25 Free Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

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Fat quarter bundles are a staple among quilters but before you know it, you may have a fabric stash filled with fat quarters and no idea what to do with them. This list of 25 free fat quarter quilt patterns will inspire you to finally use that fabric and turn it into a beautiful quilt!

These patterns are great for all quilters, from beginners to advanced. Whether you want to keep your fat quarters in large pieces to show off the print or cut them up into small pieces, there’s a pattern here for you!

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BONUS PATTERN: Simple Sixteen Patch by Hailey Stitches

Simple Sixteen Patch is a completely free fat quarter quilt pattern that I designed! It comes in 4 sizes and uses anywhere from 4-25 fat quarters. It’s a great stash-buster and works up super quickly.

Looking for a little extra help making the quilt? Check out the video tutorial!

Get the free pattern!

1. Baby Steps by Wren Collective

Quilt made up of staggered rectangles in a pink, blue and white color scheme.

Using 7 fat quarters, this baby quilt comes together super quickly and is a great beginner quilt pattern! Wren Collective provides a written photo tutorial to help you assemble the quilt or you can download the free pdf version of the pattern.

Get this free fat quarter pattern on Wren Collective’s website!

2. Shoefly Quilt by Penelope Handmade

Quilt made up from an alternating Shoefly block and solid background color block.

Practice the traditional Shoefly Block with this sweet and colorful quilt. This quilt pattern uses 13 fat quarters and finishes at a nice 63″ x 63″ throw size.

Get the pattern on Penelope Handmade’s website!

3. Canyon Road by Giucy Guice

Quilt made from half square triangles in a radiating star pattern.

Two at a Time Half Square Triangles make up this 64″ square quilt. This pattern uses 7 fat quarters and 3 fat eighths so it’s a great way to use up a fat quarter bundle from your fabric stash.

The simple instructions make this perfect for a beginner quilter that wants a challenge with lining up all of those points!

Get the free fat quarter quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

4. Cobblestone by Fat Quarter Shop

Quilt made from blocks that look like chunky plus signs in yellow, grey, black and white fabric.

Grab a fat quarter bundle and make this bold and striking quilt! This large 63.5″ x 80.5″ quilt is a great pattern to show off large prints. Perfect for that fat quarter bundle that you can’t quite imagine cutting up!

Want a visual tutorial? Check out this video from Fat Quarter Shop!

Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

5. Little Houses by Suzy Quilts

Quilt made from half square triangles and squares in a yellow, pink, red and blue color scheme.

This sweet baby quilt is a free fat quarter quilt pattern from Suzy Quilts. The quilt uses 10 fat quarters and sews up quickly. The simple quilt border really makes the design pop!

Get the pattern on Suzy Quilts website.

6. Offset Star by Then Came June

quilt made from evenly spaces sawtooth stars in bright colors

Use the No Waste Flying Geese method to quickly sew together this starry quilt pattern. Offset Star uses 13 fat quarters for the dark stars and 9 fat quarters (or 2 yards of fabric) for the background. The pattern finishes at 60″ x 60″.

Get the pattern on Then Came June’s website.

7. Flowers by Fat Quarter Shop

Quilt pattern made from hourglass blocks and friendship star blocks in a green, blue, pink and red color scheme with a white background.

Fat Quarter Flowers is a free quilt pattern that uses 10 fat quarters. This bold pattern is a great way to show off your favorite fabric! Fat Quarter Shop has a video tutorial to go along with the pattern. Watch it below!

Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

8. Walking on Sunshine by AGF Studio

Quilt made from a vertical brick pattern with a pastel blue, pink and orange color palette.

Highlight your special fat quarter fabric with this fun quilt pattern. Using only 4 fat quarters, these prints will be the stars of the show! Mix the fat quarters with blender and background fabric to make this vertical brick pattern.

Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

9. Fat Quarter Fancy by SewCanShe

An exploding ribbon star quilt made from neon green, pink and blue fabrics with a white background.

This exploding ribbon star quilt from SewCanShe is made with 16 fat quarters and 4 yards of background fabric. Finishing at 88″ x 88″, it’s the perfect size for a queen size bed.

Get the free fat quarter pattern on SewCanShe’s website.

10. Checkered Brick by Moonkin Stitchery

A checkered brick pattern made from alternating colors in a maroon, navy, gold, white and light blue color scheme.

Moonkin Stitchery provides this free fat quarter quilt pattern in 5 sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King. They also provide a video tutorial if you’re a visual learner!

Get the free pattern on Moonkin Stitchery’s website.

11. Desert Bloom by Janet Houts

A block based quilt pattern with pops of color in an otherwise greyscale color scheme.

Desert Bloom is a fun pop of color quilt made from Half Square Triangles. Using 24 fat quarters, this twin size quilt finishes at 72″ x 96″.

Get the quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

12. Cubes by Fat Quarter Shop

A quilt made from blue background fabric and green, red, pink and blue fat quarters. The blocks are cubes made up of squares and rectangles.

A fat quarter bundle of 18 fat quarters plus some background yardage is all you need to make this bold quilt pattern. The large pieces make this a great quilt pattern to show off beautiful fabric. Are you a visual learner? Check out the video tutorial below!

Get the free quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

13. 3-D Popstar by Fat Quarter Shop

This bright and bold quilt designed by Fat Quarter Shop finishes at 49.5″ x 63.5″ and uses 12 fat quarters. The 3-D effect of this quilt makes it great for highlighting your favorite fabric!

Get the free fat quarter quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

14. Garden Moon by Moda

Moda designed this quick fat quarter quilt that is made up of strips. The gradient design is super fun and the pattern has fabric placement instructions so you can get the exact same effect!

Get this free pattern on Moda’s website.

15. Moonstone Stargazer by Laundry Basket Quilts

Laundry Basket Quilts designed this beautiful star quilt that finishes at 72″ x 72″. Made up from Two at a Time Half Square Triangles, this quilt will sew up in no time! The scrappy design will look great with any fat quarter bundle.

Grab the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

16. Peanut Butter Quilt by Then Came June

The peanut butter quilt is perfect for fat quarters (or scraps!). This quilt uses 12 fat quarters and finishes at a large throw size of 65″ x 76″. The grid design will fit into any modern decor and would make this a great quilt for a gift!

You can sign up to get the free pattern on Then Came June’s website!

17. Snowballs by Fat Quarter Shop

Practice the snowball technique with this aptly named quilt pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern uses 12 fat quarters and is a small throw size that finishes as 50″ x 55″.

Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

18. Out of the Blue by Janet Houts

With just 14 fat quarters you can make this nine-patch quilt pattern. The quilt finishes at 80″ x 98″ which makes it great for a queen size bed. This traditional quilt pattern is a great way to use up fat quarters in your fabric stash.

Get the free fat quarter quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

19. Fat Quarter Whirlwind by SewCanShe

Fat Quarter Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt pattern that uses 10 fat quarters. This pattern uses a template but don’t let that intimidate you! The simple shape is easy to cut and that makes this a great pattern to try templates on if you haven’t tried using them before!

Get the free pattern on SewCanShe’s website.

20. Ferris Wheel by Fat Quarter Shop

Ferris Wheel uses 16 fat quarters and finishes at 60″ x 77″. This pattern is a part of Fat Quarter Shop’s Shortcut Series and has a video tutorial that goes along with the pattern. Check out the video tutorial below!

Get the pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

21. Fat Quarter Mixer by Material Girl Quilts

This quick and easy beginner quilt pattern is great for large scale prints or fabric that you don’t want to cut up into small pieces. The pattern is written in 6 sizes and uses 10 up to 27 fat quarters.

Get the pattern on Material Girl Quilts’ website.

22. Pumpkin Patch Maze by Renee Nanneman

This beginner friendly quilt pattern finishes at 58″ x 72″ and uses 12 fat quarters. The pattern looks complicated but is made up of Two at a Time Half Square Triangles and squares.

Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

23. Love Letters by Moonkin Stitchery

Love Letters is a striking quilt pattern that has 5 different sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King. The quilt pattern is great for beginners and even has a video tutorial that goes along with it. Check out the video below!

Get the pattern on Moonkin Stitchery’s website.

24. Sun Print Light by Alison Glass

This rainbow quilt is made up of light and dark fat quarters to give a great illusion. The quilt finishes at 53″ x 69″.

Get the pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

25. Fizz by Fat Quarter Shop

You can make this quick quilt pattern with 10 light fat quarters and 10 dark fat quarters. The quilt finishes at 60.5″ x 72.5″ which makes it a great quick pattern for a gift!

Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

I hope you’re feeling inspired to turn your fat quarters into a quilt with this list of fat quarter quilt patterns! Don’t forget to download the free quilt backing cheat sheet to help you finish your quilt!

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