American Quilting Traditions: 11 Free Quilt Designs, Quilt Blocks, and More Americana
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!
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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.
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Easy Quilt Block Patterns
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.
- 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!
- Feminine Pink and Green Quilt Block
Square in a square quilt blocks are a nice choice for a simpler design.
- 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 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.
- Peek-a-Boo Block
This cute little block pattern has simplicity and attraction that people love about quilting. You have to make it!
- Magician's Disappearing 9 Patch
This quilt block is such a basic disappearing nine patch.
- Crazy Nine Patch
You don't have to worry about straight lines or precise measurements to make this easy crazy quilt block.
- Mary Ingalls Nine Patch Block Tutorial
Coordinate colors and prints in blocks and make your fat quarter quilt patterns pop with unique piecing techniques.
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Scrap Quilt Blocks
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).
- Stacks & Stacks of Scraps Quilt Block
Empty your fabric scraps stash and create a totally original block.
- Staggered Strips Scrap Quilt Blocks
Start practicing your strip quilting with this tutorial.
- 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.
- Wonky Stripe Quilt Block
If you're looking to make something funky, try this wonky quilt block pattern.
Star Quilt Block Patterns
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
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
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.
- Alice Brooks Butterfly Block
Hearts will flutter at the sight of this beautiful butterfly block. A perfect spring or summer project!
- Swirling Dresden Block
Try this variation on a Dresden plate pattern, in quilt block form. So incredibly beautiful.
- Liberated Wedding Ring Block
Give your vintage quilt pattern a modern twist. Standard wedding quilt patterns often involve the traditional wedding quilt block.
- Crazy Quilt Block
Crazy quilting is so much fun. We love the "quilt as you go" technique that this block allows. Check it out!
- Stepping Stones Quilt Block Pattern
If you are looking for winter ideas, use all white and blue fabrics to create a quilt that looks like snowflakes.
- Jumbo Bear Claw Block
The Jumbo Bear Claw Block shows you how to make a block that is both simple and lovely.
Want more quilt blocks to make? Then you have to see our Quilt Block Library
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