Try one of my free miniature quilt patterns the next time you want to create a small project.
Some of the miniature quilts are quick pieced and others are assembled using the foundation (paper) piecing method.
Miniature quilts are not difficult to make when you check the accuracy of individual patchwork units as you work. If the units are cut, sewn, and pressed with care, they will all fit together as they should when it's time to assemble the quilt.
01 of 09
Little Oddfellows Star is a foundation (paper) pieced miniature quilt pattern that finishes at 20-1/2" square. The pieces are small, and there are lots of them, so it might not be the best pattern to start with if you are new to paper piecing.
Do keep in mind that paper piecing isn't difficult. If you can sew on a drawn line, you can make a paper pieced quilt of any size.
02 of 09
Here's a simple miniature quilt pattern that explains how to make a little quilt that measures 22" square.
Start by choosing a pictorial fabric for the center (or a square from a printed panel or any other fabric you love) and surround the square with patchwork and borders.
This little medallion quilt pattern is a beginner-friendly project.
03 of 09
Mix and match attic window sizes when you make this quilt instead of the traditional method of sewing same-size windows next to each other in horizontal rows. Choose from three different window configurations to make a 24-1/2" square quilt or create extra attic windows if you would prefer to sew a larger quilt
04 of 09
Sew sixteen 3" square Whirlwind quilt blocks to assemble this mini quilt. The easy quilt blocks are paper pieced -- a cinch even if you've never tried the method.
The layout is achieved by sewing half of the blocks as mirror images of the others (a simple task).Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Use this easy mini quilt pattern to make a 25-1/2" square miniature quilt in the Amish style. If you prefer, change the fabrics entirely to create a different theme.
This little Double Nine Patch quilt is a perfect choice if you'd like to make a scrap quilt.
06 of 09
This mini quilt is named in honor of Aunt Grace, the original brand of 1930's reproduction fabrics designed by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.
Grace's Spools is made with sixteen 6" traditional Spool blocks that are flip-flopped from side to side in their horizontal rows to help create visual flow across the quilt.
Although the quilt blocks are not technically miniature, this small spools quilt is beginner friendly and makes a nice doll quilt
07 of 09
Use thirty-six 3" square log cabin quilt blocks to make this little Christmas tree, or sew it in other colors to represent a different season of the year. The quilt finishes at 22-1/2" square -- make it larger by adding a border or two.
08 of 09
Here is a 29" x 31-1/2" miniature tree quilt pattern that's easy to tailor to any season. The little quilt is sewn from just two types of patchwork -- simple squares and quick pieced half square triangle units.
The quilt is a non-rag version of my larger rag tree quilt.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Try these tips and techniques to make 1:12 scale dollhouse miniature quilts. The article includes a link to a foundation piecing templates for 1" and 1-1/2" log cabin blocks.