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Free Quilt Block Patterns

I have always loved quilts.  Even as a child, I would trace the outline of the pieces that made up the quilt blocks of the old quilt that my grandma would use to cover me up when I spent the night at my grandparents’ house.

Although this was my paternal grandmother who had the hexies quilt that I liked to trace, it was my maternal grandmother who was the avid quilter.  It makes my heart happy to continue that craft that she so dearly loved.

When I was a young teen, my grandmother helped me make my first quilt.  She had many friends who quilted, so it was not difficult to find quilt block patterns that l liked.

We gathered the free quilt block patterns from her friends, and my first quilt was a sampler of many different quilt blocks. 

Now, as an adult, quilting has become my passion.  Quilting quiets my noisy and busy mind, and it gives me a chance to nurture my need to create beautiful things. 

I love giving my quilts away as gifts to family and friends, and the joy I find in quilting for charity is something I cannot begin to express.

And I still search for free quilt block patterns.  We at Needlepointers.com know you do too. So we have gathered a wide variety of free quilt block patterns for you to browse through.

Here you'll find our free quilt block pattern library. 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. You'll find easy quilt block patterns for beginners 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.

We hope you find it nice and convenient to have this resource with all of the free quilt block patterns in one place!

Speaking of resources, be sure to check out Quilt Blocks Galore; Quilting with Marcia Hohn’s Quilters Cache!  It is a plethora of free quilt block patterns right at your fingertips.

The quilt blocks that we have for you to take a look at are so varied, and they include the many beautiful star quilt block patterns and scrappy quilt block patterns that many of us are drawn to. 

And there are just so many of these and other free quilt block patterns on this page!

Happy browsing through these quilt blocks!

By the way, quilting is the one of the first examples of upcycling, as the quilts were historically made from remnants of old fabric items to create something new.

If you’d like to learn more about upcycling and upcycling projects, check out our page that delves deep into the topic.

Free Quilt Block Patterns

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“Ticker-Tape” Heart Quilt Block

This Valentine's project is perfect for using some of your favorite red and pink scraps. A great scrap buster! Diary of a Quilter

1941 Nine Patch

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

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. ConnectingThreads.com

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

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

Canadian Flag Block (Maple Leaf Block)

Learn how to make a Canadian flag quilt block (aka Maple Leaf Quilt Block) with this free pattern. The block in this tutorial was done in true Canadian colors of red and white. Or the block can be made with any color you like. Piece together from scraps in multi-colors for the perfect autumn maple leaf quilt. Needlepointers.com Associate

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

Chunk Dash Quilt Block

This block is a really quick one to assemble with some simple short-cut techniques provided in the instructions. Diary of a Quilter

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. eQuilters.com

Double Four Patch Block

Learn to use your Accuquilt Go! and Qube to make a double four patch quilt block. Traditional cutting instructions are also included with this tutorial. Needlepointers.com Associate

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

Fold and Sew for Precuts

The basic technique of Fold and Sew can be adapted and built upon to make an almost limitless number of designs. Learn this quilting technique here. Quilting Daily

Fold and Sew Quilt Blocks

Are you looking for a way to quickly put a quilt together? This fold and sew technique, demonstrated by Peg Spradlin, gives you many creative options while making quilt blocks a breeze to complete. Quilting Digest

Fold and Sew Square in a Square Block

The fold and sew quilt method is a quick way to make a quilt. Mama Spark

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

Heart Block #ad

Free Heart Quilt Block Pattern! JOANN

Hunter's Star Quilt Block with Accuquilt Go!

Learn to make a Hunter's Star quilt block the easy way with your Accuquilt Go! Use this block to make a Hunter's Star Quilt. Needlepointers.com Associate

Jack In the Box Quilt Block

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

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

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. eQuilters.com

Pink Ribbons Block Pattern

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

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

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. Needlepointers.com

Scrapbagger

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

Snowball Block and Quilt Ideas

This article will show you the quick way to make snowball blocks. Straw.com

Star Block

Eight-pointed star block tutorial. Iowa Star Quilts

String Pieced Block

This is a quilting technique tutorial that will show how to make a string quilt block using paper as the foundation. Needlepointers.com Associate

Tumbling Blocks

A free quilt block pattern. Quilter's Cache

Twin Sister Block

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

Windy Pinwheel Block Pattern

Learn to make a fast and easy pinwheel block pattern with the following video and step-by-step photo tutorial. Instructions include directions for cutting the fabric using an Accuquilt fabric cutter and also traditional rotary cutting. Needlepointers.com Associate





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