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Beginner Quilting Patterns

Take time to pick up a new hobby this year--or encourage a friend to learn something new-- with a beginner's quilting pattern from our selection. Spend some time picking the perfect beginner quilting pattern and start learning something new today.

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Country Star
If you're just learning how to quilt -- or looking for a way to use up your fabric scraps -- this free quilting pattern is for you. Because of its small size, you can use this quilt in a variety of ways. Try using these folksy stars as a quilted table topper. Or frame your quilted masterpiece for a unique piece of art. Any color combination you choose will look great.

Finished Quilt Size: 16" x 16". Block Size: 3" x 3".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
A Walk in the Woods Quilted Bag Pattern
This free quilting pattern is perfect for the man in your life. Surprise him with this bag filled with gifts just for him. This quilting pattern is easy enough for a beginner, too!

Size: 18" x 21".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Sandra L. Hatch
Apples & Pears Candle Mat
Add a bumper crop of apples & pears to this candle mat for an appealing natural theme.

Size: 19" x 13 1/2".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Marian Shenk
Asian Place Mats
Add a touch of the East to your table or change the fabrics to suit your decor. Using a mix of large and small print scraps enhances the design created with the offset placement of strip-pieced units. This e-pattern was originally published in the February 2012 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 18 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Carolyn S. Vagts for the Village Pattern Co.
Baby Blocks With Love Quilt Pattern
The heart design in this free baby quilt pattern does not reveal itself until the blocks are sewn together in rows. Easy enough for a beginner quilter!

Finished baby blanket size: 40" x 56".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Judith Sandstrom
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
Beach Blanket Boogie
Have some summer fun stitching this summery beach blanket. This e-pattern was originally published in the August 2005 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 40" x 62".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Kathy Brown
Black Tie
Make a chic wall quilt to accent your home decor. Three pieced blocks combine to make a black tie and cummerbund mosaic in this free quilting pattern. The handmade, yet sophisticated wall quilt will look great in your home -- and it's easy to make!

Size: 45" x 45" wall quilt.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Judith Sandstrom
Bow Tie Kitchen Set
Pieced Bow Tie blocks combine to coordinate this casserole-making ensemble. This e-pattern was originally published in Easy Four-Patch Quilting.

Size: Apron: One size fits all. Casserole Cover: 15" x 19". Pot Holder: 8" x 8". Block Size: 4" x 4".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Michele Crawford
Cabin in the Orchard
Log Cabin quilting patterns remind us of simpler, easier times. Start stitching this free pattern and add some homespun charm to your decor. The colorful and vibrant apple prints used are delightful!

Size: 56" x 71". Block size: 15" x 15".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Brenda Connelly & Barb Miller for BrendaBarb Designs
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Free Beginner Quilting Patterns for First Projects

It's always a good idea for a new quilter to prepare their craft room. Something every quilter needs is a pincushion, so why not make Hoop Dreams Pincushion your first project? Take small steps and try pot holders, such as Organic Garden, for your next project. When you're ready to make your first bed quilt, try Wind Dust Florets.

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