Amish Mini Quilt – free pattern

As promised, I made a free pattern for the Amish Mini Quilt that I used as an example for my post on How to Use Stencils with Quilting.

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

 

To receive this pattern, just download the pdf here:  Amish Mini Quilt Pattern

This little quilt measures 24″ square and it makes a nice size for a table topper or a wall hanging.

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

 

This is a very easy pattern, and I’ve included an option to add applique to make this a great quilt for the holidays.  Plus, it’s a great opportunity to use up a mini charm pack (pre-cut 2 1/2″ squares)!

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

 

The instructions include a template for the holly and berries.  You could add any kind of motif to this quilt and make it fit any season or holiday.  I think fall leaves or pumpkins would be perfect for this time of year or a red, white and blue version with stars in the corners would be cute!

The applique was done with fusible machine applique, a blanket stitch around the holly and a bit of zig zag around the berries.  If you want detailed instructions on that method, you can look at my machine applique tutorial.

amish-holly-corner

 

Please note that I have not had this pattern tested.  I’ve done my best to make sure the instructions are accurate, but please let me know if you find any discrepancies.  (It’s a free pattern, remember 🙂 .)

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

 

If you’re a beginning quilter, you will enjoy making this Amish mini quilt.  It has simple piecing and you can use scraps or a mini charm pack to make it.  I used a mini charm pack of Mistletoe Lane by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda to make the holiday version.

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

 

The quilting can be simple as well or you can play with some stencils or add your own free motion quilting to the open areas.  (Remember there is a coupon for 20% all stencils (expires 10/19/16) that you can find at my previous blog post on stencils.)

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

Amish Mini Quilt, a free pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Includes an option to add applique suitable for the holidays and it's mini charm pack friendly!

 

I hope your week is off to a good start!  I’m still dizzy from the presidential debates last night, but that’s another blog post (that I won’t be writing).

Julie 176 x 116

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

23 thoughts on “Amish Mini Quilt – free pattern

  1. I did download your Little Amish Quilt because it is so sweet. I think the Christmas one is very pretty. Not sure when I’ll get to use the pattern because I have to finish projects I’m working on now. When I start, I’ll be making at least 4. And so happy to have your idea for quilting them! Enjoy your newsletters as they are so informative. Thanks for all your ideas and tips.

  2. Julie thank you so much for the lovely pattern and the holiday mini quilt, the pattern looks easy to follow and have picked out my fabric for the holiday quilt.

  3. I am using you method for attaching a binding totally by hand. There is a learning curve. Don’t like it as well, but great for charity quilts or baby quilts.
    Sue

  4. Thank you for the free patterns. Funny, but I have had several of these stencils for a while – just totally afraid to use them!!

  5. Thank you so much for these cute ideas for the Amish mini quilt. I am definitely going to make several for the holidays!

    I also want to thank you for the tutorial on using stencils for quilting. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt with stencil patterns but have never seen any blog that talked about stencils. This skill is now on my list of skills to try (as I make my holiday Amish mini quilts)! I truly appreciate all of your tutorials and advice. I have learned so much from you (I have only learned how to quilt in the last 2 years). We also have very similar tastes so I use may of your projects for inspiration for my projects.

    I always look forward to your posts (and love seeing pictures of your family also!).

  6. This is beautiful! Did you quilt the flower pattern with the walking foot (with feed dog on) or FMQ? Even with the stencil, I am not sure how you can make it that pretty. Keep up the good work!

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