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26 Free 12-Inch Quilt Block Patterns

Looking for something specific? Find the 12-inch quilt block pattern you've been looking for here!

Updated October 09, 2018
Free 12-Inch Quilt Block Patterns

With these 12-inch quilt block patterns, you can easily mix and match to create stunning original quilt patterns. Probably the most common size of quilt block (and definitely the most preferred of the FaveQuilts audience), the 12-inch size is great because it's so versatile, and you've got plenty of space to show off your clever use of HSTs or fussy cut fabrics.

If you've come to this page, we're guessing it's because you need something specific. Whatever your spectacular patchwork needs are, we've got the block to fill that gap in your next quilt project!

Star Spangled Quilt Block

This patriotic quilt pattern is the perfect quilting project to work on during June, as it makes a wonderful piece of quilted décor for the Fourth of July. Our favorite part about pattern is that it’s a flying geese block, a recurrent favorite among quilters!

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Star Spangled Quilt Block

Sunshine Texas Star Block Pattern

This free quilt block pattern is the perfect way to give your next quilt some rustic country charm. This block uses paper piecing to create a beautiful 12" x 12" block that you can use for your next country-inspired quilt.

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Sunshine Texas Star Block Pattern

Whimsical Whirlwind Block Pattern

The combination of classic vintage colors and the stunning floral fabric is what gives this block pattern its signature style. Incredibly simple and quick, this beginner block tutorial is perfect for those new to quilting as it goes together quite simply.

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Whimsical Whirlwind Block Pattern

Summer Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern

The use of gorgeous summer colors paired with its large scale is what takes this log cabin quilt block pattern from a simple, beginner block to something truly unique and visually stunning.

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Summer Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern

Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Ohio star quilts are truly a staple of the quilting world. It's both easy to make and visually stunning, which makes is great for beginners and experienced quilters alike.

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Ohio Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Antique Modern Quilt Block Pattern

This lovely design works up surprisingly quickly! You will be amazed at how efficiently you can quilt this block from start to finish. When it comes down to it, this 12-inch quilt block pattern is all about showing off your stunning fabric choices.

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Antique Modern Quilt Block Pattern

Aunt Eliza's Star

Aunt Eliza’s Star is a stunning block pattern that can easily be created out of scraps and combined to make a star quilt. This free quilting pattern shines as bright as the stars in the night sky and is easily customizable.

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Aunt Eliza's Star

Starry Time Star Block Tutorial

A great chance to show off fussy cut fabric, this star block tutorial uses triangles on a roll to make its HSTs as well as paper piecing to create its design.

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Starry Time Star Block Tutorial

Adori Quilt Block

Great for working through scrap pieces of fabric, this quilt block is both easy to quilt and makes a great, prominent visual element in your quilt.

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Adori Quilt Block

Virginia Reel Quilt Block

The Virginian Reel Quilt Block shows you how to combine half-square triangles on one quilt block to make a four arrow pattern that looks intricate and impressive when combined to make a quilt.

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Virginia Reel Quilt Block

Bright Hopes Star Block

This quilt block pattern is called the Bright Hopes Star Block because its center square is a traditional bright hopes quilt block. Plus, learn how to handle those tricky Y-seams that are charateristic of bright hopes blocks.

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Bright Hopes Star Block

Bold and Beautiful Irish Chain Quilt Block

This single Irish chain quilt block is simple, but stunning. There is no end to what kind of creative projects you can make with a block like this, which lends itself to lots of variation and scrap quilting.

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Bold and Beautiful Irish Chain Quilt Block

Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt Block

Reminiscent of a small, cheerful farmhouse on the Great Plains, this lovely classic Americana layout allows you to coordinate fabric designs of your choosing and arrange them into an eye-pleasing pattern.

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Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt Block

Lucky Pieces Quilt Block

This free quilting tutorial may look complicated, but we promise, it's so simple that you can make several in an afternoon. Inspired by patterns from the 1920s and 1930s, this combination of two quilting classics, pinwheels and stars, is great for beginners and uses simple HSTs to create its modern geometric look.

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Lucky Pieces Quilt Block

Zig Zag Path Quilt Block Pattern

The bi-colored "path" on this quilt block seems to spin down toward the dark square at its center. When they come together in a quilt, the paths in each block seem to interlock or, when every second block is rotated, take on a starry look.

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Zig Zag Path Quilt Block Pattern

Cut the Corners Star Block

This quick 12" Cut the Corners Star Block is made from flying geese blocks and sews together very quickly. When these quilt blocks are sewn together, the design they create looks like a grid whose lines are punctuated by triangles and diamonds.

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Cut the Corners Star 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. 

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Pom Pom Paper Piecing Tutorial

Bejeweled Star Block Tutorial

A perfect choice for charm packs or layer cakes, this star block tutorial uses different sizes of half square triangles to create its pretty design in shades of citrine, sapphire, and garnet.

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Bejeweled Star Block Tutorial

Flying Geese Quilt Block Pattern

Combining three colors of triangles into one block, the final result of this free quilt block pattern is gorgeous, yet simple. The geometric design does all of the work for you.

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Flying Geese Quilt Block Pattern

X Marks the Spot Block

This imaginative tutorial demonstrates how to take leftover scrap quilt patterns and piece them into wonderfully diverse half square triangle design.

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X Marks the Spot Block

Nip Tuck Block Tutorial

A beautiful mix of old and new, this 12-inch quilt block pattern uses traditional half square triangles in a new and creative way to create a block that truly comes to life with motion and vibrancy. Challenge yourself to quilt something new this year with this gorgeous modern block tutorial.

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Nip Tuck Block Tutorial

Neutral Quilt Block Pattern

Cut your own fabric, use jelly rolls, or layer cakes to quilt this simple and stunning free quilt block pattern. This easy quilting pattern looks great in neutral colors and can be sewn up relatively quickly.

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Neutral Quilt Block Pattern

Union Star Block Pattern

If you are looking for a traditional quilt block pattern that shines bright, consider constructing a quilt out of star block patterns like this Union Star Block Pattern.

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Union Star Block Pattern

Stunning Woodpecker Block Pattern

This absolutely stunning and more advanced sewing pattern is the perfect quilting pattern for the nature nut in your life. Intricate, lovely, and as beautiful as the real thing, the Stunning Woodpecker Quilt Block will be a challenge to make, but totally worth the effort.

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Stunning Woodpecker Block Pattern

Autumn Lotus Quilt Block

Using the same method as drunkard's path blocks, this free quilt block tutorial teaches you how to design beautiful lotus blossoms that look stunning in bright oranges and fall yellows.

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Autumn Lotus Quilt Block

New Leaf Quilt Block

Fall quilts don't have to use shades of brown or dark and dreary colors. Embrace the brighter shades of fall with this pretty quilt block in colors like pumpkin orange, magenta, and bright yellow.

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New Leaf Quilt Block

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