How to Sew Mini Quilts – 18 Free Patterns

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Mini quilts are an ideal sewing project for learning how to make a quilt. They are a fun project to start and finish in very little time.

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Here are 18 free mini quilt patterns to help you make a cute stand-alone quilt to hang on your wall. Or you could combine these sweet blocks to make a beautiful quilt. A mini quilt is a charming gift, too!

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.

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.

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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