A top 10 list of the best quilting patterns. Everything from applique to rag quilt patterns. See which quilts are the best for the next time you dive head first into some stitch work to create memorable pieces for future generations to enjoy for years to come.
Rag quilt patters are easy to make and make an excellent project for beginners and experienced quilters. The pattern is stitched with 5 different fabrics of varying contrast. Alternate plain squares with 4 patch blocks of contrasting material to make a block. Most people recommend using flannel for its durability and because you do not need to stitch the edges to keep them from fraying.
This is a quilt for beds and is great for chilly nights and to accent your interior decoration. Use rectangles from floral quarters and join them with solid colors to create pieced rows. A bright color sashing will really add a great dimension up the piece.
The nine-patch quilt pattern is sewn with two fabrics. The fabrics swap locations in half of the blocks. Then frames are sewn around nine different patches. First add a dark color fabric to opposite sides of the quilt and finish the top and bottom frames with lighter colors to add a nice contrasting piece. Alternate blocks when creating rows to change each frames orientation.
A design that resembles a sky scrapers windows the city lights quilt is an easy quilt to make for beginners. Simply combine light rectangles and dark background material. To get a good variety cut rectangles in varying sizes.
Each double pinwheel block has 16 units. 8 square pieces, and 8 triangle units. For this quilt you will need 3 colors it works best to have a base color a light color (such as a tan), and a bright color. Simply alternate triangle pieces and square pieces to complete rows. the object is to create a pinwheel effect by creating for larger dark triangles and 4 large light colored triangles. See the picture below.