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!


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


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


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


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


Author of:
Quilt Batik!

Blogging at:
Quilter Chic

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


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


Author of: Make it Sew Modern

Blogging at: V and Co.

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


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


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


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


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


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


Author of: Big-City Bags

Blogging at: Sew Sweetness

Free sewing project: Arabesque Bag
Arabesque Bag by Sara Lawson


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:

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


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


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


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


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!

You might also like: 14 awesome quilting tutorials—from our authors!

17 Comments (leave a comment)

  • What a great start to my day to see all these free, inspiring projects. Soon as I get that laundry started…into the sewing room to try one of these…

    —Jill Hogan on May 13, 2014
  • My favorites are Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville and Jaybirdquilts. Glance at others when time allows, but Bonnie’s is usually at least twice aday. Thanks for the list of these, will have to check them out.

    —Cindy on May 13, 2014
  • You have given me some new choices. I presently follow Bonnie Hunter’s blog at Quiltville, Pat Sloan, Camille Roskelley, Sherri McConnell, Amy Smart, Deonn Stott, Jenny Doan, and of course, Barb and Mary @ Me and My Sister Designs.
    I don’t have time to follow any of these on a daily basis, but I check in on one or two when I can. I keep up with Jenny Doan’s tutorials weekly as well as Pat Sloan’s Creative Talk Network. I intend to check out some of these suggestions.

    —Karen on May 13, 2014
  • I mainly follow the Martingale blog. With so many links to wonderful patterns and tutorials, there is enough for a olifetime. In fact, my next UFO will be Nara’s Garden by Nancy Mahoney. It will be perfect for my MIL, who needs a warm laprobe and adores Asian fabrics.

    —Lynne on May 13, 2014
  • I follow Bonnie Hunter, Martingale & Me and my sisters and a number of others that I try to view when they appear on another blog I don’t always pay attention to who is blogging or have time to view them all as I’d rather be sewing.

    —Elizajane on May 13, 2014
  • Thank you for sharing these sites! You are awesome!

    Ida Houston on May 14, 2014
  • I just love Amy’s new line of fabric intend on making a quilt with the preprinted combined with other yardage from moda

    Modernmille on May 14, 2014
  • I really enjoy Amy Gibson’s Stitchery Dickory Dock and marvel at all she accomplishes with her 4 small children, husband, and the quilt videos and tutorials she creates. She’s an excellent teacher on and explains techniques clearly as well as shows pictures step-by-step.

    Carolyn White on May 14, 2014
  • Just found your website and I am excited and inspired AGAIN!!

    —marilyn bond on May 15, 2014
  • I follow Amy Smart, Vanessa Christenson, Cindy Lammon, Elizabeth Dackson and Sara Lawson on their blogs and/or Instagram. I’ve purchased their books, patterns and even participated in sew-a-longs/BOMs.

    —Gina on May 16, 2014
  • I follow Quilts by Jen (

    —Bro AJK on May 16, 2014
  • I like Jenny, Nancy and Amy. Now I’ll check out the others.

    —Margaret Zupfer on May 16, 2014
  • Thanks for that great collection of free patterns, I love your site,there is always something that interests me,

    —Sue on May 16, 2014
  • I subscribe to "The Quilt Show" and follow Martingale. My other free time I spend knitting or quilting.

    —Linda Towers on May 16, 2014
  • Bonnie Hunter, Pam Bono, and Eleanor Burns.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on May 18, 2014
  • Oh yes, and Jenny Doan on Missouri Quilt Co. She is a riot!!

    My kind of lady: Always smiling, happy, humorous, and teaches us all, at the same time.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on May 18, 2014
  • My quilting friend is looking for the directions for Pam Bono’s My Flower Patch and/or the whole set… If you can help, please write ! ! !

    —Anita Vibbert on March 20, 2016

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