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Patchwork quilt patterns – 5 free Tilda downloads

June 28, 2021

Patchwork quilt patterns – 5 free downloads by Tilda

I know it’s midsummer right now, so it might seem a bit daft to get stuck into quilting as the sun’s splitting the flags. But, if you’re anything like me, this is the sort of project that you’ll need to allow plenty of time for. You might well not be like me at all – and perfectly able to whip up one of these beautiful quilts in a matter of days. In which case, by all means save the idea for later in the year and enjoy then!

For those of us that like to take our time with creative projects (and tend to lose our way slightly) I’m thinking that now is the perfect time to make a start. Choose the pattern, pick out your fabric combinations and begin to cut out and sew. Choosing the pattern will take time – that’s before I (we?) even begin to think about fabric combinations.

As far as choosing the right pattern is concerned, I don’t think you can go far wrong with Tilda – pretty designs with gorgeous collections of fabrics to choose from.

I’ve gone through the masses of lovely free patchwork quilt patterns on Tildas World and picked out my top 5 favourites. That bit alone took me ages – it’s so hard to choose. But it’s done – hope you like my selection!

Before you start, the patterns all recommend the following supplies:

You will need

Equipment

It’s important to have a good rotary cutter for this, so I’ve picked out a few good options

Rotary cutters

Fiskars Trigger Rotary Cutter from Amazon

Fiskars Titanium Rotary cutter from Amazon

Quilter’s ruler

You will also definitely need a decent quilter ruler

Fiskas quilter’s ruler from Create & Craft

Set of 4 Quilters Rulers from Amazon

Fiskar’s Ruler and Rotary cutter combination pack

Mats

Quilter’s non-slip mat from Create & Craft

Cutting mat from Amazon

Fabric & materials

Wadding (or batting) 

Check the pattern you choose (free to download below) for the exact amounts you will need

Love this 100% biodegradable eco wadding from Create and Craft

Premium 100% cotton quilt batting from Etsy

Lawei soft natural cotton batting from Amazon

Thread

Quilting thread pack of 8 colours from Create & Craft

Individual 100% natural cotton quilting thread from Amazon

Optional extras

Parr’s End Table (designed to be used on domestic sewing machines to support larger pieces of fabric and the length of the ruler. Perfect for quilters

Quilters Glass head pins

Quilter’s rule quilt soap

Quilt fabrics

See the free pattern you’ve chosen for full lists of specified Tilda fabrics (and amounts needed) – so you can either track down the exact suggestions or decide how to vary the design with your own fabric choices.

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Free patchwork quilt patterns

Pattern #1: Flower Wreath patchwork quilt

Finished Size for both:
72½in x 78½in (184cm x 200cm)

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Download patterns

Coral

Yellow

free patchwork quilt pattern Flower Wreath in Coral pinkfrom Tilda - get your free pattern download as well as all the links you need to source pretty fabric from the Gardenlife collection and beyond #patchwork #quilt #pattern #free

This beautiful quilt on a floral theme is easy to make, using simple techniques and one basic block. I really like the classic circular wreath design and the combination of plain background and pretty floral fabrics. The coral background (above) works well, but so does yellow (below)… I told you it might take some time to choose your pattern and fabrics!

free patchwork quilt pattern flower wreath in yellow from Tilda - get your free pattern download as well as all the links you need to source pretty fabric from the Gardenlife collection and beyond #patchwork #quilt #pattern #free

Download patterns

Coral

Yellow

tilda gardenlife fabric lilac and coral florals for patchwork

I’ve sourced some Etsy shops that are worth a browse if you’d like to source the specified Tilda fabrics from the Gardenlife (florals, above) and Chambray (plains, below) collections:

tilda fabrics plain chambray

Etsy shops for fabrics

The Fabric Hare is a great source for individual fabrics as well as pre-cut hexagons from Tilda collections (the Gardenlife collection is here) as well as this pretty Liberty Flower show set.

Crafty Girl by Maria sells the chambray collection by the fat quarter here and a bundle of Gardenlife 20 fabrics by the fat eighth here

The Cottage Hen sells full fat quarter bundles of 20 fabrics of Gardenlife fabric here

Pattern #2: Easy Lazy Gardener’s patchwork quilt

lazy gardener floral triangle square beginner easy to make quilt using tilda fabrics from the gardenlife collection - download your free pattern with all the info you need

I had to include this pattern as it’s so easy to make – perfect for beginners or if you want quick results!

free patchwork quilt pattern lazy gardener floral triangle square beginner easy to make quilt using tilda fabrics from the gardenlife collection - download your free pattern with all the info you need

It is created using simple half-square triangle blocks are arranged to form diagonal patterns across the quilt.

Finished Size 56½in x 74½in (143.5cm x 189cm)

Download the pattern

Click here to download your free pattern

Source your binding for the edges

dot binding tildas world floral fabrics

Fabric Hare sells a selection of Tilda bindings here

Purple Stitches Fabrics Shop also sells a good selection of bindings including Tilda

Rickety Rose sells a great selection of dotty and gingham bias bindings

Pattern #3: Scrapflower patchwork quilt

This quilt is made using just one block, but because it’s made in 24 different colour ways (from the Apple Butter collection) it has a charming scrappy look that I love.

scrapflower patchwork quilt pattern free tilda apple butter yellow or blue - get your free pattern PDF download with all the info you need to make your own beautiful patchwork quilt

Download the pattern

Click here to download your free pattern PDF

Finished size:  60in x 80in (152.4cm x 203.2cm)

Difficulty rating: Moderate

Buy fabric from Tilda’s Apple Butter collection

The Craft Studio sells a selection of fabrics from the collection here

Crafty Girl by Maria also sells Apple Butter fabric by the fat quarter

Pattern #4: Duck patchwork quilt

tilda duck patchwork quilt free pattern download pdf

I love this pattern – feels like something out of Anne of Green Gables or The Waltons… It’s from an early collection, which it’s not easy to find the fabric for any more, but it would be easy to substitute your own. 

Download the pattern

Click here to download your free pattern PDF

Explanations in two colorways, Grey and Blue.
Finished Size: 56in x 72in (142.2cm x 183cm) after binding.

Difficulty rating: Easy

Pattern #5: Old Rose soft star patchwork quilt

old rose patchwork quilt free pattern by tilda -get your free pdf pattern download with all the info you need to make your own beautiful quilt #patchwork #quilt #pattern #free

Download the pattern

Click here to download your free pattern PDF

Just two patchwork blocks are used for this lovely quilt, both with the same layout but with a different balance of fabrics. There are two other versions of this quilt – a lilac/blue (below) and a red/grey (above).

tilda old rose patchwork quilt pattern by tilda -get your free pdf pattern download with all the info you need to make your own beautiful quilt #patchwork #quilt #pattern #free

Finished Size
58¼in x 73in (148cm x 185.4cm)

Difficulty rating: moderate

Buy Old Rose fabric

tilda old rose patchwork quilt fabrics

Handmade by Maryport sells a selection of fabrics from the Old Rose range here

Try Crafty Girl by Maria for other designs from the collection here

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2 Comments

  • Caryl Smith July 2, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks a load for this email. I love seeing all the pretty things people make. I need to start sewing again soon. Have some lovely ideas to try.
    Much love
    Caryl Smith SA

    • Laura Dunkley July 4, 2021 at 9:12 am

      Hi Caryl – you’re very welcome. Hope you enjoy! 😊

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