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7 Chinese Coin Quilt Patterns

If you love classic quilts, then you will adore this collection of Chinese coin quilt patterns!

By: Jennifer Hendrix, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated December 11, 2018
7 Chinese Coin Quilt Patterns

Have you always wanted to make a coin quilt pattern? It's hard to fault you for that. The stacked coins quilting technique is a classic pattern that quilters of all skill levels can make. Common fabric choices for stacked coin quilts include scraps and precuts because each stacked coin tends to be relatively small in size. That makes these patterns extra popular with fabric hoarders and budget quilters!

This collection of 7 Chinese Coin Quilt Patterns includes a variety of pattern sizes and fabric requirements, making it easy to find the perfect pattern for you. Since stacked coin quilts are generally simple to make, you should not have to worry about the patterns listed below being too much of a challenge. With these stacked coin patterns, you can be sure that you made something beautifully traditional and inexpensive that you'll remember forever.

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Weekend Coin Quilt Pattern

With this full quilt pattern, you will save a lot of time by making your coins in strips. Quilting tips like this one make this pattern manageable enough to complete in one weekend. The stacked coins design can be customized with different colors, making it simple to personalize, too!

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Pink Stacks Coin Quilt

The first Chinese coin quilt pattern we're sharing today is a modernized version. You can use scraps of all different lengths and widths to create uneven stacks of coins for a truly eclectic look. This pattern measures in at 45X60, making it a great option for quilters looking for a new baby quilt pattern to create.

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Pink Stacks Coin Quilt

Chinese Coin Mug Rug

This traditional mug rug pattern uses a stacked coins quilt pattern and scraps. Its traditional design, use of scrap fabric, and short duration make it hard to stop making these quilted mug rugs, so give yourself a long afternoon to spend on this particular pattern.

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Chinese Coin Mug Rug

Old Money Quilt

Grab some vintage fabric or a series of scrap quilt pieces and make a Chinese coin quilt pattern with this Old Money Quilt tutorial. This is one of the most popular coin quilt patterns on our site, making it a tried and true pattern that we are happy to recommend.

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Old Money Quilt

Snug as a Bug Baby Quilt

This simple baby quilt pattern combines the stacked coin design with a little bit of fun applique and free motion flair. This is a free quilt pattern for those of use looking to use up some of out spare charm packs. It is also is relatively easy to put together, and won't take too long to complete.

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Sugar Pop N Change Mini

This coin quilt pattern is among one of the easier mini quilt patterns to make. You can use this cute little quilt as a doll quilt, a baby quilt, or quilted home decor. Mix and match colors, fabrics, and patterns to create a visually stunning pattern that you will be proud to display at your home.

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Rainbow Coin Quilt Pattern

Looking for your next big summer project? Then the Rainbow Coins Quilt Pattern is perfect for you. This quilt pattern is precut-friendly, making it easier (and quicker) than it looks. So you will have plenty of time to finish this up during a few summer evenings.

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Rainbow Coin Quilt Pattern

What is a Chinese Coin Quilt Pattern?

Sometimes referred to as a coin quilt or stacked change quilt, this quilting design consists of rectangular pieces of fabric arranged in stacks that imitate the appearance of a stack of coins. In fact, many quilt historians believe that the Chinese coin pattern originates from traditional Chinese currency having been stacked and tied together with a string after counting. Others believe this design is a nod to an old Chinese motif usually found on decorative baskets. However, since this particular quilting technique has been around for quite some time, it’s hard to determine its true origin. No matter how Chinese coin quilt patterns originated, we’re thankful they're still in use today!

Have you ever made a coin quilt pattern? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

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