Scrappy Quilt Patterns

Each year as I get ready for Independence day, I’m filled with patriotic pride when I pull out my own quilts full of crisp red, white and blue designs. Because the 4th of July B-B-Qs and outdoor picnics are just around the corner, this is an especially good time to pull out your scrap bins and make something. I’ve put together nine free patriotic quilt patterns, perfect for your red, white and blue fabric scraps.

Patriotic Traditions

The 4th of July has always been a big deal in my family. So, each year our extended family gathered in Provo, UT to attend the Freedom Festival, celebrating with family, food and fireworks! My grandparents would decorate their backyard in flags and streamers. Then, each of us would get dressed up in red, white and blue or Old Navy Flag shirts (IYKYK). Although my grandparents are no longer with us, our family has carried on the tradition of celebrating Independence Day.  Obviously, as a quilter, patriotic quilt projects hold a special place for me.

Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns

1. Patchwork US Flag Quit – Amy from A Diary of a Quilter

Patchwork USA flag quilt displayed on a fence

Patchwork US Flag Quilt – Amy Smart, A diary of a quilter

Certainly, this quilt stands out, closely resembling our nation’s flag. This patchwork pattern would be great for a beginner. This quilt is made of 4″ x 4″ finished  (4 ½″ x 4 ½″ unfinished) squares, great for leftover charms packs or scraps. The finished quilt measures 36” x 48” and would look beautiful hanging up as a decoration, especially on a front porch.

2. Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt – Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Patriotic pineapple quilt

Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt – Amanda, Jedi Craft Girl

This stunning quilt actually showed up in a previous Ginger Quilter Box. I still adore this pattern, so I had to include it in this patriotic scrap round up. The finished quilt measures 40″ x 48″ and the finished block measures 8″ x 14″. This quilt pattern comes together quickly and is unlike traditional patriotic quilts!

3. Anthem I Quilt – Bear Creek Quilting Company

patriotic quilt

Anthem I – Bear Creek Quilting Company

This is a more traditional style quilt, but the small pieces and blocks are perfect to use up lots of scraps. Including the border, this finished quilt is 80″ x 93″. While the pattern calls for borders, you could certainly leave them off if you wanted.

4. Hi-De-Ho Picnic Quilt – Rachel Shelburne

Picnic Quilt Pattern

Hi-De-Ho Picnic Quilt – Rachel Shelburne

The basket weave pattern on this quilt just screams picnic! This pattern uses 3 ½” and 6 ½” squares, making it ideal for big and little scraps. The finished size is 66″ x 78″, but you could choose not to add a border. Overall, this lap size quilt is perfect to keep in the car for impromptu outings.

5. No Point Stars Quilt – Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew

Patriotic patchwork stars quilt

No Point Stars Quilt – Allison Harris, Cluck Cluck Sew

Certainly, this is a perfect example of how stunning scrap quilts can be. She pulled in some grey as an additional neutral. This may be helpful if a lot of your scrap fabrics are bold or busy patterns. The finished block size for this quilt is 10.5″. Allison offers multiple sizes in this pattern, however, the cover quilt is 52 ½” x 63″.

6. Firecracker Quilt Pattern – Doodle Bug Design for Riley Blake

Firecracker free quilt pattern cover

Firecracker Quilt Pattern – Riley Blake Designs

When finished, this quilt is 58 ¼” x 58 ¼”. While this project is on the smaller size, the big blocks are perfect for leftover layer cake pieces. However, you may need to pick up some yardage at the Ginger Quilter Shop for the background fabric.

7. Flag Day Quilt – Amanda From Material Girl Quilts

Flag Day quilt pattern

Flag Day Quilt – Amanda Castor, Material Girl Quilts

Another stunning spin on a classic flag design, this Flag Day quilt is great for using up those little pieces.  Also, I love how the stripes change directions on each row. This patriotic quilt pattern uses lots of 2 ½” and 3″ pieces. The finished size is 60″x72″

8. Lone Star Quilt – Amanda from Material Girl Quilts

Lonestar quilt block

Lone Star Quilt Pattern – Amanda Caster, Material Girl Quilts

Before you write this pattern off as too complicated, you should know there are no Y-seams in this pattern! It uses 2 ½” strips, which would be great to use up leftover jellyroll strips. Once this is finished, this cute quilt is a 28″ square. This design would make a great wall hanging or even a table topper for a large Independence Day gathering.

9. Patriotic Picnic Quilt – Andy from A Bright Corner

red, white and blue picnic quilt

Patriotic Quilt Pattern – Julia Frazier, Riley Blake Designs

Besides being a great beginner quilt, this patriotic picnic quilt is perfect to showcase novelty print fabrics. However, this cute scrappy quilt pattern does require bigger scraps needing 6 ½” wide scraps. Alternatively, if your scrap fabric stash doesn’t have pieces that big, you could piece together smaller scraps to make the blocks. The finished size for this project is 48″ x 55″.

Also, a big thanks to all these amazing patterns designers who shared their creativity with us for free! Besides getting to use up your red, white and blue fabric scraps, you will have a useful project to display or use this summer season.

I prefer to organize my scraps by color, which makes projects like these come together quickly. However, I know some people prefer to organize them by size. How do you keep your scraps organized?

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