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12 Easy Modern Quilt Patterns

**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**

Sew a quick and easy modern quilt with this collection of eleven free modern quilt patterns gathered from all over the web! So if you love quilting (or are a beginner and would like to try it), but your tastes just don't tilt toward traditional quilt designs, one of these quilts may be exactly what you're looking for.


So, what exactly defines a "modern"quilt? Generally speaking, it's a quilt design that uses bold geometrics, often in bold, high contrasting colors. The design may also be asymmetrical and/or minimalistic and use lots of negative space. It may also take a traditional quilt design and use it in an interesting way, such as taking a single block and filling the entire quilt top with it.


And the modern quilt designs on these pages were chosen either for their simple construction (consisting only of squares and/or rectangles with straight lines of stitching) or because their design consists of large shapes that require less piecing and stitching. And then there's the One Hour Quilt from See Kate Sew, which requires no piecing at all, just sewing between the shapes printed on the fabric.

And any of these quilts should make a great first quilting project for a beginner or a quick-to-make project for an experienced quilter. And if you are a beginner, you may find the following tip helpful:

If the quilt design consists of smaller fabric pieces, be especially careful whencutting your fabric. Most quilt designs use a quarter inch seam. Therefore, if your cutting is even slightly off, it can make a noticeable difference in the size of your finished quilt top. So if the design lends itself to it, you may want to consider purchasing pre-cut fabric pieces. Not only will it save you cutting time, but you'll be assured that your fabric pieces have been cut accurately.


Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).


Free & Easy Modern Quilt Patterns