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18 Free Quilt Block Patterns To Inspire You

We're big fans of quilt block patterns here at Ideal Me. If you're new to quilting, quilt block patterns are a great way to build your quilting skills.
If you're not familiar with the term “quilt block” it means using smaller blocks of fabrics and sewing them together to create an entire quilt. This process helps to make the sewing process more manageable.
There are hundreds of quilting patterns but we've found these 18 free quilt block patterns to help inspire you. These patterns are perfect for new quilters as well as the more experienced quilters who are looking to whip up a gorgeous quilt.

Sew Stitchy Squares Quilt Pattern

This quilt is an absolute pleasure to make. The blocks are basic and come together very quickly which makes this quilt great for a beginner or a quick finish project.

Via Samelia’s Mum

Plus Quilt Pattern

We love this plus symbol quilt pattern — it looks complex but is really so very simple, you just need to cut and arrange all your pieces before you begin to sew.

Via For the Love of George

Jelly Strip Stash Buster Quilt

Here’s a fantastic way to use up some of your quilting jelly strip stash. Not only is it practical, it’s also gorgeous.

Via Cluck Cluck Sew

Patchwork Doll Quilt Pattern

This quilt is a quick sew and would be a great project for a beginner or teen sewist.  You can whip one up quickly if you buy a mini charm pack but you can also cut out squares just as fast.

Via Polkadot Chair

Quilt As You Go Pattern

Learn this smart technique on how to attach blocks that have already been individually quilted.

Via Pat Bravo Design

Lattice Baby Quilt Pattern

Here’s a fabulous baby quilt tutorial, perfect for 5″ charm squares and showing off cute fabric. It’s also a skill-builder quilt, so if you’re a beginner quilter, this will help you build your skills for piecing a quilt on the diagonal.

Via Diary of a Quilter

Peaches and Cream Quilt Pattern

This beautiful 62” x 62” block quilt pattern will be the envy of anyone who sees it. You’ll have your guests fighting over which person gets to cuddle up in the sweet blanket.

Via Simple Simon and Company

Simple Square in a Square Quilt Pattern

This Square in a Square quilt block pattern allows beautiful fabric to shine. Sadly, yes, you do have to cut that mouth-wateringly GORGEOUS print you’ve been saving for your magnum opus. However, you can cut such large chunks, that the patterns will still be central and apparent.

Via Suzy Quilts

Simply Color Ombre Baby Quilt Pattern

These ombre square quilts are a great beginner quilt or for the seasoned quilter a great fast easy quilt to make for a baby shower.

Via V and Co.

Jungle Lattice Quilt Pattern

This baby quilt tutorial uses charm squares (5″ x 5″ precut squares) and crisp, white sashing, for an effect that looks like a lattice fence, with pops of bright color popping through!

Via Craft Buds

Cranky 9 Patch Quilt Pattern

Break out from the restrictions of quilt blocks! No more rules. No more points. Just fun, mindless piecing.

Via The Sewing Loft

Wonderland Square Quilt Pattern

These blocks whip up so quickly – make 9 for this mini quilt, but make 25 and you’ll have a quick baby quilt!

Via Diary of a Quilter

Receiving Blanket Quilt Pattern

These are perfect because the flannel will wash up super soft and cozy, and the fabrics are easy to coordinate.

Via Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

Pixel Heart Quilt Pattern

This quilt pattern includes the dimensions of just the heart without borders, so you can add additional border/background fabric as appropriate for your particular project. If you want to float a block on a quilt top or back, you may find some of the information in this post helpful.

Via Projects by Elizabeth Hartman

Color Blocked Baby Quilt

Learn how to make this 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

Queen Fat Quarter Cut-Up Quilt

This quilt tutorial is simply the easiest way ever to make a queen-size quilt! It's perfect for a beginner.

Via Sew 4 Home

We Heart Saturdays Quilt Pattern

‘We Heart Saturdays’ Quilt – a quilt that can be whipped up in one day and enjoyed that very evening.

Via My Poppet

Squared Quilt Pattern

This free squared quilt pattern should be your next project if: you are new to sewing, you have never sewn before, you are looking for a fast project or you are scared to cut up your prized pretty fabric because you don't want it to get lost in a busy quilt design.

Via Suzy Quilts

Grayscale Quilt Block Pattern

Here’s a nice ombre grayscale quilt block pattern and If you use two jelly rolls and the same cutting methods you’ll have lots of scraps left over to make pillows, a table runner, or maybe even a baby quilt!

Via Cluck Cluck Sew

Kelsey Baby Quilt Pattern

An easy baby quilt pattern to showcase those prints you just LOVE.

Via Craftsy

We hope you found and fallen in love with one of these great quilt block patterns.

There are hundreds of quilting patterns but we've found these 18 free quilt block patterns to help inspire you. These patterns are perfect for new quilters as well as the more experienced quilters who are looking to whip up a gorgeous quilt.

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