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If you’re looking for an easy quilt pattern, you’ll love these simple projects that are perfect for beginning quilters. This collection of Free Easy Quilt Patterns perfect for the beginner quilter, are guaranteed to get you excited about quilting!
(* Updated May 2020 to add a few new free quilt patterns and correct any broken outdated links!)
45+ Free Quilt Patterns:
Did you get a new sewing machine this year? Or maybe you’re just ready to dip your toe into the world of quilting? If so, today’s post is perfect for you! I’ve rounded up 45 fabulously free quilt patterns to share with you today.
These easy quilt patterns for beginners will be the perfect way to get started with quilting. The best part of this easy quilt pattern roundup is the many of these quilt patterns include step by step tutorials with photos to help you sew your quilt. Several even include free pdf quilting patterns to print.
What Makes a Quilt Pattern Perfect for a Beginner?
If you are just beginning to dabble in quilting, there are a few things I recommend looking for in a quilt pattern:
- Look for patterns that are easy to assemble and use simple basic shapes such as large squares or rectangles. In my opinion, your first couple of quilting projects should be quick and easy to ensure you finish them and build up your “Quilting confidence”
- Another suggestion for a beginner quilting pattern is one that is made using precuts. (keep reading to learn more about precut fabrics.)
Quilt Patterns with Precuts
Many of the quilt patterns I am sharing are designed to use precut fabric (my favorite way to quilt.) Precuts come in various shapes (fat quarter, layer cake, jelly roll or charm pack.)
I personally love using precuts as they can cut your cutting and prep time in half!
Plus a selection of precuts allows you to include so many different patterns of fabric that you might not have been able to afford if you were using yardage.
Where to Purchase Precuts for Quilting
The free quilt patterns showcased in this round up are perfect for every skill level from beginner to a seasoned pro. (Even the most seasoned quilter likes a quick and easy project every now and then, lol.)
Do any of these quilt patterns catch your eye, or maybe you’ve already sewn one? Let me know in the comments below and have fun browsing!
Free Quilt Patterns for the Beginner Quilter:
This simple quilt pattern is is made using all charm packs. (5-inch squares) The beginner quilt pattern looks like it might be complicated, but the pattern comes together quickly.
This free pattern is just a quilt block tutorial – not an actual printable pattern, but it is easy to put together a few blocks to make a quilt. Plus it starts with a jellyroll!
This easy Herringbone Quilt is made with half square triangles! It comes together soo fast since you are using 10 inch fabric squares and a shortcut half square triangle method.
This heart shaped quilt is adorable and even better, you can make it out of charm packs!
This Easy Chevron Quilt tutorial is not an actual quilt pattern. It is a tutorial on how to make easy chevrons out of half square triangles, using layer cakes. (Layer cakes are precut 10 by 10 squares.)
This simple basket weave pattern is perfect for a beginner quilter or someone who just likes a quick and easy project. The quilt pattern is designed for 10 inch precuts, but yardage works great too.
Free quilt pattern: Accidental Quilt Block Tutorial (several variations w/ the block)
I love how intricate this quilt looks, but it is actually made with charm packs and a cut up nine patch block!
The colors in this free Beginner friendly quilt pattern are absolutely striking! Plus it is made with jellyrolls, so it is super easy!
This particular free quilt pattern is a bit more labor intensive, but still beginner friendly.
Love this beginner quilt pattern, it is made using a jellyroll!
Keep Scrolling for 30 More Free Quilt Patterns perfect for Beginners!
This free quilt pattern tutorial shows you how to make a hexagon shape using a half hexagon quilt ruler, which makes a a perfectly easy quilt for a beginner!
Made with Half square triangles!
Supper easy Quilt Pattern, you can download the pdf version!
Super easy Beginner quilt pattern, made with fat quarters!
Keep Scrolling for 15 more Beginner Quilt Patterns!
(I’m very interested in trying this one.)
Scrappy Strips Block Tutorial
I love the pastel colors in this free quilt pattern, plus it used jelly roll strips, so it is super quick to put together.
Frequently asked beginner quilting questions:
Congratulations, you made it through this awesomely long list of free quilt patterns!!!
If you still have a few more questions about getting started, I have answered a few, that frequently come up!
Look for a quilt patterns that use simple basic shapes such as large squares or rectangles. These types of quilts are fast to assemble and are very forgiving.
A simple quilt can be made with basic supplies:
-basic sewing supplies
As you get more into quilting, you’ll find tons fun accessories and supplies to add to your quilting supply stash, like a rotary cutter and mat, fancy rulers, Wonder Clips, etc…
Without having a pattern in mind, it is difficult to know how much fabric to buy. If you come across a fabric you love, I recommend to purchase 3 yards. This way no matter what you decide to do with the fabric, you will have enough to use a a quilt back or border or make a dress. If you know you will just be using the fabric for quilt blocks, you will need much less. Perhaps just a few fat quarters or 1 yard.
Quilt kits include all the fabric you need to make a finished quilt. Kits come in a range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. I actually love a quilt kit for the time saved in coordinating different fabrics for the perfect quilt. As beginner, I spent more time trying to figure out the ratios of colors and fabric amounts needed. You will also find that you will spend lees money on fabric as the kit provides the exact amount needed.
Have you made any of these yet? Be sure to leave a comment below letting us know which quilt patterns are your favorite!