Magician’s Corner: Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

There’s nothing like a nine-patch. These quilt patterns are incredibly easy, beautiful, and — best of all — perfect for quick quilting and scrap usage! These types of easy quilt tutorials are always a reader favorite on FaveQuilts, whether it’s full nine patch quilt patterns or nine patch quilt block patterns. So we’ve stocked up, just in time for you to use up the last of those winter fabric scraps and clear out your stash for spring!

Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

Groves of GardensThe best thing about a nine patch quilt is that every single one is unique. The Colleena Baby Quilt and the Groves of Gardens Nine Patch are based off the same technique, but have totally different aesthetics. Choose your favorite!

1. Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt
2. Colleena Baby Quilt
3. White Space Nine Patch Quilt
4. Groves of Gardens Nine Patch

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

Springtime Disappearing Nine Patch Baby QuiltDisappearing nine patch quilt patterns are some of my favorites. These patterns have such a fun, energetic look to them — perfect for baby quilts or living room throws! Make the adorable Springtime Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt for your next baby shower or for your own little ones.

1. Springtime Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt
2. Magician’s Disappearing Nine Patch
3. I Spy Disappearing Nine Patch
4. Magic Baby Birdie Quilt

Nine Patch Quilt Block Patterns

Peek-a-Boo BlockWant a little more freedom than a full quilt tutorial can give you? Try one of these nine patch quilt block patterns, which will teach you how to make a single block that you can put to use however you choose — table runners, kitchen decor, a bed-size quilt … you name it!

1. Curved Nine Patch Quilt Block
2. Black and White Hourglass Block
3. Crazy Nine Patch
4.  Peek a Boo Block

BONUS! Nine Patch Quilt Video Tutorial


Don’t miss our awesome giveaway from Leilani Arts!

Leilani Arts Colorful Silk Sari RibbonAnd don’t miss out on our current giveaway! Ready your stash for spring with the Leilani Arts Colorful Silk Sari Ribbon! Each skein of Sari Ribbon is totally unique. These beautiful fabric bundles are remnants of gorgeous, vibrant silk saris made in India and sewn together by a women’s cooperative for resale. Each skein contains approximately 75 yards of silk, so you will be able to put even just one of these bundles to good use. Enter today!

We are giving away one skein from Leilani Arts. The deadline to enter is March 25th at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Scrap Quilt Patterns for the Lazy Quilter

Real talk: as much as we all love quilting, we don’t always love the hassle. So much time is spent cutting, piecing, marking, designing … all the little chores that are part and parcel of making a beautiful quilt. To be honest, sometimes quilting can be cause for therapy as much as it can act as therapy! Luckily, the editors here at FaveQuilts spend most of our time hunting down fast, easy quilt patterns and quilt patterns for beginners so that even the most inexpert among us can make beautiful quilts without too much effort.

So, for those long days when you just need to do something that’s creative but a little mindless, we’ve put together this list of easy scrap patterns that you can make without having to purchase new fabric or even leave the house at all.


Scrappy Quilt Block Patterns

Color Wheel BlockQuilt blocks are a great way to use up your scraps. Whether you turn just one into a coaster, or a few into a placemat, you can whip up some truly beautiful work with minimal time and effort. Blocks like the Color Wheel Block are ideal for using up those too-small scraps that you haven’t been able to use but can’t bring yourself to throw away.

1. Color Wheel Block
2. Twinkle Twinkle Scrappy Star
3. Scrapbuster Rail Fence Block
4. Staggered Strips Scrap Quilt Block
5. Scrappy Rainbow Star Block

Scrap Quilt Patterns

Film at Five Scrap Quilt PatternHave more scraps than you have need for new placemats? We know the feeling. Sometimes that stash pile can get so big that there’s nothing for it but a full-size quilt. Try one of these beautiful scrap quilts, like the Film at Five Scrap Quilt Pattern, which are guaranteed to use up a ton of fabric without causing too much of a headache!

1. Film at Five Scrap Quilt Pattern
2. Scrappy Ocean Waves
3. One Color Scrappy Baby Quilt
4. 11 Patch Scrap Quilt

Easy Quilt Patterns

Bubbly QuiltAnd here they are: the easiest of the easy! All these patterns, from Charlie the Elephant to the Clever Bargello Block, are impossibly easy. Sit back, relax, and let the process of quilting these projects give you the quilt therapy you’ve been looking for.

1. Charlie the Elephant
2. Clever Bargello Block
3. Scraptastic Quilted Tote
4. Bubbly Quilt

Want more awesome scrap patterns? Head over to our Top 10 Free Scrap Quilt Patterns page — now with 10 new favorites!

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Building Blocks: Free Quilt Block Patterns for Every Quilter

Everyone needs to start somewhere with any big project. If you’re working on a new drawing, you need to start with a sketch. If you’re building a cabinet, you need to start with a design. When you’re making a quilt, you have the option to piece it together with quilt blocks. I love a gorgeous quilt block patterns. My personal favorites are block of the month quilt patterns. In fact, if you’re looking for a great BOM or simply a new building block to inspire, check out any of these lovely free quilt block patterns.

Nine Patch Quilt Blocks

Brady Bunch Inspired Nine Patch Block

Keep it simple! Nine patch quilt block patterns are great for beginners. No curved pieces of fabric, no trouble.

 Brady Bunch Inspired Nine Patch Block

Magician’s Disappearing Nine Patch

Curved Nine Patch Quilt Block

Star Quilt Blocks

Bright Hopes Star Block

Star blocks are some of my favorites. I love the design and I especially love how they come together in the final quilt project. Create a beautiful new star block with any of these free quilt block patterns.

 Bright Hopes Star Block

Star Flower Quilt Block

Wonky Star Quilt Block

Scrappy Rainbow Star Quilt Block

Hourglass Quilt Blocks

Sands of Time Quilt Block

Measure time with fabric strips! Hourglass quilt blocks are absolutely beautiful. Hourglasses in general are gorgeous pieces of home decor, so incorporate a similar pattern in your next quilt block.

Sands of Time Quilt Block

Magic Double Hourglass Block

Matching Hourglass Blocks

Log Cabin Quilt Blocks

Easy Log Cabin Quilt Block

Around and around we go! These log cabin quilt blocks will teach you the log cabin quilting style. Go traditional and rustic with your color choices or experiment with pinks and brights.

Easy Log Cabin Quilt Block

Pink Log Cabin Quilt Block

Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt Block

Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

Candy Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

These patterns will guide your eyes around any given quilt project. Easy quilt blocks like these are perfect for the beginning quilter, and the finished quilt tops are so gorgeous.

 Candy Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

Flying Geese Pinwheel Block Pattern

Dutch Pinwheel

Beautiful Quilt Patterns from Lunden Designs


Bonus: You can win Beautiful Quilt Patterns from Lunden Designs! There are six stylish quilt patterns included in this bundle. Find everything from modern baby quilt patterns to nautical designs and more! For a fabulous opportunity, you must enter this giveaway here. Contest ends 3/18/2014.



What type of quilt block is your absolute favorite?



Interview with Quilting Arts TV’s Susan Brubaker Knapp

Quilting Arts TV - Susan Brubaker Knapp photoCool news, quilters! FaveQuilts recently had the opportunity to correspond with Susan Brubaker Knapp, new anchor of Quilting Arts TV, to talk a little about her own quilting and her advice for all those home-quilters out there.  She was kind enough to answer YOUR questions, which we collected via our Facebook page and our newsletters. Many thanks to Susan and don’t forget to tune in to Quilting Arts TV!

Is investing in a fabric cutter (such as Accuquilt or Sizzix) economical, or should I just keep on cutting the traditional way?

I think it depends on how you work, and what kinds of quilts you want to make. If you make a lot of quilts with traditional shapes, then fabric cutting machines can save you a ton of time.

Is it okay to sew wider top & bottom borders (& keep side borders narrower) to lengthen a quilt?

Absolutely! Why not? Just make sure that the quilt still looks balanced, and that basic design principles have not been compromised just to lengthen it. The most interesting quilts are those where the quiltmaker has taken a basic design or pattern, and changed it in ways that makes it more uniquely hers.

My binding is always uneven–sometimes it looks great, and sometimes it looks terrible. Is there a trick to it that I’m missing? 

I had problems with my bindings when I first started quilting. My mother –who was a former home economics teacher and an excellent quilter – told me so! And I ignored her for a long time (after all, she was my mother). And then I started entering shows and I got marked down for my bindings. I crawled back to her, and asked her to teach me the right way.

My best advice is to find a video or a book by someone who really knows her stuff, and follow the directions exactly. I have several good quilting reference books on my shelf. If you learn better by watching, rather than by reading, you can see my technique in my new Quilting Arts Workshop (available as a DVD or download) called “Fabulous Finishes:  Seven Techniques for Binding, Facing, Framing, and Hanging a Quilt.” Or watch multiple videos by experts online, and experiment with them to determine what works best for you.

By the way, I think double, straight-grain bindings are the easiest to do and achieve great results.

Common binding mistakes:

  1. Cutting off too much, or too little, or cutting unevenly, when squaring up your quilt before binding. This leaves you with the wrong amount of fabric and batting to fill up the binding, so some places are wide and plump, and others are skinny and flat.
  2. Not sewing a uniform ¼” seam allowance when you sew the binding on.
  3. Not paying attention to your corners (or simply not knowing how to handle them) when you machine stitch the binding on, so that they are not square or full. Corners are what separate the newbies from the pros.
  4. Rushing through the step where you hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt, or failing to align it uniformly (it should just cover the machine stitching line, so that the binding is the same width on the front as the back).
  5. Going too fast, or not caring enough to do it right, because you are desperate to be done!

What do you do with the blocks that just don’t turn out for some reason? Perhaps due to color combinations or you just don’t like the block. You spend a lot of time and money into the block, hate to just toss them in a land fill.

Hmmm…. Here are some ideas:

  1. Take them to a friend, or offer them up to someone at your guild.
  2. Put them into a sampler quilt with neutral sashings and borders. Donate it to a charity so that you will never have to see it again! Not nice enough for a child, vet, or the elderly? It would still make good pet bedding!
  3. Sew a bunch together, and then sandwich them with batting and backing and use them to practice machine quilting.
  4. Make them into potholders and donate them to your guild’s quilt show boutique. Or give them to someone as a birthday or holiday gift.

What marking method do you prefer?

I don’t mark very much (I am usually free-motion quilting and thread sketching), but when I do, I really like the mechanical pencils with ceramic leads by Bohin and Sewline.

What has been the most difficult quilt /quilt block you have done personally?

The two that have been the most challenging for me are probably Pickle Dish and Feathered Star.

Do you have any tips or trade secrets about how to master free motion quilting? 

First, relax. If you partake, have a beer or glass of wine. (Not too much; you don’t want to stitch through your fingers!) Put on music that makes you chill out (for me, it is classical. For some reason, music with words doesn’t work for me.) If you are tense, your quilting will be tight and jerky. Tell yourself that this is going to be fun, and liberating.

Start on a project that is not dear to you. Make a sandwich from solid fabric, batting and backing fabric; pin and use it to practice. Consider buying one of those panels – you know, the ones with teddy bears or flowers on it – and use it to practice quilting around the elements. Practice, practice, practice. Chances are, you won’t be good at free-motion quilting unless you practice MANY hours. Set a goal of doing five to ten minutes of free-motion stitching each day, and use this time to practice different motifs. I’m convinced that anyone can learn to be a great free-motion quilter; it just takes practice.

What are some of your quilt inspirations? Where do you get your ideas for your quilts?

Almost always my art quilts are based on my original photos. I take photos almost every day, where ever I am – even when I’m out walking my dog – and choose the best ones to convert into works of art made with fabric and thread. For my traditional (contemporary) quilts, my inspiration may come from a great fabric or fabric collection, or a color combination I’ve noticed in nature.

What is your design process?

For my art quilts, I start by taking a great photo and tracing the basic color areas in the photo onto tracing paper. I enlarge my drawing to create a pattern. I use this pattern as the basic template, and then create my pieces using either wholecloth painting (painting with acrylic textile paints on white fabric) or fusible applique (using fusible adhesive to fuse down the pieces). Then I heavily thread sketch (free motion stitching through the surface of the quilt and interfacing/stabilizer) before I machine quilt.

For my traditional/contemporary quilts, I often design using graphic design/illustration software (I use Adobe Illustrator), so that I can scale elements, and move blocks around on my computer before settling on a final design. If you don’t have this kind of software, you can often do the same thing with graph paper.

Are there any shortcuts to cutting and measuring triangles?

I can’t really speak to this, as I’ve always done it the traditional way.

Scrap quilts can be a little overwhelming–many quilters have huge scrap fabric bins and no idea of how to start using them. Any advice?

If you make a lot of scrap quilts, I highly recommend getting into the habit of cutting up fabric remnants (from other projects) into the shapes you use most often in your scrap quilts. Do this each time you find yourself with a remnant that it is not big enough to use for a new  project. This could be 2” strips, or 4” squares, for example. Then put them into zippered plastic bags or bins according to color or value. This way, they will be ready to go when you want to make your next scrap quilt.

Need new fabric?

Lily Ashbury High Street Jelly RollInspired by Susan’s advice and want to get started on a new project? We’re giving away a FREE jelly roll, the Lily Ashbury High Street Jelly Roll, courtesy of Moda Fabrics!

Moda Jelly Rolls are always a great investment, as the pre-cut fabric drastically cuts down on preparation time without sacrificing piecing accuracy. They are cut specifically to minimize fraying while you work, and are perfect for a wide variety of projects, from home decor to clothing.

The Lily Ashbury High Street Jelly Roll comes with 40 2.5X44-inch die cut fabric strips (including duplicates), so there is plenty of material for you to work with. Lily Ashbury has done an absolutely fabulous job of blending softer pastel shades with a bolder, almost neon spring palette. The fabric design has a sweet bohemian feel, very easygoing and light, which would be appropriate for any season.

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The Circus Is In Town! Animal Prints and More

Who doesn’t love the circus? I know, I know–some of us have trouble with clowns. But doesn’t everybody have at least one great memory of the circus? Maybe it was the huge elephants, or the acrobats, or the lion trainer putting his head in the lion’s mouth. Or maybe you liked watching the trick horses. Whatever it was, there was that one, magical moment.

Well, now you can capture those memories in an easy quilt pattern! Recreate the magic for your kids in one of our gorgeous baby quilt patterns or snuggle up underneath a warm memory with one of these modern quilt blocks. And if neither of those tickles your fancy, why not try out one of our small quilt projects? There’s something for every animal lover!

Baby Quilt Patterns

Circus is in Town QuiltYou can lose with an animal pattern for easy baby quilts. Try out the Circus is in Town Quilt or the Off to the Zoo Baby Quilt for a fun adventure that will keep your little one warm and their imagination active.

1. Circus is in Town Quilt
2. Circus Baby Quilt Patterns using Hawaiian Applique
3. Off to the Zoo Baby Quilt
4. Zoo Racers Baby Quilt
5. Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt

Modern Quilt Blocks

Giraffe Quilt BlockThese gorgeous, modern quilt blocks are great to mix and match! Use a combination of the Giraffe Quilt Block and the Swimming Sea Turtle Block to together a whole zoo or stick with just one herd. Either way, you’ll have a fun, festive quilt that will look good in every room.

1. Giraffe Quilt Block
2. Swimming Sea Turtle Block
3. Tiny Tabby Block
4. Grumpy Cat Block
5. Birds on a Wire Block

Small Quilted Projects

Jungle Safari Medallion QuiltPillows, wall quilts, and plushies, oh my! These adorable small quilted projects are perfect bits of home decor flair for your kitchen, living room, or bed room. Make the beautiful Stuffed Turtles for a nice twist on your guest room decor or hang the Jungle Safari Medallion Quilt on your living room wall.

1. Stuffed Turtles
2. Jungle Safari Medallion Quilt
3. Safari Applique Pillows
4. Patchwork Bunny Buddies
5. Elephant Applique Cushion

Want more adorable animal quilt patterns?

300X250 Baby Mine, Don’t You Cry: 20 Precious Baby QuiltsSpeaking of adorable animal quilts, win the Leo the Lion Applique Cuddle Kit, the Sweet Dreams Boy Wee One Cuddle Kit, or the Scottie Girl Ziggy Cuddle Kit from Shannon Fabrics! These kits will help you make the warmest, coziest, cuddliest baby and young child blankets you can imagine. What’s more, they’re absolutely adorable. The Shannon Fabrics Cuddle Kits combine cute patterns and designs with comfort to keep whoever’s nestled in them happy and warm, no matter how cold winter gets!

Get a closer look at the prizes

Leo the Lion Applique Cuddle Kit
Sweet Dreams Boy Wee One Cuddle Kit
Scottie Girl Ziggy Cuddle Kit

What’s your favorite memory of the circus?

Baby Mine, Don’t You Cry: 20 Precious Baby Quilts

Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and GirlsEverybody loves making baby quilts. They’re the perfect gift for new parents: pretty, practical, and not too overwhelming for the quilter. Plus, baby quilts have the added bonus of being incredibly versatile in terms of style, difficulty level, size, and materials. You really can’t go wrong.

So whether you’re in the mood to make a full bed-size quilt or something small and snuggly, baby quilt patterns are the way to go. If you have any baby showers, birthdays, or announcements coming up, why not sew a baby quilt as a homemade gift idea? Anyone can buy a baby quilt from Target or Crate & Barrel. Make yours with a little love and see it last a lifetime!


free-baby-quilt-patterns20 Precious Baby Quilts

  1. One Color Scrappy Baby Quilt
  2. Priscilla’s Pink Pinwheel Quilt
  3. Borders Baby Rag Quilt
  4. Bullseye Baby Quilt
  5. Baby Bricks Quilt
  6. Baby Bear Paw
  7. Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt
  8. Peter’s Pinwheels Baby Quilt
  9. Simple Stripes Beginner Quilt
  10. Easy Flannel Baby Quilt
  11. Classic Pink Hourglass Quilt
  12. Pinwheel Pizzazz Baby Quilt
  13. Magical Flannel Rag Baby Quilt
  14. A Hundred Hugs Baby Quilt Tutorial
  15. Quick Triangles Baby Quilt
  16. Floating Squares Baby Quilt
  17. Tetris Baby Quilt
  18. Dresden Burst Baby Quilt
  19. Jungle Path Baby Quilt
  20. Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt

And don’t forget to download your copy of our FREE eBook, 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys & Girls! Plus, check out our Pinterest board that’s full of lovely baby quilt patterns!
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Enter to Win!PLUS: Win the Leo the Lion Applique Cuddle Kit, the Sweet Dreams Boy Wee One Cuddle Kit, or the Scottie Girl Ziggy Cuddle Kit from Shannon Fabrics! These kits will help you make the warmest, coziest, cuddliest baby and young child blankets you can imagine. What’s more, they’re absolutely adorable. The Shannon Fabrics Cuddle Kits combine cute patterns and designs with comfort to keep whoever’s nestled in them happy and warm, no matter how cold winter gets!

Get a closer look at the prizes …

Leo the Lion Applique Cuddle Kit
Sweet Dreams Boy Wee One Cuddle Kit
Scottie Girl Ziggy Cuddle Kit

14 Free Modern Quilt Patterns for the 21st Century Quilter

Feeling a little stuck in the past? It’s easy to gravitate towards traditional quilt patterns that are tried and true, but these designs don’t exactly free up your quilting creativity. Instead of making an old-fashioned pattern, try something new! Let these free modern quilt patterns from FaveQuilts inspire you.

Free Modern Quilt Patterns

We’ve rounded up some of the most popular modern quilt patterns on FaveQuilts for your crafty consumption. Whether you prefer to make full quilts or start with quilt blocks, we have a variety of designs for the modern quilter to choose from.

Modern Quilt Blocks

Whirling Star Quilt Block

We may be looking at innovative quilt patterns, but we don’t need to stray from the tradition of piecing blocks together. Start with the basics and make a modern quilt with modern quilt blocks. These innovative designs will inspire you to design your own 21st century quilt.

1. Whirling Star Quilt Block
2. Flying Geese Pinwheel Block Pattern
3. Ultra Modern Dresden Block
4. Wonky Quarter Log Cabin Block
5. Candy Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

Modern Quilt Patterns

Styled and Sashed Modern Garden Quilt

Maybe you thought you knew all there was to know about quilting, but have you seen patterns like these? Add a modern edge to your next bed quilt or throw with any of these modern quilt patterns. Whether you use two different techniques in one quilt or choose wild fabrics to add a modern or even futuristic touch, these quilts will ignite your creativity.

1. Ah-mazing Improv Quilt
2. Two by Two Stripe Quilt Pattern
3. Starburst Quilt
4. Wonky Log Cabin Throw
5. Styled and Sashed Modern Garden Quilt
6. Blueberry Hill Embroidered Quilt Throw
7. Color Power Folded Star
8. Concentric Diamonds Patchwork Quilt
9. Simply Authentic Quilt

Think Positive Quilt Pattern



BONUS! Enter to win the Think Positive Quilt Pattern from Esch House Quilts! This pattern as designed by Debbie Grifka is a modern take on a timeless craft. Contest runs 2/12/2014 – 2/25/2014.





Are you a modern quilter or do you prefer traditional styles?




Pick a Place: Easy Quilted Placemat Patterns, Quilted Mug Rugs, and More

I hate tablecloths. It seems as though every single time I put a freshly laundered one on the table, someone spills on it. Rather than policing my guests or having small panic attacks every time somebody passes a dish, I’ve decided to take a different tack: placemats. Placemats are simple to make, easy to clean, and are fun additions to your table setting. At FaveQuilts, we have a ton of easy quilted placemat patterns for every season.

Easy Quilted Placemat Patterns

Perfect Patchwork PlacematsIf I don’t have the time to wash my tablecloth after every meal, I certainly don’t have the time to slave away over placemats. Luckily, there are a ton of easy quilted placemat patterns that I can put together in less than an hour. There’s a wide variety of designs, from rustic patchwork placemats to kid-friendly placemats that will keep the little ones entertained throughout the meal.

Perfect Patchwork Placemats
I Spy Quilted Placemat
Charming Charm Pack Placemats

Table Crafts Made from Fabric Scraps

Easy Strip Pieced PlacematsUnless I win the lottery soon, I don’t have as much money as I’d like, so I’m always looking to save a couple bucks. I’m also a bit of a neat freak, so crafts made from fabric scraps are definitely appealing. Give your neglected scraps new life with some of these patchwork placemats. Although they use a mishmash of patterns and colors, these easy sewing projects with scraps can still look gorgeous. Plus, once you’re done crafting, you’ll have a ton of room to start collecting your next batch of scraps.

Scrappy Rainbow Placemats
Easy Strip Pieced Placemats
Scrappy Stripes Quilted Placemats

Quilted Mug Rugs, Quilted Coasters, and More

Colorful Log Cabin Quilt Coasters FaveQuilts has hundreds of sewing crafts for the kitchen like free quilted mug rug patterns, quilted coaster tutorials, table topper patterns, and more. A mug rug is a fun and simple way to dress up your desk at work. Quilted coasters are a surface-friendly alternative to stone coasters, and table toppers give any table setting instant style.

Elegantly Embroidered Mug Rug
Colorful Log Cabin Quilt Coasters
Sunshine Sunflower Table Topper


Home Sweet Quilt: Fresh, Easy Quilt Patterns from Jillily StudioThe projects listed here are only a few of the decorative crafts that quilters can make for their homes. If you’d like to freshen up your home decor, check out Home Sweet Quilt: Fresh, Easy Quilt Patterns from Jillily Studio.

This book contains 12 new quilt patterns organized by room. Within these pages you’ll find patterns for table runners, dish towels, pillows, lap quilts, and more. This book is also full of great tips that will inspire you to design some of your own projects.

Enter to win a copy of Home Sweet Quilt: Fresh, Easy Quilt Patterns from Jillily Studio. Read the full book review here, and check out our giveaway page to enter the contest. The deadline to enter is February 18, so try your luck today.


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Let Me See That Jelly Roll! 10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

 I absolutely love jelly roll fabric. They’re so versatile and fun. You can make almost any project with a jelly roll, from home decor to clothes and accessories to full bed quilts. They’re great for any season and any skill level. Are you a beginner just learning piecework? A jelly roll race quilt is the pattern for you. Are you an experienced sewist looking for your next project? Jelly roll quilts are a great way to mix and match, use up scraps, and even create your own designs.

My favorite thing about a jelly roll is how much variation there is. From race quilts to patchwork to chevron, no two jelly roll quilts look the same. You can use jelly rolls to make improv quilts that challenge your skill level or stick with something simple that you can make quickly. Add free-motion or applique to make a simple quilt just a little more personal or detailed. There’s really no limit to what you can do with a jelly roll, which is why I’ve put together some of my favorite patterns—so what are you waiting for? Your next quilt is waiting in the wings!

10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns for Your Next Quilt

  1. Etchy Floral Bed Quilt
  2. Granny Square Quilt
  3. Hello Spring Strippy Pillow Cover
  4. Umbrella Friendly Patio Table Topper
  5. Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt
  6. Chevron Strip Tube Block
  7. Twists and Turns Improv Quilt
  8. Circus is in Town Quilt
  9. Rolling Rail Fence Quilt
  10. Jelly Roll Race Quilt

BONUS! Like these patterns? Find more with our newly updated pattern collection, 34 Jelly Roll Patterns!

And  if that’s not enough, win big with our Henry Glass & Co. fabric bundle giveaway!

Henry Glass & Co Fabric Bundle

We’re giving away the Honey Bee Mine fabric bundle from Henry Glass & Co.! It may not be a jelly roll, but this adorable fabric bundle will be perfect for your spring quilts. Whether you use them all together for a cute baby quilt or spread them out across a couple of throws or lap quilts, these will be the perfect new addition to your stash.

Star Light, Star Bright: 17 Star Quilt Patterns to Light Up a Room

Star Quilts

When it comes to sewing a quilt, you don’t get any more classic than star quilt patterns. These are a staple design, perfect both for beginning and advanced quilters. Star quilt patterns are enormously variable and fun to sew; whether you stick to a traditional design or go for a more modern look, there is certainly a pattern out there for you. Star quilts are prefect for any season, shape, size, and type of quilt. Probably my favorite thing about the star block design is the range of emotions it can evoke–from cheery and carefree to the kind of quiet comfort you get from looking at the night sky. Humans have always had the impulse to reach up and touch the stars, and star quilts allow us to get just that much closer.

Tiny Wonky Star BlockTo Begin … Simple Star Quilt Blocks

Star blocks like the Tiny Wonky Star are easy to piece and quick to make! Perfect for a quick throw quilt or a gift you started late on.
1. Wonky Star
2. Tiny Wonky Star
3. Starflower Quilt Block
4. Aunt Eliza’s Star
5. Scrappy Rainbow Star Quilt Block

Whirling Star Quilt BlockPatchwork Constellations

These star quilt patterns, like the Whirling Star Block, draw heavily on the patchwork design, so that the form as well as fabric draws the eye.
1. Giant Vintage Starflower Quilt
2. Whirling Star
3. Arkansas Traveler
4. Bright Hopes Star
5.  Golden Hunter’s Star Quilt

Briar Rose Star QuiltFull Star Quilt Patterns

From six-pointed star designs to complicated masterpieces like the Briar Rose Star Quilt, these patterns will get you from your first stitch to your last.

1. Briar Rose Star Quilt
2. Adaptable Star Quilt
3. Bright Stretched Stars Throw
4. Smoky Mountain Stars Throw
5. Blazing Stars Quilt
6. Catch a Spinning Star
7. Adaptable Star Quilt


Do you have a favorite block design? Tell us what it is below!