5+ Beautiful 3 Yard Quilt Patterns: All Free!

free 3 yard quilt patterns

Are you looking for an “on trend” quilt? 3-yard quilt patterns are super popular right now and easy to sew. If you have 3 one-yard cuts of fabric in your stash and are feeling creative, let’s sew a quilt.

Here are more than 5 of my beautiful 3-yard quilt patterns available just for you. These free quilt patterns (all with step-by-step photo tutorials) are a great way to quickly put together a quilt! I release a new pattern all the time so this list is going to grow. Bookmark the page to check back later!

You will be inspired to sew a new quilt after seeing how beautiful and easy these beginner friendly quilts are to make.

What size quilt does 3 yards make?

Most 3-yard quilts are throw quilts or lap quilts because they don’t require a lot of fabric. You can also make a darling baby quilt with 3 yards of fabric. Since this type of quilt isn’t very big, you can finish your quilt quickly and give it as a gift or use it in your home. Because of the size, lap quilts and throw quilts like these one are easy to quilt on a domestic sewing machine using straight line or free motion quilting. They are great for beginners.

For all of these patterns, 3 yards is enough fabric to finish the quilt top. More fabric will be required for the backing and binding.

What You’ll Need to Make a Quilt

Three yard quilt patterns are perfect for quilters of all skill levels. Besides 3 yards of fabric from your stash or your local quilt shop, you will want to have ready:

All my 3 Yard Quilt Patterns make fabric selection really easy. First, find a beautiful ‘focus fabric’ to start with. This should be a fabric that really sings to you – or that makes you think of the intended recipient of the quilt. After you have chosen your focus fabric, choose one coordinating fabric that is lighter and one coordinating fabric that is darker.

Splendor Quilt Pattern

splendor 3 yard quilt pattern

The Splendor Quilt Pattern includes instructions for 2 different blocks: the Four Crowns Block and the Flower Patch Block. Both of these blocks are 9-patches so they look great together. There are a total of 12 blocks in the quilt and each block finishes at 12”.

This lap-size quilt is 40” x 52”. It’s perfect for snuggling on the couch or donating to Quilts of ValorProject Linus, or another worthy organization.

Aunt Dinah Quilt Pattern

Aunt Dina 3 yard quilt

The Aunt Dinah Quilt Pattern from SewCanShe is a larger throw quilt that showcases Aunt Dinah Quilt Blocks mixed with some Irish Chain Quilt Blocks to really make Aunt Dinah sparkle! This finished quilt is 54” x 54”.

Jacobs Ladder Quilt Pattern

Jacobs Ladder 3 yard quilt pattern

This Jacob’s Ladder easy quilt pattern from SewCanShe is a 54” x 54” throw quilt pattern. There is only one block to learn, and I’ll show you shortcut quilting methods with detailed instructions to help you get done even faster. This easy pattern features only squares and half square triangles. It’s a great pattern if you are making your first quilt!

Twin Star Easy Quilt Pattern

Twin Star Quilt Pattern

This Twin Star quilt is great for beginners. My step-by-step instructions will make sewing it a breeze! You’ll have enough fabric to finish the quilt top including 12 blocks and 2 borders. More fabric is required for the backing and binding.

Weathervane Quilt Pattern

Weathervane Three Yard Quilt Pattern

The Weathervane Quilt Pattern from SewCanShe is a 52” x 52” throw quilt pattern that showcases Weathervane Quilt Blocks mixed with some Windmill Quilt Blocks to really make the Weathervane dance! You’ll learn a quick method for flying geese blocks.

The free XOXO 3 yard quilt pattern would make a darling baby quilt, Valentine’s wall hanging, or cuddly throw quilt.

The free Amish Star Quilt Pattern from SewCanShe is a 50” x 50” throw quilt pattern with big Amish Star quilt blocks.

As always, I love to see the projects that you sew up using my free patterns and tutorials. Please post a picture to Instagram and tag me @sewcanshe so I can take a look!

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  1. Anna Shetler says:

    I am trying to download one of the 5 (3 yards quilts) on your free blog but can’t seem to do it Can you help?

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