Hot Summer Quilts
Life's A Picnic
Reproduction 1930s prints are showcased in a traditional star pattern. A pieced binding reinforces the "use it up" sensibility of the era.Get the free quilt pattern here.
An easy-to-piece pattern provides plenty of space to showcase large-scale floral, precut 10" squares.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Capture the fresh feeling of cool summer breezes wafting through a flower garden in the bright quilt.Get the free quilt pattern here.
This vintage quilt features a large selection of fabrics from the 1930s.Get the free quilt pattern here.
The mottled blues and greens of this complex-looking quilt call to mind a bubbling brook and a peaceful meadow.Get the free quilt pattern here.
For a quilt that mimics ocean waves, select dozens of batiks in sea glass colors and combine them in a bargello design.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Punch up your summer table with a runner that's easier than it looks. It's all about the fabric placement-we show you how!Get the free quilt pattern here.
Fast fusible appliqués stitched atop foundation strips make this buzz-worthy quilt cute as can "bee."Get the free quilt pattern here.
Celebrate the season with a table runner that embraces the best of summer.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Sew a wall hanging with sections featuring favorite summer motifs - a bowl of lemons, blooming flowers, and sunny pinwheels.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Stitch up Nine-Patch blocks and combine them with setting squares for an easy checkerboard-style quilt.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Lost Ship blocks rotated 180° form bright orange and orange-and-pink vessels swimming in a cream sea. A green print inner border provides an unexpected pop of cool color.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Use the quilt-as-you-go method to add pieced rows at the same time that you layer the batting and backing. Then add the binding, pop on a few ragged-edge leaves, and your pineapple table topper is ready for a luau.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Cheery blue and yellow star in this sunny wall quilt. A variety of geometric prints complement the tone-on-tones for low-contrast piecing.Get the free quilt pattern here.
What's the Buzz?
Combine whimsical bird and floral appliqués with playful pieced blocks for a sweet-as-can-"bee" quilt.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Appliqué fruit and straws to pieced glasses of refreshing drinks for a summertime table topper.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Using a range of blue and green batiks and prints gives the sense of a deep, impenetrable ocean.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Whip up an oh-so-sweet wall hanging showcasing a pair of cherry appliqués and a bushel of borders made from precut floral strips.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Stars created with a spirited mix of prints and tone-on-tones are sprinkled among a rosy Irish Chain of Double Four-Patch blocks.Buy this pattern here.
Happy solid orange, cheerful solid turquoise, and bright polka dot white combine to make Flying Geese units. When arranged around a center square, the units look like blades on windmills rotating in a summer breeze.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Vive la French Country
A tablecloth lends elegance to any outdoor setting. On this inviting tablecloth, charming yellow and blue prints march around a border that looks like French tiles.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Watermelon Table Topper
Use the flip-and-sew method to make this watermelon table runner.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Think you'll make waves with a nautical-theme crib quilt? Our instructions for easy-to-piece sailboats and appliqué accents ensure smooth sailing.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Colorful Fun Daisies
Brighten your day with a bouquet of daisies set off by white-and-black prints in a fast and fusible, cheery wall hanging.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Bright solids and a plethora of paisleys pack a punch in a summer quilt.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Splash of Summer
Keep your beach towel rolled with a whimsical seaside critter belt.Get the free pattern here.
Summer Stars Table Topper
Fussy-cut large prints or a panel to make a bright and happy summer-theme table topper.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Purposefully arranged triangle-squares produce a chevron pattern in a summer-theme wall hanging. Pops of color in the beach-theme border echo the bright prints and batiks in the quilt center.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Beachy T-Shirt Throw
Life's a beach with this sand castle-inspired T-shirt throw. A muted background of tone-on-tone tans and ocean blues lets the summer-theme shirts shine in the sun.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Sunny Side Up
Watch new shapes emerge when you cleverly arrange light and dark fabrics to create an optical illusion.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Cut bright batik fabrics in strips to form vibrant geometric blocks. Vivid blue sashing frames the eye-popping blocks.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Nautical Baby Quilt
Make a splash with a nautical-theme crib quilt. Stitched in pink prints and rose polka dots, this baby quilt will make a great gift for any baby girl.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Mango Tango Throw
Each block of this sizzling, south-of-the-border 54-1/2-square throw uses nine assorted stripe, plaid, and solid fabrics.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Sea and Sand Quilt
Combine batik and tone-on-tone fabrics in an easy-to-piece quilt that conquers images of the ocean.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Tropical Crossing Wall Hanging
Bright batik fabrics pop off a light, scrappy background in this wall hanging.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Pineapple Twist Wall Quilt
A square and cross pattern takes center stage on this wall hanging, which contains four Pineapple blocks.Get the free quilt pattern here.
An X marks the spot on this table topper, where Four-Patch blocks and X blocks form a large overall X. Sea blues and sandy tans contrast perfectly with pops of red and orange.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Citrus Patch Throw
Citrus prints combine beautifully in a sunny throw.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Blue Jeans Quilt
Recycle your old blue jeans into an easy, pieced throw perfect for a summer picnic.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Even if you never played this two-jump-rope game in grade school, you'll enjoy pairing up the pieces for a happy-go-lucky quilt. Stars within stars and triangles within triangles play off each other for piecing fun.Buy this pattern here.
Nautical Pinwheels Quilt
Make pinwheels pop by using a navy blue print and a crisp, solid white for the large triangle-squares.Get the free quilt pattern here.
A playful palette of citrus colors-orange, green, and yellow-brings a summery look to this wall hanging. Careful placement of triangle-squares produces pairs of star blocks.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Two-Block Citrus Quilt
Use setting rectangles grouped by color families to create diagonal patterns across a quilt top.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Here Comes the Sun
You'll have sunshine on a cloudy day with this cheery throw that features yellow bursting through black and gray. Geometric prints lend a modern feel to a traditional block and color combination.Get the free quilt pattern here.