Quilts can be made in many different ways, patterns, with different fabrics, in all different sizes. Choosing fabric to customize a quilt and picking out that perfect pattern can be a ton of fun! Quilting often involves piecing smaller shapes of fabric together, but whole panels can also be purchased. The quilting part of quilting often refers to the stitching technique, or patterns with the thread, used to finish the quilt after, but this isn’t always the case.
Quilts can be finished by tying off the sections of fabric after. Most quilts require a top (which is usually pieced together), a middle fabric for warmth- like batting, and a backing, but this isn’t always the case either. One of the best parts of quilts is that they are highly customizable.
Best Quilt Sewing Patterns
Here are out quilt sewing pattern reviews.
This unique quilting pattern, part of the Accessories, Patterns collection, probably isn’t like any quilts seen before. This quilt features three dimensional designs that really stand out and really do look 3D. For all those that find Y seams to be fussy and hard to sew, this quilt pattern contains none!
- The size of the finished quilt is 84″ by 84″
- This pattern costs under twelve dollars
- This pattern comes with a complete list of fabric colors and sizes of fabrics required to sew it
Calling all fish and tropical themed enthusiasts! This quilt pattern features unique fish, and does have applique pieces. Use the colors suggested or switch them out for more customization and personalization. The options are endless.
- This quilt pattern makes a finished quilt that is 36” by 47”
- The back of this quilt pattern package has a list of fabrics needed to make the quilt
- This pattern can be purchased for under twelve dollars
This quilt pattern features geometric shapes. The blocks are arranged in alternating patterns, with two different blocks. The quilt pattern does come with a list on the back of colors and amounts of fabrics required. Batik is a lovely fabric to work with and provides for a unique, finished project.
- The size of this quilt when finished will be 60” by 72”
- This pattern can be purchased for just under ten dollars
- This pattern is part of a series that has patterns for sewing everything from a baby quilt all the way up to a king size quilt
This pattern makes a beautiful and unique quilt that features large flower shapes. The pattern is for intermediate to advanced sewers. This pattern, like most others, lists all fabric colors and the amount of fabric needed to make the quilt.
- Other colors of fabric can be changed out for more variety and customization.
- This pattern makes a finished quilt that is 62” by 74”
- This pattern costs under fourteen dollars
Looking for a more basic quilt pattern that is just right for beginner to intermediate skill levels or for those that don’t have a lot of time to complete a more complicated project? This quilt pattern features just square and rectangle shapes, which is often easier to cut and piece together. This pattern comes with a list of fabric amounts needed to complete the project.
- This pattern can be purchased for under ten dollars
- The pattern actually includes three sizes of finished quilts that can be built- a lap quilt, twin size quilt, and a queen size quilt
- Customize this quilt with different fabrics and colors for more options
Quilt Sewing Patterns Buying Guide
Getting into quilting can be a great way to use up left over fabric, fabric scraps, extra fabric, or a great project that lets you purchase those special fabrics you’ve been eying up for ages. Quilting is a wonderful hobby. If you’re uncertain of where to start, there are tutorials, blogs, and videos online, but many areas also have quilting classes or even quilting clubs. Quilting can be a social activity as much as it is about producing a finished blanket at the end.
Which Pattern is Right?
There is no right or wrong pattern when it comes to quilting. There are many different types of quilts and there are many different patterns. You will have to decide which one you like best based on skill level, aesthetic choice, the fabric you want to sew with, the size you need, and the amount of time you have to make the project. Choosing colors for a pattern can be really fun, or it can be overwhelming. A great way to choose fabrics is to go with what you like, or choose colors and prints that match or compliment already existing décor.
Why Buy a Pattern?
You might think that patterns are a waste of money and time, but that’s not the case at all. You may think that you can just look at a pattern and wing it, and while that might be true for some of the easier quilting patterns, for more advanced patterns, it really helps to have a guide to help you cut and shape and size each piece. Just guessing not only wastes fabric, it can really make things complicated when it comes to sew the whole quilt together. Having premeasured dimensions really does help ensure that the quilt making is an easier process, and also helps to produce a finished product that looks like the pattern.
- Chapter 1: The 7 Sewing Essentials for Beginners
- Chapter 2: The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Machines
- Chapter 3: The Ultimate Guide to Setting up your Sewing Room
- Chapter 4: Everything You Need To Know About Sewing
- Chapter 5: Sewing Fabric 101: A Virtual Tour of the Fabric Store