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15 Simple and Beautiful Quilt Patterns for Beginners

Have you been wanting to learn how to quilt? Not sure what patterns to start on? There seems to be an extraordinary number of quilt designs to chose from and for many people, the choices can be completely overwhelming. Even for sewers with a little bit of skill and experience, the idea of sewing an entire quilt can seem daunting.

However, a beautiful, well-made quilt is something that's often treasured and even kept in the family for years. We should also mention that quilts make amazing gifts too.

We'd like to suggest a few tips for new and beginner quilters to help you decide which project you should start on. First, start with a quilt pattern that used large pieces of material or start with a small quilt, perhaps for a baby or child. Second, choose a simple design to prevent you from becoming frustrated and help build your confidence. Finally, watch some tutorials or take a beginner class, online or otherwise.

Believe it or not, if you can sew a straight line and follow some instructions then you'll be a quilter before you know it.

Ready to start quilting? Check out our 15 simple and beautiful quilt patterns for beginners that we've selected for you below.

The Ultimate Simple Quilt

Sometimes we just need a little more simple in our lives right? Here’s a simple quilting tutorial that will result in a quilted blanket that looks like it was a lot of work – but, it’s so simple, you’ll hardly believe it. Just a few measurements, cuts, stitching and you’ll have yourself a blanket.

Via Knitty Bittie

Triangle Quilt

Ever wanted to make a triangle quilt? This quilting tutorial shows you how to plan and cut your fabric and includes PDF templates.

Via My Poppet

Simple Heart Quilt

A simple and perfect quilt for someone you love in your life.

Via Cluck Cluck Sew

One Hour Triangle Quilt

Believe it or not, it’s possible to make a quilt in one hour – learn how now.

Via See Kate Sew

Easy, Thrifty, Pretty Rag Quilt

Learn how to make rag quilts that look soft and ready for cuddling. They're great for any occasion, whether you need a new throw for the front room or a new blanket for the kids.

Via Imperfect Homemaking

Jelly Strip Stash Buster Quilt

Looking to get rid of some of your leftover material. Here’s a beautiful block quilt pattern to help use up some of your supplies.

Via Cluck Cluck Sew

Snuggly Brick Quilt

This simple bricks quilt pattern is super snuggly and makes the perfect gift! If you like this pattern you may also like this hexagon quilt tutorial.

Via Polkadot Chair

Fat Quarter Fizz Quilt

This quilt pattern is super easy and perfect for beginners or experienced quilters who want to make a hip, modern quilt – fast! And there's even a video!

Via Sew Can She

Strip & Flip Quilt

This fun scrappy quilt is quick to put together and great for beginners. Use lots of different colors to keep it bright and fun…or just a few colors to keep it calm and simple.

Via Cluck Cluck Sew

Color Blocked Baby Quilt

It’s a very simple quilt design, no need for a pattern. The blocks are arranged in color order with the darkest at the top going down to the lightest at the bottom.  

Via Polkadot Chair

Rainbow Diamonds Quilt

This colorful pattern definitely makes this homemade mini quilt an eye catcher. Diamonds are the best because can add some bling to an otherwise plain blanket.

Via Craft Buds

Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt

Here’s an easy and fun quilt pattern using the Irish chain. This a great for all your leftover scraps.

Via Moda Bake Shop

Strip Quilt

With all of the quilts in the bright colors with thousands of pieces are pretty, sometimes a simple and “quiet” pattern is just the ticket.

Via S.O.T.A.K. Handmade

Peaches and Cream Quilt

Another beautiful strip quilt in lovely peaches and cream colors.

Via Simple Simon & Co

Wonderland Quilt

Here’s a fun little Easter mini quilt using a classic Square in a Square (or Economy) quilt block.

Via Diary of a Quilter

So, what do you think? Did you fall in love with any of these beautiful quilt patterns? If you're a crafty person and you're looking for some other fun projects to try, check out our other popular posts: Easy Beginner Sewing Projects for the Home, Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners, and 15 Thoughtful DIY Wedding Gifts.

15 Simple and Beautiful Quilt Patterns for Beginners - if you can follow directions and sew a straight line then you'll be a quilter before you know it.

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