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45+ Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginners

Try your hand at quilting with these free easy quilt patterns that are perfect for beginners.

By: Ashley Jones, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated July 26, 2018
45 Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginners

Always wanted to learn how to make a quilt? We know that creating a quilt from start to finish can seem like a daunting task. To ease your worries, we've put together this helpful collection of 45+ Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginners.

The easy quilt patterns for beginners you'll find here have been chosen specifically to help you learn how to make a quilt. Even if you have no experience quilting, our free quilt patterns will encourage you to give it a try. There is truly nothing as rewarding as taking on a new skill and mastering it. Check out these easy quilt patterns for beginners and go from novice to pro!

Did we mention our free quilt patterns range from traditional to trendy? No matter what kind of quilt personality you have, the free quilt patterns we've rounded up here will inspire you to give quilting a chance. It may even become your new favorite thing to sew!

The best thing about all of these easy quilt patterns for beginners is that you'll be led through each step from start to finish. And if you're a fan of saving fabric scraps (who isn't?), quilting is truly the craft for you!

Gather up the remains of your favorite fabrics and take look at some of these scrapbuster projects. You're sure to find a new, creative way to put those lovely fabrics on display. We hope you enjoy these simple, easy quilt patterns for beginners.


PLUS! Don't miss our new video on How to Design a Quilt Pattern! And be sure to check out our sister site FaveQuilts for every quilt pattern you could imagine. We suggest staring out with this list of quilting for beginners tutorials, patterns, and projects!

Simple Free Quilt Patterns You'll Love

One of the best things about quilting is using bright, colorful fabrics and free quilt patterns like these to create something truly beautiful. The free quilt patterns we've chosen to share here are great because they're easy to follow and won't require you to go out and buy a ton of new fabric.

Instead, clean out your stash and find the stuff you've been saving for a special project. Our free quilt patterns are designed to help you create useful projects and things you'll actually use. Whether you're working on a lovely table runner, a home decor piece or a warm blanket, these fun and simple ideas will inspire you to create! Check out these free quilt patterns and start working on your next quilting masterpiece.

  • Bursting Buds Table Runner Pattern

    Dive into your scraps, locate some beautiful and bright fabrics, and learn how to sew your very own floral table runner in a few hours. This pattern shows you how to combine free motion quilting with free applique designs to construct a lovely piece of kitchen decor that will easily brighten up your space.

  • Very Hexie Needle Book

    This needle book tutorial is a great introduction to so many different sewing and quilting skills. It would be an ideal project for a beginner who wants have a go at a variety of techniques.

  • The Ladder Quilt

    This simple, unique design would look beautiful displayed in any room of your home. Mix and match pretty floral prints and bright colors that will complement your home decor.

  • Pink Squares Patchwork Baby Quilt

    This cute, comfy, easy patchwork quilt would match any nursery with a wink of pink in it. Just follow this free quilting tutorial and you will have a great gift with just a few evenings of work.

  • The Euclid Quilt

    This funky rectangle quilt would be a great gift for a family member. If you know a college student who will be moving away from home and into a dorm this fall, this would be the perfect cuddly piece of home to send along for their new abode.

  • Dresden DIY Baby Quilt

    If you or someone you know has a baby on the way and you need to know how to sew a baby blanket, this tutorial is for you. This free sewing pattern creates a beautiful quilt with lovely swirls and the distinctive Dresden flower.

  • Rag Quilt Tutorial

    Here's a simple tutorial to make your very own rag quilt. It just takes a few hours and is fun to make!

  • Modern Quilted Potholder

    Add some seriously vintage flair to your kitchen decor when you learn how to quilt these lovely free potholder patterns. Created by using stacked coins and quilt binding techniques, these adorable kitchen sewing ideas can easily be created in a color scheme that will match your kitchen.

  • Mesa Mini Quilt

    This paper pieced tutorial has the perfect combination of simple construction and big graphic impact. If the idea of sewing a full-sized quilt intimidates you, a decorative mini quilt like this one can be the perfect place to start.

  • Rainbow Diamonds Mini Quilt

    Brighten up any room with this colorful quilt. Dazzling colors and a simple design makes this easy quilt pattern shine.

  • Perfect Pre-Cut Quilt Pattern

    Originally designed with beginners in mind, this quilt pattern caters to any sewing enthusiast.Both veteran seamstresses and beginners will want to learn how to make a blanket like this one.

  • Pink Colors Quilt Tutorial

    If you love color in your home, let this tutorial inspire you to create a lovely quilt for your living space. By combining all different shades of pink, this free quilt pattern makes a wonderful gift for any girlfriend, too!

  • Easy Patchwork DIY Quilt

    Don't be intimidated by learning how to sew a quilt, because this tutorial will make it very simple. With a couple yards of fabric of different prints and basic sewing tools, you'll be able to easily follow this patchwork tutorial.

  • Crayon Box Baby Quilt

    The brightly colored fabrics pop against the white background, which makes it a fun baby quilt. This quilt tutorial is suitable for a beginner quilter and can be made in a weekend, so it's easy and fast.

  • Serene Log Cabin Baby Blanket

    Learn how to quilt a baby blanket pattern that will add a relaxing and cuddly accent to any nursery. This adorable full tutorial on how to make a baby blanket combines one of the most popular quilt pattern types with relaxing, pastel hues to create a blanket that any little one would love to cuddle into while sleeping tight.

  • Postage Stamp Mini Quilt Tutorial

    If you are looking to explore some simple and mindless sewing, learn how to make a quilt that is too cute to pass up. This adorable mini quilt pattern uses scraps of fabric to create a patchwork of crazy colors that can be displayed just about anywhere in your home.

  • String Quilt Tutorial

    This sewing pattern is simple and does not require advanced skills. It can be done within an hour, so if you're interested in learning about new quilt styles, take some time this afternoon to learn how to string quilt.

Free Quilt Block Patterns for Beginners

Instead of taking on an entire quilt, maybe you'd rather check out some free quilt block patterns that are super quick. Start off with something small and see where it leads you. You're sure to love the results. All of the free quilt block patterns featured here are pretty and colorful.

Using free quilt block patterns, you can create small projects or larger projects depending on what you're looking to make. If you simply want to sew together a few of your favorite fabric scraps, let these free quilt block patterns deliver fun ideas. Ready to tackle a quilting project? These free quilt block patterns will show you it's not so scary after all!

  • Scattered Geese Quilt-As-You-Go Tutorial

    This block uses the quilt-as-you-go method and provides a great quilt-as-you-go tutorial for quilting newcomers. It's easy to make this modified log cabin block by following these detailed, illustrated steps.

  • Doll Quilt

    This adorable free quilt pattern is so small that it will only take you an hour to create and give your girl hours of enjoyment. Skip the usual doll clothes patterns and learn how to quilt in a new, exciting, and surprisingly easy way.

  • Quilted Heart Design

    Get in the Valentine's Day spirit by attaching one of these hearts to one of your latest projects. The design has a sweet, homemade feel that's perfect for a number of home decor projects you can sew up during the holiday. Even if you aren't a quilter, you'll have no problem putting together easy free quilt patterns like this.

  • Comfort Meets Quilting Chair Cushions

    If you think quilts are comfy on couches, imagine what they'll be like on your dining room chairs! These cushions are a creative way to soften those hard wooden chairs of yours while also giving your dining room or kitchen a fresh new look.

  • Quilt Squares Sewing Machine Cover

    You can use your sewing machine to make a project for your sewing machine with this pattern. The free quilt block pattern is easy to do in an evening, and you'll have a sturdy new way to keep dust and dirt off of your sewing machine.

  • Make a Baby Quilt

    This quilt pattern is both simple and sweet. Make a baby quilt for an expecting friend—it makes the perfect gift for a baby shower. 

  • 36 Box Block Quilt

    Make a quilt that will engage you with basic skills such as layering and basting. Given the proper sewing tools and strength of mind, this quilt can be completed in a focused evening.

  • Snowball Block

    Use this easy pattern to liven up your next batch of quilt blocks by supplementing the design with these cute little snowballs. The beauty of this type of project is quilters of all experience levels can use it, so whether you can whip up a quilt block with your eyes closed or you're just getting started, there's always a use for this style of quilting.

  • Fuzzy and Fun I-Spy Quilt

    Follow this guide to learn how to make a quilt that is not only cozy but also provides hours of family fun. Unlike other easy quilt patterns, this quilt includes I-Spy clues that are ironed on to the fabric squares. These hints point to hidden objects in the quilt squares that kids can search for as they snuggle up.

Colorful Designs and Patchwork Patterns for Beginners

Finally, we've delivered free easy quilt patterns so you won't feel challenged to take on advanced projects. When you opt to try these easy sewing projects, you'll find that quilting is just a matter of sewing lots of smaller pieces together like a puzzle.

No need to make things more complicated than they need to be. Our blogger friends and designers have kept things simplified in the free easy quilt patterns you'll find below. Make warm, cozy blankets or large quilts for the beach! These are not your grandmother's quilts. Check out everything from trendy to traditional ideas.

  • Fabric Scraps Quilt

    This super fun pattern is a great option when you have fabric scraps piling up. It's a great quilt-as-you-go option with unlimited possibilities.

  • Pinwheel Quilt Blocks Tutorial

    If you are frustrated with sewing quilting blocks on a bias you should try this Pinwheel Quilt Blocks Tutorial. They are a great way to add angles to a quilt but are easy and perfect for beginners. With this tutorial you'll be quilting in no time!

  • Soccer Ball Quilt

    If you know any soccer enthusiasts, this would make for a great gift. It's a free quilt pattern that's sure to deliver. Use this tutorial to make a sporty quilt for a friend or child to enjoy.

  • Piecing and Binding a Quilt

    With this free and easy quilt pattern, you'll learn about piecing and binding a quilt. This sewing tutorial is invaluable to the newbie quilter.

  • Simple Half Square Triangle Quilt Block Tutorial

    Half square triangles are one of the best blocks to sew. They're simple, they look good in nearly any fabric choice, and they can be used to make countless combinations.

  • Patchwork Picnic Blanket Tutorial

    This tutorial lets you transform 3 1/2 yards of bright spring fabric into a simple picnic blanket that's perfect for family trips or church cookouts. This picnic blanket tutorial shows you how to combine simple patchwork with a budget-friendly vinyl tablecloth so that your blanket is spill-proof and protected from the elements.

  • Rococo Gardens Quilt

    If you're looking for new free quilt patterns, here's one to use up those big print fabrics you've collected. If you are looking for a new and warm way to add a touch of traditional sewing to your home, this quilt idea is for you.

  • Scrappy Patchwork Placemats

    Sew these placemats to make over your kitchen table for the low, low price of $0.00. These DIY placemats can be sewn using any leftover scraps of fabric you have from other sewing projects.

  • Contemporary Quilted Table Runner

    Classic meets chic with this free table runner pattern that utilizes charm packs to make a serious impact in your kitchen. You could easily use just about any color combo you would like for this free quilt pattern.

  • Big and Bold Beach Blanket

    Fat quarters make up this easy summer craft that shows you how to sew a blanket that's big enough for the whole family. The tutorial for this blanket has very convenient steps built in so you can sew a blanket that's going to last a long time and can be easily stored in your home.

  • Scrappy Flora Easy Quilt Tutorial

    Grab that pretty fabric you've been dying to use and let this free modern quilt pattern inspire you. This tutorial shows you exactly how to quilt something that will help you use up scraps as well as add a splash of pastels to your home decor.

  • The Batik Braid Quilt

    This features a beautiful design and is a great project for displaying your favorite fabrics. Free quilt patterns like this one are hard to come by, so take advantage of learning how to make a quilt with this helpful tutorial.

  • Easy Peasy Fat Quarter Quilt

    This pattern shows you how to make an easy patchwork patterned quilt out of varying types of fat quarter fabric. This method requires a lot of sewing, cutting, and reorganizing, but the finished product will look as beautiful as it is colorful.

  • Adorable Pinwheel Quilt

    If you want to learn how to sew a quilt, this free sewing tutorial project is perfect for a picnic or day at the beach, and it makes a great birthday or holiday gift. The pinwheel method is quick and easy, and the colorful quilt will brighten any child's day.

  • Easy Summer Picnic Quilt

    If you want to learn how to make a quilt, but don't have the patience for a long, difficult project, this is for you. With this easy quilt pattern, you can make a gorgeous quilt that is full of summer fun.

  • Art Deco Mug Rug Pattern and Sleeve

    With this tutorial, you will learn how to quilt a funky little mug rug pattern and how to sew up matching customized coffee sleeves. Find the funkiest, the brightest, and the cutest fabric you can to make these free mug rug patterns POP!

What do you love about quilting? Let us know below in the comments! Plus, be sure to check out our sister site, FaveQuilts, for every quilt pattern you could imagine.

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This collection is just the thing to ease any beginning quilter into the craft. However, unlike other beginner quilting lists, this one immediately engages the creative potential of quilts by offering non-traditional quilt patterns like seating pads, sewing machine covers, and table runners! Why should a quilting novice be stuck sewing basic blanket quilts?

My mom has been looking for quilt patterns to make for my nephew. I'll definitely direct her to this page - so many cute ideas!

Love the patterns would like them all please thank

many great ideas

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