Quilt Patterns

Quilt patterns are typically used by traditional quilters to create pieces based on a specific design, but contemporary quilt artists may also use patterns as guides to creating their work. Some quilt patterns are very precise, while others can be used as flexible guides to creating a work of art. Many art quilters also use patterns to create small projects, bags, wearable art, and other accessories.

Submit your work to Quilt Scene 2017-2018

We’re looking for quilters who want to be published and have great projects and ideas to share. Is that you? The editors of Quilting Arts Magazine and the staff of Quilts, Inc. are proud to be working together on the ninth annual edition of International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine. This publication captures the excitement and creativity…

Bold Projects to Quilt in a Day or Two

Small quilting projects are some of my favorites because they are so quick to complete. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the process of quilting–I absolutely do–but the sense of accomplishment and pride I feel when I have a completed a project is the best. This aspect of quilting is the one that keeps me…

Learn paper-piecing with this fat quarter-friendly quilt project

5 Patchwork Quilts Perfect for Spring

Spring is finally here! The trees in my backyard are starting to bud with leaves, my tulips have begun to make their debut, and the weather is warming here in Colorado.  In celebration of this season full of new beginnings, I’ve gathered a handful of patchwork quilts inspired by blooming gardens and spring break travels.…

Mix curved and stripped piecing to create a graphic modern quilt.

Modern Quilt Patterns: Captivating Curves

I don’t know about you, but I am completely captivated by modern quilt patterns that feature circular shapes. I’d love to be a quilter who has conquered curvy quilts, but in reality, I’d classify myself as new and nervous when it comes to curved piecing. Quilts with curves have become quite popular in the realm…

5 Quilted Gifts to Give on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us again. Have you gotten a gift for that special someone in your life? If not, perhaps this is the year to skip the flowers and chocolate by making a handmade gift for your honey. Valentine gifts don’t have to be red, pink, heart-y or sparkly. They can be, oh they…

Top 10 Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns

Thanksgiving is more than a meal shared with family or friends. Just as the name implies, it’s the time to thank and to give. In honor of this favorite holiday, I’ve gathered ten quilt patterns for host and guest I think are the perfect additions to any Thanksgiving celebration: 1. Casserole Cover Keep your green…

Small Quilt Patterns for Halloween

As I was walking into the grocery store yesterday I spotted the telltale signs of Halloween. Bins of pumpkins, aisles of candy, and pumpkin-flavored foodstuff dotted the store. Since Halloween season appears to be upon us, I’ve decided to highlight a few of my favorite small quilting patterns that are just like the holiday; spooky…

Free Small Quilting Projects Perfect for Back to School

As the summer is winding down, a new school year is quickly approaching. I can’t resist perusing aisles bursting with colorful notebooks, fresh writing utensils, and those pristine pencil pouches. Inevitably a new set of colored pencils or a pack of brand-new pens will make their way into my cart. This year I’ve decided to…