Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

Design your own quilts with blocks from our collection

by Julie Baird

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In our free Quilt Block Patterns library (click to skip straight to the blocks) you'll find step-by-step illustrated directions for cutting and piecing your favorite patchwork block.

Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

Not just images, but pictures of the actual block during construction!

Pressing directions, too!

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.

On this page you'll find:

Printing help

If you need help printing any of the tutorials or free paper piecing pattern or templates used in the construction of some of the free quilt blocks, visit these pages:

Quickly find the block you want

Use these buttons to quickly find the page with the quilt block you are looking for.

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If you are looking for a particular quilt block size, use these links for these finished sizes: (eventually all the sizes will be listed)









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.

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.

The 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.
  • Seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
  • Blocks are listed in Finished Sizes. Most include multiple sizes.
  • Any paper piecing patterns or paper templates used in the construction of a block are available within the tutorial as a free download for you to print. 
  • 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 here for more printing help.

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

Aircraft quilt block tutorial
Click here for the Amish Squares quilt block tutorial
Amish Star quilt block tutorial
Antique Tile quilt block tutorial
Anvil quilt block tutorial
Arrowhead quilt block tutorial
Art Square quilt block tutorial
At the Depot 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
Autumn Tints quilt block tutorial
Bachelor's Puzzle quilt block tutorial
Baton Rouge 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
Birds in the Air quilt block tutorial - a variation on the original design
Blocks and Pinwheels quilt block tutorial
3d Bow Tie quilt block tutorial
Brave World quilt block tutorial - PAPER PIECING
Brave World quilt block tutorial - TRADITIONAL PIECING
Brave World quilt block tutorial - traditional and paper piecing methods
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
Click here to go to the Calgary Stampede quilt block tutorial
California Oak Leaf quilt block tutorial
Capital T quilt block tutorial
Card Trick quilt block tutorial
Carolina Lily quilt block pattern
Cat's Cradle quilt block tutorial
Chain Link quilt block tutorial
Charleston Quilt block
Churn Dash quilt block tutorial
Churn Dasher quilt block tutorial
Christmas Star quilt block tutorial
Colorado Beauty quilt block tutorial
Continental quilt block tutorial
Corner Beam quilt block tutorial and review
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 Quartet quilt block tutorial
Double Star 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

Use these buttons to quickly navigate to all the other free patchwork designs in our quilt block library.

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The patterns on this site are for your personal use only

If you are a guild or other quilting group member and would like to include block instructions in your guild newsletter, please review the permissions that I have granted here.

If you are a quilt teacher and would like to use them in your classes, click here.

If you agree with these terms—and they're pretty simple—you are able to go ahead with your plans without even contacting me, saving you and me, both, a step.

Contact me with your request if you have any questions.

Tips and techniques to improve your quilting... help you make flatter, more accurate blocks. These are the techniques I go back to time and time again for accurate piecing results.

I hope they help you, too!

Share your work!

If you use our tutorials to make your blocks and quilts, there are some easy ways to share your creations so other quilters (including me!) can enjoy the fruits of your labor:

Please share your creations on social media with the hashtag #GenerationsQuiltPatterns. Thank you!
  • On Instagram please tag your blocks and quilts with the hashtag #GenerationsQuiltPatterns.
  • Visit our Show n'Tell page on the website. Click here to share photos and tell your own story, just start typing at 'The name of your quilt is...'. If you'd prefer to submit more photos than the form allows, simply email them to me at

I love seeing your work!

Our readers do, too!

For even more blocks to make...

Click here to learn about my favorite quilt book resources that inspire my patchwork designs.

For you, are quilt block patterns like potato chips... can't have just one?!!

Check the amazing resources I rely on for all the quilt block designs you see on this website. 

To see if they're worthy of spot in YOUR quilting library, CLICK HERE.

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