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8 Easy Bear Paw Quilt Patterns

Create a country-inspired rustic quilt with these PAWsome bear quilt patterns.

By: Ashley Jones, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Easy Bear Paw Quilt Patterns

One of the most traditional and easily recognizable American quilt patterns is the classic bear paw pattern. This quilt block pattern originated from another popular quilt pattern, the sawtooth, and was used for the Underground Railroad.

This historic quilt pattern has remained in vogue for decades and its' popularity doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Take part in tradition and find the bear paw pattern that's perfect for your next quilt project with this list of easy bear paw patterns.

We've also made sure to include a fun step-by-step tutorial for how to make a classic bear paw pattern that's perfect for quilting beginners, as well as some of the newest patterns from our favorite bloggers. If you've been searching for the best pattern to complete your own rustic mountain lodge, then you'll love this list of classic bear paw patterns and tutorials!

PLUS! Watch this video below to learn how to make a simple bear paw quilt block. This tutorial walks you through every step:

Bear Paw Blocks and Quilt Patterns

If you've always wanted to try your hand at the classic bear paw pattern, then you've come to the right place! These colorful blocks and quilts are the perfect way to take traditional quilting to the next level.

These free quilt projects are great for beginners and are wonderful ways to experiment with colors and patterns. Don't forget to check out the step-by-step tutorial for making a bear paw block listed below!

How to Make a Bear Paw Quilt Block

Never made a bear paw quilt before? No problem! This quick and easy tutorial is perfect for creating your first mini bear paw quilt and is a great resource for those new to quilting.

You'll love taking part in traditional American quilting with this easy quilting tutorial that walks you through the four main steps from the very beginning to the very end!

Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt and Block

These colorful vintage-inspired quilt projects are the perfect way to combine modernity with tradition. Find your next country quilt project below in this list of our best bear paw blocks and full quilts!

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Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt and Block

Sweet Scandinavian Star Block

The traditional bear paw pattern combines with European elegance to make this easy Sweet Scandinavian Star Block. Perfect for holidays or all year long, this easy traditional block tutorial is a fantastic way to go back to quilting basics.

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Sweet Scandinavian Star Block

Vintage Inspired Bear Claw Quilt

Use matching charm quilt and jelly roll quilt patterns to create the gorgeously intricate design of each individual quilt block pattern. This vintage inspired bear claw quilt is one of the many free vintage quilt patterns that will never stop being a classic.

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Vintage Inspired Bear Claw Quilt

Scrappy Bear Paw Block Tutorial

This beautiful bear paw block is a fantastic idea for charm packs and uses easy half-square triangles, making this a great block idea for beginners. You can create a stunning quilt perfect for a rustic mountain lodge or even use this HST block idea to make charming mug rugs or table runners.

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Scrappy Bear Paw Block Tutorial

Colorful Bear Paw Quilt Block

Classic quilt blocks do not have to be boring, especially when you can make something like this Colorful Bear Paw Quilt Block. Made with a floral fabric bundle, this bear claw quilt pattern is beautiful and striking.

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Colorful Bear Paw Quilt Block

Grizzly Bear Paw Quilt

This quilting project is also a unique idea for a baby quilt and is a great idea for a rustic or bohemian nursery. Take your next quilting project back to basics and embrace traditional quilting with this vintage quilt block tutorial.

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Grizzly Bear Paw Quilt

Jumbo Bear Claw Block

Skip the intricate and petite blocks and learn how to make a beautiful and big bear paw block pattern for quilting with this scrapbusting wonder. The Jumbo Bear Claw Block shows you how to make a block that is both simple and lovely.

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Jumbo Bear Claw Block

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Bear paw quilt patterns are definitely at the top of my favorites list for designs. They are so rustic and cute. Love 'em!

Bear paw quilts are my favorite type. I love adding bear paw blocks to add interest to simple patterns. 3


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