New Quilt Fabrics to Drool Over in 2021

Which came first? The pattern? Or the luscious fabrics?

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Oodles of new quilt fabrics are shared all over this website to inspire you—doesn't the prospect of new fabrics just make you drool?!!

Putting ALL those fabric collections in one spot is helpful—especially when you remember something oh so clearly, but you just don't remember where or what it was called.

Seriously, just TAKE ME TO THE FABRICS NOWI want to LOOK not READ!

In this era of quilt store closings—due either to retirement or the downturn in the economy—this is a simple way to encourage your interest and enthusiasm for quilting.

These are the designs and colors that have caught my eye perusing all the new exquisite collections from all the major manufacturers.

Aren't we lucky to have such an amazing selection?

Meme: Question: When Does a Quilter need a bib? Answer: When looking at new fabric, of course!

What Quilter doesn't love free patterns?

I've checked the manufacturers' websites for any free patterns available for the quilt fabrics shared.

If I was successful, those download links are shared, too, and go directly to the manufacturer's website.

Unfortunately, because I haven't made these patterns, I can't vouch for the accuracy of the directions. That doesn't mean they're bad, that's just being honest.

Most fabric manufacturer's share free quilt patterns just like Moda does here.Most fabric manufacturer's share free quilt patterns just like Moda does here.

Make it a habit to check the manufacturer's free pattern page for any updates or corrections to their free offerings BEFORE downloading.

Best practices for us quilters means making a sample block, especially if you're committing to a large fabric purchase.

That's good advice here, too.

Also, if I've found a pattern where the fabric designer uses the fabrics in the line to make the sample quilt, you'll find a link to the commercial pattern (one that if you like it, you have to buy it), so you can see how the fabrics look made up into a quilt.

A word about the link-buttons

Click here to go to our Quilt Store Directory.

Each link to the fabric is a colored button that tells you where the link takes you. 

The links to these quilt fabric suppliers are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission on the sale (without any increase in price to you).

These commissions provide me with an income so that I can continue to provide all the free content that you'll find on the Generations Quilt Patterns website.

IF you prefer to purchase from your local quilt store (if you're lucky enough to still have one) simply take down the fabric line information and give them a call directly to see if they carry it now or the new fabrics are on order.

I thank you for your continued support of this site.

Holiday or specialty quilt fabrics

Christmas present wrapped in red paper with a green bow

If you're looking for Christmas quilt fabric, click here to see some of the lines offered for Christmas 2021 and a few still available from last year's collections.

Need inspiration? Check out these Christmas quilt patterns.

Scary Jack-O-Lantern

If de-FRIGHT-ful Halloween quilt fabrics haunt your imagination, the collections for 2021 are spooktacular! 

Check out these boo-ti-ful collections here.

Otherwise grab a cuppa something delicious to sip on and savor all the quilty-fiberliciousness to follow.

And don't forget the bib!

Andover Fabrics

Art Theory by Alison Glass

20 prints plus two panels, one with a line background, one with a dark

Who knew you could pack so much fun into a fabric. A nice set of neutrals are included in the collection.

Blue Sky by Edyta Sitar

Blue Sky fabric line by Edyta Sitar for Andover Fabrics

28 quilt fabrics

Andover has a free pattern download, a 72" square quilt designed by Edyta Sitar for this collection.

You'll find the download for the 'Stargazer' pattern here.

There is also a 'Blue Sky Coordinates FQ bundle that goes with 'Blue Sky' curated by the FQS. Click here to check out that combination of fabrics.

Cross Stitch by Alison Glass

A symphony of color at your fingertips.

Bold and daring, just like you've come to expect from Alison in a tone-on-tone cross stitch design to add texture to your quilts.

Coordinates with her previous lines.

Cross Stitch fat quarter bundle of coordinating Century Solids by Andover Fabrics

Laundry Basket Favorites II by Edyta Sitar

Edyta Star brings her signature style in the form of 32 colors with linen-like texture that will inspire you to create something truly special.

These quilt fabrics are so versatile because they work well together, but also mix well with other collections from different brands. 

This is one laundry basket we can't wait to fill up! 

In addition to yardage, there are precuts and even these Fat Quarter Bundles based on color families are available.

Sun Print 2021 by Alison Glass

Sun Print 2021 by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics has all of the colors you need to create your next sunny masterpiece! The collection includes 27 fresh new shades in tone-on-tones, prints and florals. These vibrant hues are sure to light up any project with bold pops of color. 

There is a coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle of 12 Century solids for more design fun.

Several free patterns are available from previous years' Sun Print lines. Three are linked to below. Which will you choose?

Sweet 16 by Edyta Sitar

26 quilt fabrics in creams, pinks and reds

Andover offers a free quilt pattern download designed by Edyta Sitar to use with 'Sweet 16'.

Click here for to download that quilt pattern, 'Flower Wall', which is a gigantic Pineapple quilt block measuring 60" x 60".

The Seamstress by Edyta Sitar

The Seamstress is a collection of vintage patterns—all with a curiously modern feel.

These beautiful designs were inspired by antique dressmaker’s catalogs in muted hues of rose, flax, sage, Dijon and other traditional shades of red, green, tan and yellow.

Explore the possibilities!

Anthology Fabrics

Whisper Volume 4 Batiks

Whisper Volume 4 Batiks by Anthology Fabrics

10 fabrics

Whites, creams, neutrals—an elegant set of designs for the perfect low-volume collection.

Art Gallery Fabrics

Eve by Bari J

Eve fabric collection by Bari J for Art Gallery FabricsEve
Art Gallery Fabrics

These fabrics celebrate the essence of being a woman with their unique designs for quilting projects made especially for modern day heroines everywhere!

They will remind you how beautiful you are on the inside as well as out! 

Fat Quarter Shop offers fat quarter bundles of the 'fierce' or 'tenacious' prints below. Art Gallery Fabrics has created a free pattern called 'Garden of Eden'. Click the images below to view those choices.

Vert Fusion by AGF

Vert Fusion fabric collection by AGF StudioVert Fusion
Art Gallery Fabrics

Surround yourself in tranquility with the low-volume Vert Fusion collection by AGF. The prints in this collection are full of organic elements, soft sand, and aloe tones that aim to soothe the soul through nature’s natural powers.

Each print in the line has its own unique color and texture. None stands out more than another. The neutral tones in this range pair well with other AGF collections.

AGF has provided a free pattern, Quietude. Click the image to download it now. 


Guess How Much I Love You by Anita Jeram

Guess How Much I Love You fabric line designed by Anita Jeram for Clothworks

20 prints

Line also includes one 23" wide panel

Free Spirit Fabrics

Bright Eyes by Anna Maria

This collection is full of all the buoyant life colors that will make you feel like you're inside the middle of a Mardi Gras parade or like you're looking at an eye-teaser.

With this collection, you'll be able to create quilts with vibrant prints in shades of purple, red magenta, teal, and gold.

If you want to create striking quilts, then 'Bright Eyes' will see you through!

Curiouser & Curiouser by Tula Pink

Who doesn't love a good story? 

Everyone loves the whimsical characters of Alice in Wonderland, but how do you bring them to life in your quilts? 

We've got just the thing for you!

Curiouser & Curiouser is filled with characters from this classic tale. Whether it's Alice, or her cat Dinah, or even the Queen of Hearts herself, there are all sorts of fun prints that will put a smile on your face.

Pair these vibrant fabrics with Tula Pink Designer Essentials and create something truly unique!

And here's a trio of free downloadable patterns from Free Spirit using this collection.

Linework by Tula Pink

Linework fabric line by Tula Pink for Free Spirit FabricsLinework
Tula Pink
Free Spirit Fabrics

13 fabrics - six main prints plus black and white versions of a couple designs from True Colors.

You'll find several free quilt patterns on the Free Spirit website to use with Linework.

Love Always by Anna Maria

Reminiscent of the Kaffe Collective or Tula Pink collections, this line by Anna Maria is an explosion of color in a summertime garden.

Who needs a place for the eye to rest when there's so much to explore.

Joyously delightful!

True Colors by Tula Pink

True Colors by Tula Pink for Free Spirit FabricsTrue Colors
Tula Pink
Free Spirit Fabrics

42 fabrics

A rainbow of color, these fabrics will enhance the other Tula fabrics in your stash. Love her for this!

There is a free quilt pattern download from Free Spirit to inspire you with these True Colors.

You'll find the download for 'Woven Radiance', a 77" x 95" finished quilt, here.

Robert Hoffman

Vintage Farmhouse by McKenna Ryan

Vintage Farmhouse by McKenna Ryan for Robert Hoffman Fabrics

Muted teals, grays, browns and taupes.

Maywood Studio

Kimberbell Basics Spring by Kimberbell Designs

Kimberbell Basics Spring by Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studio

21 fabrics in the collection

Designed to pair well with previous Kimberbell collections

Click here for the previous Fall and Winter lines.

Kimberbell also has a White on Whites Basic line found here.

Kimberbell Basics Summer by Kimberbell Designs

Kimberbell Basics Summer by Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studio

21 fabrics in the collection

Designed to pair well with previous Kimberbell collections

Click here for the previous Fall and Winter lines.

Kimberbell also has a White on Whites Basic line found here.

Moda/United Notions

A Blooming Bunch by Maureen McCormick

A Blooming Bunch by Maureen McCormick for Moda

32 flowery and breezy prints with a 70’s retro feel.

Pair with these Bella Solids basic coordinates:

  • 9900 120 - Betty's Pink
  • 9900 152 - Cheddar
  • 9900 182 - Natural
  • 9900 233 - Pesto
  • 9900 275 - Green Olive
  • 9900 378 -  Seaglass

You'll find these Bella Solids at FQS.

Check out the Moda free pattern download, “Groovy Hexie Runner”, that finishes 17” x 50”.

Bee Grateful by Deb Strain

Bee Grateful by Deb Strain for Moda

29 fabrics plus one 23" x 44" panel design in 3 background colors

'Bees' seem to be big this Spring with several new lines based on this theme.

Moda recommends these Basic Coordinates as companions: 

  • Grunge 30150 426 Winter White
  • Grunge 30150 347 Powder Blue
  • Grunge 30150 99 Onyx

FQS and Amazon have extensive selections of Grunge Basics.

Elinore's Endeavor by Betsy Chutchian

Elinore's Endeavor by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics

40 fabrics

Combines turn of the century inspired florals and sweet prints.

Felicity Batiks by Kate Spain

Winter has just begun to take form, and this festive holiday collection is here to help you celebrate with some inspired stitching. 

Explore this batik collection of red, green, gold, and white batik featuring Christmas lights, trees, snowflakes, poinsettias, and stars in each detailed pattern.

Figs & Shirtings by Fig Tree & Co.

Figs & Shirtings fabric line designed by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabric

40 prints

Vintage feel with a happy vibe!

Flea Market Mix by Cathe Holden

Flea Market Mix by Cathe Holden by Moda Fabrics

23 prints based on flea market finds and ephemera.

Make Time by Aneela Hoey

Every inch of fabric, every stitch you take, tells a story.

Scattered across backgrounds of denim blue, gray, pink, orange, and white are the everyday tools of the sewer.

Let the quilts you create with Aneela Hoey's latest line, "Make Time," proudly proclaim to the world, "I am a QUILTER!"

On the Go by Stacy lest Hsu

On the Go fabric collection by Stacy lest Hsu for Moda FabricsOn the Go
Stacy lest Hsu
Moda Fabrics

This bold fabric collection by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics lets your inner child take the wheel with a fleet of different vehicles. On The Go celebrates how we get from point A to B, whether that be via plane, train or car! 

On the Farm by Stacy lest Hsu

On the Farm by Stacy lest Hsu by Moda FabricsOn the Farm
Stacy lest Hsu
Moda Fabrics

28 prints plus one 70"x49" panel that makes a cute barn and farm animals to go in it.

Bright greens, reds and blues with neutrals with farm animal motifs.

There's also a cute commercial pattern to check out, "On the Farm" (also designed by Stacy Lest Hsu) made from this fabric collection.

Another is "America O'America" (52" x 68") available at either or at

Pocketful of Posies by Chloe’s Closet

Pocketful of Posies by Chloe’s Closet for Moda

33 designs

A sweet floral collection straight out of the 1950's.

There is a free pattern download using this floral collection on the FQS website.

These are the Bella Solids that coordinate with this line of quilt fabrics:

  • 9900 89   - Tea Rose
  • 9900 120 - Betty's Pink
  • 9900 191 - Seafoam
  • 9900 200 - Navy
  • 9900 344 - Fern
  • 9900 385 - Honeysuckle

For an extensive selection of these Bella Solids, both yardage and precuts, check out FQS.

Roselyn by Minnick & Simpson

Roselyn by Minnick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics

37 fabrics in reds, creams and pinks

A quilt kit is available that includes the top/binding fabric and Minnick & Simpson's pattern "A is for Apple" to make a 68" x 80" quilt.

The pattern includes laser cut appliques for fusible applique and uses traditional piecing techniques.

Moda recommends Unbleached Linen (32911-11) from the Mochi Solids collection. This is a 30% linen/70% cotton fabric currently available at FQS.

Shine On by Bonnie & Camille

Shine On by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

40 fabrics

Floral prints, diagonal stripes, plaids and geometrics. Bright and happy.

Precuts, yardage, books available

Looking for a way to use this collection?

Check out the 'Summer Days' quilt kit featuring Shine On fabric (top and binding) and the Summer Days pattern by Cotton Way to make a 72" x 72" square quilt.

This fabric kit/pattern combo is available from both FQS and Amazon.

Riley Blake Designs

Ava Kate by Carina Gardner

Ava Kate by Carina Gardner

18 prints, all florals except for three stripes. In shades of seafoam, blush and cayenne with a bit of black thrown in to balance it all out.

Check out the free quilt pattern called, 'Ava Kate'—pretty original, eh?—that measures 70"x70". Check it out to see how the fabrics work together.


15 prints in pinks, blacks and whites

1 panel design with either a white or black background

There is a free pattern that uses the Barbie panel, called (aptly) Barbie Panel Quilt, 57½” x 65”.

Bee Backgrounds by Lori Holt

2020 Bee Backgrounds by Lori Holt

22 designs

Bee Basics by Lori Holt

Bee Basics fabric line by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

38 prints

In all the vivacious colors we've come to expect from Lori Holt.

Bee's Life by Tara Reed

Bee's Life by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

15 fabric designs plus one 24” panel

Yellows, blacks and whites

There is a free pattern download from Riley Blake. It's called 'Life is Sweet' and uses one of the panels from this line. Click here for the download.

Blue Stitch by Christopher Thompson

Blue Stitch fabric line designed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs

Nothing like a terrific collection of blues to beef up the old fabric stash!

Coffee Chalk by J. Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake Designs


I love coffee,

I love tea, 

I love the Java Jive,

And it loves me.

Coffee and tea

And the Java and me

A cuppa, cuppa, cuppa cuppa cup…Ahhhhhh!

(I love me some Manhattan Transfer, too!)

This ones for all us coffee lovers by a favorite designer, J. Wecker Frisch, illustrator extraordinaire!

Faith Hope Love by Sue Daley Designs

Faith Hope Love by Sue Daley Designs

21 romantic prints—florals, geometrics and strips in soft blues, vibrant reds, yellows, blacks and whites.

Flea Market by Lori Holt

Flea Market by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

43 fabrics

Lori's festive signature colors, will coordinate with previous lines

Check out the free download the 'Flea Market Sew Along Guide' here.

There are several recommended coordinating Confetti Cottons solids line to go with the Flea Market collection.

  • White
  • Daisy
  • Aqua
  • Baby Pink
  • Cayenne
  • Brownie

FQS carries most of the Confetti Cottons here does, too.

From the Heart by Sandy Gervais

From the Heart by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs

Perfect for Valentines Day quilt making. Hearts, flowers, plaids and geometrics in red, white and pink.

16 fabrics

GRL PWR by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love

GRL PWR by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love for Riley Blake Designs

24 fabrics

Yellow, mint, aqua, pink, fuchsia, orchid, periwinkle, blue and eggplant.

For an idea how to use these prints in a girl's quilt, have a look at the 'Love Sweet Love' commercial pattern by Kelli Fannin.

My Heritage by My Mind’s Eye

My Heritage by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs

21 fabrics, fabric line includes two 23” panels

Creams, parchments, sage, charcoal, teal and grays

The manufacturer offers these two free offerings:

Nobody Fights Alone

Nobody Fights Alone for Riley Blake Designs

Line includes: 13 fabrics plus one 35” panel

In honor of our heroes—first responders, nurses, doctors, EMTs—who dedicate themselves to keeping us safe.

Robert Kaufman

Build. Bang. Boom! by Studio RK

Build. Bang. Boom! by Studio RK

9 prints for the budding construction worker in your family!

Darlene's Favorites by Darlene Zimmerman

Darlene's Favorites by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

30 fabrics plus one 23"x42" panel

Robert Kaufman has several free pattern downloads to accompany this selection:

Library by Elizabeth Hartman

Library by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

21 prints

Geometric shapes and tigers in reds, pinks, oranges and greens.

For commercial patterns by Elizabeth that use these fabrics in their samples, check out:

Modern Classics by Violet Craft

40 designs

Lines and dots and dashes and star light. Beautiful rich hues to add texture to your quilts.

Paintbox by Elizabeth Hartman

Paintbox by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman

30 prints

Coordinates with previous lines.

For commercial patterns by Elizabeth that use these fabrics in their samples, check out:

Spring Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou

Spring Shimmer fabric line by Jennifer Sampou

26 fabrics

Butterflies, honeycombs, flowers, geometrics and 

Spring Shimmer Coordinates by Jennifer Sampou

Spring Shimmer Coordinates fabric line by Jennifer Sampou

20 quilt fabrics

Tone on tone solids and checks.

Urban Zoologie by Anne Kelle

Urban Zoologie by Anne Kelle

19 prints of the cutest little animal prints!

There's a downloadable pattern from Robert Kaufman called Economie Zoologie, 59½” x 76”.

Ruby Star Society

Tarrytown by Kimberly Kight

It's all about texture and sweet motifs with an eclectic color story. Don't you just love those tiny tortoises?

The quilts below use Tarrytown in the cover quilts (for Pieces of Love it's the bottom one with the dark background.)

Whatnot by Rashida Coleman-Hale 

If you want to get your sewing mojo back, you need to add a splash of fun and color to your next project.

Then Whatnot by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Ruby Star Society is just what you're looking for!

With this collection, you can't help but feel like you've been transported into a world where everything is wonderful and nothing hurts. 

Golden Hour by Alexia Marcelle Abegg

Golden Hour fabric line designed by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star SocietyGolden Hour
Alexia Abegg
Ruby Star Society

18 cotton prints

3 rayon prints

Moda suggests these Bella Solids as coordinates:

  • 9900 20 - Navy
  • 9900 203 - 
  • 9900 232 - Saffron
  • 9900 256 - Cayenne
  • 9900 285 - Muslin Unbleached
  • 9900 292 - Amber

You'll find Bella Solids at the FQS.

Smol by Kimberly Kight

Smol fabric line by Kimberly Kight

19 premium prints

What do you get when you mix teeny-tiny patterns with big bold color and a dash of Scandinavian flavor?

Why 'Smol', that's what!

Timeless Treasures


Bluebird fabric line by Timeless Treasures

18 prints, florals and stripes 

A quilter’s favorite combination: florals, birds and did I say BLUE?!!!

Free pattern: Blue Blooms Quilt Pattern, 79½” x 98½” by Wendy Sheppard

Wilmington Prints

Awakenings by Stephanie Ryan

Awakenings by Stephanie Ryan for Wilmington Prints

17 prints

Sweet florals and textures with one design of inspiring words and sayings. Blues, grays, violets and whites.

Sapphire Blossoms by Kaye England

Sapphire Blossoms fabric line by Kaye England

Sapphire blues, muted greens and cream

Windham Fabrics

The Blue One by Marcia Derse

The Blue One fabric line designed by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics

20 prints

Now that you've picked your quilt fabrics, what will you create?

For inspiration check out our free quilt block patterns library or quilt design example pages to get those creative juices flowing.

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