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10 Eye-Catching Herringbone Quilt Patterns

Find your favorite herringbone quilt pattern in this stunning list!

By: Ashley Jones, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
10 Eye-Catching Herringbone Quilt Patterns

One of the most recent trends in quilting is the rise in popularity of the herringbone pattern. Similar to its cousin the chevron, herringbone is a striking pattern that focuses on straight lines and diagonals to creates a design that resembles the bones of a herring, a fish found in Northern oceans. Herringbone patterns and prints have been popular for centuries and can be found in architecture, textiles, and now quilts!

If you've had your eye on some trendy herringbone quilt patterns, then rest easy, because FaveQuilts is laying out our favorite eye-catching herringbone designs, just for readers like you.

These quick and easy herringbone patterns are perfect for using pre-cuts, especially layer cakes, and are great projects for beginner quilters. If you're nervous about putting together a full-size quilt, don't worry because we've made sure to include smaller quilting projects, like table runners and baby quilts, as well. Several of these herringbone patterns are also excellent quilt as you go patterns, meaning you don't have to spend a ton of time drafting and assembling complicated patterns. Choose your favorite of these eye-catching herringbone quilt patterns and let your creativity soar!

Easy Herringbone Quilt Patterns

From bright and colorful to subtle and elegant, there's a herringbone quilt pattern out there for everyone! FaveQuilts has included full quilt patterns that are perfect for bed covers and stylish throws, as well as smaller projects like quilt block patterns and table runners. Just choose your favorite from our list of herringbone patterns and start on your brand new quilt project. Here's wishing you happy quilting!

Small Herringbone Quilt Projects

  • Herringbone String Block

    String quilting provides a simple way to make scrappy quilt patterns and the strip quilt piecing design will give any quilt you use this quilt block pattern in an intricate, but clean appearance.

  • Herringbone Table Runner

    When it comes to dressing up a drab table, table runners are the go-to project for the quilting crowd. This Herringbone Table Runner is a free pattern that makes decorating for dinner a snap.

  • Wonky Herringbone Quilt Block

    This improv quilt tutorial uses careful piecing and a dash of spontaneity to create a herringbone quilt block with a lot of movement!

  • Tumble of Triangles Baby Quilt

    Babies are often drawn to shapes, which makes the Tumble of Triangles Baby Quilt one to consider if you have a little one.

  • Bold Braid Quilt Tutorial

     A great project if you're short on time, this easy quilting tutorial can be perfectly pieced out or can be made using the quilt as you go method.

Herringbone Quilt Patterns and Tutorials

  • Scrappy Herringbone Quilt Tutorial

    ou can create a brilliantly colored quilt quickly using this sew simple quilting tutorial that uses a traditional herringbone pattern. This easy quilting project goes together in long strips opposed to .time consuming blocks, giving it a country chic look.

  • Everglades Herringbone Quilt Pattern

    This beginner quilt project is great for those new to quilting and uses easy half-square triangles to piece together this traditional pattern. This HST quilt pattern would be gorgeous in rich blues and deep greens, and is a wonderful way to keep warm during cooler months.

  • Graphic Herringbone Quilt Tutorial

    This easy quilting tutorial uses half-square triangles to create its striking pattern and is a fantastic way to use your layer cakes. 

  • Fletcher Free Quilt Pattern

    Don't be fooled by that polished, professional look - the Fletcher Free Quilt Pattern is a lot easier to make than it looks!

  • Modern Herringbone Quilt Pattern

    Make a quick and simple quilt that's perfect for your home with this stunning and modern pattern! The best part? This free pattern can be downloaded right to your computer and is perfect for precuts.

Did You Know?

1.  Herringbone patterns date back to ancient times and can be found in the textiles and jewelry of the ancient Egyptian elite.

2.  Modern herringbone patterns date back to the Roman Empire and were used in road paving systems.

3.  In textiles, herringbone is usually defined as a variant of twill fabric. When the fabric is being made, the twilling will periodically become reversed, resulting in the herringbone pattern.

4.  It is said that the Shroud of Turin has a herringbone pattern.

5.  Herringbone is also popular in Ireland and historically was used by the Celts in horsehair cloth.

6.  Modern herringbone print is often found in menswear, typically on high-end suits.

Which of these herringbone quilts is your favorite? Let us know below in the comments!

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