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13 Wedding Quilt Patterns for Keepsake Quilting

Make the perfect DIY wedding gift for the happy couple in your life by learning how to make a wedding quilt!

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
13 Wedding Quilt Patterns for Keepsake Quilting

One of the happiest events in many people's lives are their weddings, and whether it's to celebrate your own or congraulate someone else, nothing will commemorate the event quite like the patterns in 13 Wedding Quilt Patterns for Keepsake Quilting. We have much more than the traditional double wedding ring quilt pattern; we've got flower quilt patterns, scrap quilt patterns, and a few creative quilt block patterns that will help you make a keepsake quilt as beautiful as the relationship it's representing.


What is a Wedding Quilt?

What is a Wedding Quilt?

Quilters are familiar with the tradition of creating quilts to commemorate special occasions, so it should be no surprise that one of the most popular DIY wedding gift ideas are handmade wedding quilts. There are actual several popular myths that surround wedding quilts, such as young women throughout history taking several quilts to their new husbands as part of their dowry. Another popular myth surrounding the origin of the wedding quilt is that people who slept under special quilts would dream about their future husband or bride. Despite the romantic origins surrounding wedding quilts, they actually served a practical purpose for newly married couples, and were often given as housewarming gifts.

A specific type of wedding quilt is the famous double wedding ring design. Made to resemble two interlocked wedding rings, double wedding ring quilts require more skill to create and are often made using paper piecing. According to womenfolk.com in their article "The Romantic Double Wedding Ring Quilt", "It is thought this style of ring came to America through Germanic people who settled in Pennsylvania in the late 17th century. This pattern of interlocking rings was seen on coverlets, ceramics and other decorative objects in early America." This wedding quilt pattern rose to popularity during the 1930s and 1940s, and is still the design of choice for celebrating engagements, weddings, and anniversaries.

Traditional Double Wedding Ring Quilt Patterns

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block Pattern

A very touching wedding tradition that many quilters enjoy taking part in is making wedding quilt patterns using the classic double wedding ring quilt design.

  • Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block Pattern"Its hard to believe I designed the original Double Ring Wedding Quilt almost 20 years ago for my brother and sister-in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Now it is The Double Ring Wedding Quilt Block that is versatile enough to be used for different projects from pillows to any size quilt or wallhanging by creating multiple blocks."
  • Modern Double Wedding Ring Wall QuiltThis contemporary quilt wall art celebrates the traditional double wedding ring quilt pattern in American folk art. Although double wedding ring quilts are usually pieced, this Modern Double Wedding Ring Wall Quilt is simply appliqued and quilted.
  • Wedding Ring Motif Wall HangingThe double wedding ring quilt pattern is one of the most timeless quilt patterns, but you don't have to make a full-size quilt to display this lovely motif in your home. Make the Wedding Ring Motif Wall Hanging as a vintage-inspired quilt wall display.

Tutorials for Keepsake Quilts

Your Signature Quilt Block

Wedding quilt patterns are great for personalizing. Make a memory quilt or keepsake quilt for the special couple to cherish for years to come.

  • Your Signature Quilt BlockIt's time to get noticed. With Your Signature Quilt Block, you'll have a personalized quilt block to get your name out there. Not only is this quilt block idea cheaper than outsourcing for quilt block labels, but you'll also have fun decorating your quilt block with permanent pens.
  • How to Make a Photo Block QuiltLearn how to make a photo block quilt to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or other memorable occasion. This tutorial explains how to prepare fabric so that you can print photos on it to create photo quilt blocks. Piece them together with sashing and borders for a special gift!
  • How to Make an Autograph Quilt BlockMost people are visual learners, so it will be easy to learn How to Make an Autograph Quilt Block with this video quilt tutorial. It is part of a series of simple quilt block video lessons that use the quilt block itself in a bigger project. 
  • Adorable Applique Family Tree QuiltCelebrate your family with the Adorable Applique Family Tree Quilt. If you're searching for memorable applique quilt patterns, then this quilt is definitely a keeper. This free project is so simple.

Wedding Quilt Patterns That Celebrate Love

Heartbeat Jelly Roll Pattern

Not all wedding quilt patterns use a traditional style. See how you can make your keepsake quilt original.

  • Heartbeat Jelly Roll PatternDesign a bright and girly quilt that's perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day with this free jelly roll pattern. Made in rich shades of pink contrasted with snowy white, this Heartbeat Jelly Roll Pattern uses a modern heart quilt design and can be displayed as a wall quilt or in your living room.
  • Double the Love Valentine's QuiltFree quilt patterns like the Double the Love Valentine's Quilt will put you in a Valentinian spirit. Holiday quilt patterns for minor holidays can be more difficult to find, but this romantic gem will have you dreaming of love all day long. 
  • Love Knot Anniversary Table RunnerCelebrate your sweetie with the Love Knot Anniversary Table Runner or make this anniversary quilt for parents or friends who are remembering their own wedding date sometime soon. This table runner can also double as a Valentine's Day quilt pattern.
  • Just Married QuiltWedding quilt patterns can be just as beautiful and elegant as the occasions themselves, and this Just Married Quilt proves it! With delicate prints that have an old-fashioned feel and updated colors like coral and aqua, this quilt hits the mark.
  • L'Amore E'Bello Panel QuiltThe L'Amore E'Bello Panel Quilt focuses on a fabric panel with a stylized tree sprouting hearts and hosting a pair of lovebirds. The inscription on this center panel quilt reads "Love and Beauty" in Italian.
  • Love Squared Quilt PatternDesign a sweet and sassy modern quilt that's perfect for Valentine's Day with this Love Squared Quilt Pattern. Made as an easy-to-download PDF, this free quilt pattern uses simple squares to create its pattern in snowy white, vibrant fuschia, and lipstick pink.

Floral Quilt Patterns

Cathedral Windows in Springtime

Design a bouquet or the wedding's beautiful color scheme with flower quilt patterns that will quickly become part of the home decor.

  • Quilters love the cathedral window quilt pattern, and so they should. This beautiful, understated design allows for a lot of creativity and fun. The Cathedral Windows in Springtime quilt takes that element of fun and combines it with the fresh start of spring.
  • Tudor Bouquet ThrowThe Tudor Bouquet Throw is for quilters who love flower quilt patterns! Alternating fussy cut blocks show bouquets of flowers, while a floral border frames the whole quilt. You can choose from two color schemes to make this quilt scrappy or more subdued.
  • Dashing Roses ThrowThe Dashing Roses Throw is one of our most romantic flower quilt patterns. With soft colors and ornate prints reminiscent of Victorian wallpaper, this quilt makes a subtle but elegant accent to your decor. Drape it over a neutral sofa for effortless style.

What's your favorite wedding memory? Let us know below in the comments!

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I never knew about the lore behind wedding quilts! It definitely adds a special meaning to these quilt patterns.


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