Free Quilt Block Patterns

Free Quilt Block Patterns

Free Quilt Blocks Galore

Welcome to Needlepointer's quilt block directory.  This is the place where you can design your own quilt by using these free quilt blocks.  In this quilt block library, you will find quilt blocks for every skill level - find easy quilt blocks patterns for beginners to traditional quilt blocks to more challenging quilt blocks for advanced quilters.  

New to quilting? You may want to begin with a simple quilt.  Check out our Beginner Quilting Series for tutorials on every step in making a quilt - from cutting the fabric to binding the quilt.

To see the block, click on any block name to go directly to a photo and the instructions for the block.  New free quilt blocks are added regularly so bookmark or pin this page.

 Happy browsing through these quilt blocks!

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1941 Nine Patch

This 1941 Nine Patch is a combo of squares, rectangles and half-square triangles. Quilters Cache

Album Star Block

This is a 6" version of the Album Star block. This block is made up of squares, rectangles, and half-square triangles.

Basically Kids Stuff Block

A quilt block using fat quarters. The traditional name for this block is Patience Corner. Approximately 12 blocks can be made from 6 fat quarters.

Basket Quilt Block

Make this traditional basket block from mostly half-square triangles. The Quilter Community

Bear Claw

This bear claw or bear paw block is a favorite of quilters. It's look can change depending on the type of fabric used in the block. Craft and Fabric Links

Birdhouse Block

This is a 6" version of a birdhouse block.

Bow Block

This is the bow block which is part of a row by row quilt. This would make a cute block to use in a baby quilt. Riley Blake Designs

Bow Tie

This bow tie quilt block is created from five equal-sized squares and a simple twist. A perfect block for the beginning quilter who wants to add little whimsy. Generations Quilt Patterns

Butterfly Kisses Block

The traditional name for this block is This 'n That Tile. Depending on fabric placement you can make 12 blocks from 7 fat quarters if fussy cutting the center square. The finished size of the block is 9". Connecting Threads

Card Trick Block

This block uses three different coloured fabrics. Things To Make and Do

Chain and Hourglass Block

This 12" block is the chain and hourglass block. This is a charmer when made in muslin and homespun fabrics. Quilter's Cache

Chain Link

This chain link quilt block pattern is provided in 7", 10-1/2" and 14" versions. It's deceptively easy and made with just a square and rectangles. Generations Quilt Patterns

Christmas Star

Make this pretty Christmas Star 12" block with half-square triangles. Quilter's Cache

Churn Dash Block

This churn dash block is part of a hand-pieced quilt along. The block is 6" finished. Why No Sew

Coffee Cup

This coffee cup block pattern comes in 8" and 12" size. Grandmother's Choice

Courthouse Star

This courthouse star block comes in a 12" size. This block is part paper piecing and part templates. Quilter's Cache

Courthouse Steps

The courthouse steps block is a log cabin block with an altered arrangement.

Double Necktie Quilt Block

The Double Necktie quilt block is a variation on the Bow Tie block. Generations Quilt Patterns

Fan and Star

This fan and star block is a paper pieced 7" block finished size. Quilter's Cache

Flower Basket

Free flower basket quilt block pattern and instructions. Quilter's Cache

Flying Geese Pattern

The flying geese are a much-loved quilt block design. This page includes several different variations of this block. Free Quilt

Friendship Star

This is a block made of half-square triangles and squares. The finished size 7 1/2" Quilt Pox

Friendship Star

This is a block made of half-square triangles and squares. The finished size is a 12" Quilt Block. Quilter's Cache

Garden Maze Quilt Block

This is a fun quilt block that resembles a maze when complete. Generations Quilt Patterns

Green Mountain Star

This green mountain star block is a finished 12" block. World Wide Quilting

Jack In the Box Quilt Block

This block uses connector corners or paper piecing to get the perfect points. Generations Quilt Patterns

Lady Bug on Tea Leaf Block

A free quilt block pattern. Quilting Works

Lattice Strips

10" paper pieced quilt block. Quilter's Cache

LeMoyne Star Block (Free Block Pattern)

Make this pretty 10" LeMoyne Star block. Quilts by Jen

Little Red School House

A fun block to make for sampler quilts, wall hangings, and even large quilts. All Things Frugal

Monkey Wrench Quilt Block

This quilt block is a great beginner block as it's made of half-square triangles and strip sets. Generations Quilt Patterns

Picket Fence Block

This block is 9" finished size and made of half-square triangles and squares.

Pink Ribbons Block Pattern

Approx. Finished Size 9" - A cancer awareness quilt block.

Pinwheel Block

Make a fun pinwheel block. Free Patterns Online

Rocky Mountain Chain

This is a 10" version of the Rocky Mountain Chain Quilt Block. Quilter's Cache

Sailboat Quilt Block Pattern

Sailboat Quilt Block Pattern

Learn how to make a classic quilt pattern, the sailboat block. This fun and easy quilt pattern can be used in a quilt, wall hanging, pillow or other projects. It's an easy block to personalize in a number of ways to create an awesome baby quilt, boy quilt or nautical themed nursery.


Put a dent in those fabric scraps with this quilt block. This makes a 12" block. Quilter's Cache

Shamrock Block

This is the Shamrock Quilt Block and is finished at 12 1/2". Quilting Works

Snowball Block

From Marti Michell

Snowball Block and Quilt Ideas

Star Block

Iowa Star Quilts

String Pieced Block

String Pieced Block Staff

Tumbling Blocks

A free quilt block pattern. Quilter's Cache

Twin Sister Block

Block pattern size for 6", 10" and 12". Jinny

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