A collection of easy quilt patterns, all good choices for a beginning quilter. Like other quilt patterns on the Quilting site, they're written with detailed instructions and illustrations that take you through the construction process in a step-by-step manner. Get off to a quick start with any of these easy quilt patterns, or stitch several quilt blocks to use in a sampler quilt.
I've singled out this group of patterns because they truly are simple, but don't hesitate to look through the rest of my quilt block patterns and quilt patterns, because you'll find hundreds of projects that show you how easy it is to make a quilt.
The image here is one of the many color and value options for the Easy Double Framed Four Patch quilt (you'll see a very different quilt layout on page 1 of the pattern
). The blocks are truly simple, making the quilt go together quickly. Beginning quilters will stitch this quilt with ease.
Traditional H quilt blocks are used to make my version of a Jigsaw Puzzle quilt. The blocks are easy to assemble, you'll just need to stay aware of fabric placement so that puzzle pieces emerge as they should. Don't worry, the pattern walks you through the layout one step at a time. The pattern is made with 6" quilt blocks, but I've included instructions for 9" and 12" blocks, too.
This easy quilt is made from nine patch blocks that are surrounded by frames -- dark bars on opposite sides and light bars on the two remaining sides. Adjoining blocks are flip-flopped when sewn into horizontal rows, and the change of orientation creates a somewhat stair-step appearance. Make the change pop by using contrasting fabrics, or let it blend a bit with fabrics of similar color value. I've included instructions for two sizes, a bed quilt made with 10" square quilt blocks and a baby quilt made with 5" square blocks.
A Few Related Quilt Patterns
Be sure to look at these easy patterns.
Double-Framed Four Patch Quilt (a contemporary four-patch)
Floating Nine Patch Quilt (looks complex, but is a simple quilt)
© Mary Jane Cardwell
Mary Jane, one of our Quilting Forum members, took the time to write a pattern for us, all about the method she uses to create puff quilts. Sometimes called 'biscuit' quilts, Mary Jane has made lots of them over the years, and developed a construction method that will help you put the components together quickly and easily.
Cracker quilt blocks are easy to make, even though they may appear to be a bit intricate at first glance. Follow the instructions in the Cracker Quilt pattern and you'll get the pieces assembled in no time at all.
Another Look at the Cracker Quilt 6-inch Scrappy Cracker Quilt Blocks
Stitched in focal fabrics of pink, rose and orange, this Double Four Patch quilt is sure to be an attention-getter. The pattern includes instructions for single quilt blocks and an entire quilt.
Endless Stairs was the Quilt Forum's Block Party choice for January, 2010 -- but you can use the pattern to make a quilt any time you wish. The quilt blocks go together quickly, and are easy to make. You'll discover lots of layouts when you begin to play with the finished blocks.
Coffin Star finishes at 12" square, and is constructed by surrounding a scrappy 16-patch center with setting triangles
. My example is filled with bright pinks and purples flanked by gray, but you can personalize your quilt by changing the fabric theme.
I've included yardages and one potential layout for a Coffin Star quilt.
Here's a lively quilt block pattern from Forum Hostess Colene, aka Robicole2. Scrap quilt
fans always like Colene's Penny Pincher swaps, because they're designed to help use up those small pieces of fabric in your stash. You'll make these easy quilt blocks from tone-on-tones and brightly colored fabrics printed with geometrics, stripes, dots, and other small motifs. One block is square, the other is rectangular -- make them both and assemble a quilt in a mix-and-match manner.