NOTE: Updated and verified links on 3/12/21
Hello, again friends and fellow quilters! I’m back with a quick post to link you up with some of my favorite places on the web. These are websites where you can find FREE downloadable quilt patterns. And I’m not just talking about a few patterns here and there. Many of these sites offer hundreds of free downloadable quilt patterns.
When I first started quilting, I collected many patterns, mainly because I was on the hunt for patterns that explained various techniques in a clear and concise way. Over time, I found several sources where I could download the patterns for free, and I thought I would share those with you today. Some of these may be familiar to you, but hopefully, a few on this list will be newly found treasure!
I apologize for not giving you much in the way of quilting eye candy, but I promise that if you click on the links, you will have more than you can handle!
Now, who doesn’t love a freebie? (I actually have a few freebies on this site, and after compiling this list I feel like my next project needs to be beefing up my own list of free offerings!) While free is a really good thing, I think it’s important to keep in mind that at some point somebody worked very hard to design and write the patterns that you will find on these sites. While the site owners are generous, they ultimately make their living from the sale of quilting patterns and products. So, I would encourage you, as you are able, to find ways to support the shops and businesses below by purchasing their products. It’s a great way to support the designers and makers of the products you love and thank them for being so generous with their content.
The list of websites with free downloadable quilt patterns is split into three main categories: fabric manufacturers, fabric and pattern designers, and fabric shops and publishers. The sites are not listed in any particular order, although I will offer a few comments on them as you read along…
So, without further ado, here they are:
A lot of online fabric shops will link you up to a few free patterns on some manufacturer sites, but a few online stores have a wealth of original pattern content. Be sure to check these sites out, and support them with purchases when you can.
AND one more:
If you happen to be a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, you have access to a monthly free pattern in the Community Section as well as other educational resources. If you are not a member, you should consider it, as it’s money well spent.
I hope you find this roundup of free quilt pattern downloads helpful. And if you happen to notice that any of the links are not working or you know of a great site to add to the list, please contact me.