Patriotic Quilt Patterns

Red, white and blue symbolize the colors of the American flag, as well as the perfect colors for a patriotic quilt pattern. Rich in history, patriotic quilts are a way to bring the American spirit into a quilt top and are great quilts to give as well as to keep. Each of the quilt patterns below, including free patriotic quilt patterns, is perfect for decorating your home for Fourth of July, Labor Day or Memorial Day as well as just to commemorate the sacrifices of the troops. If someone in your life is a veteran, a patriotic quilt can be a touching tribute to their contributions and a way to thank them everyday.

If you’re involved in a local charity that provides quilts to the troops and returning veterans like the Quilts of Valor® Foundation, any of these quilt patterns would be lovely for saying thanks to our troops. Patriotic quilt patterns are also perfect for the traditional quilter looking to to work on a quilt pattern with some history behind it. While many patriotic quilts feature starts and similar motifs, others can present the opportunity to try out a new quilting technique.

String of Stars Quilt

String of Stars Quilt

In 2011, Moda Fabrics launched its “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor® in 100 days. A total of 1,800 blocks were needed, yet Moda received 15,000. Marianne Fons pieced this quilt using some of the extra blocks. About This…

Album Star Quilt

Album Star Quilt

Designer Sherril Harris said her inspiration for this design was the image of a veteran or “star” being wrapped in this Quilt of Valor®. Similarly, red, white and blue strips surround a star in each block. And the secret behind the amazingly accurate small stars in each block center is foundation piecing. About This Quilt…

Friends United Quilt

Friends United Quilt

This lovely Quilt of Valor® is made up in subdued prints and an aged muslin background fabric. We walk you through piecing the half-square triangles so they come out perfectly. BONUS! Watch this Sew Easy Video, Trimming Oversize Triangle-Squares, to learn how to use the Fons & Porter Square-Up quilting ruler to perfectly trim oversize…

Let Freedom Ring Quilt

Let Freedom Ring Quilt

Construct this lovely Quilt of Valor® with a few fat quarters and a little yardage to create the borders. Designer Christina McCourt created this clever block that offers plenty of movement. Download a size chart for Full and Queen variations of this project. About This Quilt Finished Size: 56″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 20 (10″)…

Braveheart Quilt

Braveheart Quilt

Designer Emily Bailey used red and blue prints to comprise a field of 30 stars. The unique star blocks feature an hourglass unit at their center and are surrounded by contemporary Flying Geese units. About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 61″ Finished Blocks: 30 (8″) Star Blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Emily Bailey Recommended…

Saluting You Quilt

Saluting You Quilt

Easy block quilt patterns are a fun way to enjoy piecing and assembling and these easy quilt blocks help you do just that. The quilt top is made up of one simple block — easy enough for a beginner. Candy Hargrove designed this Quilt of Valor using patriotic-colored scraps. This quilt uses prints in cream, tan,…

Patriot Star Quilt

Patriot Star Quilt

This stunning patriotic quilt pattern, which works great as a Quilt of Valor, is easier than it looks. Using simple triangle-squares and diagonal seams eliminates the need for diamonds in the stars! Take a look at how to create quick triangle-squares in the free quilting video tutorial below. This throw quilt is a stunner and any…

Hometown Pride Quilt

Hometown Pride Quilt

What a wonderful way to celebrate someone’s patriotic service! Designer Kathy Munkelwitz is donating this great quilt to the Quilts of Valor Foundation. What a great tribute! This twin-size, patriotic quilt pattern features the Ohio Star quilt block made with alternating fabrics and sashing strips in patriotic colors. You may want to consider working up your…

Glory Stars Quilt

Glory Stars Quilt

Big block quilts are appealing for many reasons and Glory Stars is no exception. The big block design of this quilt, along with its pieced sashing, creates a bold secondary design that adds so much to the look of this project. The primary and secondary designs of this quilt are something to admire — a traditional star quilt…

Liberty Quilt

Liberty Quilt

The bald eagle, national bird of the United States, is appropriate as the focal point of this Quilt of Valor. Red, white, and blue stars surround the center panel like fireworks in a night sky. This bed-size quilt pattern is perfect for any home! Make the matching pair: the Liberty Wall Hanging can adorn a wall in…

Liberty Wall Hanging

Liberty Wall Hanging Quilt

Display this wall quilt to proudly show your patriotism on national holidays and all year long. This wall hanging quilt pattern also works as a throw quilt pattern. Drape this beauty across your couch or favorite chair. It will not only look great, but keep you cozy, too! Make the matching pair: the Liberty Quilt can be…

House Divided Quilt

House Divided Quilt

Two easy quilt blocks are combined to create a new design in this patriotic bed-size quilt pattern. Classic Nine Patches in red and Churn Dashes in blue give this stunner a vintage look. Want more accurate piecing and more efficient quiltmaking? Watch our free quilting video tutorial: Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares! Do you like quilt…

Last Summer Picnic Quilt

Late Summer Picnic Quilt

Patriotism never goes out of style and is appropriate all year long. A patriotic quilt pattern is always fun for a summer get-together, as well! Make this table topper for summer celebrations and picnics, and when it’s not in use, you’ll want to hang it on a wall. Finished Size: 24″ x 24″  |  Rating: Easy…

Valiant Eagle Quilt

Valiant Eagle Quilt

Mary Fons used reproduction prints to make this quilt for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which gives quilts to soldiers. This quilt features Variable Star and Pinwheel quilt blocks, with an eagle and “USA” as the focal point. This patriotic quilt pattern says it all in a way that can’t be said with words. Finished…