Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Free Quilt Patterns – Great Stashbusters

Finding free quilt patterns on the Internet is a great way to stretch your quilting budget. Finding free quilt patterns that don’t require a specific manufacturer’s line of fabric is even better for the budget, and finding free quilt patterns suitable for scrap quilts you can make from the stash you already have is the best for your quilt budget. So here are some quilt patterns that fit all three requirements – they don’t require specific fabrics, they are suitable for scrap quilts – and they’re free!

Feathered Friends by In The Beginning Fabrics is a great beginner’s quilt, composed of simple squares and rectangles. Perfect for a baby or lap quilt.

Quilt patterns for little boys are more difficult to find than all the pretty quilts out there for little girls. Check out this Blast Off Quilt Pattern (which also includes matching pillowcase pattern), also by In The Beginning Fabrics.

Quiltmaker magazine offers a pattern for the young car lovers in your life. This free download is called Beep! Beep! and will drive you straight to your scrap bag for every color fabric imaginable.

serenity Another great scrapbuster from Quiltmaker magazine, at 36 x 36 suitable for a baby or lap quilt, is the Serenity quilt. Great free pattern for beginning quilters or a Linus project quilt.


No time right now to make a quilt? Here are a few other free patterns for stashbusting sewing projects. You made so many gift for others for Christmas, how about a gift for yourself?

The Creative Kismet blog offers this adorable Patchwork Pincushion tutorial and pattern. While you’re there, do check out her other tutorials – lots of creative ideas here!

Another Quiltmaker magazine pattern, but this time for some wonderful stashbusting placemats. Free pattern here.

A piece of fabric, a vinyl-covered pocket calesimpletablerunnerndar and an hour or so of your time will create this cute Reversible Pocket Calendar cover brought to you by the Moda Bake Shop.

You’ll want to look around the Moda Bake Shop blog for many terrific quick patterns and tutorials using pre-cut fabrics. Of course, budget-minded quilters know they can cut their own 5 inch squares to make this adorable ric-rac embellished table runner.


Bella said...

Love your blog...am cleaning our the sewing again after only a month...and this time I am going to work smarter! Thanks for the help. I don't have time to blog anymore, I am too busy searching for fabric I 'know' I have!

FabricsNQuilts said...

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Great tips & sites posted. Love your blog :)

Pat said...

Thanks, Judy. This is especially helpful when I meet gals who want to learn to quilt but aren't sure if they are going to like it.......they can get a free pattern to give it a try...and I have enough scraps to let them use!!! LOL

Thistle Cove Farm said...

ooohhh...that runner is adorable!