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 stars and similar motifs, others can present the opportunity to try out a new quilting technique.

Of Thee I Sing

Kathy Munkelwitz is a veteran Quilts of Valor quilt maker. “I love stars of any kind,” she says. Kathy came up with two simple blocks using her red, tan, and blue fat quarter stash to create this beautiful Quilt of Valor. Of Thee I Sing digital pattern Finished Size: 64″ × 76″ Finished Blocks: 56 (8″) blocks…

Pinwheel Pop

Pinwheel Pop is a red, white and blue quilt that features various sizes of pinwheel quilt blocks arranged in a random order. This patriotic quilt pattern can be done in a more traditional palette as a Quilt of Valor or just as a special quilt to honor a veteran or service member in your life.…

Anchors Aweigh Quilt

An antique quilt was the inspiration for this quilt by Marianne Fons. Our instructions will help you get underway making your own Quilt of Valor. Watch Marianne make these blocks in “Love of Quilting” episode 2413 on PBS. Anchors Aweigh digital pattern Finished Size: 58¼” × 76¼” Finished Blocks: 18 (9¾”) blocks Rating: Challenging

Sweet Land of Liberty

Designer Kimberly Purdy made this quilt using fabrics specially designed to support the Quilts of Valor Foundation. This quilt features alternating pinwheel blocks and four-patch blocks. Sweet Land of Liberty quilt kit Sweet Land of Liberty digital pattern Finished Size: 68″ × 84″ Finished Blocks: 80 (8″) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Download free size charts…

Allegiance Quilt

Make and donate, if you wish, a Quilt of Valor. Diane Tomlinson made this one with a star block and easy strip-pieced stripe blocks. View a Sew Easy video tutorial on quick-pieced flying geese units. Allegiance digital pattern Allegiance quilt kit Finished Size: 64″ × 80″ Finished Blocks: 32 (8″) Star blocks, 31 (8″) Stripe blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn…

My Country Quilt

This fat quarter friendly project may be your Quilt of Valor choice if you like reproduction fabrics. Inspired by a two-color split Ohio Star block, Designer Cheryl Miller chose rich reds and blues for a patriotic version of this classic design. Finished Size: 71″ × 89″ Finished Blocks: 32 (9″) Star blocks, 31 (9″) Log…

Patriotic Pinwheels

This fat quarter-friendly quilt project features pinwheel blocks with a courthouse steps border. The design meets the requirements of the Quilts of Valor program. For help finishing the mitered borders on this project, visit our free video tutorial. Finished Size: 69″ × 88½” Finished Blocks: 12 (18″) blocks Rating: Easy Patriotic Pinwheels Digital Pattern To…

Go Big

This twin-size quilt by Marianne Fons is the perfect beginner quilt. Go Big meets the guidelines for the Quilts of Valor Foundation and features star point units on red, gold and blue fabric. This quilt is beautiful in its simplicity. Marianne made it to thank a veteran service member. Finished Size: 64″ × 88″ Rating:…

Ohio Star Quilt

We love our modern quilts, but Liz Porter’s design is testament that traditional quilts continue to inspire. The hourglass units are a snap to make using our “no triangles” method. This quilt is offered as a free quilt pattern download! Find the FREE quilt pattern download in the links below! Finished Size: 57½” × 83″ Finished Blocks: 123…

One Nation Patriotic Quilt

Patriotic quilts are an American favorite. This patriotic red, white, and blue quilt pattern features hearts and pinwheels to fill the star quilt blocks that encircle the large center quilted medallion. One Nation can be made with patriotic quilt fabrics or generic reds and blues.   Finished Size: 74″ × 74″  |  Finished Blocks: 1 (24″) Star block, 16…

America The Beautiful Quilt

This lovely Quilt of Valor® features the old favorite Snowball block set off by a cute upper and lower border of appliqued stars. Our instructions help you through constructing those dancing stars. About This Quilt Finished Size: 55½” x 85½” Finished Blocks: 48 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Florence May Recommended Tools: Paper-backed fusible…

Stars of Hope Quilt

Clever positioning and festive holiday fabrics turn the standard Maple Leaf quilt pattern into a radiant star. Size: 38¼” × 38¼” Blocks: 16 (6″) quilt blocks Rating: Intermediate

Patriotic Patchwork Quilt

Debra designed this quilt by accident! She started out with an idea for a Jacob’s Ladder quilt, changed her mind, started another design, changed her mind again, and ended up with this patchwork design. It’s now one of her favorite scrap quilts. What’s more? This quilt is also fat quarter friendly. Finished Size: 72″ ×…

American Independence - Civil War Quilt Patterns

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. Finished Size: 66″ × 90″  |  Finished Blocks:8 (12″)…