American Independence Quilt

Featured in the Love of Quilting July/August 2011 Issue, this free civil war quilt pattern is perfect for quilters looking for a pattern that features a touch of tradition. Make this easy quilt for a special man or as a Quilt of Valor for a wounded service person.

American Independence - Civil War Quilt Patterns
American Independence - Civil War Quilt Patterns

Finished Size: 66″ × 90″  |  Finished Blocks:8 (12″) Puss in the Corner blocks 7 (12″) Square-in-a-Square blocks  |  Rating: Easy  |  Designed by Karen Witt

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31 thoughts on “American Independence Quilt

  1. In 2008 I did an Oregon Shop Hop. Received blocks from each shop to make. I did not get enough for a quilt, so this pattern will be perfect. Am going to incorporate those blocks in the border of this quilt.

  2. I just checked the pattern download and it is working properly. Please make sure you click on the link "Download Instructions" and if you have a dial-up connection or a slow Internet speed, it may take a little while for it to download. Thank you for your comments.

  3. I am 64 years old and have always wanted to be a quilter, however being the procrastenator that I am . I know that isn't spelled right. I have yet to make on. Any hints on how to get started?

  4. Just jump in! Pick a very simple pattern for a lap robe or baby quilt then get started by following directions of the pattern. I got started by watching "how to" quilt programs on TV (and now there are many online) that will give you basic information. The main thing to remember is quilting is fun, so don't stress over all the details. Learn as you go!

  5. This is my summer vacation project! We travel from NC to ME each summer by RV! I've got Sewing machine there, will do cutting and hand piecing along the way!

  6. Having trouble getting the instructions to download….and I really would like to have this pattern. Seems there has been some difficulty with it previously.,…..any info??

  7. Hello, this pattern will download when you click on the Download Instructions link above. If you are having problems, please empty your computer cache/cookies and try it again. Thank you for your comments.

  8. I watch you on PBS as able to. Caught up with FACEBOOK today. Just saved this pattern. Already have my RWB stash. need the Triangle square up tool. Thanks again

  9. I love all the patriotic quilts, but this one really caught my eye. Thank you for the idea and for the instructions. Our grandson served in Afghanistan and we are so proud of him, and of every person who serves for this wonderful country. We pray daily for those who are still there. Thank you to whoever thought of giving the Patriotic Quilts to wounded soldiers.

  10. This will be a great Quilt of Valor. We make kits of up for our guild members to make. In the past three years we have sent over 400 quitls overseas and to a few local VA hospitals.

  11. Thanks for this quilt pattern. Today we attended a Veterans Day program at our grandkids' school in Pearland, TX. All armed services were represented and honored. It was quite a moving program from the pledge to patriotic songs to Taps. Thanks to all who serve.