10 Easy Quilting Patterns for Beginners

March 31, 2022

by carolyn mitchell, guest contributor

If you’re just beginning to enter the world of quilting, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But quilting doesn’t have to be stressful – it’s fun! We’ve rounded up our favorite quilting patterns with a collection of simple projects that are perfect for beginning quilters. Your new quilt will be a beautiful gift or a wonderfully simple addition to your home decor!

You’ll Need:

To get started on your new beginner project, you’ll have to have some basic quilting supplies. We recommend the following, which are easy to find at your favorite craft store or online retailer

  1. Rotary Cutter
  2. Ruler
  3. Cutting Mat
  4. Straight Pins
  5. Sewing Machine

Our Favorite Easy Quilting Patterns for Beginners:

1. Big Heart Quilt

Show your loved ones (or yourself!) just how much love you have to give with this adorable heart-shaped quilt. The pattern itself is simple and can be made easily from your favorite charm packs.

2. Quilted Playmat

If you want a quick and easy quilting project that can be done in a single sitting, you’ll love this playmat pattern. It’s a great way to test out your sewing skills – it’s made from just four pieces of large fabric!

3. Simple Square Blocks Quilt

This easy quilt pattern is a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics. Get creative with your favorite precuts, and cut down on cutting and prep so you can get right to sewing.

4. Geometric Quilt Pattern

This southwestern-inspired quilt pattern is made completely with squares and half-square triangles. It comes together very quickly and its bold design looks complicated, but it is actually simple to make. 

5. Color Explosion Quilt

If you love to quilt with bold pops of color, you’ll love this quilt pattern. It’s easy to sew up and even easier to adapt to your color preferences, making it an easy match for any room.

6. Squash Blossom Quilt Pattern

This simple quilt is made from one large squash blossom quilt block, with borders on the top and bottom to make it longer. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a more minimalistic quilt for their first project and its simple print doesn’t use too many colors.

7. Hexagon Quilt Pattern

Hexagons are usually tricky to piece together, but this quilt pattern uses half hexagons to make the process a little easier. This project is perfect for using up leftover fabric scraps from your stash!

8. Bow Tie Baby Quilt

Found the perfect fat quarter set for your new project? This quilting pattern uses just four fat quarters and comes together quickly and easily. The bow tie quilt block is a great block to learn for beginners, too!

9. Whirlwind Quilt Pattern

Want a quilt pattern that will sew up quickly? The quilt blocks on this beginner pattern are simple and repetitive, but that doesn’t mean they’re boring. Use a variety of coordinating fabrics or your favorite fat quarter pack to keep your project interesting.

10. Strip Quilt Pattern

This strip quilt is great for using jelly rolls, or fabric bundles. If you don’t have a jelly roll bundle available or want to use your own collections of fabrics, use a ruler and rotary cutter to make small fabric strips. 

Where to Buy Quilting Fabric and Precuts

Photo by Ashley Worsham-Giaccone on Unsplash

One of the most joyful parts of quilting is picking out your fabrics. One of our favorite online retailers is Sit n’ Sew, which offers a large selection of quilting fabrics and precut bundles for your next quilt project.

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