Appliqué Patterns & Projects

Appliqué quilt patterns are the perfect way for quilters of any level to add a little something extra to their projects. While some might think of this technique as something more traditional, other quilters might find the look modern when paired with the right quilt fabrics. Asa result, appliqué patterns and projects appeal to a wide variety of quilters, novice and seasoned. Whether you prefer the look of needle-turn or raw-edge, or simply enjoy using fusible web, each of these projects shows you a different take on a well-known and widely used technique.

No matter what technique you choose, the process is the same: one fabric is set on top of the other and then the two layers are combined. While hand-sewn is the most traditional application, you can also use a sewing machine or fusible web to join the two layers of fabric together. When applying shapes and curves that are challenging to piece, this technique is particularly useful. Imagine piecing flower stems down the border of a quilt. It’s not easy! With this technique, it looks great, accuracy increases, and the process takes less time. If you’re just starting out, begin with a project that uses just a few shapes or curves to get the feel for it. If you’ve already got the hang of it, go big with an all-over appliqué design. We know you’ll love many of the appliqué quilt patterns you find here, including some of our free quilt patterns that we love so much!

Happy Quilting!

Puzzle Pieces Quilt

Puzzle Pieces Quilt

Wall quilts and batik quilt patterns make a great pair! We have the Puzzle Pieces quilt to prove it. Batik fabrics are created with wonderful saturated tones and this quilt takes advantage of that. This designer chose to “lock” them all together into a wall quilt to puzzle the eyes. This wall hanging quilt is…

Little Pumpkins Pillow

Little Pumpkins Pillow

If you’re looking for a fun fall project, you’ve found it! This wool appliqué pillow is not only fun, but festive and adorable. Appliqué patterns can be so rewarding to make and we simply adore this one! Sixteen pumpkins and four little birds will surely make you smile throughout the autumn months. Akin to primitive quilt…

Walnut Grove Quilt

Walnut Grove Quilt

Dresden Plates are classic quilt blocks that make quite a statement when featured in quilts! Choosing colors and fabrics for these blocks is an important part of the quiltmaking process, as they add so much to the look of the quilt. Kathy Delaney’s quilt, Walnut Grove, looks like it came right out of Granny’s attic…

Queen for a Day Pillow

Queen for a Day Pillow

Make this pillow for a sofa, bed, or chair to remind everyone there’s a queen in the house! The crowned “Q” appliqué on this regal pillow covering is easily stitched with a blanket or satin stitch. You can call this an appliqué quilt pattern, but it’s important to note that this project is an easy pillow pattern!…

Happy Harvest Quilt

Happy Harvest Quilt

Pears and apples are not just for fall! While they look great on an autumn table, they’re also fun and perky for a spring or summer table. Make this table quilt pattern with adorable pear and apple appliqués for yourself or as a gift that can be used over and over again. Finished Size: 24″ diameter  |…

Black Cat Arch Quilt

Black Cat Arch Quilt

This black cat isn’t scary and neither are appliqué quilt patterns! This cute, black cat in a hat is proof that Halloween doesn’t have to be spooky. Delight kids with this machine appliquéd wall hanging quilt or use some brights from your stash to create a cheery table top quilt. Correction: we’ve made a correction to the…

Holiday Quilt Patterns

Birthday Wish Bunting

This birthday bunting is easy to make and perfect for a party or just a quiet birthday celebration with family. The pennants in this bright and cheery birthday bunting are easy to appliqué by machine. Match the ribbon that holds the bunting together to the satin stitching on the letters for a cohesive look! It’s…

Awesome Acorns - Potholders

Awesome Acorns Potholders

Decorative pot holders are always at home in an autumn kitchen with spicy fall baking and holiday cooking. These potholders are pretty enough to use as hot pads on your dining table or mini mats as decoration during Thanksgiving. If you’re using these as hot pads, however, make sure to use heat-resistant quilt batting, such as…

Picnic in Provence Quilt

Picnic in Provence Quilt

Two-color quilts never go out of style and this appliqué quilt pattern is no exception! A favorite color combination of blue and yellow and Honey Bee quilt blocks in an on-point setting make this quilt so appealing and give it graphic interest. Finished Size: 66¼” x 87½”  |  Finished Blocks: 17 (15″) blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed…

Shattered Dresden Quilt

Shattered Dresden Quilt

Dresden Plates in pink, yellow, and blue prints are pieced in various sizes for this throw-size medallion quilt. It’s just the right size for a throw quilt pattern, but if you have a large wall space, hang it up! It’s stunning as a wall quilt, too. Finished Size: 60″ x 60″  |   Finished Blocks:…

Red Galaxy Quilt

Red Galaxy Quilt

Appliqué quilt patterns can be quite stunning, like Red Galaxy! Machine or hand stitch red appliqués on a charcoal background for this dramatic throw quilt pattern! Use a variety of red prints to add interest and texture. This quilt is one that makes quite an impression – it pops! Finished Size: 76″ x 76″  |…

Garden House Pillow project

Garden House Pillow

Relax and stitch the Garden House Pillow while you enjoy your favorite TV show or while at a guild meeting. The appliqué pieces are easy shapes to stitch, and the pillow is so cute with your country décor or a House block quilt. This pillow is akin to primitive quilts and homemade quilts. It’s a…

Dazzled Quilt

Dazzled Quilt

This fabulous floral quilt in an on-trend color palette is a fun quilt to make. Easy curved seams create flower petals for an awesome throw, one you’ll reach for again and again. This quilt project is fat quarter friendly. Learn about piecing the curves in this quilt in our Sew Easy video lesson. Finished Size: 51″…

OddsEndsII

Odds & Ends II Quilt

This version of Odds & Ends is a red and white quilt that really highlights the eight-pointed star shape in the middle of each circle and the four-pointed star in between the circles. Linda chose a decorative stitch to appliqué each of the melon pieces. She die cut the appliqué pieces using the AccuQuilt GO!, making the cutting…