Mother's Day: Thousands of Connecting Links to Fabulous Gift Ideas

If you are seeing this in your reader, blogger had a huge glitch and self-published this yesterday. I have substituted another blog post as an update..but it's not the updated version which comes out on February 1st.

Naughty blogger, and if you were concerned that the computers would begin to think for themselves..mine just did!!

Here's the old post so I can reuse it in an updated form in the future.

It's not too late to make Mother's Day gifts! Some of these can be made with fabrics you already have on hand and in less than an hour!

I can still remember when my own three children were young and all I really wanted for Mother's Day was an entire day for myself, to do what I wanted to do, all day long!

If you're even having that kind of Mother's will still love this list and these wonderful free patterns, tutorials, links, photos, and creative ideas for Mother's Day Gift Giving or Internet Browsing!!!

Here's quilt, quilting, clothings, gifts, and sewing room inspiration of all kinds!

 ABC's of Bags of All Kinds!

If you follow my blog (s) then you know that I love making bags! Whenever, I don't know what to give as a gift, whether it's a birthday, Christmas, someone is ill and needs to have surgery or chemo...well, I make them a bag! And if I don't make them a bag, I make them potholders, but they aren't nearly as usual for carrying as many things as once!

So, this summer, when I'd bought my 32+ yards of burlap to make table runners for the forest wedding with a barn reception for one of my daughters, I had so many narrow lengths and bits and pieces leftover, that I starting bag making in the middle of wedding preparations and gave them to all of the immediate family members who helped grow flowers, find or decorate vases, or actually would be helping us to set up and decorate.

So, I made 8 burlap bags and got them very nicely lined and delivered to their new owners the day before the week before the wedding. Oh, wait, I forgot to mention that I forgot all of their home made wooden slice piece of twigs buttons. And yes, I had to ask each person to bring their bag back and sew those buttons on as we visited!

But I got them done in time!

So, if you think you don't have time to make yourself a new bag...think again! Here are some really wonderful ideas, with free patterns and tutorials for making them!  Yes, I did lose my entire first free bag patterns link list know the one that took me three years to compile?  Bad email, bad! Now, I know that if you save drafts too long, well...they disappear! And who knows if blogger might not be the same! The whole Internet might disappear on us any day now, and you will STILL needs purses, handbags, cell phone cases, gift bags, travel bags, cosmetic cases..well, you get the picture and yes, there are lots more pictures, below!

Make yourself a new!




Googy Egg Bags




2-in-1 Cosmetic Case – Free Tutorial by Teje Karjalainen #sewing
Sew an iPhone or Smartphone Wallet - Free Sewing Pattern + Tutorial
Zipper Book Clutch Tutorial!
Free Purse Pattern and Tutorial - Dumpling Drawstring Grommeted Lunchbag Tote
Transform an old sweater into a gift-ready tablet case with this how-to from Sweet Paul.
Bigger on the Inside Drawstring Backpack - PDF Pattern
Free Purse Patterns To Sewing | easy great for beginners pattern description from the pattern unique
tute to make a Cell Phone Wallet
Cargo Duffle Free Pattern: Robert Kaufman Fabric Company
Cloverleaf Bag Tutorial + Pattern | Sew Mama Sew |
See-Through Zipper Pouches - Perfect for organizing purses, backpacks, diaper bags and more!
Tutorial: Little Hitchhiker's Backpack by Christina McKinney for Birch Fabrics
Some Craft Blog: Hipster Backpack Tutorial PART 1

7" Tablet or Kindle Case Tutorial - Book Style Tutorial Links

All Wrapped Up Kindle Case

Blue Jeans Kindle Cover by Sewing for Utange
Book Style Kindle Cover
Cup of Tea and a Book Nook Cover
DIY No Sew Tablet Cover
eReader Cover Tutorial
e-reader Cover Tutorial
e Reader Cover by Urban Threads
How to Make a Moleskin iPad Case
How to Make a Tablet Case
Kindle Fire iPad Tablet Case Pattern
Kindle Case Tutorial by Divine Crafting
Kindle Cover by Clover and Violet
Kindle Cover by FeelinCrafty
Kindle Cover by Whipstitch
Kindle Fire Cover by Crafty Capable
Kindle Fire Cover by the Little Waffleflower
Kindle Cover by Skip to my Lou
Kindle Cover from old Book
Kindle Nook Cover
Make a Kindle Cover from a Hard Cover Book
Nook Cover Do it Yourself
Nook Cover your Boring Case
Nook Kindle Cover from old Book
Owl Kindle Cover
Personalized ebook Reader Cover
Zippered Kindle Cover

Folding Stand Up Tablet or Kindle Case & Phone Tutorial Links

Other Kinds of Tablet eReader Holder Links

Turn your Book Style or Folding Stand case in to a Smart Case!

Tablet, e reader, Nook & Kindle Sleeve or Envelope Tutorial Links

Bow Kindle Case
Custom Kindle Case
DIY Easy Kindle Cover
DIY Kindle Cover
e-Reader Sleeve
Easy Kindle Case
Felt IPad Cover
Geek Chic iPad Case - very sharp!
Greyling Tablet Case
Hand Stitched Veleveteen Kindle Clutch
Handmade eReader Cover
How to Make a Cover for Your Kindle
iPad Case by biscuit
iPad Covery by Minatalie's Craft Studio
iPad Cover or Any Laptop Envelop Style
iPad or Tablet Padded Sleeve
iPad Pouch Tutorial
iPad Sleeve Three Ways
iPad Sleeve with Removable Cross Body Strap
iPad Slip Case with Pocket
iPad Slip Cover with Wrap Around Pocket
Kindle Case by 100 Billion Stars
Kindle Case Option 1
Kindle Case Tutorial by Sewing Novice
Kindle Case Tutorial by the Traveling Cabinet
Kindle Cover by Tilly Mint
Kindle Cover for a Kindle Lover
Kindle Keeper
Kindle Touch Slip Case
Kindle Nook eReader Case
Kobo Kozy
Laptop Kindle iPad Sleeve Tutorial
Made With Love's Fabric Kindle Cover
Make Your Own Tablet Kindle Case
Nook or Kindle Soft Case
One Hour IPad Sleeve
Padded iPad Case
Padded iPad Sleeve
Patchwork Kindle Case
Patchwork Kindle Cover
Pretty Zippered iPad Cover
Quilted IPad Cover
Quilted Tablet Cover
Ruffled Kindle Case Tutorial
Running Before I can Walk Kindle Case
Scrappy Felt iPad Cover
Sew a Nook or Kindle Tablet Case
Sew Your New Tablet Coverlet
Sewn Tablet or eReader Case - woven felt
Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case
Slightly Self Cleaning iPad Sleeve
Smart and Simple Tablet Case
Tablet Coverlet
Tablet Cozy
Tablet or iPad Padded Case
Travel Handmade iPad or Laptop Sleeve
The Book Keeper
Waterproof iPad Cover
World's Easiest Kindle Touch Cover

The Mama Backpack
Backpack Bag Tutorial
Patchwork Purse
Noriko Handbag pattern
Bag It Up Bag
How-To Sew a String Backpack
Zippered Lined Pouch
Pen Case
1 Hour bag
Jordy Bag
A-line Jordy Bag
Boxy Red Bag
Clutch Purse with Antique pin closure
Cutout Handle Tote
Grocery Tote
Hobo Bag
Gingham Purse
Little Boxy Pouch
Lotus Bag
Messenger Bag
Style Tote
Cosmetic bag
Diaper Bag with Elastic Pocket
Spring Bag
A-Line Bag
Mini Duffles
Triangular Cosmetic Bag
Putting a Zipper Pocket in a bag
Hip Pockets Purse
Fold Away Tote
Wandering Sack
Singlet Style Shopping bag
Basket Bag
Kids Easy Beach Bag
Sleeper Bag
Mini Duffel Bag
Box Bag
Reversible Shoulder bag
Pleated Tote
Wrist Bag
Hip Mama Diaper Bag
Grocery Bag
Signature Style Tote
Lindie Bag
Cherry Blossom Bag
Tiny happy Bag
ClutchFabric Shopping Bag
Purse Organiser
My First Purse
A Bag out of Old Jeans
Mini Tote
Pleated Tote
Little Shopping Bag
Classic Tote
Nice Big Shoulder Bag
Kiddie Messenger Bag
Basic Purse
Amy Butler Yoga Bag
Change Purse
Quilted Wallet
Piggy Bank Purse
Plastic Coated Tote
Change Purse/Credit Card Holder
Zippered Coin Purse
14 Bag Tutorials by U-Handblog Bag Tutorials

Basket, Box and Tray Tutorial Links

All Good Organization Starts with Craft - fabric bins tutorial
Back with Buckets
Basket and Bow Tutorial
Building a Fabric Basket with Vintage Fabrics and Grommets
Burlap Container
Coiled Fabric Basket
Collapsible Buckets - Instructables
Collapsible Storage Baskets
Cupcake Trinket Box
DIY Network Crafty Bucket
Dollar Store Basket
Emblibrary's Fabric Basket
Easter Basket Toy Bucket
Fabric Basket Tutorial
Fabric Bin Tutorial by Delilah's mom
Fabric Bin Tutorial by Crazy Craft Bugs
Fabric Bins
Fabric Bins Tutorial
Fabric  Box Tutorial

Fabric Bucket/Basket

I love making aprons, potholders, counter and dish mats! But when it comes to most things, I wing the patterns on my own, publish tutorials for my own versions that usually combine techniques and ideas, and then include those ideas in all of the links to free patterns that I collect and share!

An apron is not something you might ordinarily make yourself, but its wonderful to have on hand when you need one! And they are way cute to wear when you're cooking for company... or just are wearing something new or nice that you don't want to get a spill on! And best of all, they've been a big hit as gifts!!

I love to make a complete apron, some hotpad/potholders, serged edged cloth napkins, and a simple little tea cozy ...the simple cozy is the one at the top left of the photo above
(see its little lifting up and down pull tab?). Once I get one set designed and made, I can't help myself...I have to make more and I create multiple sets in no time at all!

(A Short Cut Through Time: Daisy Kingdom Apron Panel)

So, one year...three sets, another year...a repeat for anyone who has really used their apron or potholders and needs a new get the idea!!!

And when I'm in a hurry, it's lovely to have a simple printed panel from a discount fabric store on hand. This one was from the Daisy Kingdom line and it was sooo popular one Christmas in Alaska, that I had two sisters-in-laws literally fighting over it!

The victor wore it quite literally all day long, even when she was eating Christmas dinner and just visiting with our big family.  Oh, yes! Show off your victory big time, Becky!That's the year I knew I had a great gift that was truly appreciated!

Unfortunately, Daisy Kingdom closed a number of years ago, but you can still find their various pre-printed pieces online, at tag sales, and often in free share fabric tables.

My Own Alaskan "Kuspuk" the original Apron in Alaska

(How To Make A Kuspuk)

I grew up in Alaska, and the native Alaskans especially of the northern and north western areas make and wore kuspuks. But what most people don't realize is that this is not a 'dress' or a 'jacket' as most people assume. It was actually an apron of sorts.

Women and girls wore the long version...with a skirt ruffle..over their other clothing to protect that clothing from the hard work of cleaning fish, seals etc. for food, clothing, lamp oil and other means of survival. For many years, I helped a SIL teach grade school children(and their parents) how to make these, designing our own non standard math 'non patterns'...measuring lengths and cutting to size.

My other links included in that post show many years of this great project, our wearing of them to visit the Governor and his family in Juneau Alaska, and how we were not only featured in the Alaska Daily Empire but online and referenced during a legislative session for Kuspuk Friday...when all of Alaska's legislator' literally wear kuspuks to work!

Baby Nursing Cover-Up Apron Tutorial

And last but not least, nursing aprons or baby coverups that I have made for several wonderful mom's who have chosen natural baby feeding, but still want to be discrete in public for others!  I created my own patterns and they are both reversible and can be pocket pouched just like a quillow so they fold up for carrying and look like this!

Since I also make 'quillows for gifts' I came up with the idea of self pocket for pillow pouching both of my nursing coverup aprons! I'm just so clever ;)

Baby Nursing Cover-Up Apron Tutorial

Yes, the entire nursing apron is folded up using my special tutorial technique into that little pocket! (Two sizes of aprons for two sizes of little mama is super extra small and one a medium so I designed the aprons to be just the right size!)  And, you can use my idea for any kind of pocket pouched apron!

And  here is my ongoing list of links, tutorials etc for making a variety of aprons...from full length bib aprons, to simple skirt front aprons, to nursing cover up aprons for feeding baby discretely.

I'm still in the process of finding links and don't have all of the photos yet..but you can surely find something that will work for you and if inspired to come up with one of your own!

Free (Full-length w. bib) Apron Patterns


4th of July Apron
Smock Apron
Butcher Style Apron Pattern
Crafty Gal – Dressing For Success
jcaroline Creations Apron Instructions
Martha Stewart – Bakers Apron, template is here (pdf)
Apron Tutorial – Jeans Apron
Free Apron Pattern
Taly’s Very Easy Apron
Suzy Homemaker Apron – Tutorial
Make a Plain Apron (updated dead link)
Apron Pattern (not English, Japanese? but is fully illustrated) download file is here

Free Lined and Reversible Apron Pattern

Lined Apron Tutorial
Nana’s Reversible Half Apron (with tutorial)

Free (Made From Dishtowels) Apron Patterns

Dishtowel Apron Tutorial
Quick and Fun Apron Made from Two Dish Towels
Martha Stewart’s Dish Towel Apron
Homespun Apron
Towel Turned Apron

Free Craft Project Friendly Apron Patterns

Craft Apron Tutorial

Crafty Tool Belt
Martha Stewart’s Crafter’s Apron

Free House work/ house keeping Apron Patterns

Sew A Clean Sweep Apron!
Martha Stewart’s Carryall Apron

More Apron Patterns and Ideas and Tips!

Free Directions to Sew an Apron Using One Yard of Fabric
Shimmy, Shake, & Bake Apron pattern download is here (pdf)
Pleated Embroidered Apron
Jeans Apron and another similar concept here
Valentine Ruffle Apron
Keeping it Real Sewing Series: Apron Tutorial pattern downloads: Part 1 and Part 2 (both pdf)
Half Yard Apron
Scalloped Apron the pattern download is here (pdf)

Knit and Crochet Aprons

Daisy Apron
Party Apron
Kitschy Apron in Cotton Chenille
Crocheted Apron
Cheeky Squares Apron

Clothespin Aprons

My Byrd House Clothspin Apron
Vintage Apron Bonnet Pattern

Children’s Aprons

Tutorial: Little Girls’ D-Ring Ribbon Belt Apron
Sewing: How to make a kid-sized chef apron
Quilt Block Apron
Smocket pattern pattern download is here (pdf)
Apron/Sunbonnet Combination
Quick Apron Tutorial

Vintage Style Aprons and Vintage Patterns

Vintage Pillowcase Apron Tutorial
50’s half-aprons with tie-pocket pattern/tutorial
Retro Orange-Flowered Apron w/ Tutorial
Vintage Apron Pattern
1940’s Style Bib Apron (pdf)

Men’s Aprons

Men’s Apron Tutorial
Chef’s Apron

Cute Misc Links

Hillbilly Housewife: Apron Evangelism
Sweet Little Apron Ornament Tutorial
Little aprons – free crochet pattern

Nursing Coverup Aprons for Feeding Baby Discretely

Baby Nursing Cover-Up Apron Tutorial ( own pocket pouched version!)

Reversible Cover Up for Nursing Baby
Tent Like With Boning Nursing Cover
Nap time Simple cover up

From Michele Bilyeu "With Heart and Hands" primary blog...other associated links:

 Potholders, Counter Cloths, Mug and Coffee Press Wrap ...Patterns, tutorials and just plain blog and sewing and quilting fun!

  On The Cheap With October Projects

 Yes, I Still Sew and Quilt !

 Frugal Fun: Make a Potholder!

  Yes, Those are Catfood Pull Tabs

 AD36: The Fat Gene You Can Catch 

Eating Humble Pie

Love, Chaos and Meandering

 Potholder Therapy and Kitchen Love

 Everyday Art
In The Sewing Room

 How To Make a Heart Shaped 'Mitt' Potholder

 Make a Scrappy Potholder

Camp Sherman: A Token Gift, Left Behind

Patriotic Sewing Frenzy


 From Pinterest; Click to fully open and then connect to supporting link!



Simple h(art) quilting to make a fabric card, wall hanging, or little prayer flag to send to someone who needs it! You don't even need a pattern for some thing like these!

My own heart shaped or themed tutorials:

 My String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow make with strings or solids and use the little pocket in the back...for sending good wishes of any kind!

Making a (Cardiac) Heart Pillow
perfect for post surgery for either cardiac or breast cancer patients, hugging a pillow over the heart after cardiac surgery or under the arm after breast surgery have been shown to help significantly with post-operative pain.



Origami 'Petal Bag' Tutorial


Make a quilt with either string pieced hearts or applique'd hearts:

My own  simple quilt and applique a heart on top of its blocks!

Plaids and Prints: Valentine Heart Pillow Pattern...pdf download below:

Valentine Heart Pillow Pattern 

pdf pattern from the link above (lots of cute sayings like those that are on candy hearts)

And collection of more than a hundred links for free heart shaped quilt blocks or heart themed quilt or craft patterns all in one place for you to check out for special gift for a loved one, or for another Valentine's Day in the future! Links below:

Freebies: Paper pieced hearts

How to Make County Raggedy Heart Coasters

Heart Patterns

Click on the PICTURE to Download the Free Pattern from Cindy Carter!doll quilt 2 




Terri at Quilternity’s Place (hearts above) is sharing a couple of free heart quilt patterns on her blog.

Go HERE to read more.
Images credit: Quilternity’s Place

Heart Garden quilt tutorial by Ellie Roberts for Moda Bakeshop

Candy Hearts Quilt by Gigi's Thimble for Moda Bakeshop

 Vintage Heart Collage by Allison Aller  free pattern at American Quilter

Heart Tree by Liz Jones from her book Flowers, Hearts and Garlands, free applique pattern at American Quilter


 Have a Heart, free pattern by Becky Goldsmith  Linda Jenkins at Piece o'Cake Designs

 free quilt pattern by Nina Lise Moen at Mrs Moen Free Patterns

Scrappy Heart Quilt by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter (there are seven different free hearts patterns at this link)

Be Still My Heart tutorial by Jacquie Gering at Tallgrass Prairie Studio


Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué Hearts, Deonn Stott for Riley Blake Designs tute and pattern

Twisting Heart Valentine Tutorial..this one is just 18"..use it for a carseat cover, a wallhanging, or a pillow"

Twisting Heart Valentine at Freemotion by the River

   Heart Blocks

Nine-Patch Heart: FREE Quilt Block Pattern


Nine-Patch Heart: FREE Quilt Block Pattern
Download your FREE Nine-Patch Heart Block pattern from link below. Refer to the McCall's Quilting issue shown below for the Heart of the Home quilt pattern by Jackie Robinson.
Heart of the Home: Cheerful Valentine Table Runner Quilt Pattern

Click here to download their FREE Nine-Patch Heart Quilt Block Pattern from their FREE online Quilt Block Reference library.

Have fun designing your own Valentine's Day quilts. The Valentines blocks shown here each finish to approximately 8". Make one block and frame it, or assemble a group of blocks into a quilt. By mixing fabrics and block styles and alternating sashing between blocks, the possibilities are endless.

Heart ‘n Hand Needle Case (p) (pdf)Heart 'n Hand Needle Case Pattern (pdf)
Heart Blocks
The Heart Pillow Program - NEW - Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick

Appliqué Heart Wreath

Have A Heart Patterns-New!!!!

 ave A Heart from Carol Doaks

Choose the woven heart, the bow heart or the star heart to send a message of love and friendship.

Click to download the pdf

Floral Hearts
Read her tutorial at link above:
Download her pattern from her link, as well: Click here for Pattern

Sketching the pattern
Wonky Hearts:

Wonky Hearts: Sharon of Indigo Threads

Paper Pieced Heart Blocks

Sorry for the missing photos below. I'm working on them. Sometimes, websites close or change web addresses, sometimes things just go wrong !

Brown Heart - new
Valentine 2007

Heart 2005
Broken heart
Sketching the pattern

Heart Quilting Patterns from original Nancy Page published patterns circa 1980's


nested heart motifs
Stack'n Whack Hearts

Strings ~ Hearts from Mary at

Make a Patchwork Heart Quilt Block

heart quilt blocks

Heart and Hands Tea Cozy Click here (to download Template Diagrams, PDF format

How to Create a Heart-in-Hand Valentine Card

Cheater's patchwork,cut and paste fabric squares: a card making tutorial

Flower hearts Yvonne's dk...pdf dnload of pattern only

Pastel hearts Yvonnes dk dnload of pdf pattern only

Crazy Patch Heart

Click to download the pdf

String Heart Block from sophie

Many Pieced Heart Blocks by Carol Doak, including Pink Ribbons and Hearts

AmeriHearts at Home PP Heart can be a Signature Block

Piece by Number, CandyBox Heart
Quilters Online Resource, Hearts A Bloom
Quilters Online Resource, Beginner HeartsEZ Quilts Heart Block

18" Square

Here’s My Heart

Ute-Barbara Skjønberg, Norway

Heart Block

Quiltaholics Heart  Heart Block, Cole Brothers

Janet Smith’s Hearts pdf download

 JC Quilts, Pieced Heart
JC Quilts, 1997,

JC Quilts, 1998,


Nutmeg Nook’s Primitive Heart

Warner Stained Glass (these could be pieced)

 Mrs. Burns Chained Heart pdf download

Australian Heartland pdf

Pat Patches Crazy Heart (in Portuguese) pdf
: simple pieced heart with lots of diagrams

  The Heart Pillow Program for Heart and Stroke Patients

Bypass Heart Surgery Heart, Photo


Think Pink quiltLogic
Quilters Neighbourhood Pieceable Hearts

 Quilt Pox Think Pink Hearts

Red Dawn’s Woven Heart

 paper pieced
Sandy Bonsib’s Pieced Heart Block

 Sew Quilty, Jake’s Heart

Sew Quilty, Scrappy Heart

Sew Quilty, Strippy Heart

Sewing Kit Inside
Portable Hand-sewing Kit.

Heart Pin Step-by-Step

My Newest Add-ins

tiny tutorial ~ Valentines: Jane LaFazio's handsewn felt hearts and painted rocks..

does it get any better than this???

 Jane LaFazio's  Hand sewn Felt Hearts and Painted Rocks

valentine tutorial

Love Bugs

There is something extra special about receiving a handmade Valentine. These Valentine ladybugs are a cute way to let someone know how much you care. It's a fun and easy project that even the kids can help out with. You can make one or a whole class set of these adorable love bugs. It's okay to be creative with the colors. This is a great way to use up some of the bits of scrapbooking paper you may already have.


  • 1 piece of white cardstock to print the heart template
  • 1 piece of colored cardstock
  • 1 piece of coordinating patterned paper
  • 2 small brads - I used heart shaped ones, but plain brass ones work fine
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • black pen or marker
  • 1/8 inch hole punch
  • 2 small googly eyes and glue (optional)
Directions can be found here:  Love Bug Valentine's

sewing kit ensemble! 

You can find the tutorials for most of these "Snippets" HERE,  

Bloomin' Blossoms for Spring
Table Topper, 20" x 20"

Tutorial/Downloadable Pattern ←



Quiltscapes Hen Party Chicks Pincushions:  TUTORIAL

  Hen Party Chicks @ Sew We Quilt:  STORY & TUTORIAL
Spring Chickens @ Riley Blake Designs:  TUTORIAL
Printer-Friendly Instructions:  PATTERN'
 I   Appliqué
 ~ Raw Edge Appliqué Basics

Free Pincushion, Pincushion/Thread Catcher,Armrest Pincushion Caddy Patterns:


 LOG CABIN Chicken Pin Cushion!!! 

thanks for the pdf link to the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and to the photo of a pincushion, made and featured at the  "The Chicken Run" Challenge Group..see lots and lots of chickens!!


Spring Chickens!Foul Fowl!
Spring Chickens! Spring Chickens!
Riley Blake website:
↑ Tried folding rick-rack for the comb, too.  So cute, makes me smile.
"Hen Party Chicks."
You've got to admit, they're adorable ~ Don't they just make you smile?!  
I think everyone should have a basketful of these cheerful chicks.
Printable Instructions HERE
More to check out for the same chicken pincushion idea:
2 identical log cabin blocks, 4" x 4" (3 1/2" x 3 1/2" finished); 1 square 2" x 2" of ... Lay down one log cabin block, right side up, as illustrated with the dark half of ... Fat Quarter Bundles, Original Quilt Kits, Quilting Fabrics & FREE Quilt Patterns

Chicken Pincushions with Thread Caddy Nests

Weathervane wall quilt, free pattern by Debbie Busby at All People Quilt

Rise and Shine wall hanging, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring

Mr. Rooster, free pattern by Caroll at West Michigan Quilter

Cat's Rooster, free pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked

Jaunty Rooster, free pattern by Julie Lynch for Benartex

Birds of a Feather wall quilt by Cynthia Scott at Janome

Redwork Chicken Embroidery Pattern by Cheryl C. Fall for

Rise and Shine Placemat Tutorial by Vicki Welsh

 Rooster Quilt Block, free pattern at How Stuff Works

Chickens in the Coop, inspired by “Birds of a Feather” from Kevin Kosbab, made by Laura Boehnke for All People Quilt 

Hen and Flowers wall hanging, free pattern at All People Quilt

Cocks Crow in the Morn, free pattern by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt

I heart mom!!!

TUTORIAL @ Riley Blake Designs: Photo Tutorial ← click here

  I {Heart} Appliqué II
Chenille Appliqué

TUTORIAL @ Riley Blake Designs: Photo Tutorial ← click here

Bloomin' Posy

~ Tissue Cozy ~

~ Tableside Pressing Pad ~

~ A Snappy Eyeglass Case ~

Deluxe Tape Measure

Scissor Holder/Lanyard

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion


Hen Party Chick Pincushion TUTORIAL

Laminate Sewing Kit  



Heart Box Tutorial

photo below

What's in YOUR Sewing Kit?

Heartstrings Quilt Project by Mary

Patriotic Heartstrings for Our Soldiers 

String Quilting Tutorial and Online Links

;;And Just For Fun! Free Patterns for Hearts to knit or crochet!

Filet Crochet
The following filet crochet charted patterns are on this site - About Crochet:

Hearts Border (Add Initials)

Hearts Border With Love

Hearts Filet Crochet Bedspread

Hearts Filet Crochet Tablecloth

Heart With Rose Center

Double Hearts Fridgie
At Crochet Memories: Interlocking hearts made with worsted weight yarn.

Heart Fridgie
At Lee's World: Made with sport weight cotton. (Photo)

Heart Fridgie or Pin
At Crochet Memories: Made with worsted weight yarn; center is crocheted around a plastic ring. (Photo)

 Valentine Hearts Fridgie
At Crochet Memories: Made with small amounts of worsted weight yarn. (Photo)

 Valentine Magnet/Pin
At Crochet'N More: Made with worsted weight yarn. (Photo)

 Hot Pads
Hearts Hot Pad
On this site - About Crochet: This hot pad uses the ruffling technique; a how-to is included. (Photo)

 Textured Hearts Hot Pad
At Priscilla's Patterns: Includes instructions for potholder, hotpad and dishcloth. (Photo)

Heart Motif
At Jenn's Crochet Page: You could use this as an applique, a magnet; bet you can think up more uses. (Photo)

Heart Motif 2
At Jenn's Crochet Page: Made with size #10 cotton thread. (Photo)

Valentine Brooches
At Joyful Abode: She gives directions for making the heart shapes into pins. (Photo)

Heart Shape Pillow
At Crochet Me: Easy-to-make shapes are joined to form the heart-shaped pillow. (Photos)

Connected Hearts Shawl in Filet Crochet
On this site - About Crochet: A triangle shaped shawl pattern that I created, featuring my Connected Hearts charted design.


Quilts,Quillows and Quirky Quilting Quandries:

What can you do with 2 yards of assorted scrap fabrics? Cut them up into 3 1/2" strips, continuously piece them together, or cut them into segments (shown above) and lay your strips into 45" rows.Add a border or two and you'll end up with this simple scrap quilt that ends up being a wonderful 68" x 70".

What can you do with simple squares, cut to fit bars and strips...pretty much the same things..only add some simple appliques hearts or stars!

 Fast and easy!  Don't like winging it?  Need a quick and easy...and free!...pattern???

Check out these wonderful sites for a total of more than 2,500 free quilt patterns for free downloading! I've added so many new links with so many free pattern downloads in each one...I could be at 3,000 free patterns (easily) by now! But I'm not going to count again ;)

And if you were looking for a specific quilt BLOCK and not a Quilt Pattern: check out my other huge list here:Huge List of Free Quilt Block Patterns

Free Quilt Patterns List 2013: (continually corrected and updated)

And I have to be honest with you! I have collected WAY MORE than 2,500 free quilt patterns. I could only count to 2,500 (well, the program I was using, anyway ;-)  It might be 5,000 free patterns by now, because SO MANY of them link to a lot more than the one photo or one link I used!

Individual listings, then themes, categories etc. as you move through the list. Not always alphabetized as that's a huge ongoing process..but I try my best!

Amy Butler: View, then download in pdf format
Andover Fabrics
A to Z Blankets 4 Kids

BOM Free Quilt Patterns
Clothworks Textiles - Free Quilt Patterns

Eleanor Burns: Free Patterns
EZQuilts Free Patterns

Free Quilt Patterns
Freespirit Fabric free patterns
Fons and Porter: over 200 (sign up 1st) FREE Downloads
Free Scrap Saver Quilt Patterns
Free Quilt Patterns
Free Quilt Patterns and Premier Quilting Patterns
Henry Glass Fabrics
Hoffman Fabrics
Jan Patek Quilts
Jinny Beyer Studio
Lucy Fazely
Marcia Hohn: The Quilter's Cache
Marcus Brothers Fabrics
Mary Quilts: Free Quilt Patterns
Michael Miller Fabrics
Moda Bake Shop
Moda Fabrics Free Patterns
Moda Fabrics Free Patterns: United Notions
My Favorite New Link's at the Golden Thimble!
Nancy Rink Designs
Odds and Ends
Pat patterns for your own or with AAQI quilts Download AAQI Release
Patchalot More...Free Patterns from our own Marcie!
Peach Quilting/patterns
Quilting With A Passion!
Patterns Based on Antique & Vintage Quilts
Quilt Patterns - Four Patch Star Quilt Pattern - Star Block Directions
Pat Sloan free patterns
Pat Speth Free Quilt Designs
(The) Quilter's Cache - Marcia Hohn's free quilt patterns!
Quilts & Free Quilt Patterns
Quiltmaker magazine
Quiltville's Fabulous Free Pattern Hotlinks!
Quilter's Vortex
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
RJR Fabrics
Scrap Quilts - Free Quilt Patterns - Learn How to Make Quilts
Springs Creative Free Quilt Patterns
Stitchin' Post Free Patterns
This 'n That Fabrics
Timeless Treasures Fabrics
Windham Fabrics

Looking for one of our group blogger's free patterns?

*Patchalot More...Free Patterns from our own Marcie!
2009 Patchalot's Marcie's: CHRISTMAS PUNCH

Judy Laquidera's Free Patterns
Big Star
Black Friday
Buttons & Bows
Catch a Spinning Star
Daisy Star
Out of the Bag
Peaches & Dreams
Pink Poinsettias
QOV #1
QOV #2

Click here for Quillow Photo Tutorial

Specific Themes listed below (as showcased on my site)
Specific themes, alphabetical order :

Angel Quilt Patterns
Angel Applique Pattern .
Country Angel and Wallhanging
Angel Wall hanging
This 10" x 21" wall hanging uses 4 foundation-pieced log cabin blocks.
Angel with Horn
Line drawing only of Christmas angel with horn.
My Special Angel
Cute everyday angel to applique.
4 Appliqued Angels
Line drawings only of 6 different angels, including 2 Sunbonnet Sue angels.
Quilt Angel Applique Pattern
Quilt angel has pins in her mouth, scissors around her neck and a basketful of fabric.
Applique Patterns
Asterisks and Quilt
Baby Flower Box Quilt
Baby Valori Wells Dreamy Quilt
Baby Quilt Patterns
Baby Quilt Pattern: The Ultimate Blankey
Baby, Preemie, 9-Patch Quilt, 18”
Baby, Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt, 18” *
Baby, Preemie, One Patch Quilt
Baby, Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders
Basket Quilt Patterns
Bazooples Storybook Quilt
(Just) Bugs (sign in to view for free)
Beginner Quilt Patterns

***Bento Box Quilt Pattern Tutorial by Michele Bilyeu of 'With Heart and Hands"...that's me!

Bento Box Instructions
Blue Jeans Quilt
Boo!-ti-ful Halloween Wall Hanging
Building Quilt Patterns
Bug's on Parade
Bullseye circle quilt tutorial
Bull's-eye Scrap Quilt/raw edge
Bullseye: Cluck Cluck Sew: Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial
Bullseye Quilt Class | Country Threads
Bullseye Quilt How To
*Butterfly Quilts
Butterfly Circle
Butterfly QuiltButterfly Quilt Pattern
Butterfly Quilt Patterns

Colorful Butterfly
Disappearing Nine Patch
Disappearing 9 Patch/Twist Turn variation
Eight Hands Around Quilt Pattern - Free Quilt Patterns
Elephant Quilt Block to applique
Elephant Quilt
filmstrip quilt
Hopi Butterfly Quilt Block

Stained Glass Butterfly
Butterfly Quilt Patterns
Butterfly Quilt Patterns
Cathedral Windows
Calico Cat Block Pattern
Calico Cat, Gingham Dog patterns
Cat Quilt Pattern
Cats (Tessalating) Quilt Pattern [PDF]Kool Kats Kwilt Pattern.psd
Cathedral Windows Quilt
Charity Baby & Preemie Patterns
Charity Quilt Patterns
Charity Quilt Strings

Child Quilt Patterns
Child Quilt Bear, Bunny, Butterfly and Cow
Child Quilt, Chicken, Duck, Elephant and Giraffe
Child Quilt, Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat
Child Quilt, Mallard, Owl and Penguin
Child Quilt, Pig, Raccoon and Sheep
Child Quilt, Squirrel, Turtle and Zebra
Chinese Coins: Quilt as You Go Pattern pdf
Christmas Projects
Circus Tent block
Coffee & Tea Patterns
Crazy Quilts

Disappearing 9 Patch, 16 Patch and Twist/Turn Variations

Disappearing Nine Patch (tutorial)
Dog Quilt Patterns
(Free) Dog Quilt Patterns
Dog Daze and Feline Frenzy from Fons %Porter pdf
Easter Quilt Patterns

*(Free) Easter Quilt Patterns

Easy Quilt Patterns
Fastest Charity Quilt Top Ever
Fish, Frogs & Bugs
Food & Drink Patterns

'GO' Quilter (Accuquilt type cutters) pdf quilt patterns that can be used for many projects

Garden Quilt Patterns

Bloomin' Hearts, click on image above

happy hearts quilt block...project linus
Hearts, Bows & Ribbons
Heart (Log Cabin) Quilt Block Pattern
(Quilts with) Hearts & Hearts on Quilts

Hexagons....Grandmother's Garden Quilt

 Hexagon Medallion Quilt

Holiday Themed Patterns
Holiday Themed Patterns

How To Make A Quillow 
a quilt with a self pocket that turns it into a pillow!

Jig Swatches Puzzle Quilt Pattern
Juggling Clown
Lollipops [PDF]
Log Cabin/Traditional Quilts
(Irregular) Log Cabin Quilt
Memory, Photo Quilts
Mermaid Quilt Pattern
Miniature Quilt Patterns
Miscellaneous Patterns
Nautical & Lighthouses
Nine Patch Quilt
Novelty Quilt Patterns
'One Block Wonder/Kaleidscope Style Pattern'
'One Block Wonder/Kaleidescope Techniques and Tips Info
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saints Pattern

*Patriotic Quilting Patterns my showcased list

Paper Pieced Patterns
Quilts with Hearts & Hearts on Quilts
Quilt Blocks
Quilt in a Day
Redwork Quilt
Redwork & Stitchery

Religious Quilt Patterns

Far Above Rubies a Bible sampler quilt. The pioneers also had some favorite quilts related to their faith. An example found on this site is
Delectable Mountains Quilt Pattern
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saints Pattern
Old Testament Blocks

Salute the Flag!
Sampler Quilt Patterns
Scrap Saver Patterns
Seasonal Quilt Patterns
Six (6) Hour Quilt

*My list of Free Snowman Quilt Patterns

Snowman Quilt Pattern
Snowman Quilt Patterns
Snowman Free Pattern
Snowman, Heart and Stars Appliques

Stack'n Whack Kaleidescope...ala Bethany Reynolds
Stack'n Whack Hearts

Stained Glass Butterflies
Stained Glass Butterfly Free Quilt Pattern
Star and Heart Quilt Pattern

*St. Patrick's Day Quilt Blocks or Quilt Patterns
*String Quilting Tutorial and Patterns*Sunbonnet Sue Patterns
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Quilt Pattern and easy kids quilt
Tactile Quilt Pattern For Alzheimer's Patients
Take 5...write me for is failing
ticker tape quilt
Trip Around the World...Scrappy version
Twelve Moons by Robert Kaufman
Vintage Quilt Pattern

Raw Edge Layer Cake Quilt from 'Bloom'


 The wonderful " Disappearing Nine Patch"seems to a technique in continual process of new and more involved variations.  Simply put, a nine patch block is created and then sliced apart in a myriad of different cuts or with different color arrangements so it literally disappears and is replaced by four smaller units. Apparently, Karin Hallaby, wrote a book in 2002 called "Magic Pillows, Hidden Quilts, which included a Magic Nine Patch quilt made using the same technique that's so popular today. Nancy Brenan Daniel also wrote a book called Disappearing Nine Patch in 2002 but apparently it is quite different from what we are calling that style today.  Eventually, an online blog by Helen Bailey, featured a tutorial about her own use of the disappearing nine patch but she referred to it by a different name. The same technique has been called Tossed Nine Patch (by Eleanor Burns) and (possibly) 9 to 4 by other quilters and authors.
And now of course, we have disappearing 4 patches, 9 patches, and on and on with so many fun and varied improvisations.  But just to have a look, check out some of  the images and links that I have discovered and create new and easy blocks and quilts of your own!

Let's start with some fun and simple 4 Packs as I share links to some tutorials and some different variations from what you might hink of as a D4P..or Disapearing 4 Patch, as well!


Disappearing 4 Patch..
This version..below.... is great with Charm Packs!

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Disappearing 4-Patch from Chock a Block Quilt link to her blog for the tutorial!










 wonky Disappearing four patch from Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt

The Disappearing Patch: free quilt patterns, tutorial or photo ideas:

Simplest design and cut:

Love Laugh Quilt: D9P shown below:






Disappearing 9 Patch 

 Disappearing Nine Patch

Disappearing 9 Patch/Twist Turn variation

Modern D9P by Kristy Daum

Disappearing 9 Patch tutorial

Another version of the Disappearing 9 Patch tutorial

A different color scheme for the D9P quilt

Disappearing 9-Patch Variation

Disappearing 9-Patch Variation from Chock a Block Quilt Blocks

The Twist and Turn D9P quilt

D9P video & different layout

Wacky 9 Patch

Wavy Nine Patch by Debbie, The Traveling Quilter

Word | PDF

D9P and D4P and Variations!
disappearing 4-patch
disappearing rail fence
Maybe Hidden Wells, too.

1. Images for Disappearing 9 Patch..see all the fun variations different fabric can create!
  1. Disappearing Nine Patch - Quilts (beginners)
    The Disappearing Nine Patch is a simple variation on the traditional nine-patch block. It is very easy to make, and looks impressive when finished. Designed ...
  2. Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Block Tutorial - YouTube 24, 2010 - 4 min - Uploaded by MissouriQuiltCo - Jenny shows how to make the fabulous disappearing nine patch quilt block using ...
  3. p.s. i quilt: disappearing 9-patch tutorial. {the SUPER easy way.}
    Mar 26, 2009 – you've just made a disappearing 9-patch the SUPER easy way!!! now make 2 more blocks and you can be the proud owner of this... all you ...

  4. Quilts & ATCs: Disappearing 9 Patch Tutorial
    Apr 22, 2007 – The Disappearing 9 Patch block is great. Very easy to make, but looks quite impressive when done! I first discovered it in a book called "Magic ...
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  5. A Few Scraps: Double disappearing nine patch
    Aug 15, 2011 – Is "double disappearing nine patch" the right name or is someone out ... omg. i love it! disappearing 9-patch had never appealed to me, but ...
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  6. Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Pattern - Disappearing Nine Patch ...
    Make a disappearing nine patch quilt using my easy-to-follow instructions. This easy quilt pattern is perfect for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.

  7. Craizee Corners: Disappearing 9 Patch and EQ
    Mar 13, 2012 – On my last post I showed you some Disappearing 9 Patch quilts I made. Then I remembered this wonderful charm pack of California Girl by Fig ...
  8. Cluck Cluck Sew: Nicey Jane Disappearing 9 patch
    May 10, 2010 – Disappearing 9-patch is such a great pattern. I even used to work in the LQS and now buy most of my fabric online. I would love to support my ...
  1. Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt Pattern - Patterns / Quilts For Kids
    Quilt Patterns. Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt Pattern. Fabric Yardage: Fabric A - 5/8 yard. Fabric B - 3/4 yard. Fabric C - 1/4 yard. Inner Border - 1/4 yard ...
  2. Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt Block - YouTube 14, 2010 - 2 min - Uploaded by pennyh123 - Penny Halgren shows how to sew the Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt block. This ...
  3. Disappearing 9 Patch, Quilt by Sandi, 12 18 10 - YouTube 24, 2010 - 6 min - Uploaded by SanDenBest
    Disappearing 9 Patch, Quilt by Sandi, 12 18 10 ... 90 Minutes with Meryl Ann Butlerby Merylannb16871 views ...
  4. The Peony Teacup: Tutorial: Easy Disappearing 9 Patch Table Runner
    Nov 9, 2011 – Tutorial: Easy Disappearing 9 Patch Table Runner. So it's Bonnie & Camille week over at Sharon's Craizee Corners, and today is the day that ...
  5. Obsessively Stitching: Disappearing Nine-Patch: I-Spy Version
    May 11, 2010 – I am assuming throughout this tutorial that you are familiar with the Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern -- I have previously posted specific ...
  6. Stitchery Dickory Dock: Scrappy Disappearing 9-Patch Tutorial
    Aug 29, 2011 – Since I snapped a few pics along the way of my improved disappearing nine patch quilt for my little girl, I thought I'd throw together a quick little ...

    10. Disappearing Nine Patch Tutorial
    Oct 18, 2012 – People told me again and again that no, I was wrong and that it wasn't a Disappearing Nine Patch. I have done a couple blog posts about this ...

    11. Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Block Tutorial - YouTube 24, 2010 - 4 min - Uploaded by MissouriQuiltCo - Jenny shows how to make the fabulous disappearing nine patch quilt block using ...

     Disappearing 16 Patch!

    !Sew WE Quilt!: The Disappearing 16 Patch
    Mar 7, 2011 – The Disappearing 16 Patch. Hello fellow Stash Manicure enthusiasts!! I'm Melissa from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to get to share with ...

    Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Disappearing 16 Patch Instructions
    Feb 22, 2011 – Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Disappearing 16 Patch Instructions. Okay, so you have all heard of the Disappearing 9 patch right?? Well this is ...

Whack 'n Stack Quilt Tutorial: how to make a kaleidescope quilt from large florals etc.
Wickedly Easy Quilts...write me for help, link is failing,
Yellow Ribbon Block Quilt
zig zag quilt (without piecing triangles!)

1930 Quilt Patterns
24 Triangles
4H Club Quilt Pattern
9 Patch Pumpkin Quilt Block

Haven't found it yet? Try these:
Free Quilt Patterns A to B
Free Quilt Patterns C to H
Free Quilt Patterns I to N
Free Quilt Patterns O to R
Free Quilt Patterns S to Z

Free Quilt Pattern Categories

Need super simple ideas for baby quilts, or tiny wraps for preemies..or just an idea you can wing without even using a pattern?  I have lots of ideas, links, patterns!


Need a Free Baby Quilt Pattern??? This is  a great place to find a variety of choices!!

Free Quilt Patterns: Preemies, Babies and Children 

3-D Pinwheels Baby Quilt 40" X 40" quilt (shown above)

Baby Snuggie or Snuggler Pattern pdf download
courtesy of Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing for Baby and Craftzine.

1-2-3 Quilt, Toddler *
A Day at the Calico Zoo Quilt
Amish Bars, Toddler ~ Child
Angel Quilt Patterns
Applique Patterns
Applique Blocks for Elephant block Circus Tent blockJuggling Clown Zebra
Asterisks and Quilt
Baby Blocks, Infant
Bear Quilt, Infant to Child
Baby Flower Box Quilt
Baby (Valori Wells) Dreamy Quilt
Baby Quilt Patterns
Baby Quilt Pattern: The Ultimate BlankeyBaby,
Baby, Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt,
Baby Magic Quilt Pattern by Jeanne
Baby, Preemie, One Patch Quilt
Baby, Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders
Baby Boots
Baby Coverlet
Baby MagicBaby Quilt - an easy fast project.
Baby Bunting a 12" block from the 1900's
Baby Flower Box Quilt
Baby Flower Box.pdf
Baby Valori Wells Dreamy Quilt
Baby Quilt Patterns
Baby Quilt Pattern: The Ultimate Blankey
Baby, Preemie, 9-Patch Quilt, 18”
Baby, Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt, 18” *
Baby, Preemie, One Patch Quilt
Baby, Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders
Baby Quilt: Tumbling Squares
Baby's Little Goslings
Baby's Busy Day Quilt Pattern
Birth Bear Baby Quilt Pattern
Basket Quilt Patterns
Bazooples Storybook Quilt
Beginner Quilt Patterns
Bento Box Quilt Instructions
Big Bricks, Infant to Teen
Block Party, Preemie to Teen
Bordered Brick Quilt, Child to Teen *
Blossom Time
Blue Jeans Quilt
Boxy Stars Bricks & Stepping Stones

Building Quilt Patternsa
Bugs on Parade pdf pattern
Buggles Diaper Bag FP 101 and Buggles Baby Quilt FP 102
Bullseye circle quilt tutorial
Bull's-eye Scrap Quilt/raw edge
Bullseye: Cluck Cluck Sew: Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial
Bullseye Quilt Class | Country Threads
Bullseye Quilt How To
Bunny Quilt

(My list of 30+) Butterfly Quilt Patterns

Butterfly Circle
Butterfly QuiltButterfly Quilt Pattern
Butterfly Quilt Patterns
Cat Quilt Pattern
Can't Stop Spinnin'
Cat and her Favourite
Cats (Tessalating) Quilt Pattern [PDF]Kool Kats Kwilt Pattern.psd
Cats who Quilt
Cat:Church Cat

Cat:Fashion Cats
Cat:Happy Cats
Cat:Kitty Trio
Cat:Kool Kats Quilt
Cat:Paper Pieced Kitties with 3-D Tails
Cat:Pinwheel Cat
Center Panel Quilt, Child
Center Panel Quilt, Infant
Checkerboard Center Quilt, Version 1, Child
Checkerboard Center Quilt, Version 2, Child
Conversation Bricks Quilt, Child
Chinese Coins
Chunky Churndashes
Colorful Butterfly
Charity Baby & Preemie Patterns
Charity Quilt Patterns
Charity Quilt Strings
Child Quilt Patterns
Child Quilt A to Z Blankets 4 Kids
Child Quilt Bear, Bunny, Butterfly and Cow
Child Quilt, Chicken, Duck, Elephant and Giraffe
Child Quilt, Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat
Child Quilt, Mallard, Owl and Penguin
Child Quilt, Pig, Raccoon and Sheep
Child Quilt, Squirrel, Turtle and Zebra
Chinese Coins
Chinese Coins Quilt Pattern
Circus Stars Quilt Pattern
Coming and Going Stroller(or car seat) Quilt Pattern
Corn and Beans

Crayon BoxCrumbs
Crazy Quilts
Cupcakes: a mini quilt
Curvy Nine Patch
Diagonal Strips Pattern
Denim Quilt
Dashing Dragons Quilt Pattern
Dolphin Dream Quilt Pattern
Disappearing Nine Patch (tutorial)
Dog Quilt Patterns
Doll and Baby Scottie Dog Quilt
Free Crib Quilt Pattern: Mile A Minute Checkerboard
(Free) Dog Quilt Patterns Free Doll and Baby Scottie Dog Quilt

(Free) My List of Easter Quilt Patterns

Free Pioneer Nine-Patch Pattern
Early 19th Century Medallion Quilt
Easy Quilt Patterns
Easy As A~B~C Blanket, Infant
Easy Blanket for Infant to Teen
Easy-to-Make Cat Quilt
Elephant Quilt Block to applique
Fastest Charity Quilt Top Ever

Fish, Frogs & Bugs
Fracture or Disappearing Nine-Patch
Four Block Brick Quilt, Child to Teen
Four Block Big Bricks, Infant to Teen
Hearts, Bows & Ribbons

Glow Happy (Lanterns) from the Happy Zombie free pdf download
Grandma's Choice Variation
Happy Blocks and Twisted Happy Blocks
Happy Scrappy Houses

(Paper-Pieced) Heart Strings Quilt Block Pattern

Hidden Pinwheels
Hidden Spools

Hexagons ...Quilting With Hexagons List

Illinois Roads Quilt, Child Lollipops [PDF]
Infant Snuggle Wrap
In the Pinks Baby Quilt Pattern
I Spy A Four Patch

Bloomin’ Hearts on image below

Hearts, Bows & Ribbons

*How To Make A Quillow

Home on the Range Quilt Pattern
Hugs & Kisses Baby Quilt
Jig Swatches Puzzle Quilt Pattern

Lollipops [PDF]
Log Cabin Doll & Crib Quilt Pattern
Log Cabin/Traditional Quilts
(Irregular) Log Cabin Quilt
Lucky Ducky Quilt Pattern
Mama Teddy Bear & Baby FP 104
Maverick Stars
Memory, Photo Quilts
Mermaid Quilt Pattern
Mine Shaft Free Quilt Pattern
More Than a Nine Patch

]Mrs. March's Hot Cross Buns 39 x 39

My Blue Heaven
Nine Patch Quilt
Nine Patch Split
Ocean Waves
Ohio Stars & Rails
Oklahoma Backroads
Not Quite Bow Ties
Not So Scrappy Quilt, Child
Novelty Checkerboard Quilt, Child
Not So Much of a Trick
Ohio Star
Out On A String!
Patches & Pinwheels
Patches of Scraps, Older Child
Patchwork Squares Quilt, Child to Teen
Picture Frames Quilt, Infant to Teen
Patchwork Novelty Quilt Patterns
Patchwork Quilt Patterns

Puppy & Cats Quilt
Playing With Jacks
Pieced Basket Doll or Baby Quilt

Rectangle Squared from Film in the Fridge

Quilts with Hearts & Hearts on Quilts
Quilt Blocks

Quilt As You Go

Quilt in a Day

Quilt patterns for American's Girl Dolls

[PDF]Quilts For Kids Nine Patch Quilt Strip Method with Two Borders

Sashed Squares, Older Child
Scrappy Bricks Quilt, Child
Scrappy Center Quilt, Older Child
Scrappy Four-Patch Quilt, Older Child
Scrappy Rail Fence, Child **

Scrap Quilts
Scrap Quilts
Scottish Stars Quilt
Scrap Saver Patterns
Serger Quilt as You Go Baby Quilt
Simple Baby Quilt
Simply Strippy
Sloppy Stars.
Smokey Mountain Stars
stacked coins baby quilt

Star Struck
Stitched Scraps
Six (6) Hour Quilt
Snowman Quilt Pattern
Snowman Quilt Patterns
Snowman Free Pattern
Speedy Baby
Speedy Baby 2
Speedy Monkey

Spider Web tute from Sew, Mama, Sew!
Soft Baby Blocks for Baby
Stained Glass Butterflies
Star and Heart Quilt Pattern

*String Quilting Tutorial and Patterns

Strip Quilt, Toddler to Teen
Sweet Baby Quilt Pattern *
Sweet Strips from All People Quilt

*Sunbonnet Sue Patterns
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Quilt Pattern
**Sunbonnet Sue: Free Quilt Patterns.....look for images and big list below!!

Sweet Dreams Quilt
Sweet Pea Trellis and Angel Wings Quilt
T shirt Quilt from All People Quilt

Take 5 Quilt Pattern Cutting Instructions pdf from accuquilt

That's My Baby
The Scenes of Childhood Quilt Pattern
Trip Around the World Quilt, Child
Triple-Decker Quilt, Infant to Teen

Wavy Nine Patch by Debbie, The Traveling Quilter

Quilt Patterns

Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt Pattern

Word | PDF

Wavy Nine Patch by Debbie, The Traveling Quilter

Chock-A-Block Quilt Blocks: Disappearing 9-Patch Variation
Whimsical Windmills Quilt.
Wickedly Easy Quilts
Wiggles 'n Giggles Quilt & Pillow FP 103

Blankets and Quilts: Love Modern...check some of these out!

From Purl Bee(click on image to connect to free tutorial on her site) 


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From Fresh Lemon!

Ribbon Star

Whirling Star

Another Star

Star of Mystery

Two Colors Star

Free patterns from

Hopscotch Baby Quilt Pattern

The Hopscotch quilt is easy to make, and even beginning quilters will assemble it with easy. Use this easy quilt pattern the next time you need a small quilt.

Rail Fence Baby Quilt Pattern

Use the Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a patchwork quilt that's filled with color. This easy baby quilt is suitable for beginning quilters.

Broken Dishes Baby Quilt Pattern

Use my free Broken Dishes Quilt pattern to make this popular and traditional patchwork quilt. The quilt pattern also includes information to help you make multiple sizes of the Broken Dishes Quilt Block.

Baby Chains Patchwork Baby Quilt Pattern

Make a baby quilt version of my popular Cozy Chains quilt pattern. One of the hundreds of free quilt patterns you'll find at Quilting.

Baby Monkey Wrench Quilt Pattern

The Baby Monkey Wrench baby quilt pattern is an easy project, even if it's your first quilt. Complete instructions, accompanied by step-by-step illustrations.

Vintage Orchards Baby Quilt Pattern

An easy baby quilt pattern with a vintage look.

Stars Through the Windows Baby Quilt Pattern

Make this easy baby quilt pattern. Called Stars Through the Windows, it's a quick patchwork quilt that beginning quilters can make with ease.

Baby Propellers Quilt Pattern

Make the Baby Propellers quilt, just one of the many baby quilt patterns you'll find on Quilting at

Pretty in Pastels Baby Quilt

Pretty in Pastels is a baby quilt pattern made from 6-inch Clay's Choice quilt blocks.

Framed Nine Patch Baby Quilt Pattern

Make a Framed Nine Patch baby quilt with this free baby quilt pattern. This easy quilt pattern is beginner friendly -- so it's perfect for a first quilt.

Springtime Baby Quilt Pattern

Make a pretty Springtime Baby Quilt from quilt blocks that finish at 6-1/4" square.

Double Star Quilt Pattern

The Double Star quilt pattern is suitable for children or adults. Change the fabrics to alter the theme of the quilt.

Darting Birds Quilt Pattern

Here's a baby quilt pattern with Darting Birds blocks placed on point.

All-Blues Kids Quilt Pattern

Got Blues is a monochromatic quilt that might be somewhat large for a baby quilt pattern, but it's a good size for a child's quilt.

Quick and Easy Road Trip Quilt

The Road Trip quilt is made from squares and rectangles, with color values arranged to give the quilt up and down motion. Its size makes it a good choice for a baby quilt pattern -- just change the theme of your fabric to make it suit a child.

Taking Flight Baby Quilt

This pretty baby quilt pattern is assembled by combining Birds in the Air quilt blocks with four-patch connector blocks, all on point and surrounded by borders.

In the Pinks Baby Quilt Pattern

In the Pinks is an easy baby quilt pattern with lots of visual texture. Not into pinks? You can change the quilt dramatically by choosing different fabrics.

Single Irish Chain Baby Quilt

Combine Single Irish Chain blocks with pre-printed panels to make a pretty baby quilt with lots of color flow.

Framed Pinwheels Baby Quilt

Try this easy framed Pinwheel Baby quilt pattern.

Easy Baby Quilt Patterns

These easy baby quilt patterns are perfect projects for anyone who's making a first quilt. Make this Sunshine & Shadows variation (or Trip Around the World) and it's cousin, the Baby Furrows quilt.

Rag Versions of Two Easy Baby Quilts

Go soft and frayed with rag quilt versions of both baby quilts described in the entry above.

Our Forum Members Make Comfort Quilts

Making comfort quilts is an important activity for thousands and thousands of quilters. A group of our forum members spent one evening at a quilting retreat making baby quilts for an international charity. It's easy to start your own charity quilting group.

Jigsaw Puzzle Baby Quilt Pattern

Super simple and colorful, the Jigsaw Baby Quilt is a perfect stash buster.

Whirlpools Baby Quilt Pattern

The Whirlpools baby quilt pattern is makes a wonderful scrap quilt.

Quilts for Babies and Children, Victorian Times to Present

To Add in from APQU:

Created beautiful contemporary quilts and modern patchwork masterpieces with the help of these inspiring patchwork quilts!

Download How to Make a Patchwork Quilt: 6 Free Designs for Handmade Patchwork Quilts using Jelly Rolls, Strip Quilting, and More,
a free eBook from the experts at Quilting Daily!

Brush off those techniques you haven't used in a while, or learn a few new ones with the help of these quilt experts. Learn how to make patchwork quilt designs using improvisational stitching, those illusive jelly rolls, and strip quilting.

Prayer Squares and Quilts:

Simple quilt patterns that can be made quickly with more time to create many more.
Often tied with prayers and blessings in every knot, rather than machine quilted.

String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow
...a lovely gift anytime!

  • Rail Fence

  • Mystery Nine Patch

  • Four Patch in a Square

  • Cross on the Back

  • Prayer Square Mini Quilt

  • Baptismal Square

  • Military Prayer Squares

  • 3" Pocket Prayer Quilts

  • Prayer Square Pillows/ Covers

  • Mystery Quilt Patterns:

    Easy, fast Fat Quarter Mystery #3
    In only 4 parts - great for beginners. Two sizes (wall and bed)
    Four Star Mystery #1A simple and fun 40" x 40" project in 8 Steps. Free pattern.

    Nine Patch - Over/Under Mystery #2Written as a full size queen quilt or as a smaller wall hanging - a mystery in 8 Parts.
    Free quilt pattern, fun and very easy to do.

    Piecemakers' Mystery Quilt #4
    by Penny Pennington

    EXTRAS and TIPS:

    Hanging Sleeve Instructions EMPIRE QUILTERS
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    This will create a “Dshape for your sleeve, which will help minimize ... With seam side down, slipstitch the sleeve to the quilt approximately ½" below the top ...

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