Quilting has been practiced in the United States since its earliest days. So it seems fitting to honor the history of our craft with red, white, and blue color palette quilts. A great way to show your nationalistic pride on Independence Day, Memorial Day, and other national holidays is to make patriotic crafts. There’s no better way to add quilt home decor if you’re hosting the 4th of July celebration. We gathered our top patriotic quilts favorites to help you achieve a colonial or primitive look for your quilts. Land of the free because of the brave showcased in quilts!
Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns – Top Picks
Feel the tingling sparks and explosives of fireworks in your skin as you wrap this quilt around you! You will not only feel protected from chilly nights, but you will also feel the goosebumps rising around you. It was originally designed by Mary Johnson. Quilters of all levels will have no trouble replicating this free patriotic quilt pattern. The finished size measures 54 inches x 72 inches.
Designer: Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
Why don’t you match your Fourth of July outfit ensemble with this remarkable beginner-friendly quilt design by Amanda? The unique pineapple design is already an exclusive top-off for creativity. Customize it to a DIY American flag as you celebrate the Fourth of July. If you are a beginner quilter, this free printable patriotic quilt pattern is an ideal first quilting project. The finished size measures 40 inches x 48 inches.
Let freedom ring with this quilt showing patriotism! Crafted by Mary Johnson, this quilt showcases the same stripe pattern that represents the original 13 Colonies of America. The symbolism of red, white, and blue colors is also evident. Use this as a table topper or picnic blanket on national holidays. Quilters of all levels will have fun reduplicating this quilt design. The finished size measures 61 inches and 74 inches.
Designer: Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
Proudly represent your American heritage with this patchwork quilt by Amy Smart! The use of alternating colors of the American flag creates a distinct semblance from it. This is perfect for all quilters of all levels, from beginner to advanced!
Play with your unique creativity with this beginner-friendly quilt designed by Mary! While playing with your artistry, you are already unconsciously showing off a grand illustration of a high-quality put-together of mini squares. The color choice of this patriotic quilt pattern makes it eccentric-looking. The finished size measures 56 inches x 72 inches.
Designer: Bonnie K. Hunter of Quiltville
Embodying the spirit and the colors of the Fourth of July, you can use this to decorate your walls or even use it as a picnic blanket to watch the ceremonial parade for war veterans. If you’re hosting the fourth of July celebration, this patriotic quilt pattern by Bonnie K. Hunter of Quiltville is a great way to catch the hearts and attention of your visitors. It is easy to recreate, which is perfect for all beginner quilters. The finished size measures 60 inches x 72 inches.
Designer: Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner
Don’t you just love it when you have a table runner to beautify your table or desk for Fourth of July celebration? Well, why don’t you make a quilt that symbolizes patriotism? This beginner-friendly quilt by Andy Knowlton is the perfect patriotic table runner quilt pattern. You will only need to cut your fabrics into stars and strips to recreate this quilt easily. The finished size measures 12 inches x 36 inches.
Designer: Patti Carey for Northcott
Cover the veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing patriotic quilt. This alluring quilt brought to life by Patti Carey will be the perfect medium to remind them of their time and efforts when they were still in the military. Linda designed this quilt pattern in support of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Stars of Valor is suited for advanced beginner quilters. The finished size measures 57 inches x 65 inches.
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Designer: Riley Blake Designs
Are you up for giving donations to a military charity shop? This lovely quilt can be anyone’s own source of warmth, comfort, safety, or even nostalgia. The colors alone induce peacefulness that is calming for the mind and the soul. Whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or expert quilter, you will surely enjoy recreating this easy patriotic quilt pattern!
Designer: Denise Russell for Blank Quilting
Embody your inner patriotic self with this luscious quilt by Denise Russell for Blank Quilting! It is versatile, and you can put it up as your wall-hanging design, a couch blanket, or bedcovers. You can even give this as a gift to your military friend, if you have one, or to your family and friends. This is perfect for all advanced beginner quilters out there. The finished size measures 69 inches x 57 inches.
Designer: Jenifer Gaston for of Primitive Quilts & Projects
Sew the Spirit of Freedom with this Patriotic Mini Quilt. The quilt’s centerpiece is a striking star block, surrounded by alternating red and cream strips, reminiscent of our beloved American flag. This pattern is a delightful challenge, perfect for those at an intermediate level of quilting. If you’ve been searching for a quilt that pays homage to the colors and design of the US flag, look no further. The Patriotic Mini Quilt is the pattern you’ve been waiting for. The completed pattern is an ideal size for a vibrant wall hanging.
Designer: Courtney McNamara
Stitch Your Pride with the Scrappy Patriotic Quilt Pattern! Imagine the satisfaction of transforming your red, white, and blue scraps into a stunning quilt that’s a celebration of patriotism and creativity. It was crafted by Courtney McNamara. This pattern is a scrap buster’s dream, perfect for those leftover bits of fabric in shades of red and blue. The design is a vibrant mix of geometric shapes, creating a visual spectacle that’s as captivating as a Fourth of July fireworks display. The finished size is 90″x90 which is perfect for queen-sized beds. Scrappy Patriotic Quilt Patterns is perfect for beginner and experienced quilters alike.
Designer: Marcia Hohn of Quilterscache
Piece together your love for the Country with the Flag and Heart quilt block pattern! Designed by Marcia Hohn, this 8-inch square block pattern is for advanced quilters with knowledge in paper piecing. Feel the surge of patriotism with the heart as a beacon of love, surrounded by vibrant American flags. Symbolizing valor, purity, and justice, this versatile block is perfect for gifts and can be used to create various projects like pillow covers, table runners, or quilts. Let your creativity soar and showcase your quilting skills with this captivating and patriotic design.
Make a statement with the vibrant GO! Americana Table Topper Quilt, a free quilt pattern courtesy of Accuquilt with fabrics from RJR Fabrics. Measuring 26 inches, this eye-catching table topper is perfect for showcasing your patriotic spirit during Fourth of July festivities and other special occasions. Turn your fabric scraps into a stylish centerpiece by simply rearranging the red, blue, and white elements. This project is the ultimate scrap buster, designed to blend practicality and love for your country into an unforgettable dining experience.
Designer: Rob Appell for Michael Miller Fabrics
The Patriotic Star and Ribbons Table Runner, designed by Rob Appell for Michael Miller Fabrics, is an eye-catching quilt pattern measuring 43.5″ x 18.5″. This table runner elegantly represents the American flag’s colors through its clever use of squares and half-square triangle units, making it a stunning addition to any patriotic decor. This pattern combines simplicity with symbolic beauty, perfect for enhancing your table setting and ideal for quilters who appreciate both aesthetic appeal and meaningful design.
Designer: Mary Anne Fontana for AccuQuilt
Create a patriotic masterpiece with the free GO! Stripes Around the Stars Throw Quilt pattern by Mary Anne Fontana for AccuQuilt. This 40-inch square quilt combines vibrant red, white, blue, and gold fabrics in a striking display of eight-pointed stars, flying geese, and square and stripe blocks. It’s a perfect project for all skill levels and an excellent way to honor Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day. This throw quilt, blending modern and traditional styles, will become a cherished heirloom and a proud representation of Americana in your home.
Designer: Wilmington Prints
Explore the Yankee Doodle Projects, featuring four free quilt patterns using the Yankee Doodle strip pack Essential Gems fabric collection by Wilmington Prints. This collection includes two table quilts and two wall hangings, each celebrating patriotic themes. The Flag Gems quilt is one of the wall hangings, measuring 40 inches by 26 inches and featuring straight strips. The Zigzag Flag quilt, measuring 45 ¼ inches by 45 ¼ inches, is designed to look like a waving flag and is also a part of the wall hangings. For table decor, there is the Yankee Doodle topper, which is 40 inches by 40 inches and perfect for parties, and a long Yankee Doodle runner measuring 80 inches by 20 inches. These projects are ideal for celebrating patriotic holidays and adding a touch of Americana to your home.
The GO! Union quilt is a captivating free pattern from AccuQuilt, inspired by historical quilts dating from 1850 to 1910. This unique wall-hanging quilt features four majestic eagles, each holding twigs and cherries (or possibly olive branches) in their beaks, symbolizing a strong political statement. Quilt historian Ruth Finley named this pattern “Union” in her book published in 1929. This design is a blend of history and artistry. It’s perfect for adding a touch of patriotism and historical significance to any space. The finished quilt is 48 inches by 48 inches, making it ideal for display and admiration.
Designer: Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
Amanda, also known as Jedi Craft Girl, has shared a pattern for the Captain America Inspired Quilt that would be a great fit for fans of the Avengers, particularly those who admire Captain America. This quilt is crafted in patriotic red, white, and blue hues, featuring the Midsummer Picnic Fabric Collection from Fat Quarter Shop. It’s an excellent project for a patriotic display or a casual summer picnic blanket. This design is a great way to utilize leftover fabric pieces and can also serve as a chance to experiment with new fat quarters. The finished quilt, measuring 54 inches by 72 inches, is a fun and versatile addition to any collection.
The GO! Friendship Prairie Star Table Runner, available as a free downloadable pattern from AccuQuilt, is the perfect patriotic addition to your quilting projects. This pattern showcases a lively red, white, and blue color scheme and combines two traditional quilt blocks: Friendship Square and Prairie Star. It is perfect for Labor Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July festivities. You can use red, blue, and white fabric scraps to create this design. Whether used as a table decoration or a festive accent for summer outdoor activities, this table runner, measuring 14 inches by 70 inches, is a beautiful way to showcase your quilting skills and patriotic spirit.
Designer: GiGi Khalsa for Quilters Newsletter
The Firework Flag quilt pattern, designed by GiGi Khalsa for Quilters Newsletter and featuring the Artisan Batiks fabric collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, is a fantastic free project for patriotic occasions. This quilt is perfect for enhancing your home decor for the Fourth of July, Labor Day, or Memorial Day. Its vibrant design also makes a wonderful wall hanging or a thoughtful gift for veterans. Additionally, the pattern can be adapted to create a unique pillow. Measuring 18 inches by 18 inches when finished, this pattern offers a great way to express patriotism through quilting.
Designer: Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass & Co.
The Great American Summer quilt pattern, designed by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass & Co., is perfect for advanced beginner quilters. This patriotic-themed quilt, with a finished size of 49″ x 61″, features a lively panel that reads “eat, drink, and be patriotic,” making it an ideal addition to summer picnics and celebrations. Its size and spirited design capture the essence of American summer festivities, blending quilting craft with national pride in a fun, approachable project.
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Designer: Julie Weaver
Are you tired of having the same decorations for celebrating the Fourth of July? This beginner-friendly quilt by Julie Weaver will give your home a more sophisticated and nationalistic look. You can hang this outside your porch, make it a picnic blanket, or a flag! You can be creative with however you use it! The finished size measures 53 inches x 64 inches.
Designer: Sharon Martin McCurdy of Pure Joy Patterns
The Stars and Stripes Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern, created by Sharon Martin McCurdy of Pure Joy Patterns, is a wonderful project for those with some quilting experience. Utilizing a Jelly Roll, this pattern combines straightforward piecing and appliqué, allowing you to finish it quickly. There are two layout options available in the design: a twin-size quilt with dimensions of 62″ x 86″ and a square layout measuring 75″ x 75″. This versatile pattern is also suitable for Quilts of Valor, fitting well within their size guidelines. It’s an excellent choice for creating a patriotic-themed quilt.
Designer: Alycia Carmin of Quiltygirl
The Stars a Waving Quilt Pattern, designed by Alycia Carmin of Quiltygirl, is a fabulous patriotic quilt suitable for personal use and as a Quilt of Valor. Tailored for beginners, it provides various methods to create the blocks, supported by numerous photos for clarity. This pattern was initially crafted as a mystery quilt, maintaining that element of surprise in each step of cutting and sewing. When completed, the quilt measures 60 inches by 78 inches. It’s an exciting and rewarding project for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in a patriotic-themed quilting experience.
Designer: Angela Pingel Designs
If you are new to quilting and looking for a project that is both simple and impressive, the American Dream Quilt Pattern by Angela Pingel Designs is a great option. It features a single 12-inch block that repeats throughout, allowing you to adjust the size to your preference easily. This pattern is perfect for using up your fabric stash, as it is scrap-friendly. Its design, inspired by the American flag, makes it a great choice for a patriotic quilt. This contemporary quilt design provides an enjoyable and imaginative activity for both novice and seasoned quilters.
Designer: Patricia Pepe of Quilt Queen Designs
The Flying Free Quilt Pattern, crafted by Patricia Pepe of Quilt Queen Designs, is a versatile project perfect for expressing patriotic pride. This pattern provides comprehensive instructions for creating a quilt and wall hanging. The wall hanging dimensions are 34 inches by 46 inches, making it an ideal decorative piece, while the quilt measures 42 inches by 58 inches, offering a cozy size for warmth and comfort. Whether you choose to create a quilt or a wall hanging, this pattern is an excellent way to showcase your crafting skills and patriotic spirit.
Designer: Denise Russell of Pieced Brain
The Fanfare Quilt Pattern, crafted by Denise Russell of Pieced Brain, is a dynamic project perfect for Fourth of July celebrations. This quilt, measuring 50 inches by 62 inches, features blocks in two sizes: 12 inches and 6 inches. Ideal for advanced beginners, the pattern allows quilters to experiment with their favorite fabrics and color schemes. Whether you’re aiming to create a patriotic theme or a personal design, this pattern guides you in assembling a visually striking quilt that can become a staple during festive occasions or as a stylish everyday display in your home.
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“Happy memorial day weekend. Thnx for adding me. I made this set and wall hanging for my table in honor of my dad. It has his medals from Vietnam and Korea service The wall hanging is free pattern on Henry Glass site by Kim Deihl Placemats were a panel.” – June Quilter
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Here Are More Patriotic Quilt Pattern Ideas For Inspiration
After deciding on the 4th of July recipes, desserts, and activities, the next stop is the party decor. These nationalistic quilts are more unique than store-bought decorations. Make these quilts perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day!