Free Sixteen Patch Quilt Pattern

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I’m super excited to share the Simple Sixteen Patch quilt pattern with you! This pattern takes a classic sixteen patch quilt block and turns it into a sweet quilt made specifically for fat quarters!

It comes together quickly and has four sizes: baby (32″ x 32″), small throw (48″ x 48″), large throw (64″ x 64″) and bed (80″ x 80″). The number of fat quarters needed ranges from 4, 9, 16 and 25 respectively.

My Version of Simple Sixteen Patch

For my version of this quilt, I used the fabric line Kismet by Sharon Holland.

I’ve had this fat quarter bundle for several years and knew it was time to put it into a quilt.

I think the large blocks highlight the fabric perfectly and I love the contrast that this fabric line has.

I plan to back the quilt using Fleuron Haven and bind it with Kantha Mica from the same fabric line.

I’m going to send this one off to the longarm quilter because it deserves a little extra special quilting!

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

If you’re a visual learner like me, follow along with the free pattern using this step-by-step video tutorial!

What is a Fat Quarter?

Fat Quarters are quarter yards of fabric that are cut the “fat” way instead of in strips. Fat Quarters measure 18″ x 21″.

Fat Quarters are a great way to get a bundle of fabric from a single fabric line or to get curated fabric that works well together. Fat Quarter bundles are one of my favorite precuts because they offer large cuts of fabric that can be used for almost any type of quilt pattern.

Looking to purchase a fat quarter bundle? Check out Fat Quarter Shop’s selection!

Simple Sixteen Patch Free Pattern

While I know this pattern isn’t revolutionary, I do enjoy turning classic quilt blocks into something that is precut-friendly. I love making patterns where you can shop your fabric stash and whip up the quilt in an afternoon – all with very little fabric waste!

I recommend choosing contrasting fabric when making your quilt blocks so that the checker pattern really stands out. But if you want a more muted patchwork look, you can use fabrics that are closer together in value!

Here’s a preview of the sixteen patch block assembly. Super easy, right?

Sixteen Patch Assembly

Simple Sixteen Patch Pattern Features

I know you have a stack of fat quarters collecting dust in your fabric stash. It’s time to grab those bundles and turn them into beautiful quilts!

Here are a few more things I LOVE about the Simple Sixteen Patch pattern!

It’s low waste! The quilt uses almost the entire fat quarter. Try piecing the extras into the backing to make this truly zero waste!

Shop your stash! All you need is 4 fat quarters to make the baby version!

Beginner friendly! Assembly will be a breeze with the easy-to-follow instructions and graphics in this pattern.

Quick assembly! With a little bit of chain piecing you’ll have your quilt top done in an afternoon!

Perfect for gifts! The neutral block pattern helps highlight the fabrics. Choose fabrics that your gift recipient will love and this will quickly become your go-to quilt pattern for baby showers, Christmas gifts, and birthdays!

Get the free pattern here!

I can’t wait to see the quilt you make with this pattern! Be sure to share your quilt pattern with the hashtags #SimpleSixteenPatchQuilt and #HaileyStitches so I can see your beautiful work!

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