Free Patterns

You can download our free patterns from here. They are an eclectic mix of little quilts, pincushions and Christmas decorations. Many of them started life as projects for Young Quilters rather a lot of years ago so are really quick and easy to make.

Don’t forget to look on our Free Block Patterns you will find links to a great many blocks in assorted sizes.

Dresden wreathDresden tree skirtJust in time for Christmas – a Dresden Plate tree skirt and wreath. Use up your scraps! Download the free pattern here.

img_9629.jpgMake a folded patchwork mug rug! Quick and easy the pattern was first devised for Young Quilters a good many years ago.

It measures 10cm (4 inches) square. Although this one is in Christmas colours you can make yours any colour you want. Excellent little Christmas (or birthday) gifts.

Download the free pattern here.


These two little baby quilts / play mats are quickly made from left over 2 1/2 inch strips.

Download the free pattern here.

There are two as they were made for twins, but the pattern is for just one!



This pincushion is ideal to go with the Baby Bucket bag pattern you can find in our Payhip shop. You can have just one handle or split it in two and stitch a loop on two sides of your little basket.

Download the free pattern here.


A basket wall-hanging or cushion. The basket is actually a pocket so makes an ideal ‘book’ cushion for the reader in the family. Or fill your basket with whatever takes your fancy. Easy to make and ideal for a holiday project with younger stitchers.

Download the free pattern here.


Another quick make as a cushion or wall-hanging – either for you to make or to help a young stitcher. And why just make a rabbit – with a bit of imagination and different ears you can make all sorts of animals this way!  Download the free pattern here.

bookcarrieraAnother one for avid readers, especially those on the move. This book carrier is great for keeping your book safe and your place marked without having to wrestle it in and out of a bag every time you change trains. Two fat quarters are more than enough to make it.   Download the free pattern here.

Christmas Bells

Our ever popular Christmas Bells pattern is here!  Quick and easy – a great decoration for the Christmas tree or as a garland.  Download the free pattern here.

While we’re looking at things made from circles here’s three patterns in one. Use Suffolk Puffs (Yo Yos) to make a Christmas tree, wreaths or a garland. Again these are great for young stitchers to have a go at.  Download the free pattern here.

More Suffolk Puffs – this time made with felt, so even easier for young stitchers to make. We’ve got patterns for a spider, a pumpkin and a Christmas Pudding. But what can you (or your child come up with)?  Download the spider here; the pumpkin here; and the pudding here.

Yet more patterns to follow as we find them . . .!

In the meantime we ran a series of Mystery Monday quilts over on the Chris and Barbara blog a few years ago and here on Meadowside we have had several stitch-along quilts and Mystery quilt patterns – why not search the tags and categories for them.