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Free
Quilt Block Patterns Library

* * * Updated December 4, 2016 * * *

Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

In our free Quilt Block Patterns library (click to skip straight to the blocks) you'll find illustrated directions for cutting and piecing your favorite patchwork block...and not just images, but pictures of the actual block during construction!

For the beginning quilter, there are loads of pictures each step of the way and helpful tips for making more accurate blocks.

If you've been quilting awhile, the cutting instructions, technique advice and any downloads may be all you need.

For even more block designs, I've also included links to some of my favorite quilt block pattern books available from Amazon.






The patterns on this site are for your personal use only. If you are a guild member and would like to include block instructions in your guild newsletter, please contact me with your request.



Keep it Simple

You SHOULDN'T HAVE TO buy a specialty ruler or tool to make a single block. That just doesn't make sense, or cents for that matter either!

Each block in this library is constructed with only the most common tools found in nearly every quilter's studio.

Craftsy

That said...

...if there's a great tool or ruler out there that streamlines the construction process for making many blocks AND I can recommend and vouch for it, that information will be listed, too.

If templates for unusual shapes or paper pieced patterns are needed, they are available as free downloads, printable on your home computer right from the instruction page.


Have your block and make it, too!

Free quilt block instructions are added weekly. But if the block you need isn't listed yet, let us know using the Quilt Block Pattern Request Form below. Be sure to include it's name and the finished size. Blocks are added to the queue in the order the requests are received. (As of September 15, 2016 there are 337 block requests in the queue.)


Your free quilt block patterns await...

To make things as easy as possible:

  • Our free quilt block patterns are listed in alphabetical order by their most common name.
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
  • The sizes listed are the Finished Sizes. Most blocks do include multiple sizes.
  • There are free downloads to print for any templates or paper pieced units mentioned in the instructions. Just click on the image to get to the accompanying instructions.
  • Don't forget to use the most recent version of Adobe for downloading and printing. To date, every printing problem we've encountered has been solved by using the free Adobe software.

Click on any image below to go directly to the instructions for that block and get started!

Aircraft quilt block tutorial Arrowhead quilt block tutorial Art Square quilt block tutorial Aunt Dinah quilt block tutorial Aunt Kate's Choice quilt block tutorial Aunt Sukey's Choice quilt block tutorial Autumn Leaf quilt block tutorial Bachelor's Puzzle quilt block tutorial Bear Tracks quilt block tutorial Bear's Paw quilt block tutorial Big O quilt block tutorial Birds in the Air quilt block tutorial 3d Bow Tie quilt block tutorial Brave World quilt block tutorial Brickwork quilt block tutorial Bright Hopes quilt block tutorial Broken Sugar Bowl quilt block tutorial Broken Wheel quilt block tutorial Buckeye Beauty quilt block tutorial Capital T quilt block tutorial Card Trick quilt block tutorial Cat's Cradle quilt block tutorial Chain Link quilt block tutorial Charleston Quilt block Churn Dash quilt block tutorial Churn Dasher quilt block tutorial Colorado Beauty quilt block tutorial Cotton Boll quilt block tutorial Crossword Puzzle quilt block tutorial Crown and Thorns quilt block tutorial Crow's Foot quilt block tutorial Crows Nest quilt block tutorial Crystal Star quilt block tutorial Dewey quilt block tutorial Double Necktie quilt block tutorial Double Pinwheel quilt block tutorial Double Star quilt block tutorial Double T quilt block tutorial Duck and Ducklings quilt block tutorial Duck Tracks quilt block tutorial Dutchman's Puzzle quilt block tutorial Eccentric Star quilt block tutorial Economy quilt block tutorial Economy quilt block tutorial - 10inch block Eva's Garden quilt block tutorial Evening Star quilt block tutorial Farmer's Daughter quilt block tutorial 54-40 or Fight quilt block Five Patch quilt block tutorial Flock of Geese quilt block Flying Kite quilt block tutorial Four Crowns quilt block tutorial Frame quilt block tutorial Friendship Star quilt block tutorial Garden Maze quilt block tutorial Goose in the Pond quilt block tutorial Goose Tracks quilt block tutorial Goshen Star quilt block tutorial grandmother's Cross quilt block tutorial Handy Andy quilt block tutorial Hour Glass quilt block tutorial Hourglass quilt block tutorial House Jack Built quilt block tutorial Hovering Hawks quilt block tutorial Illinois quilt block tutorial Indian Hatchet quilt block tutorial Jack in the Box quilt block tutorial Jacob's Ladder quilt block tutorial Joyce's Mystery quilt block tutorial Lady of the Lake quilt block tutorial Log Cabin quilt block tutorial, paper pieced London Roads quilt block tutorial Magnolia Blossom quilt block templates Maple Leaf quilt block tutorial Maple Leaf Design quilt block tutorial Massachusetts quilt block tutorial Maypole Dance quilt block tutorial Mississippi quilt block tutorial Monkey Wrench quilt block tutorial Monkey Wrench variation - Quilt Block Tutorial Morning Quilt Block Tutorial Mosaic #3 Quilt Block Tutorial Mrs. Bryan's Choice quilt block tutorial New Irish Chain quilt block New Mexico quilt block Night Vision quilt block Nine Patch quilt blocks from two squares Ohio Star quilt block Old Maid's Puzzle quilt block tutorial Ozark Maple Leaf quilt block tutorial Paper Pinwheel quilt block tutorial Path and Stiles quilt block tutorial Pennsylvania quilt block tutorial Pineapple quilt block pattern Propeller quilt block tutorial The Ribbon Quilt block The Ribbon star quilt block tutorial Click here for the Rocky Road to California quilt block tutorial Rocky Mountain Chain quilt block tutorial Click here for the Rosebud quilt block tutorial Click here for the Ruins of Jericho quilt block tutorial Click here for the Sailboat quilt block tutorial Click here for a traditional Sailboat quilt block tutorial Santa Fe quilt block instructions Sawtooth Star quilt block lesson Scrap Zig Zag quilt block lesson Seesaw quilt block lesson Shoofly quilt block lesson Single Chain and Knot quilt block lesson Snowflake quilt block lesson Souvenir Quilt Block Tutorial Star Chain quilt block Storm at Sea quilt block Click here for the Sunshine quilt block tutorial 3-Patch Quarter Square Triangle quilt block Triangle in a Square quilt block Triangle Weave quilt block Twin Star quilt block tutorial Union Square quilt block tutorial Valley Square quilt block tutorial Virginia Reel quilt block Wagon Tracks quilt block tutorial Weathervane Quilt Block Tutorial Whirling Pinwheel quilt block Whirlwind quilt block

More Quilt Block Patterns Resources

There's more quilt block patterns out there than I have instructions on this site (though I'm trying!). You may find these resources to be of interest.

Maggie Malone's 5500 Quilt Block Designs is one of my favorites!



Printing Instructions
for Our Free Pattern and Template Downloads

Throughout the Free Quilt Block Patterns Library are quilting templates and paper pieced blocks and units to print.

You'll need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and print any of the patterns. You can get it here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link. However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option. Patterns are designed to be printed on letter size paper.

In order to print blocks at the correct size, under 'Page Sizing and Handling' in the Adobe print menu, set 'Custom Scale' to 100%. Click here to see what it looks like on the Print Menu page.

If you use something other than Adobe, you'll need to set 'Page Scaling' to 'None' to print at '100%'. Selecting at 'Actual Size' tends to print blocks at weird sizes. ( I don't know why, it just does. )

After printing one block, measure it to see that it printed correctly, then print any remaining copies.

For step-by-step illustrated instructions through the download process, click here.


Quilt Block Pattern Request Form

If you didn't see the block you're after, submit a request using this form. Requests are addressed in the order they are received.

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Tips and techniques...

...to help you make flatter, more accurate blocks:






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