22 Phenomenal Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns: All Free!


Are you looking for fat quarter-friendly quilt patterns? Look no further!

Sew through your stash of fat quarters with this collection of 20 beautiful fat quarter quilt patterns. Fat quarter-friendly quilts are great for beginner quilters (and quilters of all levels). So get those fat quarter stacks off your shelves and sewn into beautiful quilts. Of course, you can also use your fabric stash too. All of these free patterns include step-by-step photo instructions.

What is a Fat Quarter?

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Fat quarter-friendly quilt patterns are designed specifically to make efficient use of fat quarters, which are pre-cut pieces of fabric you can find in just about any quilt shop.

A fat quarter is a quarter-yard cut of fabric that measures approximately 18 inches by 21 inches, as opposed to a standard quarter-yard cut of fabric that is 9 inches by 42-44 inches. This square-ish piece of fabric can be more useful for quilt designs and is popular among quilters because you can often buy a bundle with 20 or more coordinating fabric pieces.

Baby Dresden Quilt

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Sew a darling baby quilt (or lap-sized quilt) with my Dresden Baby Quilt pattern that looks like gently whirling badminton birdies! Whether you see the quarter Dresden flowers on this quilt that way or not, it’s still a beautiful way to combine applique and piecing together with your favorite fabrics to make a 50’’ square quilt.

Grandma’s Lattice Quilt

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Sew up a beautiful lattice quilt with patchwork squares – just like grandma would make! This free pattern is for a generous 77’’ x 77’’ size throw quilt. Grandma’s Lattice Quilt Pattern uses just 15 fat quarters plus background fabric.

Whirlwind Throw Quilt Pattern

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The classic whirlwind quilt is easier to sew than ever with my free pattern that includes a template plus step-by-step instructions. You can sew a 66” x 55” throw-size quilt with 10 fat quarters to make 30 blocks, or make any size you want – each FQ you pick is enough for 3 blocks that finish at 11”.

Signature Cross Throw Quilt Pattern

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This Signature Cross Quilt Pattern ticks off all the boxes for the perfect weekend quilt project:

  • It’s fast and easy to sew.
  • It is designed for fat quarters.
  • It’s Accuquilt-friendly if you own an Accuquilt fabric-cutting machine.
  • The 60” x 60” throw size can easily be quilted on a regular sewing machine.
  • You can easily resize it to make it bigger or smaller if you need a different size.

Color By Number Free Throw Quilt Pattern

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The Color by Number free quilt pattern is a simple bargello quilt. It may look like sewing all those patchwork squares together takes a long time, but you can do it very quickly! You cut the strips, sew them together, and cut and sew again. This quilt is fat-quarter-friendly, too.

Fat Quarter Flowers

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The free Fat Quarter Flowers Pattern features instructions to make the 52 ½” x 65 ½” quilt. Kimberly Jolly shows you how to make these beautiful flower blocks using Triangles on a Roll triangle paper for fast, accurate half-square triangles.

Fat Quarter Fancy Quilt Pattern

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If you’re looking for a fast and fun quilt, try the famous Fat Quarter Fancy free quilt pattern. You will need nine fat quarters plus a little more than a yard of fabric as your background. You can also adapt this lap quilt pattern to make it larger or smaller. Make this your latest quilt project!

Fat Quarter Fancy 2 Quilt Pattern

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If you loved the first fat quarter fancy quilt pattern, you will love this, too! Fat Quarter Fancy II is another free quilt pattern that uses a simple block and gives you unlimited ways to arrange it. Three fabrics will be used in this sewing pattern – two prints and a background fabric.

Sawtooth Stars and Irish Chains Quilt Pattern

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Classic blue and white Amish quilts inspired my Fat Quarter Stars and Irish Chain quilt, but you could easily sew this one up in red, white, and blue for a patriotic 4th of July quilt or in red and white for a Christmas quilt!

Ohio Star Quilt Pattern Using 7 Fat Quarters

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Sew an easy Ohio Star Quilt using my free quilt pattern! The Ohio Star is a traditional quilt block popular again in quilts of all sizes. This Ohio Star Quilt Pattern uses 7 fat quarters (pre-cut 18” x 21” pieces of fabric) and 4 1/2 yards of background fabric to make a 71” x 86” twin-size quilt.

Enchanted: Moroccan Inspired Throw Quilt Pattern

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Sew a beautiful Moroccan-inspired quilt using everyone’s favorite pre-cut cotton fabrics… fat quarters! This fast and easy quilt pattern is free in the blog post below. I used 9 fat quarters plus 3 yards of background fabric to sew a generous 68’’ x 68’’ square throw quilt.

Half Square Triangle Star Baby Quilt

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Get ready to sew your next baby quilt using half square triangles! This fast and easy (and free) baby quilt pattern uses my shortcut method for sewing two half square triangles (HST’s) at one time. After you have sewn all of the HST’s you need, you’ll sew them together with a few extra background pieces and your new baby quilt will be done. And guess what – this free quilt pattern is fat quarter friendly too!

Gnome Forest Quilt

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This Gnome Forest Quilt Pattern is a fat-quarter friendly holiday quilt pattern that is perfect for any time of year. There are 12” quilt blocks made up of flying geese, rectangles, and snowball corners, with a single appliqué for the nose. Learn easy tricks for making flying geese units, how to use the snowball corner method to make the gnome bottom, and how to assemble the entire quilt. The pattern only has a few blocks, but you could easily make more blocks to make a quilt as large as you’d like!

Pinwheel Daydreams Patchwork Quilt

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The Pinwheel Daydreams Quilt is simple patchwork at its best. This quilt pattern uses fat quarters and lets you play with light and dark values of whatever fabrics you choose. You can make it into a small throw quilt, too.

Little Pine Trees Throw Quilt Pattern

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Here’s an easy pine tree quilt pattern that is darling for the holidays or any time of the year! The Little Trees Quilt isn’t just for Christmas, though. Pine trees are evergreen – so this sweet quilt can be enjoyed during any season, don’t you think? Sew up this free quilt pattern to keep you and your loved ones cozy all season long!

Bow Tie Quilt Pattern

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Enjoy an easy peasy sewing project with this free bow tie quilt pattern. With a cute coordinating fat quarter bundle, you’ll have it done in a snap. Or take your time and enjoy sewing this sweet quilt.

Fat Quarter Fizz Throw Quilt Pattern

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At first glance, you would think this sailboat quilt is tricky, but it’s not! It’s a super easy fat quarter-friendly pattern. The gorgeous ocean with quarter square triangles makes this baby quilt so adorable. This tutorial also includes tips for sewing fast and easy half and quarter square triangles two at a time.

Fat Quarter Fancy Star

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If you want a big and easy quilt, make my Fat Quarter Fancy Star Quilt Pattern: it’s a generous 88” x 88”, but you could easily make it smaller.

Fat Quarter Cut-Up Queen Quilt

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Here’s a beginner-level quilt pattern that’s fat quarter-friendly! It’s very similar to the first quilt that I ever made. Get the free pattern at Sew4Home.

Hashtag Quilt Pattern

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Fun, modern, and easy! This hashtag quilt has all that! This easy quilt pattern includes big quilt blocks, so you’ll make a large throw quilt in almost no time at all.

The Huddle Quilt

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Medallion quilt patterns are beautiful sewing projects you would want to try if you’re a newbie. This fast and easy fat quarter huddle quilt pattern uses a technique that starts from the center and works towards the outside. When you finish, you won’t believe how easy it was to sew.

Sawtooth Star Quilt with Fat Quarters and Square Panels

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Do you love square fabric panels but don’t know what to make with them? Here’s the perfect quilt pattern for that! This easy sawtooth star quilt pattern will make your square panels look beautiful when you combine them with coordinating fat quarters and turn them into a gorgeous quilt.

Fat Quarter Friendly Mug Caddy Sewing Pattern

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Bonus: This isn’t a quilt, but I know you’ll love sewing my fat quarter-friendly free mug caddy pattern because your tools will be organized!

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