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Don’t Be a Square! 7 FREE Quilt Patterns That Make the Most of Squares

When you need a quilt in a hurry, there’s no time to waste with cutting and piecing tiny bits of fabric. But you can still create something stunning without too many extra steps. Just let the squares do the talking!

These free square quilt patterns showcase your favorite fabrics and will be ready to quilt in no time.

Pinwheel Quilt with Squares

Photo via Bluprint member Heather Spence Designs

1. Sweet & Simple Pinwheel Quilt

Pinwheels make most of us think of half-square triangles, but there’s more than one way to create the spinning design element. This quilt uses squares, saving you lots of cutting time.

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Mod Circuitry Square Quilt Pattern

Photo via Bluprint instructor Elizabeth Dackson 

2. Mod Circuitry Quilt Pattern

Squares and strips come together in this modern — and speedy! — quilt top pattern. Whether you lean toward solids or prints, this pattern lets you showcase those fabrics you’ve been saving in your stash.

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Fair and Square Quilt

Photo via Bluprint instructor Amanda Jean Nyberg

3. Fair and Square

Here’s a pattern that proves how much fabric choice can change a quilt. Click through to the pattern page to see even more color and fabric combinations.

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Nine Patch Plaid Quilt

Photo via Bluprint member Busy Hands Quilts

4. 9-Patch Plaid Quilt Tutorial

It may seem like a lot of squares, but don’t worry — you won’t be cutting each one out individually. This lap-size quilt pattern uses the nine-patch method to help you create more blocks faster and create the plaid design.

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Go Together Throw Quilt

Photo via Bluprint member Julee’s Thread and Needle

5. Go Together Throw Quilt

This quilt’s name comes from the fact that it can “go together” so quickly! The designer uses this pattern as her go-to design for charity quilts, since the chain piecing makes it a cinch.

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Simply Squares Baby Quilt

Photo via Bluprint member Blue Jacaranda

6. Simply Squares Baby Quilt

The right fabrics and the right quilt design can turn this very simple baby quilt into something really striking. Make larger or smaller by adding more or taking away squares.

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Just Four Fun Quilt Pattern

Photo via Bluprint instructor Amanda Jean Nyberg

7. Just Four Fun

Turn eight coordinating Fat Eighths into this playful square quilt! With a contrasting background fabric, the small squares will stand out.

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Barbara Badgett

All of these QUILTS are Awesome! I wish I could quilt all of them. But it will take another twenty years! I wonder?


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