Free Quilt Patterns - Free Quilting Patterns

Please note: When downloading and printing a PDF that has size-specific material such as templates, applique patterns, and quilting motifs, you must turn the scaling to "off" to prevent your system from defaulting to settings that may shrink the page and distort sizes. In the print dialog box, look for the drop-down menu next to "Page Scaling." You'll have a few options depending on the computer system you are using. Choose "None" before you hit print. And always make a test unit or block before cutting into expensive fabric.

Free Quilt Pattern: In the Pink

Patricia Bravo

in the pink 

This free table runner pattern from Pat Bravo is a great way to use up scraps. Select a color palette that suits your tastes and add the optional lattice for a fun finishing touch. Get the complete free table runner pattern to brighten up your winter months!

Free Quilt Pattern: Sorbet
Patricia Bravo


Download this free quilt pattern offered  in conjunction with Quilters Newsletter August/September 2012. Sorbet was designed and made by Patricia Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics, Hollywood, California.


Free Quilt Pattern: Spinning Monkey
Patricia Heath

spinning monkey

Try this four-block wall hanging designed by former QN editor Patricia Heath. Choose a palette of creamy pastels for a springtime treat, or stitch a valentine in red, white, and pink. Monkey Wrench and Pinwheel blocks were the inspiration for this appealing 10˝ block design. Download and print the complete free quilt pattern.

Free Quilt Pattern: Scarecrow's Puzzle
Angie Hodapp

scarecrows puzzle

This free fall quilt pattern was designed especially for QN readers by editor Angie Hodapp using the Awesome fabric collection by Sandy Gervais for Moda. A simple setting shows off a complex block–one that has lots of pieces and requires some experience. Download the free fall quilt pattern here!

Free Quilt Pattern: Poinsettia

Cleo Mounday


A single, larger-than-life poinsettia makes a dramatic statement in this not-so-traditional Christmas wall hanging. Click for this beautiful free Christmas quilt pattern.


Free Quilt Pattern: Picture Perfect Poinsettias

Joli Hines Sayasane

perfect poinsettias

Download and print  Picture-Perfect Poinsettias, a free QN web-exclusive quilt pattern. This quilt is featured on page 41 of Quilters Newsletter December/January 2010 issue.

Free Quilt Pattern: Soul
Kelly M. Smith


Simple shapes make stars shine in this wall quilt. This is a fast, easy-to-piece free quilt pattern. Make all the stars in one color for the ultimate in simplicity or use complementary colors for a stunning design. Click to download the free quilt pattern.


Free Quilt Pattern: A Gathering of Blossoms
Marinda Stewart

a gathering of blossoms

Marinda Stewart of Round Rock, Texas, created a bouquet of garden flowers, featuring fabrics from Windham’s The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Solids collection. We show you step-by-step how to make the daffodils in the Easy Lesson in the Quilters Newsletter February/March 2012 issue. Get the free quilt pattern here.


Free Quilt Pattern: Hallowgraphix Jack
Jason Yenter

hallowgraphix jack

Ghosts and bats, owls and skeletons, black cats and haunted houses–all this and more surround this free Halloween quilt pattern created especially for QN readers by Jason Yenter to showcase his Hallowgraphix collection from In the Beginning Fabrics. His border print gives the look of a pieced border without any stitching. What could be easier? Get this free Halloween quilt pattern today!

Free Quilt Pattern: Picket Fences
John Adams a.k.a. Quilt Dad

picket fences

Click here for a modern free quilt pattern, Picket Fences, designed and made by the Quilt Dad. Don’t miss out on this awesome free quilt pattern!


Free Quilt Pattern: Candy Striper
Anita Gross Solomon

candy striper

Learn how to make Anita's Unbiased Block in the Easy Lesson of the Apr/May 2012 issue of QN, then download and print the free quilt pattern to make your own Candy Striper quilt!

Free Quilt Pattern: Bubblegum Crossing
Angie Hodapp

bubblegum crossing

Celebrate spring with this free pastel quilt pattern designed by Angie Hodapp. Click here to download this colorful free quilt pattern!


Free Quilt Pattern: Birds in a Row
Angie Hodapp

birds in a row

We're going back in time with a strippy pink-and-brown free quilt pattern, colors reminiscent of the mid 1800s. Welcome spring as you make these easy-to-piece Birds in the Air blocks. Simply click to download this free quilt pattern!

Free Quilt Pattern: Chocolate Covered Cherries

Amanda Murphy

chocolate cherries

Download and print the complete free quilt pattern for Chocolate Covered Cherries--designed and made especially for QN by Amanda Murphy.

Free Quilt Pattern: Manchester Heights
Jill Reid

manchester heights

Clickhere to download the free quilt pattern, Manchester Heights. Don't miss this beautiful free quilt pattern!


Card Trick Tumble
Gayle P. Ropp

card trick tumble

Gayle Ropp designed this free quilt pattern for a seminar with "fragmenting" as her theme. She used a traditional Card Trick block, but enlarged it to five times its typical size. Although the overal design looks complicated, construction is easy if you pay attention to the directions for each unit, focusing on placement of lights and darks. Click here for this unique free quilt pattern.

Free Quilt Pattern: Stars at Dusk

Kathryn Wagar Wright

stars at dusk

QN Senior Designer Kathryn Wagar Wright used Marcia Derse's Nouveau Chic collection by Troy Fabrics to make this eye-catching free quilt pattern, Stars at Dusk. The center stars are foundation pieced for accuracy and you only need nine of the large blocks for a lap-sized quilt. Sponsered by Troy and Pfaff, all you have to do is click here for this beautiful free quilt pattern! Find more quilt patterns in Quilters Newsletter October/November 2012.


Free Quilt Pattern: Climbing Roses

Climbing Roses

The July/August 2003 (#354) issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine featured a collection of quilting patterns designed especially for QNM readers by Mary Leman Austin. Click the links below or download the PDF file for additional ways to position the Climbing Roses motif! A 4" border, 6" block and applique motif are shown. For all motifs: The measurements given on the diagrams are the finished block sizes and finished border widths. If you want to use them on larger or smaller blocks, change the size on a photocopy machine. Cut tracing paper the finished size of the block or border width. Fold the paper to correspond to the dotted lines on each diagram. Unfold, and draw the design on the paper. Mark the motifs as described. Transfer the design to the quilt top, and machine or hand quilt. Download and print the 4" Border, 6" Block , 8" Applique Block.

Fine Feathered Flock

By Julia Livingston

Fine Feathered Flock

One way to piece a chicken, by cutting individual patches from templates, has been around since long before 1928, when this block first appeared in Needlecraft Magazine. To create this flock, from Julia Livingston of Studio City, California, paper-foundation piecing seems the perfect way to simplify the construction and update the classic chicken block. If you have some experience with paper-foundation piecing, then you will have no trouble making your flock come alive. Download the full free quilt pattern. You could also change your fabric choices and make a flock of turkeys. See more chicken quilts in this month's Readers' Quilt Show.

Turkey Tracks

Turkey Tracks Quilt Block

There is more than one version of the old pattern called Turkey Tracks. Quilters Newsletter's September 1971 issue featured an applique version, while Quilters Newsletter's November 1975 issue featured a pieced version. As the pieced version is more traditional, that's the one we've provided here. Download the article and block pattern from our November 1975 issue.


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