Category Archives: Quilt Patterns

10 Applique Quilts – Great Inspirations For Your Next Project

Applique gives us much freedom of pattern.  There is so much we can do with applique that we cannot do with traditional quilt piecing.  Whether you like to do needle-turn applique, machine applique or raw-edge applique, your only limit in pattern-making is your own imagination.

Here are some great applique quilt patterns, some traditional, some non-traditional and some whimsical.

Wildflowers Quilt Pattern

Sweet Somethings Flower Applique Quilt

Whimsical Basket Quilt

Ocean Friends Applique Quilt

Poinsettia Applique Wall Hanging

Halloween Cat Applique Quilt Pattern

My Enchanted Garden: Appliqué Quilts in Cotton and Wool

The Best-Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O’Cake Designs

Baltimore Blocks for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide

Floral Applique Lap-Size Quiltwhimsical

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern using the links above, I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

Fast and Easy Scrap Quilt Tutorial – Use Up Those Scraps!

I love quilts that are made with just one simple block and, when set together, create a secondary pattern that is far more sophisticated than the original block.  That’s why I love this scrap quilt.

It doesn’t matter what colors are in your scrap basket, with this quilt you will Use Them All!

Here is information on the ruler I show in the video. We carry this in our online shop The Quilted Turtle.

The Cutting Edge Sharpening Ruller 6 1/2″ x 18 1/2″

 

12 Quilted Table Runners – Make One This Weekend!

Table runners are a great way to decorate your home. You can use them on dining room tables, coffee tables, end tables, under lamps, on dressers, and more! Table runners give you a way to change out a little bit of color in a room each season or when you just need a change, a fresh look.

A table runner is an easy way to try out a quilt pattern without having to make a whole quilt.  If I make a table runner, and find I like the pattern, I will then go ahead and make the whole quilt. If I find I didn’t have fun working on the pattern, I finish the table runner, and move on to another pattern.

Table runners make great gifts. Keep a few on hand, and you’ll always have a gift, even for unexpected gift-giving events.

Chevron Table Runner

Simply Helixed Charm Pack Table Runner

Mini Charmer Table Runner

Jewel Table Runner

Table Charm 2: A jelly roll pattern

Batik Scrappy Table Runner

Maple Leaf Table Runner

Fresh Squeezed Table Runner

Midnight Frost Table Runner

Candy Table Runner

Christmas Ornament Table Runner

Thankful Harvest Table Runner

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern form the links above, I may receive a small commission.  Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

11 Hexagon Quilts – You won’t be able to resist making one today!

Hexagon quilts are hot hot hot! New patterns and styles go way beyond Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The design possibilities are endless.

Hexagons started showing up in quilts in the early 1800s. Simple single-unit quilts were often the how hex’s were assembled, often by hand. Since then, hexagons have gone through an evolution. Hexagons can be used as a simple unit, or pieced out of many other pieces to create the hexagon. They can be put into a quilt by hand piecing, machine piecing, or English paper piecing.

You can now find whole books full of just hexagon quilts.  I’ve discovered these patterns easily available with the internet:

Hexagon Mug Rug

Hex Plus Quilt

Tetris Hex Quilt

Hexagon Table Mat

Flowers and Stars Hexagon Quilt

Hexagon Pillow Pattern

Those Charming Hexagons Quilt

Hexagon Pleasures Quilt

Hexie Alphabet Paper Pieced Patterns

Big Bold Baby Hexagons Modern Quilt

Hexie Zig-Zag Mug Rug

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from one of the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

12 Rail Fence Quilts – Fast and Easy – Make One This Weekend!

Rail Fence quilt patterns are great to use with Jelly Rolls. If you need a quick and easy quilt, you can’t go wrong with this easy traditional pattern.  And this easy pattern is also reat for scrap quilts.

If you are a beginner, this pattern is for you. You will be able to create a pretty quilt with very simple construction.  If you are not a beginner, this is a great one for quick baby quilts or charity quilts.

Here are a few rail fence patterns I found just for you.

Blush and Bloom Rail Fence Centerpiece

Rail Fence Improv Quilt

Off the Rails Quilt

Hobo Rail Fence Table Runner

Chair Rail Quilt

Baby Rails Quilt

Electric Rails Quilt

Zig Zag Rail Fence

Jelly Roll Rail Fence Quilt

Rock and Roll Jelly Roll Quilt

Floral Fence Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from one of the link above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

12 Heart Quilts For The Ones You Love – Make One Today!

Quilters make quilts for people they love. That is a long-standing tradition. And on off the most popular symbols of love is the heart. Quilt patterns have contained hearts for centuries. Folk art quilts often are embellished with applique hearts. Patchwork heart blocks have been popular for a very long time.  If you’re looking for a quilt pattern to express your love for your sweetheart, a relative, or friend, here are some patterns to choose from. And some of them are free!

Hearts on Fire Quilt

Candy Hearts Quilt

With All My Heart Quilt

iHeart Chevron Quilt

Hearts Entwined Quilt

You’re Mine Salvage Heart Quilt

zigzagZig Zag Love

Round Valentines Table Topper

Batik Hearts Quilt

Valentines Mug Rug

Our Hearts Will Go On Quilt

Heart Garden Quilt

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

Easy Quilt For Beginners Using Solid Fabrics – Gems and Jewels Quilt

Fabrics without prints can make a beautiful quilt. Most quilt fabrics have some sort of print on them and often more than one color. But fabrics in solid colors can make a stunning quilt all on their own. The Amish have been using solid fabrics for years.  You can achieve a very dramatic look with solids. And, here’s a tip, solid fabrics often cost a bit less than printed cottons.

 

12 Flying Geese Quilt Patterns – Make One This Weekend!

Flying Geese is one of those traditional patterns that can made into many many different types of quilts.  You can use the pattern to make a very old-fashioned quilt, or arrange the blocks into a more modern pattern.

Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Flying Geese Charm Mug Rug

Flying Geese Chase Quilt

Offset Flying Geese Block Quilt

Rainbow Flying Geese Quilt

Four Geese A Flying Quilt

Flying Geese Go Crazy Quilt

FlyingGeeseLogCharming Flying Geese Baby Quilt

Flying Geese Log Cabin Quilt

Wandering Geese

Flock of Geese Quilt Pattern

Geese in a Square Quilt

I’m Flying Quilt Pattern

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern form one of the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

12 Jelly Roll Quilts – Use Up Those Jelly Rolls!

Looking for Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns to use up those jelly rolls?  I’ve found a bunch for you!

How Did Jelly Rolls Get Started?

i remember when rotary cutters were first introduced to quilters as a tool to speed up your cutting process.  We grabbed them up fast and ran! (not literally, because that would be dangerous)  Soon the concept of cutting pieces from strips of fabric became popular. Since we have these nifty fast tools that cut strips super fast, let’s use strips for everything! Many designers adapted patterns to strips. It was a game-changer. Much of the quilting we do today begins with strips of fabric rather than cutting shapes..

Fabric companies caught on and started selling lines of fabric cut into strips. This is a fast and convenient way to make a beautiful quilt. The cutting is partially done for you, and the fabrics are designed to be used together.

Looking for Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns to use up those jelly rolls?  I’ve found a bunch for you!

On a Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

Connie’s Jelly Chevrons Quilt

Domino Star

Dresden Plate Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Sandwich Quilt 

Strawberry Jellies Quilt

Jelly Roll Squares Quilt

Big Block Jelly Logs Quilt

Legacy Jelly Roll Quilt

Saltwater Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Roll Jazz

Jelly Roll Rail Fence Quilt

Jelly Roll Balancing Act Quilt

Happy Quilting

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from one of the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

12 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns – What Should I Do With All These Fat Quarters?

How much fabric is in a Fat Quarter?  The answer is, one quarter yard. If you are not familiar with fat quarters, it is a common size for pre-cut pieces of cotton fabric. They are taken from one yard of fabric, cut in half lengthwise,and then in half width-wise. The dimensions are approximately 18″ x 22″. Quilters discovered that if they purchased fabric in fat quarters, they had a much more useable piece of fabric than a long strip that was a quarter yard.

I first became aware of fat quarters in the early ’90s. It was very exciting to be able to buy fabric this way. At first, you had to ask that a piece of fabric be cut in those dimensions. Before long, shop owners were cutting fat quarters from all of their bolts, and keeping them on hand. This made it oh so easy for us to grab and put in our shopping carts!

Here are some quilts you can make using just fat quarters.

Fat Quarter Fun

Mod Nine-Patch Quilt Pattern

Fat Quarter Four-Step Quilt

Phat Fat Quarter Quilt

Fat Quarter Pinwheel Quilt

Kite Tails Quilt

Tuscany Tile Fat Quarter Quilt

Journey Fat Quarter Quilt

Market Square Quilt

Going Dutch Fat Quarter Quilt

Bella Notte Fat Quarter Stars

Shadow Boxing Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!