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32 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns

Try your hand at any of these beautiful quilt block patterns and you will find a new favorite, we promise!

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated January 11, 2018
32 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns

Quilt blocks are the foundation for most quilt patterns; once you have experience sewing quilting blocks, you have the skills to make a whole quilt top! Try out some of these 32 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns to sharpen your piecework skills.

Not only can easy quilt block patterns help you to tackle new quilting skills, they can also give you the tools to design your own quilts. With the free quilt block patterns we've collected here, you'll be able to create a huge variety of quilt patterns.

Use just one of these quilt block ideas to make a whole quilt with the same pattern repeated in each block, or combine several quilt block designs to create an interesting new pattern. The beauty of quilting is that you get to use your imagination. Of course, we have lots of full quilt ideas for inspiration before tackling your next project.
 

Easy Quilt Block Patterns

Rectangular Brick Block

Start working on your next pattern in no time with these easy quilt blocks. You will love every one.

These are great for beginners or those of us who don't want to spend hours making a quilt block but still have something great at the end.

Like this Rectangular Brick Block shown here or any of the free quilt block patterns shown and linked below. They are all easy and beautiful.

Nine Patch Quilt Block Patterns

Brady Bunch Inspired Nine Patch Block

Nine patch quilt block patterns are so simple to make and they follow a standard method, though that doesn't mean they all look the same!

These nine patch blocks all have their own unique style, which will make you want to keep them all in mind.

Take a look at this Brady Bunch Inspired Nine Patch Quilt Block and see how clean and pretty it is. Then look at the quirks and beauty of the rest of the nine patches below.

Scrap Quilt Blocks

Sands of Time Quilt Block

There's no better way to reuse old fabrics than with scrappy quilt blocks. They are always super popular with readers and understandably so.

Everyone loves scrapbusters because who would want to waste their scraps? Use 'em up with any of these fun patterns.

There's the Sands of Time Quilt Block shown here and tons of other scrappy projects listed below (and elsewhere on FaveQuilts. Check them out here).

Star Quilt Block Patterns

Ribbon Star Block Pattern

Star quilt blocks are the creme de la creme of quilt block ideas. You'll definitely love these!

Star blocks are always popular because they have such a stunning appearance no matter the style you choose.

There are even 3D quilt blocks, like this Ribbon Star Block Pattern. The star pattern often permits itself to being used to create gorgeous designs, many of which leap off the page creating the 3D effect.

  • Aunt Eliza's Star

    This star block is similar to an Ohio star. It looks traditional with certain fabrics, modern with others, which makes it so versatile.

  • Star Flower Quilt Block

    This pretty star block is one of our readers' favorites! Can't you see why? The pink and green combo is stunning!

  • Star Crossed Quilt Block

    Reader-approved and a true classic, there is no reason to not make this pattern.

  • Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial

    This free quilt block pattern shines as bright as the stars in the night sky and is easily customizable.

Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks

Rainbow Kite Paper Piecing Pattern

Just look at how beautiful this Rainbow Kite Paper Piecing Pattern is! Paper piecing allows you to do the most amazing things with fabric.

By creating a design in segments on paper and then making the pieces separate with fabric to then form a full design, you will get a result of a quilt block that's unexpected and stylish.

Take a look at the amazing ideas below and our other paper piecing designs here.

  • Press On Iron Paper Piecing Pattern

    Complete with a printable paper piecing template, this DIY quilt block is simple enough for paper piecing beginners but also has fun details that more experienced quilters will love as well.

  • Majestic Maple Fox Block

    This fox is so adorable! Whether you are making a fall-themed or wildlife quilt, or other theme that fits this fox, this is going to be the standout block.

  • Pom Pom Paper Piecing Tutorial

    This bright and beautiful Pom Pom Paper Piecing Tutorial shows you how to use paper piecing methods to create a quilt block pattern that resembles a pom pom or starburst. 

  • Kona Pineapple Block Pattern

    Combine the popular pineapple block pattern with paper piecing patterns to make one absolutely stunning free block pattern. 

Most Popular Quilt Block Designs

Flower Power Quilt Block

Any pattern will be special with one of these amazing designs. From the Flower Power Quilt Block shown here to the Crazy Quilt Block below and everything in between, these are some of the most popular styles and designs on the site.

We just added a few more below that are new and instantly popular with readers.

No way you will want to miss out on making at least a couple of these gorgeous free quilt block patterns, so take a look and choose your next project now.

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Great collection!

I did not want to order 2 yrs for 1. I thought it was something else,

how do I save to my own computer? how do I print it? this site keeps me going around in circles....

There are blue/white buttons at the bottom of each page, on top of the comments section. From these buttons you can save your pattern to go back to later, create a note for yourself or rate the pattern. You can also email the page to yourself, where you can then print it. You can also find all of these buttons on the top of each pattern. Hope I helped!

I like it has so much action in it.

love all of 'em! My husband can't wait till I finish just one of my many projects!!

i THINK ITS GREAT! BUT I HAVE RUN OUT OF INK, CAN i GET THESE PAGES LATER?

Yep, they'll still be here, landchill1234 5719502! :) You can also try going to your local library to print. Happy quilting! --Editors of FaveQuilts

Every time I get an offer of "Free" stuff, I have to buy things that I can't afford, so I guess I won't be getting my "Free" iPad, will I?

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