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Applique quilts are made by stitching one piece of fabric on top of another, either by hand or with a sewing machine. The possibilities are endless! You can create one-of-a-kind quilts that you'll cherish for years. These free quilt patterns for appliqueing are available in all skill levels -- and they're perfect for using up extra fabric scraps. You can really get creative when you start quilting!

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Featured Applique Quilt Patterns Patterns
Gardening Sue Wall Quilt
Quilt Size: 24" x 24"; Sunbonnet Sue applique design.

Skill level: Intermediate
Designed by
Sue Harvey.
Going in Circles
This coaster set includes curved pieces and some simple machine applique for a fun set. Finished Coaster Size: 5" diameter. Block Size: 4 1/2" diameter.
Designed by
Ruth M. Swasey.
Baby's Stars Quilt
Starry and sweet, this free quilting pattern is perfect for Baby. Applique star shapes to a pieced background that you'll create from varying-width fabric strips. Quilt size: 26 1/2" x 34".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Connie Kauffman.

Start Quilting Today With Free Patterns

What kind of quilting project do you want to start today? Search through these free quilt patterns to find exactly what you're looking for. Here are some ideas to get you started.
  • Spectacular baby shower gifts:

    Want to impress your friends at a baby shower? Make your own gift! You could use the Pastel Hearts baby blanket pattern to stitch one. Save your used dryer sheets to make it. And remember: When you're quilting for Baby, your projects are small, so you don't need a lot of fabric. Plus this is a free pattern, so that makes it an inexpensive craft project. It's perfect for you if you're just learning how to quilt -- or you just want any easy quilt that you can finish in a weekend.
  • Heirloom-quality Christmas quilts:

    There's nothing better than creating traditions around the Christmas holidays with your friends and family. Make this year -- and years to come -- special with your own DIY Christmas decorations. You could start with the Festive Holly Tablecloth pattern. The holly leaf appliqued motif is perfect -- subtle, classic and easy to stitch. Find more free patterns for the holidays in our Christmas Decorationscategory!
  • Impressive DIY home decor:

    It's the little touches around your house that truly make it a home. Want to know one of the best ways to make your home decor unique? Make your own! Try your hand at this appliqued Floating Star Pillow Set. You could make pillows for your living room couch or your bed. This free pattern is fun because it looks like patchwork, but it's actually applique. You could make a pillow using fabric in four shades of the same color for something that's truly one of a kind. It's perfect for adding a pop of color without costing a lot of money!

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