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32 Free Quilting Designs for Machine Quilting

Put away your patchwork and have some fun with these free motion quilt design ideas!

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated May 28, 2019
32 Free Quilting Designs for Machine Quilting

When it comes to quilting, there are other options besides straight line quilting or sending your quilt to a professional longarm quilter. Get creative with one of our 17 Free Quilting Designs for Machine Quilting. You'll be surprised to see what beautiful designs you can achieve with your home sewing machine. Here are just a few of the many gorgeous free patterns available on our website.

Free motion quilting is popular because it adds a layer of texture and dimension to any quilt. Learn how to free motion interesting shapes like spirals, flowers, and feathers. One excellent tip is to mark out your free motion design with chalk before you begin!

Simple Quilting Patterns

Planks Free Motion Quilting Design

If you're accustomed to hand quilting or simple straight line quilting, these simple quilt patterns are a great way to test the waters of free motion quilting.

Floral Quilting Designs

Daisy Chain Free Motion Tutorial

Cover your quilts in flowers and other flora with these beautiful quilting designs. It will give your quilts a floral flair.

Feather Quilting Motifs

Echoed Paisleys Quilting Pattern

Feathers are one of the most classic quilting shapes. The swirly apperance allows for continuous line quilting, which looks beautiful as an allover design.

Quilting Patterns for Shapes

Free Motion Frost Design

These quilting patterns will teach you how to make common shapes and motifs with machine quilting.

Swirly Quilting Designs

Ocean Current Quilting Design

These swirling designs are fun to do, and they're great practice if you're just learning how to free motion quilt.

Seasonal Machine Quilting Patterns

Poinsettia Free Motion Quilt

There is no better way to add that extra bit of cheer to a Christmas quilt or some spooky embellishments to a Halloween idea that add subtle machine quilting patterns. Celebrate your favorite holiday with these season machine quilting patterns.

What are some of your favorite free motion designs? Be sure to leave a comment below!

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I'm so glad that I found this collection. I love to machine quilt, but I need some inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Perfect timing, I just got a mid arm and frame. I'm going to try some of your motifs. Thanks "sew" much!

Thank you so much. I quilt on a domestic (old, with a small throat) and definitely can use these patterns. Just have to take that first scary step, gulp!


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