If you're a quilter, then your fabric stash shouldn't be left feeling neglected.
There are so many possibilities to create something unique with your stash, and this collection of 40+ free patterns for 10 inch quilt blocks is the perfect place to get started.
With easy-to-follow instructions, these creative designs range in skill level from beginner all the way up to intermediate.
Why not dig into your fabric stash, take something that’s been sitting around forever, and stitch them up into an amazing quilt?
You won't believe how simple it can be - let's create something beautiful today.
Identify the grid your quilt block design is drawn on. I look for the smallest shape and work from there.
The reasons for determining the grid dimension is twofold:
Notice that only the center lines of the 10×10 line up with only the center lines of 2×2, 4×4, and 8×8 grids. This means there are fewer, logical opportunities to use these types of blocks together.
Once you know the grid the block is drawn on and choose the Finished Size you want to make, finding the dimensions of a grid square is simple. Simply divide the finished block by the number of squares in a row or column,
Again, the measurement of each square is below the grid dimensions.
OK. I hear you asking...'but, Julie, could there be a 15x15 block?'
Of course, there could be, but there's a problem.
The calculation for a square is:
10" ÷ 15 = 0.6666 inches
Try as I might, I can't find a .666 mark on my ruler, so rotary cutting is out, unless I want to use templates. There are too many quilts in my head begging to be stitched to mess with that.
That leaves paper piecing...if the block can be reliably paper pieced. Maybe it'll work. Perhaps it won't. It really depends on the block design and how badly I would like to make it.
Just like all the other quilt block patterns on this website, if any templates or paper piecing patterns are used to assemble the design, they are available as a free download to be printed with your home computer.
Have fun and get creative with these easy-to-stitch designs. Quilting should be a breeze.
As you can see, there are tons of different 10 inch quilt blocks to choose from, whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter.
So pick some fabrics from your stash, start stitching and show us what you make by tagging us on Instagram at #GenerationsQuiltPatterns. I can't wait to see what you create!
With its grippy dots on the backside, you won't need to worry about your ruler slipping as you trim.
These smaller sizes may be helpful for cutting the individual patches within the block design or double-checking the accuracy of your units as you stitch them.
Does the idea of cutting all those patches make you queasy?
Then consider the Go! Cube Mix & Match 10" quilt block set of fabric cutting dies from Accuquilt. (You must have either the GO! or GO! Big fabric cutter to use these dies.)
Seam allowances and dog-eared corners take all the guesswork out of piecing, making it easier than ever to assemble quilts or other projects precisely.
With this set you can make more than 72 quilt blocks.
If 10" blocks are your forte, there are two companion die sets to expand the number of different blocks you can make. [Learn more about these companion dies sets here.]