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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.
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.
Double Hearts, an easy patchwork quilt block pattern assembled with a combination of squares and half square triangle units. Page 3.
Try Carnival Pinwheels, a free quilt pattern that explains how to make a colorful pinwheel quilt that's easy to customize.
Easy quilt patterns for beginning quilters, or anyone who'd like to stitch a simple quilting project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Double Pinwheel quilt block pattern shows you how to make 12-inch versions of this popular patchwork design.
Learn how to bind a quilt with easy mitered corners. Just follow my step-by-step binding instructions and and illustrations.
Fabrics reminiscent of the 1930s are a perfect match for this free Pinwheel in a Square quilt block pattern.
Use my easy quilt block pattern to create a quilt from Interlocking Chains blocks.
Use my tutorial to learn how to make easy rag quilts. Once you learn rag quilt basics, it's simple to turn other quilt patterns into ragged versions.
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.
Stitch the Tudor Rose, an easy quilt block pattern that can be used to create numerous looks in a finished quilt.
Try my Country Roads quilt block pattern if you're looking for a versatile, but easy, quilt block for your next project.
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.
Ten important skills every quilter should know... a must-read for beginning quilters.
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.
My easy quilt patterns are a good choice for a beginning quilters, or anyone who's looking for a quick and easy quilting project.
An easy pillowcase pattern, with French seams that keep raw edges under wraps. Instructions and illustrations make this pillowcase pattern a cinch.
Use my easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units, one of the most commonly used components in patchwork quilts.
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.
Use my free log cabin quilt pattern to make log cabin blocks without templates. This easy log cabin quilt is a breeze to sew.
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.
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
Use this easy quilt pattern to learn how to make puff quilts, sometimes called biscuit quilts.
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.
An easy disappearing nine patch quilt block pattern that's perfect for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.
Advice to help you adjust and troubleshoot problems with sewing machine tension. Learn how to evaluate and correct sewing machine tension problems.
T-Shirt quilts to inspire you, all sewn by members of the online quilting community. Includes a link to my T-shirt quilt instructions.
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.
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.
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.
Paper piecing is a simple and traditional quilt making technique. After you've made one paper pieced quilt, sewing more will be a breeze.
All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
Measuring for borders and sewing borders to a quilt is an easy process, but follow a few guidelines to make sure the borders fit right and do the job they're meant to do.
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.
Sewing an accurate quarter inch seam is an important skill every quilter must master. We'll explain why, and show you how to sew a perfect quarter inch seam allowance.
Let's talk about five ways to store quilts to help keep them as fresh as the day they were made.
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
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.
Try this larger version of the miniature Monkey Wrench quilt the next time you're looking for a new baby quilt pattern.
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.
Which quilting tools do beginning quilters really need? Our list of the best beginners' quilting tools will help you make quilts with ease.
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.
An easy Dresden Plate quilt pattern. You'll love this simple method to make perfect Dresden Plates, every time.
A color wheel is a tool that can be used to choose colors. Our color wheel advice helps you devise a color plan for a quilt, a room or another project.
Use my quick thread guide to begin learning more about the numerous types of threads available to quilters.
Rotary cutting is one of the most important skills a new quilter should master. My rotary cutting tutorial will help.
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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.
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
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.
Color value determines whether your fabrics contrast with each other, or blend together. Get the facts about color value before choose fabrics.
This jigsaw puzzle baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that goes together quickly. Page 29.
Try my Cathedral Window quilt pattern to make your next rag quilt. The pattern is suitable for all quilters, beginners to experienced.
Tips and techniques you can use to make a Charm quilt, a type of quilt where each fabric is used only one time.
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.
Our easy Hopscotch baby quilt pattern is perfect for beginning quilters or anyone looking for a quick quilting project.
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.
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.
You don't need a special quilt pattern to make a denim quilt, often called a blue jeans quilt, but our denim quilts advice will help you finish with ease.
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.
My Disappearing Nine Patch quilt pattern explains how to make these popular quilts, and illustrates some some of the many choices for quilt blocks.
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.
Nearly all beginning quilters experience a few common problems with first quilts. Frustrating... yes, but try not to stress. We'll help you get it right.
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
Learn string quilting techniques, a simple freehand version of foundation piecing. We'll show you how to make an easy string quilt.
Learn how to rotary cut patchwork shapes like squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.
Floating Nine Patch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's designed with patchwork setting triangles. Give this easy quilt a try.
Learn how to analyze the grids that makes up four patch and other patchwork quilt blocks, and discover why understanding the grids is so important.
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.
Use our advice to find the best rotary cutter for your needs.
Are sewing supplies allowed in airline carry-on luggage? Learn which scissors, needles and other sewing tools are allowed on commercial flights.
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.
A free baby quilt pattern for Dawn's Light, a mixture of pinwheel and framed four-patch quilt blocks.
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.
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
Arbor Windows is an easy quilt pattern that's assembled with patchwork quilt blocks of the same name.
This easy Bow Tie quilt block pattern goes together quickly and easily, and without set in seams. Three block sizes are included.
An awareness ribbons guide to help you choose a color scheme for a quilt or any other project made to promote disease awareness.
Use my simple tips to help choose fabrics for quilts, a task that's confusing to many beginning quilters. Don't stress... fabric selection can be easy.
Bright Hoopes is a quilt block pattern that's sewn with a technique called 'partial seams.' Give this easy method a try.
Evening star is a favorite quilt block pattern, and this lovely version of the star has a nine-patch block at its center.
Use my free quilt block pattern to stitch a Berry Basket quilt block, a pretty patchwork design that finishes at 12-inches square.
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.
Your quilting skills will improve immediately when you learn how to press quilt blocks and quilts. And remember... press, don't iron!
Stitch this easy baby quilt pattern, a smaller version of the Batik Nine Patch quilt pattern by Janet Wickell.
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.
Use our quilting tutorial to learn stitch in the ditch quilting.
Use our advice to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs. Page 2.
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.
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.
Endless Stairs is an easy quilt block pattern that offers lots of opportunity for layout variations.
Learn how to prepare a quilt sandwich for basting, whether it will be quilted by hand or machine.
Use easy, quick pieced quarter-square triangle units to assemble the traditional Ohio 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 easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units. Page 2.
A unique Pinwheel quilt and quilt block pattern sewn with simple quick pieced patchwork. Includes cutting for two block sizes and an entire quilt.
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.
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.
Try out easy sailboats baby quilt pattern the next time you need a quilting project for a little one.
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 your imagination to assemble our easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
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.
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.
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.
Have fun stitching this easy cat quilt pattern, with kitty cats looking at a flower garden and butterflies just outside the watercolor-style windows.
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.
Our Christmas table runner pattern will offers a festive look for your holiday decor. Sew a table runner for Christmas or change the theme.
My quilt block pattern shows you how to make Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks, a popular patchwork design.
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This blocks in this small star quilt appear to be placed on point, but the setting is really a simple horizontal arrangement.
Quarter square triangle units are popular quilt block components, and quick piecing them is a breeze. We'll show you how. Page 2.
Bricks and Cobblestones is an easy quilt pattern that's perfect for beginners or experienced quilters.
Try my Indian Hatchet rag quilt pattern if you'd like to try an easy rag quilt that's assembled with triangles.
A look at hand sewing needles for quilters, with details that will help you choose the best needles for your quilting projects.
Use my Broken Dishes Quilt pattern to make this popular patchwork quilt. Includes multiple size options for the Broken Dishes quilt block.
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.
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.
Take the Fabric Quiz to test your knowledge of quilting fabrics.
Try my Floating Stars quilt block and quilt pattern. It's one of the quickest and easiest quilts you'll ever make.
Looking for an easy quilt pattern with lots of possibilities for a custom layout? Give this Double Four Patch quilt a try.
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.
Not sure which threads work best for machine quilting? Our thread advice can help you choose the best thread for your machine quilted project.
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.
A free cat quilt pattern from Quilting at About.com. Page 6.
Pineapple Quilt Yardages Yardage will vary, depending on the number of fabrics you use. For a quilt that's
Our easy Heart quilt blocks finish at 6" square, and are assembled with a quick piecing technique that
Use my pattern to learn how to make a miniature quilt from an oversize quilt block. Page 8.
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.
Try one of my recipes for homemade laundry detergents that won't harm your quilting fabrics and will keep your clothes fresh and clean.
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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.
Make Attic Ribbons, an attic windows quilt pattern. Some of the windows in this quilt are filled with (optional) applique motifs. Page 27.
Learn how to create your own custom machine quilting designs from simple sheets of paper.
Try my Aunt Sukey's Choice quilt block pattern for any quilt, from orderly to scrappy. I've included color variations to help you choose fabrics.
Use my free quilt block pattern to stitch a variation of the Friendship Star quilt block, an easy patchwork block with triangles in its corners.
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.
This pretty baby quilt pattern is assembled by combining Birds in the Air quilt blocks with four patch connector blocks, all placed on point and surrounded by borders.
Instructions to help you learn needleturn applique, a traditional form of hand applique.
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.
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.
Pictures of landscape quilts and art quilts on display in our Online Quilt Show, all offering inspiration for your next landscape quilting project.
You won't need templates for this easy House quilt block pattern -- its patchwork is rotary cut and quick pieced.
Dig into your fabric stash and find a batch of vividly colored quilting cottons to use when you make this Grape Basket quilt block.