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Free Quilt Block Patterns
Free quilt block patterns of all types. Find hundreds of quilt block patterns, with new patterns added each week. All patterns include detailed instructions and illustrations.
Interlocking Chains Quilt Blocks
Use my easy quilt block pattern to create a quilt from Interlocking Chains blocks.
12" Sixteen Point Star Quilt Block Pattern
Sixteen Point Stars is a unique quilt block that's easy to customize. Try my free pattern and experiment with color and contrast. Page 2.
How to Create Interlocking Chains in a Quilt...
Use my easy quilt block pattern to create a quilt with a series of interlocking chains.
Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginning Quilters
Easy quilt patterns for beginning quilters, or anyone who'd like to stitch a simple quilting project.
The Dimensions for Standard Mattresses
Comparing mattress sizes helps you decide which bed size is the best for your needs, and is essential when purchasing bedding or making a quilt.
What's a Fat Quarter of Fabric, and How is it...
Quilters use the term 'fat quarter.' We'll explain what the term means, and show you how to cut and use fat quarters of fabric.
Free Quilt Patterns
Free quilt patterns for quilters of every skill level. Find all types and sizes of free quilt patterns, from miniatures to baby quilts to bed quilt patterns.
Get Crafty and Learn How to Make Your Own Quilt!
Learn how to make a quilt, from start to finish. My step by step quilting tutorials, plus hundreds of quilt patterns, will get you started.
Interlocking Chains... Sew a Wedding Quilt or...
Use my easy quilt pattern to sew an Interlocking Chains quilt with patchwork sashing.
Sewing a Mitered Quilt Binding is Easy with...
Learn how to bind a quilt with easy mitered corners. Just follow my step-by-step binding instructions and and illustrations.
Contrary Wife Quilt Block Pattern
Use my free quilt pattern to stitch-up a batch of Contrary Wife quilt blocks.
Easy Way to Make a Rag Quilt
A rag quilt is easy to make, and once you learn basic rag quilt methods, you'll know how turn other quilt patterns into ragged versions. We'll show you how.
Make Yourself a Four-Patch Rag Quilt with This...
Try my easy rag quilt pattern the next time you're looking for a quick quilting project. The rag quilt is made with simple four patch quilt blocks.
Making a Baby Quilt? Check Out These Cute...
Baby quilt patterns of all types and sizes. Most of my baby quilt patterns are easy to sew, and suitable for quilters of all skill levels.
10 Things Every Quilter Should Know
Ten important skills every quilter should know... a must-read for beginning quilters.
Sixteen Point Star Quilt Block Pattern
quarter inch seam allowance , and  press carefully  as you work. Cutting accurate   patchwork shapes
New to Quilting? Try Some of These Free and...
My easy quilt patterns are a good choice for a beginning quilters, or anyone who's looking for a quick and easy quilting project.
Try my Easter themed images for applique or a...
Use my Easter themed images to create applique quilts, for embroidery, or to make an Easter coloring book for kids.
Quilt Barns
Pictures of quilt barns in western North Carolina, mostly from Yancy County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Create a Custom Pillowcase in 8 Easy Steps with...
An easy pillowcase pattern, with French seams that keep raw edges under wraps. Instructions and illustrations make this pillowcase pattern a cinch.
Quilting 101: How to Make Half-Square Triangle...
Use my easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units, one of the most commonly used components in patchwork quilts.
Easy Log Cabin Quilt Pattern... No Templates...
Use my free log cabin quilt pattern to make log cabin blocks without templates. This easy log cabin quilt is a breeze to sew.
Simple Guide to Creating a Lush Puff Quilt
Use this easy quilt pattern to learn how to make puff quilts, sometimes called biscuit quilts.
How to Make Binding for Quilts
It's easy to make binding for quilts, and there are several popular quilt binding techniques to choose from. We'll show you two favorites.
Bring Color into Your Home with a Disappearing...
An easy disappearing nine patch quilt block pattern that's perfect for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.
Double Hearts Quilt Block Pattern - 4 Sizes
Double Hearts, an easy patchwork quilt block pattern assembled with a combination of squares and half square triangle units. Page 3.
How to Adjust Your Sewing Machine's Tension
Advice to help you adjust and troubleshoot problems with sewing machine tension. Learn how to evaluate and correct sewing machine tension problems.
How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
How to Make Prairie Points for Quilts
Learn how to make Prairie Points, folded fabrics that are used to adorn the edges (or other areas) of a quilt. Two Prairie Point methods are explained.
Check Out All These Free 12-Inch Quilt Block...
All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
Tudor Rose Quilt Block Pattern
Stitch the Tudor Rose, an easy quilt block pattern that can be used to create numerous looks in a finished quilt.
Learn How to Sew a Quarter Inch Seam Allowance...
Learn how to sew a quarter inch seam allowance so that your quilt blocks and quilts are perfect, every time.
Roman Stripes, an Easy Quilt Block Pattern
Try my Roman Stripes quilt block pattern, an easy quilt block that will work in many types of layouts. Instructions for two finished block sizes.
Attention, Quilters: Here's How to Measure and...
Use my easy instructions to learn how to measure and sew straight borders to a quilt -- an important step that can help square up skewed projects.
Clownin' Around Quilt Pattern
Here's a free quilt pattern made from the traditional patchwork Clown block. Sew the quilt as shown, or change its layout by flipping some of the quilt blocks around. Page 2.
T Shirt Quilts
T-Shirt quilts to inspire you, all sewn by members of the online quilting community. Includes a link to my T-shirt quilt instructions.
2 Baby Quilt Patterns for Beginners
Easy baby quilt patterns are a good choice for beginning quilters. The quilts are simple to sew, even if it's your very first quilting project.
How to Calculate Yardage to Make a Quilt
Use my tutorial to learn how to calculate yardage for a quilt. Once you've practiced a few yardage calculations, they'll all be a cinch.
Got Leftover Fabric? Here's How to Make a Great...
Learn how to make a scrap quilt with my scrap quilting tips and techniques. Grab your fabric scraps (or cut pieces from larger yardage) and start sewing.
It's Easy to Make This Rail Fence Baby Quilt
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
Country Roads Quilt Block Pattern
Try my Country Roads quilt block pattern if you're looking for a versatile, but easy, quilt block for your next project.
Learn how easy it is to make a Disappearing...
My Disappearing Nine Patch quilt pattern explains how to make these popular quilts, and illustrates some some of the many choices for quilt blocks.
How to Identify Fabric Fibers with a Burn Test
Learn how to do a fabric burn test to help determine if a fabric is made from cotton or other fibers, such as wool, silk or polyester.
Make Yourself a Colorful Jigsaw Puzzle Quilt...
Use this easy quilt pattern to make a scrappy Jigsaw Puzzle quilt. It's baby-quilt sized, but you can easily increase the quilt's dimensions.
A Beginner Quilter's Guide to Paper Piecing
Paper piecing is a simple and traditional quilt making technique. After you've made one paper pieced quilt, sewing more will be a breeze.
The Basic Tools Every Beginng Quilter Needs
Which quilting tools do beginning quilters really need? Our list of the best beginners' quilting tools will help you make quilts with ease.
What Every Quilter Needs to Know about Rotary...
Learn how to rotary cut fabric for quilts. Rotary cutting is one of the most important skills a new quilter should master. My tutorial explains.
Easy Dresden Plate Quilt Pattern
An easy Dresden Plate quilt pattern. You'll love this simple method to make perfect Dresden Plates, every time.
Learn How Fabric Grain Can Improve (or Harm)...
Understanding fabric grain helps you make a quilt that's accurate and easy to assemble. Put fabric grain to work for you and your quilting skills will blossom.
X's and O's Baby Quilt Pattern
An X's and O's baby quilt pattern in two sizes. This easy baby quilt's sashing helps make the X and O shapes pop out in the design.
Baby Quilts Photo Gallery
A photo gallery packed with pictures of baby quilts and quilts made for toddlers. You'll love the inspiring ideas found in our baby quilts gallery.
Flying Geese Quilt Pattern... the No Waste Method
Flying Geese quilt patterns that are made using a quick piecing method that doesn't waste fabric, unlike some other types of Flying Geese patterns.
Learn to Make Amazing Denim Quilts
You don't need a special quilt pattern to make a denim quilt, but my denim quilts advice will help you complete the project with ease.
Free Pinwheels Quilt Pattern... Carnival...
Try Carnival Pinwheels, a free quilt pattern that explains how to make a colorful pinwheel quilt that's easy to customize.
Thread Tips for Quilters
Use my quick thread guide to begin learning more about the numerous types of threads available to quilters.
Best Sewing Machines for Quilters
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Before You Quilt, Learn the Basics of Using a...
A color wheel is a simple tool that can help you choose colors for a quilt. Get the basics to learn how colors interact with each other.
Learn the Art of Rag Quilting with This Fun and...
Rag quilts patterns are fun and easy to make -- a perfect choice for beginning quilters. Learn how easy it is to assemble one of my free rag quilt patterns.
Easy X's and O's Quilt Pattern
An X's and O's quilt pattern that shows you how to make this popular quilt, plus options to help you customize your X's and O's quilt layout.
Easy Hopscotch Baby Quilt Pattern
Our easy Hopscotch baby quilt pattern is perfect for beginning quilters or anyone looking for a quick quilting project.
Easy Red Light Green Light Quilt Pattern
If you're looking for easy quilt patterns, follow my instructions to make the Red Light Green Light quilt, a quilting project that's beginner friendly.
Should You Prewash Your Quilting Fabrics?
Should you pre-wash your quilting fabrics? The answer depends on the fabrics and the final design of the quilt. We'll help you decide.
Learn to Make a Cathedral Windows Rag Quilt...
Try my Cathedral Windows rag quilt pattern for your next ragged project. The pattern is suitable for all quilters, beginners to experienced.
How to Make a Cute and Creative Quilt with Old...
You don't have to be a quilter to learn how to make a T shirt quilt. Just follow my easy T shirt quilt instructions to sew a quilt that's packed with memories.
Free Quilting Pattern: A Floating Nine Patch...
Floating Nine Patch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's designed with patchwork setting triangles. Give this easy quilt a try.
Bright Hopes Quilt Block Pattern
Bright Hoopes is a quilt block pattern that's sewn with a technique called 'partial seams.' Give this easy method a try.
How to Analyze Patchwork Quilt Blocks
Nine patch quilt blocks are popular patchwork layouts. Learn how to identify a nine patch design, and how to decide if it will work in your quilt. Page 2.
Use my easy tips to cut patchwork shapes for...
Learn how to rotary cut patchwork shapes for quilts, such as squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.
Easy Quilt Hanging Sleeve
Quilts can be safely hung for display when you sew a hanging sleeve to their backs. Use our instructions to attach an easy hanging sleeve, before or after the quilt is bound.
Quilting Quizzes: Name the Quilt Block
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
Make Dawn's Light, a Free Baby Quilt Pattern
Use my free baby quilt pattern to make Dawn's Light, a mixture of pinwheel and framed four-patch quilt blocks.
A Beginning Quilter's Guide to Color Value
Color value determines whether your quilting fabrics contrast with each other, or blend. Get the facts about color value before choosing fabrics.
How to Choose the Best Rotary Cutter
Use our advice to find the best rotary cutter for your needs.
Learn How to Cut Setting Triangles for Quilts
Learn how to cut the setting triangles and corner triangles that are used to fill in the gaps at the edges of quilt blocks in an on-point quilt layout.
Love contemporary quilts? Sew an easy baby...
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
Your Guide to Making Beautiful String Quilts
Learn string quilting techniques, a simple freehand version of foundation piecing. Get started with my simple string quilt tutorial.
How to Press Quilt Blocks to Improve Your...
Your quilting skills will improve immediately when you learn how to press quilt blocks and quilts. And remember... press, don't iron!
Mattress Sizes Chart
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
Sewing Supplies Allowed in Carry-On Luggage
Are sewing supplies allowed in airline carry-on luggage? Learn which scissors, needles and other sewing tools are allowed on commercial flights.
Easy Roman Square Quilt and Quilt Block Pattern
My Roman Square quilt block and quilt pattern is a perfect choice for beginning quilters. Discover just how easy it is to make a quilt.
Easy Bow Tie Quilt Block Pattern
This easy Bow Tie quilt block pattern goes together quickly and easily, and without set in seams. Three block sizes are included.
Pink, Yellow or Red: Our Guide to Awareness...
An awareness ribbons guide to help you choose a color scheme for a quilt or any other project made to promote disease awareness.
Evening Star Quilt Block Pattern with Nine...
Evening star is a favorite quilt block pattern, and this lovely version of the star has a nine-patch block at its center.
How to Make Perfectly Sized Quilt Blocks
Use these easy methods to fix quilt blocks that may have turned out a bit too small, or are skewed. There's usually no reason to throw less-than-perfect blocks aside.
Easy On Point Baby Quilt Pattern
Stitch this easy baby quilt pattern, a smaller version of the Batik Nine Patch quilt pattern by Janet Wickell.
Meet the Traditional Ohio Star Quilt Block
Use quick piecing techniques to assemble Ohio Star quilt blocks, a traditional quilt block pattern that's always popular.
Double Pinwheel Quilt Block Pattern
Our Double Pinwheel quilt block pattern shows you how to make 12-inch versions of this popular patchwork design.
Paper Piecing a Log Cabin Quilt Block
It's easy to learn paper piecing by making a paper pieced log cabin quilt block. Try my paper piecing instructions to learn this simple technique.
Jigsaw Puzzle Baby Quilt Pattern
This jigsaw puzzle baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that goes together quickly. Page 29.
Indian Hatchet Rag Quilt Pattern
Try my Indian Hatchet rag quilt pattern if you'd like to try an easy rag quilt that's assembled with triangles.
Watercolor Quilt Pattern with Cats and...
Have fun stitching this easy cat quilt pattern, with kitty cats looking at a flower garden and butterflies just outside the watercolor-style windows.
How to Make a Quilt Sandwich
Learn how to prepare a quilt sandwich for basting, whether it will be quilted by hand or machine.
Make a Gorgeous Nine-Patch Contemporary Quilt...
In this easy quilt pattern, frames surround a simple nine patch quilt, but the frames are flip-flopped to create visual movement across the face of the quilt.
An Introduction to Machine Quilting Methods
Let's take a look at some of the machine quilting options you can choose from when you decide it's time to learn how to machine quilt.
Easy Floral Appliqué Quilt Pattern
Learn how easy it is to make an applique quilt with fusible fusible web. If you prefer, use traditional hand appliqué or another favorite method.
How to Make a Yo-Yo Quilt
Learn how to make Yo-Yos quilts from little rosettes of fabric. Use yo yos to make an entire quilt, or as 3-dimensional applique.
Quick Pieced Quarter Square Triangle Units
Quarter square triangle units are popular quilt block components, and quick piecing them is a breeze. We'll show you how. Page 2.
Sailboats Baby Quilt Pattern
Try out easy sailboats baby quilt pattern the next time you need a quilting project for a little one.
Learn Stitch in the Ditch Quilting
Use our quilting tutorial to learn stitch in the ditch quilting.
Rotary Cutting Tools
Use our advice to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs. Page 2.
Easy Friendship Star Quilt Block Pattern
Use our quilt block pattern to make this colorful Friendship Star. Patchwork doesn't get much easier than this simple pattern.
Learn how to make marbled fabrics for quilts...
Use my step by step instructions to learn how to create hand marbled fabric. It's easy to make unique hand fabrics for quilts and other projects.
Floral Rag Quilt Pattern
This easy rag quilt pattern gives you an opportunity to use a mixture of floral fabrics, from small to large in scale, along with tone on tone prints.
Free Printable Quilt Patterns
You'll find hundreds of free printable quilt patterns on the About.com Quilting site. Use these tips to print or save the patterns.
Use a Colorful Fabric to Inspire Easy Pinwheel...
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units. Page 2.
Attic Windows Quilt Pattern
Make Attic Ribbons, an attic windows quilt pattern. Some of the windows in this quilt are filled with (optional) applique motifs. Page 27.
Sarah's Choice Quilt Block Pattern
Sarah's Choice is a quilt block pattern that combines the look of a star and a pinwheel. Choose from four sizes or mix and match the blocks for a unique quilt.
Free Miniature Quilt Patterns
Try one of my free miniature quilt patterns when you want to sew a small project. Find all sorts of miniature quilt varieties in this collection.
Create a bouquet of easy patchwork tulip quilt...
My patchwork tulip quilt block pattern shows how to sew a batch of colorful tulip blocks in no time. An easy quilt pattern suitable for all quilters.
How to Choose Thread for Machine Quilting
Not sure which threads work best for machine quilting? Our thread advice can help you choose the best thread for your machine quilted project.
Easy Quilt Block Patterns: Endless Stairs
Endless Stairs is an easy quilt block pattern that offers lots of opportunity for layout variations.
Christmas Table Runner Pattern
Our Christmas table runner pattern will offers a festive look for your holiday decor. Sew a table runner for Christmas or change the theme.
You'll Love This Easy Bricks and Cobblestones...
Bricks and Cobblestones is an easy quilt block pattern that's perfect for beginners or experienced quilters.
Get in the Christmas Spirit with These Folded...
Use your imagination to assemble my easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
Take Our Quilting Fabric Quiz
Take the Fabric Quiz to test your knowledge of quilting fabrics.
Katie's Graduation Quilt
Sherri's t-shirt quilt is made with more than t-shirts -- you'll see pictures her daughter drew as a youngster, charms, photos and more. Page 10.
How to Make a Charm Quilt from Scraps of Fabric
Tips and techniques you can use to make a Charm quilt, a type of quilt where each fabric is used only one time.
Monkey Wrench Baby Quilt Pattern
Try this larger version of the miniature Monkey Wrench quilt the next time you're looking for a new baby quilt pattern.
Catching the View, Cat Quilt
A free cat quilt pattern from Quilting at About.com. Page 6.
6" Quilt Block Patterns
All of the quilt block patterns in this index finish at 6-inches square, a perfect size for wallhangings, baby quilts or any other quilting project you'd like to make.
Frugal Quilt Patterns
Quilters are famous for being frugal, and using every bit of fabric in their stashes. My frugal quilt patterns help you put your fabric scraps to good use.
Use a Walking Foot to Improve Quilting Skills
Learn how a walking foot improves machine quilting skills, and is also a useful helper for other sewing tasks, such as rag quilting and sewing binding.
How to Print on Fabric with an Inkjet or Laser...
Tips and techniques to help you learn how to print on fabric using inkjet and laser printers.
Jewel Box Quilt Pattern
Quilting. Page 80.
Learn to Make a Broken Dishes Baby Quilt with...
Use my Broken Dishes baby quilt pattern to make this popular patchwork quilt.
Shoofly Quilt Block Pattern
Use our quilt block pattern to make this pretty variation of the Shoofly quilt block. This easy quilt block is a perfect choice for beginning quilters.
Garden Lattice Quilt Pattern
An easy quilt pattern with a layout that resembles lattice in a garden, with blue sky peeking through some of the panels.
Hand Sewing Needles
A look at hand sewing needles for quilters, with details that will help you choose the best needles for your quilting projects.
Floating Stars, The Easiest Quilt Pattern Ever
Try my Floating Stars quilt block and quilt pattern. It's one of the quickest and easiest quilts you'll ever make.
Cotton Quilt Batting
Cotton quilt batting is a traditional choice for the center of your quilt sandwich. Use our tips to choose cotton batting for your next quilt.
Easy Double Four Patch Scrap Quilt Pattern
Looking for an easy quilt pattern with lots of possibilities for a custom layout? Give this Double Four Patch quilt a try.
Learn the Needleturn Applique Method
Instructions to help you learn needleturn applique, a traditional form of hand applique.
A Joyous Celebration Star Quilt Pattern
This blocks in this small star quilt appear to be placed on point, but the setting is really a simple horizontal arrangement.
Bear's Paw Quilt Block Pattern
The traditional Bear's Paw quilt block is always a quilter's favorite. It has lots of pieces, but the Bear's Paw quilt block isn't difficult to make.
Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress and Veil
Quilters will appreciate the detailed applique ad embroidery used to craft Kate Middleton's wedding dress and veil.
X's and O's Quilt Pattern
Use my easy quilt pattern to sew an X's and O's quilt in no time at all. Page 3.
12" Jacob's Ladder Quilt Block Pattern
My quilt block pattern shows you how to make Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks, a popular patchwork design.
Twenty-Five Patch Quilt Block Pattern
Use my Twenty-Five Patch quilt block pattern to make quilt blocks full of scrappy squares, or design a color scheme for a more orderly look.
Split Nine Patch Quilt Pattern
Use my Split Nine Patch quilt pattern to make a strip pieced quilt with the traditional design. You'll discover that Split Nine Patch blocks can used to create many different layouts.
Sew Pinwheel in a Square Quilt Blocks from...
Fabrics reminiscent of the 1930s are a perfect match for this free Pinwheel in a Square quilt block pattern.
Variation of the Ohio Star Quilt Block
Medium or medium dark warm fabric for half square triangles in block corners: (2) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares
Jars Quilt Block Pattern
Here's an easy jar quilt block pattern. The finished block is square, so it's a bit different from many traditional jar quilt designs.
How to Set Up a Fabric Cutting Table
Quilters, or anyone who cuts fabric, definitely need a comfortable cutting table. Tips from fellow quilters helps you create the perfect cutting table.
Learn How to Make a Puff Quilt
Use our instructions to learn how to make a puff quilt, also known as biscuit quilts. Page 22.
Quilt Design Wizard
Quilt Design Wizard's controls are intuitive and the program offers lots of options and flexibility to help you show off your creative skills. Our review explains.
Learn How to Machine Quilt
Use our tutorials to learn how to machine quilt on a regular sewing machine. Machine quilting takes practice, but you'll get the knack of it in no time.

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