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24 Traditional Quilt Patterns: Free Traditional Quilt Blocks and Vintage Patterns

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor, FaveQuilts.com

While you can find a ton of different types of quilts these days, the best free quilt patterns are often the ones that remind you of the original quilters. Making vintage quilts with more traditional quilt blocks and traditional quilt patterns can really help you add a homey and old school look to any space. Whether you are sewing a bed quilt or making a wall hanging from quilt patterns, free patterns like the ones in this collection can really give your home some history. Many of us learned how to quilt from our grandmothers and come from a long line of quilting women and men. Why not honor the great, beautiful tradition and art of quilting by using one of these traditional quilt patterns to make a quilt that harkens back to the golden years of quilting? Traditional quilts are just as stunning and lovely as their modern counterparts. Look below to find 24 Traditional Quilt Patterns: Free Traditional Quilt Blocks and Vintage Patterns.

Traditonal Quilt Patterns: Free Vintage Ideas 

There are hundreds of ways and patterns to make vintage quilts. Since quilting is traditional at its very core, many of the quilt block patterns you use every day lend themselves to creating traditional quilt patterns. Free traditional quilt patterns often look just like other quilt patterns with a hint of back-in-the-day. Whether you choose to add a pop of color to a vintage quilt pattern or make your traditional quilt patterns as homey as possible with more subtle hues, these free quilt patterns are going to the top of your to-quilt list. They’re that dazzling.

24 Traditional Quilt Patterns:
Free Traditional Quilt Blocks and Vintage Patterns
Table of Contents

Traditional Quilt Blocks
Traditional Log Cabin Quilt Blocks
Flying Geese Traditional Quilt Blocks
Vintage Star Quilt Block Patterns

Traditional Quilt Patterns
Patchwork and Nine Patch Quilt Patterns
Log Cabin Traditional Quilt Patterns
Star Quilt Traditional Quilts

Other Traditional Quilt Patterns and Vintage Quilts


Traditional Quilt Blocks

Use these traditional quilt block patterns to create vintage quilts that you are going to love. These versions of well-loved quilt blocks are going to make your homesick for the quilts your grandma used to make.

Traditional Log Cabin Quilt Blocks

Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt Block   Log Cabin Quilt Block


  1. Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt Block: Make a log cabin quilt out of a handful of these lovely quilt blocks.
  2. Log Cabin Quilt Block: Nothing says tradition like a clasic log cabin quilting block.

Find more log cabin quilt blocks here.


Flying Geese Traditional Quilt Blocks

Flying Geese Blocks Made Easy   Flying Geese Quilt Block Pattern

  1. Flying Geese Blocks Made Easy: Use half-square triangles to make a lovely vintage quilt.
  2. Flying Geese Quilt Block Pattern: Flying geese quilting squares are some of the most popular and old-school patterns out there.

Find more flying geese quilt block patterns here.


Vintage Star Quilt Block Patterns

Arkansas Traveler Quilt Block   7 Pointed Star Block Pattern

  1. Star Flower Quilt Block: Stars, flowers, and blocks. Oh my!
  2. Arkansas Traveler Quilt Block: This traditional quilt block has some serious country charm.
  3. 7-Pointed Star Block: Star blocks look lovely on just about any quilt.

Even more star quilt block patterns here.


Traditional Quilt Patterns

If you are looking for vintage quilt patterns, free traditional patterns like these are going to be your best bet. These traditional quilts are perfect for the quilter who is looking for a project that comes with a side of nostalgia.

Patchwork and Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

Nonstalgic Fat Quarter Quilt 

  1. Nostalgic Fat Quarter Quilt: Use up those fat quarters to make a truly traditional free quilting pattern.
  2. Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt: Brand new babies will love this old timey quilt.
  3. Magically Self-Sashing Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt: You won't believe how simply it is to learn how to quilt this nine patch pattern.

We have even more nine patch quilt patterns and patchwork quilts.


Log Cabin Traditional Quilt Patterns

Country Cabin Lap Quilt   Road to Brownwood Bed Quilt 

  1. Country Cabin Lap Quilt: Colorful, gorgeous, and definitely a traditional way to make a lap quilt.
  2. Road to Brownwood Bed Quilt: This vintage quilting pattern is a real stunner.
  3. Quilt-As-You-Go Log Cabin Quilt: Quilt-as-you-go and quilt back in time!

We have even more login cabin quilt patterns.


Star Quilt Traditional Quilts

Giant Starflower Quilt Pattern   Smoky Mountain Stars Quilt

  1. Giant Vintage Starflower Quilt: Make gorgeous star quilt patterns out of vintage fabric.
  2. Royal Star Quilt: A star quilt pattern that is so stunning that you will want one for every room.
  3. Smoky Mountain Stretched Stars Quilt: Traditional quilting patterns like this one will make you fall even more in love with free quilting patterns.

Find more star quilt patterns here.

Other Traditional Quilt Patterns and Vintage Quilts

If you still have not found the traditional quilt pattern you want to make, check out these traditional quilt patterns to sew.

Vintage Inpsired Bear Claw Quilt  

  1. Fresh Diamonds Quilt: Diamonds are a girl's best friend and diamond quilts are a close second.
  2. Like Home Flannel Snuggle Quilt: Learn how to make traditional quilting patterns that are warm too.
  3. Wild Goose Chase Quilt: A flying geese quilting pattern that is going to look lovely in your home.
  4. Grandma's Gorgeous Autumn Quilt: No one knows vintage quilts quite like grandma!
  5. Vintage Turning Modern Quilt: The best of both worlds!
  6. 1930s Barn Raising Quilt: Vintage quilts from the 1930s are some of the prettiest free quilting patterns you will find.
  7. Vintage-Inspired Bear Claw Quilt: Use bear claw quilt block patterns to make this fierce (and vintage) idea.
  8. Vintage Meadow Quilt: This lovely free quilting pattern is great for picnics and spring decorating.


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I have embroidery blocks such as Winnie the Pooh and such and want to make them into really cute quilts. Do you have patterns that would work for this?

had to join this advertiment site to view a pattern off of pintest but after all this can not see said pattern

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The oldest quilt I have is well over 100 years old. The quilt top is well worn and you can see another older quilt that has been used as the batting.

The oldest quilt in my house is almost 59 years old. My Mama finished it when she was in labor with me.

The oldest quilt in my house is 44 years old, my grandmother made it for my wedding day!!

I don't have an old quilt in my house. I'd love to have a vintage one though to hang up.

The oldest quilt in my house is probably one I made about 45 years ago. I still use it a lot. At Mom's house, the oldest is more than 100 years old, I think, as her grandmother made a lot of quilts all Mom's life and before. (Mom's 90.)

That's amazing! I love old quilts. They're such a beautiful piece of history, but they always hold up so you can keep using them.


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