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6 Easy Quilt Patterns For Beginners


Are you a beginner looking to dive into the world of quilting? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll explore a variety of easy quilt patterns that are perfect for those just starting out on their quilting journey. 

Whether you’re drawn to simple geometric designs or vibrant, playful patterns, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to unleash your creativity and create beautiful, handmade quilts with these beginner-friendly patterns.

Without further ado, let’s see our favorite 6 easy quilt patterns, perfect for a beginner or someone needing a quick quilt. The best part is most of these are free quilt patterns. 

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Patchwork Quilt Pattern

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Download Pattern: Patchwork Quilt Pattern

So you’ve got your hands on some beautiful fat quarter bundles or have 3 yards of fabric just waiting to be transformed into a cozy quilt?

Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got the perfect patchwork quilt pattern for you!  We love this is one of the free patterns.

This pattern is ideal for beginners and is a fantastic way to dip your toes into the world of quilting.

With just 2 1/2″ squares, you’ll be amazed at how quickly this quilt comes together. It’s such a great pattern with a simple design when it comes to quilt designs.

To start, simply cut your fat quarter bundles or 3 yards of fabric into 2 1/2″ squares. You can mix and match different fabrics to create a charming patchwork effect, or stick to a coordinated color scheme for a more cohesive look. 

Once you have your squares ready, it’s time to lay them out in a pleasing arrangement. This is where your creativity can really shine as you play with different combinations and layouts.

Next, it’s time to sew the squares together to form rows, and then sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

Don’t worry if your seams aren’t perfectly straight – imperfections are part of the charm of a handmade quilt! 

Finally, add batting and a backing fabric, and finish off your quilt with some simple straight-line quilting.

Before you know it, you’ll have a gorgeous and simple patchwork quilt to snuggle up with, all made by your own two hands. 

So go ahead, grab those fat quarters or 3 yards of fabric, and let your quilting adventure begin with this patch quilt!

3 Yard Quilt Pattern

3 yard quilt pattern in yellows and grays
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Download Pattern: 3 yard quilt pattern

Isn’t this quilt pattern just the prettiest thing? Lately, I’ve been all about yellow—I just can’t get enough of those soft, sunny colors. So, naturally, I had to give this pattern a go, and let me tell you, it was a breeze to follow.

I snagged some fat quarter bundles with similar colors on Amazon, and I’m absolutely loving how they’re coming together.

I think this quilt would be perfect in a nursery, especially if the family is keeping things neutral and waiting to find out the sex. But honestly, it would look stunning in a kitchen or bedroom, especially if you’re going for that gray and yellow color scheme.

And here’s a neat idea: if you’re feeling ambitious, you could easily add more squares to make a king-size quilt.

Just make sure you buy enough fabric upfront so you don’t run out halfway through—I learned that lesson the hard way!

The best part about this pattern is that you can make it again and again, and it’ll look completely different each time depending on the fabrics you choose. So go ahead, have fun with it, and get creative!

This is a PDF pattern unlike the others, and you only need your fabric and your sewing machine. You could also turn this easily into table runners with the simple blocks. This would make a great first project or perfect for quilters of all skill levels. 

Lap Quilt Pattern

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Download Pattern: Lap Quilt Pattern

This adorable lap quilt pattern doubles up perfectly as a baby quilt. I absolutely adore the large-scale prints—it’s one of my favorites! And you know what? It’s surprisingly easy to put together, and you won’t need a ton of fabric either.

For your finished quilt, you’ll only need about half a yard of fabric for your squares. Can you believe it? That’s all!

The pattern itself is super straightforward to follow. Just stick to the instructions for the type of quilt you’re making, and before you know it, you’ll have a finished quilt in just one weekend. It’s that easy!

Some of our community makes lap quilts for local organizations, cancer centers and non profits.

There are super simple quilts that whip up quickly and every organization you give it to will love it. O

ne organization we love is the Project Linus. You can read more about how they take blankets and give it to kids who are in the foster program.

You can find an organization near you on their website. They are a great organization that share the love of fabric and quilting with kids who need hope and to be seen. 

Easy Quilt Patterns

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Download Pattern: Easy Quilt Pattern

Let me tell you about this super easy quilt pattern for beginner quilters—it’s seriously the easiest quilt pattern ever, especially if you’re okay with a little cheat! Why? Because it’s made from pre-made patchwork fabric. 

All you have to do is sandwich the layers together, add some straight-line quilting, trim off the excess, and bind it up! Easy peasy easy patterns.

If this is your first quilt that you are making, this is the perfect quilt to do that with. If you don’t love plaid, you can easily use precut fabrics like layer cakes or jelly rolls and pick the colors palate you love. 

It’s a great way to do a simple quilt pattern and learn quilting skills to use on your next one. This is also a great baby quilt pattern for a beginning quilter.  Remember, you can always do a small quilt. 

Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern

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Download Pattern: Fat quarter quilt pattern

Fat quarter bundles are perfect for a beginner quilter.  You will follow the detailed instructions and create each block. It may look complicated but these are really easy quilt blocks that new quilters can then put together to create a quilt. 

If you are making a bigger size quilt, you will want to buy a few sets of the bundle. You will also need cotton fabric for your border or backing.  This is a great project with step-by-step instructions.

I hope you found some great free beginner quilt patterns.  We loved making these beautiful quilts and just had to share them with you.

Being a beginner quilter, it can be overwhelming but these patterns will help you plan and complete your first quilt. These are the best way to dip your toes into quilting. 

Quilt As You Go Quilt

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Download Pattern: Quilt as you go quilt

​We have a quilt as you go table runner pattern and so it is just natural to also have a quilt as you go quilt. You can use fat quarter bundles or just 3 yards of fabric total to make this quilt. 

As the name indicates, you will quilt each new strip to your backing and the previous strip. She includes a video tutorial to help you see the entire process which if you are a visual learn is a great bonus to this pattern.

This makes a super cute quilt for a kid’s quilt. You can use scraps of fabric if you have some or find your favorite fabrics that go well together. Just a fun quilt to make in a weekend. 

You can do an easy border and binding to finish it off. Just makes an easy quilt especially if a beginner. I highly recommend it and use the video tutorial if you get confused or need some guidance. 

How To Finish Your Quilt

Each pattern has specific directions to finish your quilt. You can check in your local Facebook group or your local quilt shop for someone who has a long arm sewing machine. 

You can also use decorative stitches if your machine has those to finish your quilt. If it feels overwhelming, there are plenty of online resources to help you figure out the best way to finish a quilt. We love Becky at

She always has great info and has a Facebook group where you can ask questions. 

3 Yard Quilt Patterns

yellow, orange, blue and grey fabrics that make up a 3 yard quilt patterns quilt
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If you are looking for some more ideas for quilts, definitely check out our library on 3 yard quilt patterns. As the name suggests, you only need 3 yards of fabrics. Another set of easy quilts are the fat quarter quilts. 

We love buying fat quarter bundles online because the colors are always color coordinated.  We can’t wait to see your beautiful quilt patterns as you complete your quilts. 

Don’t forget to save these patterns to your email and make a folder in your email to have a quilting library. 

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