair

Melissa Mortenson created Polka Dot Chair as " a place for creative moms and families to come to find simple and inspiring DIY projects for their home, sewing projects, holiday crafts and family recipes." For the quilting side, you will find gorgeous designs like the  Ombre Baby Quilt Pattern (pictured below), which was one of the most popular on FaveQuilts throughout the year.

Check out more of her work at Polka Dot Chair.

Ombre Baby Quilt Pattern

Quilters... Enjoy Color!

Quilters... Enjoy Color!

When it comes to top quilting blogs, we have to include this one. Melanie Rudy majored in sewing and design and once you look at any of her block and full quilt designs, you'll agree that she has an eye for unique and beautiful patterns. She also offers advice and how-tos, like the Squaring Up a Quilt Block tutorial (pictured below) that was a top page on FaveQuilts this year.

Check out more of her work at Quilters...Enjoy Color!

Squaring Up a Quilt Block

ReannaLily Designs

ReannaLily Designs

Jen Eskridge designs both traditional and modern quilts and offers so many patterns on her site, including downloadable ePatterns and books. One of the most popular projects on FaveQuilts from Jen this year was the gorgeous Jelly Roll Braid Quilt (pictured below). You can find even her other popular patterns listed on her designer profile.

Check out more of her work at ​ReannaLily Designs.

Jelly Roll Braid Quilt

Samelia's Mum

Samelia's Mum

Take a look at Anorina Morris' designer profile to see all of her amazing designs featured on FaveQuilts, including her top project of the year, this Sugar Almonds Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern (pictured below). She works up some of the prettiest quilts and one was just featured on the cover of Homespun magazine!

Check out more of her work at Samelia's Mum.

Sugar Almonds Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

See Kate Sew

See Kate Sew

Kate features a lot of cute quilting patterns for babies, along with accessories, decor for your home, and lots more. If you love sweet pastels and simple geometrics, then you will love her top project, the Supersonic Triangle Baby Quilt (pictured below).

Check out more of her work at See Kate Sew.

Supersonic Triangle Baby Quilt

Sew Preeti Quilts

Sew Preeti Quilts

Since 2013, Preeti Harris has been sharing her beautiful quilting designs with readers. Along with the patterns on the blog, you can learn quilting techniques with her free tutorials. The Blue Bayou Bed Quilt (pictured below), a favorite this year, is a must-see! And you can find others and learn more about Preeti on her designer profile as well.

Check out more of her work at Sew Preeti Quilts.

Blue Bayou Bed Quilt

Sew What Alicia

Sew What Alicia

If you sew or want to learn how to sew, then you will find a ton of projects, tutorials, tips, and tricks on this blog. With innovative designs, like the popular Cheater Rag Quilt Tutorial (pictured below), you will definitely want to keep an eye out for what's to come from Alicia!

Check out more of her work at Sew What Alicia.

Cheater Rag Quilt Tutorial

The Family Hearth

The Family Hearth

Bridgette McNay's quilt designs are some of the most aesthetically-pleasing ever. Soft, complementary colors and pretty fabric layouts will keep you coming back to The Family Hearth for more. The Market Squares Quilt Pattern (pictured below) is a great example of the stunning work she produces, which is why it was a reader-favorite this year!

Check out more of her work at The Family Hearth.

Market Squares Quilt Pattern

Twin Fibers

Twin Fibers

Twin Fibers is run by twins Jennifer and Jessica. You will find a lot of unique patterns and fabric combinations for blocks, coasters, full quilts, and more on this blog. The popular Princess Kate Diamond Quilt Pattern (pictured below) is so regal and our readers loved it, cementing them as one of the top quilting blogs around.

Check out more of their work at Twin Fibers.

Princess Kate Diamond Quilt Pattern



If you love modern paper piecing, then you are going to want to check out Ursula's most popular project on FaveQuilts this year, the Rainbow Fishing Village Paper Piecing Pattern (pictured below). Find many more unique paper piecing tutorials and patterns, along with other quilting projects you will love.

Check out more of her work at UlaSewing.

Rainbow Fishing Village Paper Piecing Pattern

Wedding Dress Blue

Wedding Dress Blue

If you scroll through the quilt patterns on this blog, you will find yourself stopping a lot. That's because Deanna has so many gorgeous designs for you to see and make. Find a new project as well as the occasional quilt-along on her site. If you have a baby in your life, then you will want to check out the sweet A Hundred Hugs Baby Quilts (pictured below) as well.

Check out more of her work at Wedding Dress Blue.

A Hundred Hugs Baby Quilt

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