8" Quilt Block Patterns

From our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

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The 8" quilt block patterns on this page are divided into several categories based on the grid (think graph paper squares) they are drawn on.


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Use these links to skip to the blocks you're looking for.

If you are looking for an 'alternate block' for a quilt design you are working on, block designs using the same grid tend to look good together with little effort.

Blocks with their patches set on point might not look like they belong in a particular category, but look closely. You should be able to recognize the grid divisions with a bit of practice.

Some of the 8" quilt block patterns include at least some paper piecing. If that's the case, there is a free pattern for you to download.

Under the image of each block are the other sizes included in the block tutorial.

New blocks are added to this grouping as they are published on the website.


8" quilt block designs sorted by grid layout


Double Pinwheel quilt block tutorial
Click here for the Square in a Square quilt block tutorial
Whirlwind quilt block


Anvil quilt block tutorial
Art Square quilt block tutorial
At the Depot quilt block tutorial

Blocks and Pinwheels quilt block tutorial
3d Bow Tie quilt block tutorial
Brave World quilt block tutorial - TRADITIONAL PIECING

Brave World quilt block tutorial - PAPER PIECING
Brickwork quilt block tutorial
Charleston Quilt block

Colorado Beauty quilt block tutorial
Crystal Star quilt block tutorial
Double Quartet quilt block tutorial

Duck Tracks quilt block tutorial
Evening Star quilt block tutorial
Grandmother's Cross quilt block tutorial

Hour Glass quilt block tutorial
Mosaic #3 Quilt Block Tutorial

Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt block tutorial

Seesaw quilt block lesson

Click here for the Susannah quilt block tutorial

Whirlwind quilt block tutorial


Crossword Puzzle quilt block tutorial
Dewey quilt block tutorial
Goshen Star quilt block tutorial

Indian Hatchet quilt block tutorial
Odds and Ends 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 Sunshine quilt block tutorial


Pineapple quilt block pattern

Looking for something other than an 8" quilt block?

For a list of all the quilt block patterns on this site, start here.

If you know the name of the block, you can shorten your search by using these alphabetical links:

Click here if you are looking for blocks with at least some paper piecing.

And finally, if you're looking for the basic building blocks of quilting, i.e. Flying Geese, half square triangles, quarter square triangles, etc., along with several techniques to make each, click here.

How many 8" blocks do you need for a quilt?

If you're designing your own quilt with these 8" patterns, there are charts on this website to help you decide how many you'll need for a Twin through a California King sized quilt. 

Click here for that information and to download and print the charts you want.

Tools to make quilt design easier ...

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Remembering a Christmas fabric you liked, but can't remember where?

I've put all the Christmas fabrics displayed on this site in December on one page

Quilt patterns, books and kits to tempt you

Click any image or link for more info

Guardian Angel, a quilt pattern by Fiberworks
"Guardian Angel"
by Fiberworks

Lots of Christmas patterns were posted on this site in December.

Click here to see every Christmas pattern shared on one page.