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5 Small American Quilting Tutorials and More Free Quilt Patterns

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor of FaveQuilts.com

Find projects with a classic touch in our list of 5 Small American Quilting Tutorials and More Free Quilt Patterns. These are the perfect free quilt patterns for when you don't want to make a full pattern. You can learn how to make small applique quilt patterns or Dresden plate patterns to embellish your designs, or simply try something new with your approach to quilt block patterns and smaller projects. Try some of these vintage quilt patterns that are inspired by the most popular American quilt traditions today.

The free quilt patterns shown here are just some of the ways you can make patterns using traditional American quilting styles. If you download a free copy of American Quilting Traditions: 11 Free Quilt Designs, Quilt Blocks, and More Americana, you'll have access to even more vintage quilt patterns, Americana quilts, and patriotic quilt patterns to show your pride all year round.

5 Small American Quilting Tutorials and More Free Quilt Patterns


Seminole Patchwork Diamond Border

Seminole Patchwork Diamond Border (shown) - Adding elements of American quilting to your quilt patterns can start with your next border design. Your can use your fabric scraps to replicate the geometric style made famous in Native American quilts and easily complement the color scheme of any quilt pattern.

Flower Petal Dresden Plates - One popular way to embellish quilts that's been around for centuries is the Dresden plate. Put a sweet little spin on this American quilt classic by using this quilting tutorial that turns Dresden plate patterns into flowers. Now you'll have a new way to give a quilt a springtime flair or a small, delicate touch that never fails to pop.


Vintage Flower Mug Rug

Vintage Flower Mug Rug (shown) - You can recapture the charm of 1930s vintage quilt patterns with the iconic floral applique quilt design depicted on this mug rug. This particular period of American quilt patterns has continued to be popular with small quilt projects and home decor designs like this.

Crazy Basket Quilt Block - Some are surprised to hear that crazy quilt patterns are actually considered vintage quilt patterns, as they emerged in American quilting during the Victorian era. It seems for generations, quilters have been putting their scrap fabrics to good use by recycling them into colorful, unpredictable new quilt block patterns depicting the classic basket quilt design.

Amish Bar Mug Rug Pattern - Another part of Americana that's very special in the quilting world is Amish culture. Make a patchwork quilt pattern for any room in your house with this simple mug rug pattern inspired by folk art. Free quilt patterns like this are perfect for when you're looking to add accents to your home decor without spending a lot of money.


American Quilting Traditions: 11 Free Quilt Designs, Quilt Blocks, and More Americana

Whether you want to get in touch with your quilting roots or see more of the traditional designs within the realm of American quilting, you can get even more beautiful patterns for free by downloading the American Quilting Traditions: 11 Free Quilt Designs, Quilt Blocks, and More Americana eBook.








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