Meet awesome authors (+ 18 free quilt patterns!)

Free quilt pattern from Lauren + Jessi JungWho has free quilt patterns? (Well, we do.) But many of our authors do too! We’re always reading author blogs to see what they’re up to, and we’re wowed by the stories, tips, and free quilt patterns they share with their readers. So today, we’ve rounded up 18 free patterns from a group of exceptionally talented authors to share with you!

Follow their blogs, connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter—and check out their books! Get to know these creative and generous designers; we know you’re gonna love ’em.

Let the freebie fest begin. Have fun!


AMY SMART

Author of: Fabulously Fast Quilts

Blogging at: Diary of a Quilter

Free quilt pattern: Color Me Retro Mini Quilt
Free quilt pattern: Color Me Retro quilt by Amy Smart

DEBBY KRATOVIL

Author of: Paper Piecing Perfect Points, Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar

Blogging at: Debby Kratovil Quilts

Free quilt pattern: Hexagon Pinwheels (plus more on her free pattern page)
Free quilt pattern: Hexagon Pinwheels quilt by Debby Kratovil

DANA BOLYARD

Author of: Imagine Quilts (available July 8th)

Blogging at:
Old Red Barn Co.

Free quilt pattern:
Double Irish Chain quilt for fat quarters
Free quilt pattern: Double Irish Chain quilt by Dana Bolyard

KATY JONES

Author of: 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks, 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks Volume 2

Blogging at: Monkey Do

Free pillow project: Scythe Pillow
Free pillow pattern: Scythe pillow by Katy Jones

CHERYL BROWN

Author of:
Quilt Batik!

Blogging at:
Quilter Chic

Free quilt pattern: Fast scrappy strip quilt
Free quilt pattern: Scrappy Strips quilt by Cheryl Brown

AMY ELLIS

Author of: Modern Neutrals, Modern Basics, Modern Basics II

Blogging at: Amy’s Creative Side

Free sewing project: iPad/Laptop Case
Free pattern--iPad Laptop Case by Amy Ellis

VANESSA CHRISTENSON

Author of: Make it Sew Modern

Blogging at: V and Co.

Free quilt pattern: Ombre Dutchman
Ombre Dutchman quilt by Vanessa Christenson

STEPHANIE DUNPHY

Author of: Uncommonly Corduroy

Blogging at: Designs by Loft Creations

Free quilt pattern: Autumn Leaves (the leaf-block background is made with corduroy!)
Autumn Leaves quilt by Stephanie Dunphy

VICTORIA L. EAPEN

Author of: Large-Block Quilts

Blogging at: Spun Sugar Quilts

Free sewing project: Nine Patch ’n Pins pincushion
Nine Patch n Pins pincushion by Victoria Eapen

BARBARA GROVES and MARY JACOBSON

Authors of: Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs; Four-Patch Frolic; Sew Fun, So Colorful Quilts

Blogging at: Me and My Sister Designs

Free quilt pattern: Ground Cover Layer Cake quilt (plus more on their free pattern page)
Ground Cover Layer Cake quilt by Me and My Sister Designs

CARRIE JUNG, JESSI JUNG, and LAUREN JUNG

Authors of: Sweet and Simple Sewing

Blogging at: Lauren + Jessi Jung

Free quilt pattern: Flower Baskets quilt (plus more on their free pattern page)
Flower Baskets quilt by Lauren + Jessi Jung

CINDY LAMMON

Author of: Simply Modern Christmas, Flowers All Around, Flower Pots, Gathered from the Garden

Blogging at: Hyacinth Quilt Designs

Free quilt pattern: Sanctuary Squares (plus more on her free pattern page)
Sanctuary Squares quilt by Cindy Lammon

SARA LAWSON

Author of: Big-City Bags

Blogging at: Sew Sweetness

Free sewing project: Arabesque Bag
Arabesque Bag by Sara Lawson

NANCY MAHONEY

Author of: Simple Circles and Quick Curves; Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing; Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts; Treasures from the ’30s; Appliqué Quilt Revival; Ribbon Star Quilts, Square Deal; Quilt Revival; Quilt-Block Bonanza

Blogging at: NancyMahoney.com

Free quilt pattern: Urban Puzzle Boxes (plus more on her free pattern page)
Puzzle Boxes quilt by Nancy Mahoney

KRISTIN ROYLANCE

Author of: Cute Quilts for Kids

Website: Cute Quilts Patterns

Free sewing project: Pins and Needles Flower Pincushion Bracelet
Pins and Needles Flower Pincushion Bracelet by Kristin Roylance

REBECCA SILBAUGH

Author of: Seamingly Scrappy

Blogging at: Ruby Blue Quilts

Free quilt pattern: You Zig I’ll Zag Quilt Mini (plus bonus tutorial for a larger version of the quilt here)
You Zig I'll Zag Quilt Mini by Rebecca Silbaugh

ELIZABETH DACKSON

Author of: Becoming a Confident Quilter

Blogging at: Don’t Call Me Betsy

Free quilt pattern: Mod Circuitry quilt (plus more on her free pattern page)
Mod Circuitry quilt by Elizabeth Dackson

JEN ESKRIDGE

Author of: Hexagons Made Easy

Blogging at: Reanna Lily Designs

Free sewing project: Beach Bag
Beach Bag by Jen Eskridge

Which quilting or sewing blogs do you follow? Share your favorites in the comments!

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