The other day I was looking for the dimensions for a particular quilt block pattern. This led me down a rabbit hole, but in the end, I discovered 8 resources for free quilt block patterns! What’s a good quilting buddy going to do but share them with her friends!
- Generations Quilt Patterns is a website that is loaded, I mean filled to the brim loaded, with free resources for quilters. It has a Free Quilt Block Patterns Library that includes pictures of block construction, pressing directions and tips. The quilt block patterns are categorized by name and by size which is so helpful.
- With a library of over 150 Free Quilt Block Patterns, Quilting Daily has you covered. This is the home of McCall’s Publishing, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Quiltmaker (you remember Quiltmaker’s 100 Quilt Blocks Magazines) and Quilting Arts Magazine among others. You’ll find quilt blocks from easy to challenging and traditional to modern, all categorized alphabetically.
- Patchwork Square is a place for quilters to download free quilt blocks for personal use. Wendy, the creator of this website, says it’s an ongoing adventure with new quilt block patterns being added regularly. You’ll find something for every skill level and they’re organized by name, size and style. This makes it easy to find “flower quilt blocks” or “nine-patch blocks” for example.
- Quilt Blocks Galore is just what it says; home to hundreds of free quilt block patterns courtesy of Quilter’s Cache. Not only are there block patterns, but you’ll also find quilt border patterns, paper piecing templates, simple applique shapes, quilt labels and yardage formulas to name a few!
- All People Quilt has a nice selection of traditional quilt blocks and fun applique designs available. Their instructions are very easy to follow and there is a download link available for most patterns.
- Fave Quilts has 50+ Free Quilt Block Patterns & Quilt Block Ideas that range from traditional to modern. I liked the variety here, so it’s definitely worth a look.
- If you’re looking specifically for applique blocks, check out Free Applique where you’ll find tons of patterns that you can download and print. They’re categorized by basic shapes and by theme.
- Another applique resource is Fave Quilts featuring 26 Free Applique Quilt Patterns that are very cute. These aren’t necessarily quilt blocks, but some of them could be used as such, and I thought they were worth mentioning.
I also thought I would mention several books that are wonderful resources for quilt blocks (affiliate links).
- Ultimate Quilt Block Collection by Lynne Goldsworthy. 60+ modern and non-traditional quilt blocks along with some classics too.
- The Quilt Block Bible from Rosemary Youngs. This has 200+ traditionally-inspired quilt blocks. I don’t have this one, but it’s on my list!
- Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. Perfect for anyone who prefers the modern aesthetic.
- Around the Block Again: More Rotary-Cut Blocks by Judy Hopkins. Here you’ll find patterns for making pieced blocks and modern rotary-cutting techniques.
- The New Quick & Easy Block Tool by C&T Publishing. Includes 110 quilt blocks in 5 sizes with project ideas, too! A great reference tool to have.
There you have it! Lots of free quilt block pattern resources to add to your list along with book recommendations to add to your library. Happy Quilting!