Quilt Patterns for Beginners


I would like to think that all my quilt patterns are for beginners, so it’s difficult to know how to subdivide them.  I have too many patterns on the main free quilt patterns page so I am going to start moving some of the older patterns across to this page.

Is a small quilt automatically easy?

Why are some quilt patterns for beginners?  I normally advise beginners to start with a small project like a lap quilt or a baby quilt, but size isn’t really a good guide to simplicity.  I’ve seen some quite exquisite and very complex quilts which are very small but most certainly not suitable for beginner quilters.

Quilt design layout must be simple

Many beginner quilters are nervous of sewing triangles, so I suppose that those quilt patterns that contain just squares or rectangles would usually make good quilt patterns for beginners.  Another requirement would be a simple quilt design – laying out the blocks in straightforward rows or columns would make for a simple quilt – diagonal settings and partial seams would definitely not qualify!

Quilt patterns for beginners

The following quilt patterns are suitable for beginners – they have only been moved from the main page to make it easier for you to browse across several smaller pages to find quilt patterns for beginners rather than having to scroll down a very long way to find the one that you would like to make.  When you have found one that you like, simply click on the photo and you will be taken to the pattern for that quilt.  These patterns can be printed:  there is a small green box towards the bottom of each page which will allow you to print.

Quilt as you go in rows pattern

Quilt as you go in rows pattern

Rosebud pinwheel quilt

Rosebud pinwheel quilt

French braid quilt

French braid quilt

Bargello quilt

Bargello quilt

Diamond log cabin quilt

Diamond log cabin quilt

Maidens delight quilt

Maidens delight quilt

Jelly roll star quilt

Jelly roll star quilt

Medallion irish chain quilt

Medallion irish chain quilt

Baby love quilt

Baby love quilt

Jane Austen quilt

Jane Austen quilt

Images quilt

Images quilt

Rail fence pinwheel quilt

Rail fence pinwheel quilt

Fading pinwheel quilt

Fading pinwheel quilt

Flower trellis quilt

Flower trellis quilt

Denim quilt

Denim quilt

Building blocks fat quarter quilt

Building blocks fat quarter quilt

Valentine heart quilt

Valentine heart quilt

Ribbon weave quilt

Ribbon weave quilt

Maple leaf rag quilt

Maple leaf rag quilt

Box in a box quilt

Box in a box quilt

Crab claw quilt pattern

Crab claw quilt pattern

Disappearing nine patch quilt

Disappearing nine patch quilt

Colour shades quilt

Colour shades quilt

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  1. I have just began quilting this month. I inherited most of my sewing things, but my hubby found a quilting machine w/frame from the 40’s. I really didn’t know where to begin but, thanks to wonderful folks like you, I’ve gained enough knowledge to at least get started! Love your site! Again…thank you!

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