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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Catch a Wave: Easy Quilt Patterns Perfect for Summer

The swelter of summer is in full swing and I’m finding myself wishing I lived closer to a beach. Unfortunately, hours at the swimming pool cannot compare to the salty air and the comforting sounds of waves crashing on the beach. Since the heat has me inside more than I’d like, I’ve decided to create…

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Contemporary Quilt Patterns Are Blooming This Summer

After spending most of this past weekend outside, I was stunned by the lilacs, irises, and tulips all abloom in my neighborhood. With frequent rain showers, there hasn’t been much opportunity to be outside at all this spring. It seems the April showers lasted right through May and are now bringing June flowers. I was…