Try one of my free miniature quilt patterns the next time you want to stitch up a small project. Some of the quilts are quick pieced and others are assembled using the foundation (paper) piecing method.
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Here's a simple miniature quilt that measures 22" square. You'll start with a pictorial fabric in the center (or a square from a pre-printed panel) and surround it with patchwork units and borders. This is a beginner-friendly project.
You'll mix and match window units when you make this quilt -- instead of sewing same-size windows next to each other in horizontal rows. Three different window configurations are used to make a 24-1/2" square quilt.
Little Oddfellows Star is a foundation (paper) pieced miniature quilt that finishes at 20-1/2" square. The pieces are small, and there are lots of them, so it might not be the best pattern to start with if you are new to paper piecing.
You'll make sixteen 3" square Whirlwind quilt blocks to assemble this little quilt. The blocks are paper pieced, and the layout that's illustrated is achieved by sewing half of the blocks as mirror images of the other.
Make a 25-1/2" square miniature quilt in the Amish style, or change the fabrics entirely to create a different theme. This project looks great as a scrap quilt.
In honor of Aunt Grace, the original brand of 1930's reproduction fabrics designed by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics, the Grace's Spools quilt is made with sixteen 6-inch traditional Spool blocks that are flip-flopped from side to side in their horizontal rows to help create movement across the quilt.
Use thirty-six 3" square log cabin quilt blocks to make this little Christmas tree, or sew it in other colors to represent a different season of the year. The quilt finishes at 22-1/2" square -- make it larger by adding a border or two.
This 29" x 31-1/2" quilt is easy to tailor to any season. It's made from just two patchwork units: simple squares and quick pieced half-square triangle units. (The quilt is a non-rag version of my larger tree rag quilt.)