Free and easy quilt patterns for summer stitching

We’ve made it halfway through the month of May—can you believe it? Time for summer stitching! Get inspired to pack a picnic, lounge at the beach, make over your bedroom, or throw a patriotic party with our all-new collection of free patchwork patterns to download.

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Freebie #1: Picnic Basket Quilt

Picnic Basket quilt from Quilting for JoyWhether you fill up your summer days with camping in the mountains, kayaking on the lake, or playing at the park, this big, square quilt is perfect for picnics, wrapping up little ones, and snuggling by the campfire. A super-quick pattern for quilting with Jelly Rolls, it’s also an easy quilt for beginners. From the book Quilting for Joy.

Download free quilt pattern.

Freebie #2: Fat Quarter Bag

Fat Quarter Bag from Fat Quarter QuiltsOff to the beach, the farmer’s market, or another sunny-day outing? This stylish bag is roomy enough for sunscreen, shades, snacks, and a good (or wickedly bad) book. Plus, you’ll learn how to make a bag from your stash of fat quarters! From the book Fat Quarter Quilts.

Download fat-quarter bag free pattern.

Freebie #3: Spectre de la Rose Quilt

Spectre de la Rose Quilt from A Dozen RosesBring summer indoors with this patchwork quilt pattern that floats traditional blocks on an expanse of rose-patterned fabric. Quilts with roses are always a favorite, as are easy snowball quilts—and this 93″-square beauty combines both! From the book A Dozen Roses.

Download free quilt pattern.

Freebie #4: Liberty Door Banner Quilt

Liberty Door Banner quilt from Folk-Art FavoritesFestive 4th of July quilt patterns are so fun to display during the summer months. In this quick folk-art quilt, a nighttime sky comes alive with a burst of fireworks. Use this scrappy flag-quilt pattern to dress up a door, a wall, or your 4th of July barbeque. From the book Folk-Art Favorites.

Download free wall quilt pattern.

Which pattern do you want to start first, and where will you use it? Tell us about your summer plans in the comments!

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