There’s nothing more exciting than starting a new quilt project! First, you picture your fabulous future quilt - how will it look when it's finished? Will it transform a room that needs a teeny bit of TLC? We love the eager anticipation of the planning stage and how it really gets our creative juices flowing.


The next step is picking out the fabrics - a great excuse for a shopping spree (not that you ever need an excuse to treat yourself) Or, if you’re trying to watch the pennies, it’s time to raid your stash and dig out those precious fabrics, squirrelled away for a rainy day.

Then there’s nothing left to do but get making. Watch your vision come to life as you snip and stitch; there really is nothing more satisfying than seeing a plan come together.

Before you know it, it’s time to choose your next project. We find this can be the toughest part!

There are so many fantastic quilt patterns out there that picking the perfect one can feel like an impossible task. That’s where we come in.

Below, we have listed the best free and easy quilt patterns, suitable for quilters of all skill levels. Leave the tricky task of decision-making to us and try your hand at one of our favourite patterns.

14 of the best easy quilt patterns

1. Log Cabin quilt pattern by Collette Howie

Log cabin quilt pattern

We just had to kick off our list with the queen of patchwork patterns: the Log Cabin block! The Log Cabin is an old favourite for a reason. Its simple, classic design is a total crowd-pleaser that promises to stand the test of time.

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Plus, this easy quilt pattern is sure to inject some playfulness into your home. We love the bright and funky colours which bring a modern twist to the design.

2. Medallion quilt pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy

Free Medallion Quilt Pattern

Up next is another easy quilt pattern that celebrates both traditional and contemporary styles.

Lynne Goldsworthy’s fresh take on the tried and tested medallion block combines vibrant colours with shades of grey and black to make the bold prints pop even more.

Create this classic medallion quilt today and breathe new life into your home with its crisp and colourful design.

3. Easy Dresden quilt pattern by Sarah Griffiths

Dresden quilt

This Dresden quilt pattern is made for the modern quilter. Those groovy geometric shapes really pack a punch. The fun use of colour is sure to bring a smile to your face and the unique design makes this charming quilt really stand out!

4. Ohio Star quilt pattern by Anna Brown

Ohio Star quilt pattern

Our next free and easy quilt pattern is perfect for those of you who are a bit more short on time. This simple design is speedy to make and so it’s the perfect project for a free weekend. Delight in the sweet shades and add this adorable quilt to any room!

5. Free and easy friendship braid quilt pattern by Amanda Little


Our next pick is this stunning Friendship Braid quilt which is a variation of the French Braid.

Amanda uses pretty Liberty prints in calming hues of blue to create this soft and soothing quilt. Why not make it for someone special in your life and let this gorgeous Friendship braid quilt live up to its name? Quilts really do make the best gifts!

6. Chevron table runner quilt pattern by Laura Jane Taylor

Chevron table runner quilt

If you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen with a splash of colour, this free and easy quilt pattern is the one for you!

Use up your pre-cut fat quarters and create Laura’s stylish chevron table runner that features a funky geometric design. We used the Minimalista collection by Art Gallery Fabrics and opted for the on-trend colour combination of burnt orange and mustard yellow.

Want more table runner designs?

If you love this Chevron table runner pattern, make sure you check out our nine favourite table runners that you can either buy or make!

7. Quilted play mat quilt pattern by Kate Webber

quilted play mat

This adorable quilted play mat by Kate Webber is perfect for the little ones in your life and would make an extra-special gift for a new mum.

The cute fabrics and cheerful sunshine design is guaranteed to light up the baby’s room or nursery!

8. Scrapbuster diamond quilt pattern by Laura Pritchard

craft at home quilt

Bust your stash with this striking scrappy diamond quilt pattern. We absolutely love a scrapbusting design, as it allows you to incorporate all of your most precious fabrics and favourite prints.

Scrappy quilts are also a great design for the eco-conscious quilter, as they can be made using offcuts and minimise waste. So you can enjoy your favourite craft whilst helping the planet - win win!

9. Free and easy Starburst quilt pattern by Jessie Finchman

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This simple starry quilt is bursting with colour and is inspired by a beautiful antique quilt that dates back to the 1950s.

To create this free and easy quilt pattern, Jessie Finchman cut simple, half-square triangles from an eclectic mix of pretty fabrics featuring delicate floral prints. Throw this classic quilt over your bed or sofa to add a touch of vintage charm to any room.

10. Apple quilt pattern by Kate Basti

Quilting projects shot in the studio
Quilting projects shot in the studio

This fun and fruity quilt pattern will serve you a delicious slice of inspiration with its irresistible patchwork apples.

Master the foundation paper piecing technique to create this scrumptious design and use solid prints to really make the apples pop!

11. Free and easy pumpkin quilt pattern by Amanda McCabe

Free pumpkin quilt pattern

We cannot believe that Halloween is not far away - where has this year gone?! If you love spooky season just as much as we do, why not recreate this gorgeous pumpkin quilt and have it ready for October 31st!

This modern mini quilt features sweet pumpkins in shades of bright orange, pastel pink, coral, ocean blue and turquoise.

12. Sausage dog quilt pattern by Susi Bellingham

Free sausage dog patchwork pattern

How sweet is this contemporary design of an adorable Dachshund and his sausage dinner! Assemble your furry friend using foundation paper piecing and cuddle up under the cutest quilt of all time. It’s perfect for all the sausage dog lovers out there.

13. Tree of Life Wall Hanging quilt pattern by Lynne Edwards MBE

Tree of Life Patchwork

In search of some new art for your home? We’ve got you covered! This beautiful Tree of Life Wall Hanging by renowned quilter Lynne Edwards MBE will brighten up your walls with its rainbow colours and lovely leafy design.

The Tree of Life symbolises growth and rebirth, so we’re sure it’ll bring positive energy to your home too.

14. Jane Austen Heirloom quilt pattern by Sally Ablett

Austen Heirloom quilt

Last on our best free and easy quilt patterns list (but certainly not least) is this show-stopping Jane Austen Heirloom quilt.

This quilt is a true masterpiece and is a recreation of Jane Austen’s legendary coverlet. It’s definitely one to treasure and pass down to future generations!

Start one of our free and easy quilt patterns today!

We hope this article has given all of you lovely quilters lots of inspiration and that we’ve helped you pick out your next quilting project.

Whether you love traditional patterns or prefer more contemporary quilt designs, Gathered has something for every quilter. What are you waiting for…get stitching these free and easy quilt patterns today!


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Now you’ve chosen the perfect quilt pattern, it’s time to pick your fabrics.If you’re looking to freshen up your fabric stash and purchase some pretty prints, check out our favourite charm packs. There’s a gorgeous bundle for every project.


Rebecca TomesProduction Editor: Today's Quilter

Rebecca Tomes is Production Editor at Today’s Quilter and joined Our Media at the start of this year. Before this, she worked for 18 months as the junior editor of a financial magazine after receiving a master’s degree in English Language and Linguistics from Cardiff University. 

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