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38 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns

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

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated November 01, 2018
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 38 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns to sharpen your piecework skills.

Not only can easy quilt block patterns help you to tackle new quilting skills, but 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 also have lots of full quilt ideas for inspiration before tackling your next project.
 

Easy Quilt Block Patterns

Adori Quilt Block

Looking for something simple to kick off your next quilting adventure? Start working on these easy quilt blocks. They're so easy that you'll feel like you cheated--and love it!

These are great patterns for beginners or for those of us who don't want to spend hours making a block and still have something great to show for it in the end.

All of these patterns are easy and beautiful, exactly like the Adori Quilt Block which is pictured here.

  • Easy Log Cabin Quilt Block

    Learn how to make a classic log cabin quilt block. This pattern is pretty and simple, so check it out!

  • Happy Birthday Block Tutorial

    Celebrate your next big event with a brand new quilting project with this Happy Birthday Block!

  • Dutch Pinwheel

    Intricate-looking quilt block patterns don't have to be difficult. This delicate pinwheel design is adorable.

  • Sweet Treats Quilt Block

    This one is going to spark your sweet tooth. This quilt block is super easy but so adorable.

Nine Patch Quilt Block Patterns

Nine Patch Quilt Block Pattern

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.

The Nine Patch Quilt Block Pattern shown here is an essential block for beginner quilters. It's easy to work but visually stunning!

  • Peek-a-Boo Block

    This cute little block pattern has simplicity and attraction that people love about quilting.

  • Magician's Disappearing 9 Patch

     This design is everything a quilt block pattern should be. It's fun, daring, easy, and exciting.

  • Crazy Nine Patch

    You don't have to worry about straight lines or precise measurements to make this crazy quilt block.

  • Mary Ingalls Nine Patch Block Tutorial

    This nine patch block is the easy scrapbusting project that you've been searching for. We bet even Nellie Oleson would be jealous!

  • Brady Bunch Inspired Nine Patch Block

    Bring together your favorite quilt fabrics into one happy family with this Brady Bunch Inspired Nine Patch Block. 

  • Reverse Magic Nine Patch

    The Reverse Magic Nine Patch is a genius variation on disappearing nine patch quilt patterns that involves a reversal of your typical disappearing nine patch quilt directions. 

Scrap Quilt Blocks

Scrappy Postage Stamp Star Quilt Block

There's no better way to reuse those old fabric scraps that have been piling up in your closet than with a fun and scrappy quilt block. They are always super popular with readers and understandably so; doesn't everyone love scrapbusters?

If you're looking for a fun way to spend the day stashbusting, these quilt block patterns will help you use up your stash in no time at all.

Start with something different an break away from conventional designs with the outstanding Scrappy Postage Stamp Star Quilt Block shown here! 

  • Stacks & Stacks of Scraps Quilt Block

    Make this free quilt block extra unique by using fabric made of different materials to achieve a cool mixed media look.

  • Granny Square Diamonds Block

    This quilt block not only has a bold look unlike no other, but it is also a thrifty way of making a scrap quilt block that looks very intricate.

  • Simple Seaside Boardwalk Quilt As You Go Block

    This scrappy quilt block makes such beautiful use of color and design to create the sense of walking down the boardwalk at the beach.

  • Improv Stack and Slash Block

    Challenge yourself to be unpredictable by creating an Improv Stack and Slash Block. This scrappy pattern is one of our fan favorites.

  • Sands of Time Quilt Block

    This scrappy masterpiece gets its name from a design made up of strip-pieced trapezoids for a funky shape that looks like an hourglass!

  • Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt and Block

    Combining patchwork with HST pieces will allow you to make this bear paw block. This scrapbuster can be combined to create a lovely full quilt pattern.

Star Quilt Block Patterns

How To Make A Maltese Star Block

Star quilt blocks are the creme de la creme of quilt block ideas, and you will definitely love the option we're sharing below.

Star blocks are always popular because they have such a stunning appearance no matter the style you choose. Plus, star block patterns piece together to create some of the most dramatic quilt patterns around.

Start out with this tutorial on How To Make A Maltese Star Block. Not only is it one of our most popular patterns, but it's also stunning!

  • Aunt Eliza's Star

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

  • 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

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

  • Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial

    Let this contemporary Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial drive you to make star quilts all year round.

  • Icy Strips Lone Star Quilt

    Even if it isn't winter, you can bring a sense of relaxation and coolness into your home with the help of the Icy Strips Lone Star Quilt.

  • Outlined Star Block

    Take a fresh look at how you've been making star quilts with something more unconventional, the Outlined Star Block.

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 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. 

  • Pom Pom Paper Piecing Tutorial

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

  • 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.

Which type of quilt block pattern is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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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!

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

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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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