15 Free Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns


Are you looking for fat quarter friendly quilt patterns?

Sew through your stash of fat quarters with 15 beautiful free fat quarter quilt patterns. I keep adding more and more patterns to this list so you can sew a beautiful quilt to keep or give away in just an afternoon. These fat quarter quilts are so fast and easy to sew that once you made one, you will definitely make a lot more.

Fat quarter friendly quilts are great for beginner quilters (and quilters of all levels) because you can purchase a perfectly coordinated bundle of fabrics to start with! 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.
You may also like my free jelly roll quilt patterns.

Easy Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

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 like mine 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”.

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.

easy bargello quilt pattern with fat quarters

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

fat quarter fancy free quilt pattern

If you’re looking for a fast and fun quilt, then you must try the famous Fat Quarter Fancy free quilt pattern. You will need 9 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 free quilt pattern

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 simple block and gives you unlimited ways to arrange it. In this sewing pattern, three fabrics will be used – two prints and a background fabric.

Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns for the Holidays

My Fat Quarter Stars and Irish Chain quilt was inspired by classic blue and white Amish quilts, 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!

This gnome quilt 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 using the snowball corner method to make the gnome bottom, and how to assemble the entire quilt.


Do you have a nature lover friend? This free fat quarter quilt pattern is covered in pine trees. Sew your nature lover friend a little trees quilt that is just so cute. This cozy quilt pattern is actually a variation of the classic half square triangle. Make this your next sewing project!

Beautiful Fat Quarter Friendly Baby Quilt Patterns

pinwheel fat quarter baby quilt

I think my favorite fat quarter quilt patterns are baby quilts because I love giving them away. The Pinwheel Daydreams Baby Quilt is simple patchwork at its best. This quilt pattern uses fat quarters and let’s you play with light and dark values of whatever fabrics you choose. You can make it into a small throw quilt too.


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 to help you sew two half square triangles (HST’s) at one time. And guess what – the free HST Star Baby quilt pattern is fat quarter friendly too!

bow tie baby quilt pattern fat quarter friendly

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

sailboat baby quilt free pattern

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 tow at a time.

Big Fat Quarter Quilts

fat quarter fancy star quilt

I’m not sure if I should put this quilt in the ‘Easy’ category or the ‘Big Quilts’ category, because it’s both! If you want a big and easy quilt make my Fat Quarter Fancy Star Quilt Pattern: it’s a generous 88” x 88” (queen size).

hashtag fat quarter quilt pattern

Fun, modern and easy! This jumbo 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.


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.


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!

What’s just as fun to sew a s a quilt? A quilted table runner! Take a look at these 25+ free table runner patterns.

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