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
Staff
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
Cartwheel
Batik flannels add even more of a soft touch to a simple pieced quilt. Size: 49 1/2" x 62".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Lucy A. Fazely & Michael L. Burns
Circles & Squares
The cheerful Polynesian look of this free quilting pattern is sure to brighten your day. It's created using bright red and yellow batik fabric. You can easily make this quilt -- even if you're just a beginner. Download and start stitching today!

Finished size: 64" x 64".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Ruth Swasey
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
Color Splash
Bright primary colors create a real splash in this flashy quilt. This e-pattern was originally published in Patchwork Comforters, Throws & Quilts.

Size: 52" x 64". Block Size: 12" x 12".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Julie Weaver
Diamonds on Parade
Blend lots of blue fabrics to piece an intriguing pattern made with Square-in-a-Square and Framed Square blocks. This e-pattern was originally published in Weekend Scrap Quilting.

Size: 78" x 90". Block Size: 12" x 12".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Judith Sandstrom
Dining in the Pines
Decorate for the winter season with this easy-to-piece table runner.

Size: 42 3/8" x 14 1/8".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Charlyne Stewart
Double Star Baby Quilt
Purple and yellow are a great combination in this pretty star-design baby quilt. Size: 43" x 43".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Jill Reber
Fabric-Covered Button Magnets
It's amazing what you can make with some scraps, magnets, glue and cover buttons. Make a set for all your friends. This e-pattern was originally published in the February 2013 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: Varies according to your purchased flat-back cover buttons.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Jenny Rekeweg
Filtered Sunlight
Cuddling up with this sweet quilt reminds us of feeling the warmth of sunlight filtering in through a window. Easily stitch this free beginner quilting pattern. A lap quilt is perfect for you -- or a friend! Because it's a lap quilt, you can stitch it quickly. Perfect for a last-minute birthday gift!

Size: 54" x 72".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Judith Sandstrom
French Hens Place Mats With Napkins
Set a dramatic table that is reminiscent of a French cottage. Precut panels make construction a breeze! This e-pattern was originally published in the October 2012 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: Place Mat: 18 3/4" x 15 1/4". Napkin: 18" x 18".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Carolyn S. Vagts for The Village Pattern Company
Friends Together
Using fat quarters in 2 colors illustrates 2 friends, different but alike. The pieced design makes a good signature quilt to give to a friend, or use it as shown here to grace your dining table. This e-pattern was originally published in Jump-Start Your Quilting.

Size: 32" x 44". Block Size: 12" x 12", 6" x 12".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Johanna Wilson
Friends Wall Hanging
Make this pieced and appliqued project as a gift for your teen's space or maybe to hang in her locker. This e-pattern was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 8 1/2" x 12", excluding hanging tabs.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Connie Kauffman
Grandmother's Stars
It's amazing the difference that handmade linens make. Use vintage fabric and this free quilting pattern to stitch a beautiful tablecloth. Check out thrift shops or your grandmother's attic to find pretty, vintage fabric. Even if you're just learning how to quilt, you can successfully make this design. It's easy enough for a beginner!

Size: 60" x 60".

Skill Level: Beginner.
Designed by
Julie Weaver
Happy Penguins
This cold-weather quilt will have your child counting penguins instead of sheep at bedtime. Size: 44 1/2" x 52 1/2".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Kate Laucome
Heartfelt Table Runner
Pieced heart blocks interlock with the center unit to make a dramatic on-point table runner. This e-pattern was originally published in Quilter's Calendar 2012.

Size: 40 3/8" x 23 3/8". Block Size: 6" x 6".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Connie Kauffman
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
Impulse
The traditional Trip Around the World design uses all same-size squares to form the rounds. In this bed-size quilt, the trip meanders in a bold watercolor effect with 3 different-size squares in the blocks. This e-pattern was originally published in Twisted Classics.

Size: 88" x 112". Block Size: 12" x 12".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Lucy A. Fazely & Michael L. Burns
Modern Squares
The creative placement of large, solid-white squares in offset blocks gives this simple design a contemporary feel. This e-pattern was originally published in Quilted Christmas Traditions.

Size: 47" x 56". Block Size: 9" x 9" finished.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Jackie White
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
Organic Garden
Looking for a quilting project to use up your fabric scraps? Transform them into useful pot holders. Use contrasting fabric to stitch this free quilting pattern to make them unique. Make a set of these quilted pot holders for a friend. They're perfect for a DIY housewarming or wedding gift. Your friend will think of you every time they use them!

Size: 8" x 8".

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Trice Boerens
Picnic Time
What's better on a lovely spring day than a picnic? Use this easy free quilting pattern to stitch a tablecloth with matching napkins. Whether you're in a field or just in your breakfast nook, you're sure to be enchanted by their lovely design featuring flowers.

Size: 41" x 41".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Bev Getschel
Puppy Dog Tales
Stitch this snuggly child's quilt using dotted fabrics and a novelty print.

Size: 52" x 63".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Julie Weaver
Puppy Fun
A favorite children's book on fabric makes bedtime easy. This e-pattern was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: 56" x 56".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Sue Harvey & Sandy Boobar
Railroad Crossing Quilt
Blue and white prints add interesting dimension to this beginner quilting pattern. Its small size makes it perfect for topping a table -- or keeping a lap warm. Choose a different shade of fabric to make this quilt truly unique.

Size: 45" x 45".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Toby Lischko
Rainbow Weave
Luscious mottled colors combine in the blocks of this simple strip-pieced quilt.

Size: 42 1/2" x 54".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Cate Tallman-Evans
Red, White & Blue Americana
This patriotic table covering is picnic-perfect and so easy to make! This e-pattern was originally published in Quilting for Busy Boomers.

Size: 63" x 63".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Johanna Wilson
Scrappy Baby Quilt & Happy the Clown
Any little girl would love this pieced quilt with matching clown doll.

Finished sizes: Block: 6" x 6". Quilt: 42" x 68". Doll: 15" x 15".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Judith Sandstrom
Scrappy Heart Jacket
Embellish a soft, comfortable sweatshirt with sweet fabric-scrap hearts to make a wonderful gift for mothers and daughters of all ages.

Finished size: Any size.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Ann Boyce
Scrappy Prairie Queen
Select a variety of light and dark scraps to piece this quick bed quilt. This e-pattern was originally published in Creative Scraps: Quilting With Bits & Pieces.

Size: 85" x 100". Block Size: 15" x 15".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Sandra L. Hatch
Spooks & Spiders
Fuse a panel motif to a pieced background to make these scary Halloween accents. This e-pattern was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Quilter's World magazine.

Size: Wall Quilt: 29" x 29". Table Topper: 22 1/2" x 22 1/2". Block: 6" x 6".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Sue Harvey & Sandy Boobar
Spring Banner
Make a baby shower or a wedding reception really special with DIY decorations. Use this free beginner quilting pattern and a few coordinating fabric scraps to stitch a colorful banner. After the party, you could use this banner to decorate a nursery or a craft room!

Size: About 108" x 4 1/4".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Jenny Rekeweg
Sunshine Squares
Combine bright yellow prints with other pretty summer hues to make this cheery table cover. This e-pattern was originally published in Table Runners & Quilts.

Size: 67" x 76". Block Size: 5" x 5" and 9" x 9".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Ruth Swasey
Vase of Roses
Make a quilt featuring 3-D roses! It's easy with this free beginner quilting pattern. Stitch this wall quilt and create a beautiful piece of art that will look lovely in your home. This would make a thoughtful gift for a friend that loves sweet-smelling roses.

Quilt Size: 25" x 31"

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Marian Shenk
Wind Dust Florets
Bright primary colors against a white background make this free quilting pattern unique. Easy to piece and fun, this bed quilt would be perfect for a guest bedroom -- or for a young girl or boy!

Size: 72" x 104" bed quilt.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Rhonda Taylor

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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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