Thrifty Thursdays for Quilting

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Thrifty Thursdays for Quilting
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 12:19pm

Since the folder in which Thrifty Thrusday was posted had been deleted - no explanation given (since restored, but I don't know for how long), I have decided to post all freebies for patterns in their repctive folders. Given, however, the difficulty in keeping threads organized with long sequences of posts, I will attempt the same thing here I am doing with weekly tips and tutorials ---a  single, edited post for each main category.

In the past, if my memory serves me correctly --- the main freebie categories for quilting were applique patterns and quilting motifs (patterns for quilts and quilt blocks and quilted projects OTHER than quilts have their own dededicated threads). So this thread will have, at a minimum, those two posts to this OP... I will add more if needed as I become aware of more freebie links.


Many magazines and online newsletters keep archives of a number of special patterns, some of which may have laready been posted to the tuilts and quilt blocks thread.  I will try to list those archives here as I run across them.

Kona Bay Fabrics has a page of complimentary patterns: patternession_ID=eac80945517d5554acd075f8ffc4d67c&Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=c&Category_Code=Complimentary_Patterns

Hancock's of Paducah has free downloadable patterns here:

The Quilted Kitty also has an archive of free patterns

equilter has some free patterns here:

Homespun Hearth has a free pattern page: Sign up and you get them delivered monthly by  email.

CD Designs has free applique patterns:, free English Paper piecing patterns: and free "afternoon projects":

Hobby Lobby has a "Project Inspriation" page that features fabric, needleart and wearable projects as well as other categories that may also have stitchery features:

Michaels also has a projects page which includes yarn and needlecrafts:,default,sc.html

Quilting Treasures has a free project page:

Quiltmaker magazine has an archive of patterns for Project Linus: , foundation patterns: and more:

The Quilt Pattern Magazine maintains a free pattern archive for Small Kennel Quilts:

Quilter's Newsletter has a freebie page: Free patterns:

Accuquilt maintains an archive of free patterns for the "Studio" and "Go" die cutters:

Here's a collection of paperpieced patterns:

Imaginesque has a quilting freebie page:

QNN TV has free instructional videos of all kinds:

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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 10:47am


from Quilter's Newsletter, three-dimensional flower patterns form the cover quilt in issue April/May 2013:

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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 11:00am


Quiltmaker magazine has an archive of applique patterns:

Cup of Cocoa applique block from Wee Folk Art: (WEE FOLK ART is a blog which specializes in applique patterns...)

Warm Woolen Mittens from Wee Folk Art:

Little Mouse Applique Block from Wee Folk Art:

Fruits and vegetables:


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Thu, 04-11-2013 - 12:52pm


Quiltmaker has a page of quilting "motifs of the month": Each mknth a new motif and the old one is taken down so, if you are looking for motifs, download them as you find them...

***** miscellaneous motifs *****