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23 Depression Era Quilt Patterns and Projects

Inspired by the 1930s, these Depression Era quilt patterns are perfect for lovers of vintage quilts!

By: Ashley Jones, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
23 Depression Era Quilt Patterns and Projects

While each decade is filled with new trends in quilting, the popularity of 1930s quilts and quilt patterns is still going strong almost a century later. Spanning the Great Depression, quilting trends from the 1930s were very much influenced by their time, with quilters favoring scrap quilts over spending money on expensive fabric. Pastel colors were also trending with quilters during this time and many saw the light colors in their quilts as a way to be uplifting during hard times. If you can't get enough vintage quilt patterns and have always had a fondness for traditional quilts, then you'll love our collection of Depression Era quilt patterns and projects.

Our collection of quilts inspired by America's Great Depression is budget-friendly and vintage-inspired, both of which are key to Depression era quilts. We've included block patterns popular during the 1930s, including Dresden plates, as well as several scrap quilt projects that are perfect for frugal quilters. If you can't get enough light and airy quilts, then you'll love our section of pretty pastel quilts that are reminiscent of typical 30s quilts popular with quilters in the Great Depression. Turn back the clock to one of America's most popular decades for quilting and choose your favorite project from our list of Depression era quilt patterns!

Popular Patterns from the 1930s

From Dresden plate patterns (extremely popular during the 1930s) to classic homespun quilts, these easy quilt patterns are great for quilting beginners. Get your vintage vibe on and choose your favorite from our list of Depression era quilts!

Pretty in Pastels

Pastel quilts were extremely popular during the Great Depression and their light colors were often viewed as uplifting during the difficult economic times. Pick the prettiest pastel quilt from our list and make it next on your list of quilts-to-make! 

Spectacular Scrap Quilts

During the Great Depression, money was extremely tight and many quilters didn't have extra cash to spend on expensive fabrics. Thus, scrap quilts came into popularity and have stuck around ever since! Find your next scrap quilt in this list of fun quilting projects.

Do you have a favorite vintage quilt pattern? We'd love to hear about it! Just be sure to leave a comment below!

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