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!

Meadow Lily

Try Kim Diehl’s fast and easy machine appliqué technique. You’ll end up with an heirloom look without all of the tedious hand appliqué. Watch Fons & Porter’s quilting video tutorial, Sew Easy: Invisible Machine Appliqué for help making Meadow Lily’s appliqué shapes. Plus, this project is fat quarter friendly, so grab your fat quarters and get going!…

Bed-Size Quilt

My Green Home Quilt

Bed-Size quilt patterns make a great impression on quilter and guest alike. Designer Colette Rose Marie Boring combined pieced blocks with beautiful appliqué in this queen-size quilt and boy, does this one impress! Finished Size: 78″ x 95″  |  Finished Blocks: 4 (17″) Star blocks, 4 (12″) Lg Log Cabin blocks, 16 (8½”) Sm Log…

Dance with Me Quilt

This modern quilt pattern from Love of Quilting July/August 2013 is a square quilt pattern featuring circle record appliqué quilt blocks while using solid negative space in the background. Finished Size: 79½” × 79½” Rating: Challenging

Kaffe's Garden at Night - Quilt Pattern Block Designs

Kaffe’s Garden at Night Quilt

This stunning quilt creates a strong wow factor with bright and modern-print Dresden Plates placed into a traditional setting. A delightful appliqué border frames the quilt center. This quilt is fat-quarter friendly. Finished Size: 51½” × 64½”  |  Finished Blocks: 12 (13″) Dresden Plate blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed by Tonya Alexander Quilt Patterns, Quilting…

Petaled Bloom

Feminine fabric petals get grounded in gray in this modern quilt. 63″ × 63″ 36 (10½”) Blocks Beginner LEVEL 3 Buy This Pattern Designer profile: Drawing is what inspires Sarah. She loves to draw every day, from earthy organic lines to architectural elements. Putting together the Luxe in Bloom fabric collection was a dream come true.

Baubles Baubles Quilt – Wall Hanging

Sunny quarter circles pop from their bubbly background squares. A traditional Drunkard’s Path pattern is used for each block-we make it easy with fusible-web appliqué and contemporary fabrics. Finished Size: 53″ × 53″ Blocks: 100 (4″) Drunkard’s Path blocks Rating: Easy Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions & Items that Inspire: Get the Fons & Porter Glue Marker!

A Sprinkle of Spring Quilt – Wall Hanging

Make this cheery wall hanging quilt pattern for your favorite gardener. It’s fun to make with a combination of piecing and machine appliqué. Finished Size: 47″ × 47″ Blocks: 13 (8″) pieced quilt blocks 8 (8″) Pennsylvania Tulip quilt blocks 4 (8″) Watering Can quilt blocks From our Quilt Shop: Get the Quilt Classroom DVD…

Cottage Garden - Spring Quilts

Cottage Garden Quilt

The fabrics in this free floral quilt are perfect for spring or summer. The simple appliqué blocks are easy to make using fusible web and machine appliqué. Made of five simple quilt blocks, you are going to love making this beautiful pattern for any room in your home. Don’t you just love spring quilts? Finished…

Throw Quilt Patterns

Fan Dance Quilt

Quilt designer Nancy Mahoney made this quilt without curved seam piecing. You can see how to make the Fan quilt blocks in this quilting tutorial, How to make Fan Quilt Blocks, with host Mary Fons and guest Nancy Mahoney. Fan Dance is made using easy machine appliqué. Use the free template download in the links below to make this quilt with…

Princess Quilt – Wall Hanging

Gretchen Gibbons combined wool and cotton for this elegant wallhanging quilt pattern. Seed bead embellishments add sparkle and finesse. Size: 24″ × 24″ From our Quilt Shop: Get the Fons & Porter Hand Wool Appliqué  Needles Size 2 (10 Ct)! Get 20 Batik Fat Quarters!

Berry Thicket – Free Quilting Pattern

This throw is made of easy-to-piece hourglass quilt units with just a touch of machine appliqué. See Sew Easy: Quick Hourglass Units for a quick and easy method for making hourglass units from squares. This throw is perfect for addiing just a touch of class to any room in your home! Size: 51″ × 57″  

Beloved Blooms Quilt

Featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting July/August 2011 Issue, this free floral quilt pattern will make stunning addition to your home. Use muted quilting fabrics to create a floral quilt pattern that will fit into any DIY decor theme you have in your home. Select bolder fabrics to create a floral quilt that…

Rock Candy Quilt

Featured in the Love of Quilting May/June 2011 Issue, this free modern quilt pattern includes vibrant colors. Rock Candy would make the perfect kids quilt, complimenting any bright colors already in your little one’s bedroom. This quilt will keep your little ones happy and engaged. The Sew Easy free quilting tutorial video, Cutting Identical Quilt Pieces, will help you…

Mrs. Sew & Sew Quilt – Wall Hanging

Featured in the Love of Quilting November/December 2010 Issue, this free wall hanging quilt pattern is perfect for those who also love the art of sewing. Finished Size: 32¾” x 37″ Blocks: 4 (5½”) Crazy blocks Rating: Intermediate From our Quilt Shop: Get the Fons & Porter Pressing Sheet (Multi-Purpose)!