Traditional Quilt Pattern & Techniques

Refresh your home décor this spring with a traditional quilt. If your guest bedroom or your living room need a few new decorations, look through our selection of free traditional quilt patterns.

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Basket of Flowers
Shadow applique results in a soft, smooth look in this basket of fabric flowers. Framed size of wall quilt is 14" x 14".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Marian Shenk
1-2-3 Nine-Patch
A simple Nine-Patch in bright solid colors makes a bold statement. Quilt size: 48" x 60".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Ann Stacey
Almost Paradise
Jewel-tone colors of the earth, sea and sky work together to create this bed-size quilt. Finished quilt size is 72 1/2" x 90". Block size is 17 1/2" x 17 1/2".
Designed by
Lucy Fazely
Amish Flair
Combine bright tone-on-tone prints with black multicolored prints to create a quilt with a definite Amish Flair. Quilt Size: 60" x 60".
Designed by
Sue Penn
Apple & Cherry Kitchen Towel Set
Brighten your kitchen with these cheery checkerboard and appliqued kitchen towels. Size: 16" long.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Barbara Clayton
Baby's Fancy
A simple but creative variation of the traditional pieced Gentleman's Fancy block comprises a great quilt for a beginner. This e-pattern was originally published in Keepsake Baby Quilts From Scraps.

Size: 45" x 55 1/2". Block Size: 9" x 9".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Julie Higgins
Bargello Windows
Bargello is one of the most versatile and easy strip-piecing techniques that you can experience. Valance Size: Any size.
Designed by
Linda Denner
Bejeweled
Lots of scraps or purchased fabrics from a coordinated collection create a wonderful look using this simple pattern.

Size: 42" x 60".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Lucy Fazely
Blue Floral Lap Quilt
Shades of blue yo-yo flowers combine with a Drunkard's Path block to make a pretty fabric flower garden. This e-pattern was originally published in Fat Quarter Quilts.

Size: 54" x 63". Block Size: 9" x 9".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Barbara A. Clayton
Bountiful Baskets
Make a medallion-style scrappy quilt with these little basket patterns, Four-Patch blocks and strippy bars. Finished Quilt Size: 90" x 98". Block Size: 10" x 10", 8" x 8", 6" x 6" and 4" x 4".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Dana Bard
Butterfly Bed Caddy
Make this bed caddy to hold tissues, magazines or whatever is needed to get you through the night. Size: 15" x 20 3/4"

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Anita Murphy
Cabins From Scraps
Paper-piecing these intricate Log Cabin blocks from scraps makes accurate results a cinch. This e-pattern was originally published in Lots of Scraps: It's Time to Quilt.

Size: 40" x 48". Block Size: 4" x 4".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Pat Campbell
Cabins of the Bear
Log Cabin blocks bordered by Bear Paw units create the blocks in this bed quilt.

Size: 88 3/4" x 111 3/8".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Julie Weaver
Cherry Wreath Pillow
Spark your interest in the Baltimore Album style with a small project. If you enjoy it, a whole new world of quilting is open to you. Finished Pillow Size: 12" x 12".
Designed by
Willow Sirch
Christmas Night Place Mat
Decorate for the holidays in your own unique way. You don't need a lot of fabric for this free quilted place mat pattern. Just find a small square featuring a scenic background and some fabric in holiday colors. It'll look great on your Christmas table!

Place Mat Size: 12" x 18", pieced

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Connie Rand
Circling Geese Denim Rug
The flying geese are traditional, the stripes are nautical and denim is everyone's favorite, so this rug will be a real hit.

Rug size: 27" x 36".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Pearl Louise Krush
Coffee-Filter Fans
Try a simple technique with a common household item to create perfectly pieced circular designs. This e-pattern originated in Quilter's World June 2008.

Size: 43" x 58".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Debby Kratovil
Color Crunch
This quilt is made using only 3 1/2" squares. The design is a great way to control your stash and have a chance to work on color-value arrangement at the same time. This e-pattern was originally published in Quick & Easy Quilts.

Size: 57" x 78".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Missy Shepler
Crazy-Patch Star
The model shown for this design is a beautiful, pieced top that gives a wonderful history of fabrics from the latter part of the 19th century. It was hand-stitched and hand-pieced. This e-pattern was originally published in Quick & Easy Quilts.

Size: 72" x 77". Unit Size: 7" x 6", 7" x 12".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Sandra L. Hatch
Diamond Twist
Give Dogtooth Violet blocks a twist, add angled pieces, and the result is a pieced design that dances across the quilt. This e-pattern was originally published in Twisted Classics.

Size: 69 3/4" x 69 3/4". Block Size: 10 3/4" x 10 3/4".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Linda Miller
Diamonds in the Middle Quilt
Quilt Size: 56" x 84"; Pieced Log Cabin design.
Designed by
Ruth Swasey
Drunkard's Path
Using acrylic templates and a rotary cutter makes cutting the curves used in the Drunkard's Path quilt a cinch. Project Size: 72" x 84".
Designed by
Lucy A. Fazely for the Sew-Fit Company
Eight-Pointed Star
The Eight-Pointed Star design is one of hte most popular and basic Nine-Patch patterns. There are countless variations from simple to complex. This antique scrap version has an unusual setting. Each block combines only two fabrics, a light and a dark value. The blocks are set together with wide sashing strips on the diagonal without borders. If you like the antique look, antique reproduction fabrics may be found at your local quilt shop. Finished Quilt Size: 63 3/4" x 80 3/4". Block Size: 9" x 9".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Sandra Hatch
Floral Fantasy
Floral prints make the most wonderful quilts. Finished quilt size is 58 3/8" x 72 1/2". Block size is 10" x 10".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Cate Tallman-Evans
Fluffy Pinwheels Flannel Baby Quilt
Your baby will have sweet dreams snuggled under this simple, flannel pinwheel-design quilt. Size: 41 1/2" x 52".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Ann Boyce
Flying Geese Strippy
Plaids, checks and stripes combine to make this scrappy quilt for a country accent as a den throw or in a masculine bedroom. This e-pattern was originally published in 101 Made-to-Fit Quilts for Your Home.

Size: Twin: 63" x 79". Double: 78" x 87". Queen: 89" x 91".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Sandra L. Hatch
Four-Patch Diamonds
Gradations of blue are featured in this pieced throw, but you may successfully use shades of your favorite color to coordinate with your decor. This e-pattern was originally published in A Rainbow of Quilts.

Size: 55" x 71". Block Size: 12" x 16".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Connie Rand
Golden Petal Stripes
Blocks are stitched up quickly using pieced strip sets. Finished quilt size is 67 7/8" x 83 1/8". Block size is 10" x 10".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Cate Tallman-Evans
Grandmother’s Flower Garden
The Grandmother's Flower Garden was one of Grandmother's most popular patterns. The quilt shown is similar to many uilts of this design from those early days. This scrap quilt has worn edges, but it is just as warm as the day it was finished over 75 years ago.
Designed by
Sandra Hatch
Hoop Dreams Pincushion
Love a quilter? Make them a pincushion that looks like a quilt in a frame! This free quilting pattern is easy. You can quickly make it for a last-minute Christmas gift -- or a birthday! They'll think of you every time they put their needles down.

Size: 4" diameter.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Beth Wheeler
Jubilant July Place Mats
Add some sparkle to your Fourth of July table with these easy-to-piece place mats. This e-pattern was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 16" x 12".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Connie Kauffman
Lattice Pillow
Use drapery fabric to piece a pillow for a decorating accent in your home. Add a few embellishments to make a one-of-a-kind pillow. Pillow Size: 12" x 12".
Designed by
Ann Mae Schack
Lazy Log Cabin Bed Quilt
Scrap strips combine to make this quick and easy Log Cabin bed-size quilt. Finished Quilt Size: 87" x 87". Block Size: 10 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Ann Boyce
Love of Patchwork Friendship Quilt
Friendship quilts are wonderful reminders of special people and can be made for someone of any age. The quilt shown has children's signatures and will be a reminder of friends for many years in the future. Finished Quilt Size: 39" x 47 1/2". Block Size: 3" x 3" and 3" x 4 1/4".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Judith Sandstrom
Make Mine Plaid Table Runner
Use your favorite colors to create this lively plaid runner. Runner Size: 13" x 51", pieced.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Sue Harvey
Modern Comfort
Use precut 10" squares cut twice on the diagonal to quickly piece this contemporary quilt. A mix of half light fabrics and half dark fabrics creates the bold design. This e-pattern was originally published in Inspiration for Precuts.

Size: 52 1/2" x 65 1/2".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Connie Kauffman
Nine-Patch and Four-Patch Stars
A beautiful homespun look in simple Four-Patch and Nine-Patch blocks with appliqued stars. Quilt Size: 68" x 82".
Designed by
Kate Laucomer
Old Fashioned Rose Candle Mat
Everything might not always be rosy in your life, but this sweet candle mat featuring roses is sure to delight you every time you see it. This free beginner quilting pattern is not only helpful for saving delicate surfaces from candle wax, it's also quick to stitch. It's sure to add a lovely, warm touch to your home.

Size: 12" x 12".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Marian Shenk
Pieced Star
Sooner or later a quilter must face the test of accurate piecing. The perfect exercise for mastering hand or machine piecing is the Eight-Pointed Star. This quilt has six star blocks with additional 3" blocks used in the setting. Quilt Size: Approximately 39 3/4" x 54 3/4".
Designed by
Linda Denner
Pincushions from Napkin Rings
A unique pincushion may be fashioned using a napkin ring as a base. Pincushion size varies.
Designed by
Ann Mae Schack
Plaid Pennies
This nostalgic table topper would be perfect for country decor. Rustic plaid appliques on a tan-stripe background emulate the penny rugs first made popular in the 1900s. This e-pattern was originally published in the June 2004 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 28" x 23".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Rhonda Taylor
Popping Prairie Points
Open the centers of the prairie-point boxes to find a surprise ribbon. Quilt Size: 13" x 15 3/8" (includes binding).

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Christine Carlson
Pumpkin Fields
Narrow strips create the Log-Cabin background to showcase the pumpkin appliques. Quilt Size: 14" x 16".
Designed by
Kate Laucomer
Quilt Parade
The thimble tots are parading around town with their quilt flags. Finished Quilt Size: 23 1/2" x 18.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Helga Curtis
Quilty Santa
Embroidered snowflakes create a puffy design in the background of this redwork Santa. This e-pattern was originally published in Quilt a Colorful Christmas.

Size: 18" x 23".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Paula Jeffery
Rainbow of Rings
Strip-piecing the Nine-Patch blocks for this quilt is easy. Putting them together to make the ringed design will prove to be an enjoyable challenge for the experienced quiltmaker! This e-pattern was originally published in Inspiration for Precuts.

Size: Approximately 69 1/2" x 90". Block Size: 3" x 3".

Skill Level: Experienced
Designed by
Carol Scherer
Rainbow Star Charm Quilt
Quilt Size: 40" x 40"; Pieced charm quilt design.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Janice McKee
Reversible Nine-Patch
Just like grandma used to make! Finished quilt size is 81" x 93". Block size is 9" x 9".
Designed by
Helen King
Russian Garden
A great focal fabric and row-by-row piecing will create a quick gift to have on hand. This e-pattern was originally published in the Winter 2013 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 36" x 48". Block Size: 6" x 6" finished.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Tricia Lynn Maloney
Shoo-Fly Miniatures
What do you do when you have small pieces of Depression-era fabric that are too small to cut into full-size quilt pieces? You make a miniature reproduction quilt or even a mini-mini-quilt. Project includes instructions for a 11" x 14 1/2" quilt, a 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" quilt, and a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" tiny quilt.
Designed by
Elizabeth Kuennen
Spinovation
The spinning pieced centers of these three fun-to-stitch pot holders seem to be in perpetual motion. This e-pattern was originally published in 101 Fun-to-Quilt Pot Holders.

Size: 8" x 8".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Trice Boerens
Spring Blossoms Kitchen Set
Right about now you need something bright to light up your kitchen after the long, dark winter. Quilt Size: 13" x 15"; Towel Size: 19" x 29"; Napkin Size: 18" x 18"; Place Mat Size: 13" x 18".
Designed by
Cheryl Fall for Coats and Clark
Square-in-a-Square in a Box
Try folded fabric squares to create three-dimensional boxes. Finished quilt size is 45" x 63". Block size is 9" x 9".
Designed by
Lucy Fazely
Starburst Diamonds Wall Quilt & Pillow
This striking wall quilt and pillow set will add a pop of color to your home decor. Use strip piecing and one diamond template to stitch all nine quilting blocks. The Amish Log Cabin Pillow is perfect for tossing on a couch! Finished sizes: wall quilt : 39" x 39"; pillow : 18" x 18".
Designed by
Ann Boyce
Starry Path Pillow
One block is a perfect excuse to make a decorative pillow. Finished pillow size is 18" x 18". Block size is 9" x 9".
Designed by
Carla Schwab
Sunbonnet Sue
This 1930's or 1940's quilt has placed Sue in an unusual arrangement. Finished quilt size is 76" x 88", and pillows are 22" x 22".
Designed by
Sue Harvey
Sunshine & Shadow Table Runner
This free quilting pattern offers a simple, but sophisticated way to jazz up your dining room decor. Use 10 different dark and light solids to create a simple Log Cabin table runner that will never go out of style.

Runner Size: 12" x 48", pieced.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Sue Harvey
Teaberry Twist
Tea-and berry-colored fabric twist when they meet along hte edges of these blocks. Finished Quilt Size: 63" x 79". Block Size: 16" x 16".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Karla Schulz
Thanksgiving
Stitch this table cover to share your love of quilting during your Thanksgiving family gathering. Size: 64" x 80".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Connie Rand
Thimble Tots at Play
The thimble tots are allowed to play with scissors even though their little friends are not. Finished Quilt Size: 17" x 17".

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Helga Curtis
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Make Quilts a New Spring Tradition

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home and prepare it for brighter weather. You'll find something to refresh any room in our collection of free traditional quilt patterns. Add some summer anticipation to your kitchen with an Apple & Cherry Kitchen Towel Set or some Spinovation pot holders. Either of these would also make a great housewarming gift! For a fun refresh for your guest room, try making a new quilt, like Drunkard's Path with brilliant jewel tones that will surely pull you out of the winter doldrums.

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