20 Free Patterns for Adorable Mini Quilts

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Mini quilts have become increasingly popular in the last few years because they are fast and fun to make and have so many uses!

Mini quilts can be used as wall hangings, table toppers, or decorative accents in a home. They’re also used as trivets, mug rugs, baby play mats, or to practice new quilting techniques without committing to a full-sized quilt. Mini quilts also make thoughtful and personalized gifts. They are a practical choice for handmade presents because they don’t require as much time or material as a full-sized quilt.

Start a Mini Quilt Wall!

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Just like large quilts, mini quilts come in various designs and patterns. Here are 20 of my favorite mini quilt patterns that teach many quilt-making techniques, including traditional quilt piecing, applique, and foundation paper piecing.

Use these free mini quilt patterns to start your collection!

Friendship Star Mini Quilt

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This mini quilt is called the ‘Friendship Mini’ because an adorable classic Friendship Star is in the middle. If you’ve never made a quilt before, this is a great one. You’ll learn how to make half-square triangles (HSTs) because that’s all it is – 16 HSTs and 9 squares.

The finished size of the ‘Friendship Mini’ is approximately 8” square.

Candygram Mini Quilt

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The Candygram mini quilt is perfect for February! This sweet mini quilt project will teach you how to make flying geese units, a building block for many quilt patterns.

Pinwheel Mini

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Learn how to sew a darling Pinwheel Mini Quilt Pattern made entirely from half-square triangles! This post also includes lots of tips for using color value to make all your quilts showstoppers.

Bolt Mini Quilt Pattern

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The Bolt Mini Quilt pattern will help you sew your favorite little quilt! It’s perfect as a wall hanging, mug rug, or giftable art piece.

Sunshine Mini Quilt Pattern

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Jennifer Heynen designed this wonderfully delightful (and easy) Sunshine Mini Quilt. I was totally happy to see it because I LOVE sewing applique on my machine. But feel free to make your Sunshine mini quilt however you want!

Lunar Eclipse Mini Quilt Pattern

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Did you know we had a lunar eclipse in 2018? My friend designed the beautiful Lunar Eclipse mini quilt to mark the historic event. Get the free PDF pattern.

Criss Cross Mini Quilt

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Watch your mini quilt collection grow slightly bigger and much cuter! Here’s the free Criss Cross mini quilt pattern.

Square Dance Daisy Mini Quilt Pattern

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Square Dance Daisy is a delightful Dresden block with more patchwork and applique. The pattern includes free templates, so anyone can make this adorable mini quilt.

Ladybug Liberty

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This Mini Quilt Pattern is a new classic! I’m so in love with the Ladybug Liberty Mini Quilt that was designed for us by Fat Quarter Shop.

Design Your Own Mini Quilt Tutorial

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Do you have a favorite scrap of fabric that is so beautiful you could frame it? Make it the focal point of a mini quilt! This free tutorial shares how to start with a 4” x 4” piece of fabric and add more fabric pieces and shapes until you have a mini masterpiece.

Wild Summer Creature Butterfly Mini Quilt

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The Wild Summer Creature mini quilt celebrates wild and free butterflies in the summer. Learn paper-piece quilt-making techniques with this free tutorial.

Quarter Square Triangle Quartet

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You’re going to love how easy this mini quilt is! Just stitch up four quarter triangle units using four fabric squares… add a border, and then the piecing is done!

Kitten’s Halloween Party Mini Quilt Pattern

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Sew an adorable mini quilt that’s perfect for your Halloween decor! This small quilt is called ‘Kitten’s Halloween Party,’ and it’s a combination of appliqué and traditional piecing.

Gnome Forest Mini Quilt

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Make a cute gnome mini quilt to warm up your walls for the holidays or anytime! The Gnome Forest Mini Quilt is perfect for any season.

Sushi Roll Mini Quilt

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This yummy mini quilt pattern was inspired by sushi. It’s pretty and perfect for hanging in your kitchen!

Peppermint Mini Quilt

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The Peppermint mini quilt is a modern (and sweet-looking) twist on the classic churn dash block. The pattern is foundation paper pieced, so you don’t have to worry about all the angles and little pieces – it will be a snap!

Flora Mini Quilt

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Say ‘I love you’ with a handmade enchanting mini quilt. The Flora Mini Quilt features paper-pieced hexagons, narrow borders, and delicate hand quilting.

Aloha Sweetie!

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The Aloha Mini Quilt will help you practice sewing appliqué pieces and getting ready for a vacation!

Lunar Landing Mini Quilt

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You’ll have so much fun making this quarter-square triangle mini quilt – Lunar Landing!

Half Square Triangle Heart Mini Quilt

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This Half Square Triangle Heart Quilt Pattern will make the perfect mini quilt for someone you love this year!

Patchwork Placemats – Mini Quilts for Your Table

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Sew beautiful patchwork placemats. This free sewing pattern includes instructions for making half-square triangles, flying geese, and chisel shapes. When you quilt them together, they will make perfect placemats for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion.

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