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: http://konabay.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Sfree patternession_ID=eac80945517d5554acd075f8ffc4d67c&Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=c&Category_Code=Complimentary_Patterns 
Hancock's of Paducah has free downloadable patterns here: http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/SubCategory--Free-Quilt-Pattern-Downloads--m-6843 
The Quilted Kitty also has an archive of free patterns: http://www.quiltedkitty.com/free-patterns.aspx 
equilter has some free patterns here: http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_patmain.html 
Homespun Hearth has a free pattern page: http://www.homespunhearth.com/Free-Quilt-Patterns.asp  Sign up and you get them delivered monthly by email.
CD Designs has free applique patterns: http://www.cddesigns.com/FreezerPaper/index.html#FPA-FreeProjects , free English Paper piecing patterns: http://www.cddesigns.com/PaperPiecing/index.html#EPP-FreeProjects  and free "afternoon projects": http://www.cddesigns.com/AfternoonProj/index.html 
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: http://www.hobbylobby.com/project_inspiration/projects/projects_by_category_landing.cfm?menu=4 
Michaels also has a projects page which includes yarn and needlecrafts: http://www.michaels.com/Yarn-Needle-Crafts/projects-yarnandneedlecrafts,default,sc.html 
Quilting Treasures has a free project page: http://www.quiltingtreasures.com/quilting/qt_projects.php 
Quiltmaker magazine has an archive of patterns for Project Linus: http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/projectlinus.html  , foundation patterns: http://www.quiltmaker.com/columns/freebie_foundations.html  and more: http://www.quiltmaker.com/freebies.html 
The Quilt Pattern Magazine maintains a free pattern archive for Small Kennel Quilts: http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/program/KennelQuilt/index.html#patterns 
Quilter's Newsletter has a freebie page: Free patterns: http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/free-quilt-patterns 
Accuquilt maintains an archive of free patterns for the "Studio" and "Go" die cutters: http://www.accuquilt.com/patterns/free-patterns.html 
Here's a collection of paperpieced patterns: http://shape-moth.blogspot.com/p/tutorials-and-free-patterns.html 
Imaginesque has a quilting freebie page: http://imaginesque.blogspot.com/search/label/quilting 
QNN TV has free instructional videos of all kinds: http://www.qnntv.com/videoscategory/free-videos/