Free Quilt Patterns for Small Quilts
Try one of these small quilting projects to add quick style to your home. Use our step-by-step instructions and free quilt patterns for easy crafting.
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Summer-Inspired Watermelon Table Runner
Brighten up a room with a pretty watermelon table runner. This summertime project uses the flip-and-sew quilting method.
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Autumn Leaves Wall Quilt
Bring fall colors inside with this olive, ecru, and cinnamon-tone wall quilt. The pattern of falling leaves makes this quilt the perfect fall home decor item.
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Sunflower Wall Hanging
Turn a vintage tablecloth into a vibrant wall hanging. Use the tablecloth (or a gold print) as a foundation for freezer-paper applique sunflower motifs.
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Weather Vane Wall Hanging
This weather vane-inspired wall hanging is appliqued with wool pieces. Wool is easy to handle, doesn't fray, and is forgiving, making this home decor accent sweet and simple.
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Easy Wool Table Mat
This table mat is the perfect project for learning to work with wool. A flower pattern in subdued colors gives this small quilting project appeal all-year.
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Large Print Wall Hanging
A mix of graphic print fabrics makes this bright and bold wall hanging. Turning two of the identical blocks 90 degrees (the upper right and lower left) creates the effect of a kaleidoscope that seems to shape-shift before your eyes.
- Get instructions for the large print wall hanging.
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This uneven nine-patch and star quilt is the perfect tabletop accessory. Lots of polka dots add a sense of playfulness.
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Melon Patch Wall Hanging
Warm and cool colors blend effortlessly into melon-inspired quilting blocks in this wall hanging. The simple prints allow the form to be easily seen.
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Chicken Appliqued Kitchen Quilt
A chicken-wire print background and appliques in feed-sack reproductions combine in this cute kitchen wall hanging. The border corners are fussy-cut from a large-scale farm print. The appliques are fused in place, then machine-blanket-stitched with blank thread.
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Lone Star Wall Hanging
Americana-inspired fabrics steal the show in this lone star wall hanging. Abrupt changes from light to dark quilting prints make this small project shine. A trio of borders visually contains the star.
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Blue-and-White Pinwheel Quilt
Add depth to a two-color quilting project with a variety of prints. Multiple blue-and-white prints in medium and light hues provide subtle scrappiness for this wall hanging.
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Romantic Quilting Project
A variety of florals, stripes, and prints were used to make this romantic quilt. A bold floral gives the project a dramatic outer border.
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Whimsical Star Quilting Project
The lack of precise matching points gives this quilt a whimsical feel. Layers of fat quarters are cut all at once, then placed randomly to easily create stunning stars.
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Star Quilting Project
Play with scale and include small and medium prints in a cute table topper. This three-color version sports star patterns.
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Floral Applique Table Mat
Raid your stash to make this table mat. Add a personal touch by finishing the project with large, hand-quilted stitches.
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Medallion Quilting Project
This quick wall hanging uses crossroad-inspired blocks to bring attention to the medallion shape in the center of the project. Although the prints vary in color, value, and scale, they're all set off well by the same chocolate-brown tone-on-tone used as the base of each star unit.
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Fused Applique Quilting Project
To mimic the look of hand applique in less time, this quilting project was made by fusing pieces in place, then machine-stitching around each piece. Tiny zigzag stitches add interest.
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Bright Scrap Quilting Project
Put light and bright quilting scraps to work in this project. The whimsical colors make this wall hanging perfect for spring home decorating or a child's room.
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Watercolor Quilting Project
Use small triangle-squares from tone-on-tone fabrics to create pieced sashing rectangles that flow together almost like a watercolor painting.
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Rolling Stones Quilting Project
This miniature quilt showcases antique 1880s fabrics in traditional yellows, pinks, and greens. Wheel patterns pump up the style in this project.
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Colorful Quilting Project
Six-piece blocks create a sense of motion and depth in this colorful spring-inspired wall hanging. Turn to subdued colors for a fall-theme project.
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Bouquet Quilting Project
The floral border fabric inspired the colors for the center flower medallion in this one-block table topper quilt. Consider framing the piece and hanging it on point.
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Feminine Floral Quilt
This girly wall hanging quilt frames four floral blocks inside a flower-pattern border.
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Four Corners Quilting Project
This square quilt wall hanging uses a black print to frame a quartet of blocks. The colors and patterns combine to create a country home decor feel.