32 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

I am looking for ways to use my favorite fat quarter fabrics, so I’ve searched the internet and come up with this collection of 32 fat quarter quilt patterns that I can turn to again and again. Now, my stash of fat quarters is ready to shine! 

FAT QUARTER QUILT PATTERNS

Shopping for fat quarters is one of my life’s simple pleasures. They’re colorful, inspiring, and often too darn tempting to pass up. But what can I do with those fun little fabrics once there is a whole pile or drawer of them in my quilting room? Do we have the same case? I’ve got the answer!

Let’s pick one of these wonderful quilt patterns that will show us how to use those addicting pieces of fabric successfully. Whether you want to make a quick gift or a more difficult project, you’ll find dozens of dazzling patterns in a variety of styles, including traditional, scrappy, modern, and more, all by today’s top quilt designers.


1. Just 12 Fat Quarters Quilt Pattern by Taralee Quiltery

Just 12 Fat Quarters is a beginner friendly pattern that is a fast and easy make. It is also a great way to showcase your favorite line of fabrics or use up those random fat quarters lying around.

Just 12 Fat Quarters Quilt Pattern by Taralee Quiltery

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2. Fat Quarter Flourish Quilt Pattern by Carried Away Quilting

Fat Quarter Flourish is a pretty 20 1/2″ square table topper or wall hanging. The possibilities are endless with this pattern. Choose five fat quarters that you love, and put them together in a combination that looks pleasing to your eye.

This mini quilt would look lovely in soft and subdued colors, bold and striking prints, or in a seasonal selection.

Fat Quarter Flourish Quilt Pattern by Carried Away Quilting

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3. Fat Quarter Festival Quilt Pattern by Shannon Mac Designs

If you’re anything like me, you have a box (or several boxes) of fat quarters, and you’re not sure what to do with them all. Here’s a great pattern to use some of them up!

Cut them all using one cutting diagram, and lay the pieces out in your choice of 4 included blocks, or play with the pieces and see what else you can come up with! Make each block scrappy with all different fabrics, or more structured, using only a few.

Fat Quarter Festival Quilt Pattern by Shannon Mac Designs

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4. Ombre Radiance Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

Can a quilt design encompass movement, a singularly focused design, an intention to using most to all of the fabric call for, and be crafted from pre-cut bundles? The answer is yes and the proof is in this quilt!

Created from two fat quarter bundles and limited to simple, large-scale shapes, this decidedly modern quilt simultaneously nods to the traditional Log Cabin block and updates it.

Ombre Radiance Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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5. Free Fat Quarter Mixer Quilt Pattern by Material Girl Quilts

I had a bundle of 10 fat quarters and I was struggling to find a pattern that uses all of them efficiently, so I decided to try this Fat Quarter Mixer Quilt Pattern that used up each entire FQ, with minimal scrap left over.

This pattern would be great for larger scale fabrics or those prints that you would hate to cut up into small pieces. You can also easily enlarge the quilt by using more fat quarters.

Free Fat Quarter Mixer Quilt Pattern by Material Girl Quilts

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6. Simple Squares Quilt Pattern by Coral And Co Patterns

This Simple Squares Quilt Pattern is perfect for beginners and comes together quickly. It is fat quarter friendly for some of the sizes, and includes baby, small and large throw sizes! It is such a versatile pattern with many variations! 

Simple Squares Quilt Pattern by Coral And Co Patterns

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7. Picnic Quilt Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew

Picnic is an easy Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt that includes instructions to make crib, lap, throw, twin, queen, and king sizes. The blocks are set on point, and if you’ve never made an on point quilt before, this is a great place to start! 

Picnic Quilt Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew

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8. Snuggly Bricks Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Polka Dot Chair

This Simple Bricks Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern is super snuggly and makes the perfect gift! It’s easy to stitch up which makes it the perfect project for someone who is learning how to quilt. 

Snuggly Bricks Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Polka Dot Chair

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9. Stash Buster Fat Quarter Dash Quilt Pattern by Quilty Love

This Fat Quarter Dash is fat quarter friendly. No background fabrics needed for this quilt! Mix and match fat quarters from your stash or use up a ready made bundle you have sitting around

Stash Buster Fat Quarter Dash Quilt Pattern by Quilty Love

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10. Buttercup Quilt Pattern by Log Cabin Quiltery

This beautiful, modern, fat quarter friendly quilt is so much fun to make—you won’t want to stop! Buttercup requires one fat quarter per block—the cover quilt has thirteen blocks, thus, thirteen fat quarters. This makes adjusting the pattern to different sizes and layouts easy!

The on-point layout is sophisticated and adds a lot of extra character to the quilt. A bold fabric selection for the sashing will also emphasize the Buttercup blocks.

Buttercup Quilt Pattern by Log Cabin Quiltery

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11. Gingham Picnic Quilt Pattern by Jedi Craft Girl

You will love this fun and easy to put together quilt pattern! The quilt measures 62″ x 74″ and the blocks finish at 10″ square. The quilt is fat quarter friendly so you can sew from your stash!

Gingham Picnic Quilt Pattern by Jedi Craft Girl

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12. Happy Go Lucky Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by A Quilting Life

This Happy Go Lucky Quilt Finishes at 79 1/2″ x 79 1/2″ making it a wonderful full-size quilt. It uses 38 different fat quarters along with some additional fabrics. I had a lot of fun creating a lot of different fabric combinations for this quilt–the possibilities are endless!

Happy Go Lucky Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by A Quilting Life

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13. Fat Quarter Fancy Free Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

I know you have been searching for a fast and fun quilt pattern to use up your fat quarter stash – here it is! Sew up this beautiful throw quilt using 9 fat quarters plus a little more than a yard of background fabric.

This Fat Quarter Fancy throw quilt is approximately 52” square – made up of 36 blocks that are 8 1/2” (finished). That’s a smallish throw quilt or a large baby quilt. You could easily adapt the pattern to make it larger or smaller using more or fewer blocks.

Fat Quarter Fancy Free Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

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14. Just Desserts Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Aunt Ems Place

Get a clean, fresh look with this modern quilt pattern. Choose a favorite fat quarter bundle or dive into your scraps. Strip pieced, scrappy 16 patches combine with quarter circles for a contemporary look.

Just Desserts Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Aunt Ems Place

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15. Wild Starflower Quilt Pattern by Prairie Quilt Co

This modern, block-based quilt pattern is appropriate for quilters of all skill levels. The Wild Starflower design features alternating flowers and stars and can be made in two different colour variations to create a wide variety of looks.

Wild Starflower Quilt Pattern by Prairie Quilt Co

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16. Geode Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts

Grab your favourite fat quarters and let them dazzle in this Geode quilt! Using just one fat quarter per block, Geode is the perfect pattern to feature all those prints you love so much and offers 4 sizes of finished quilt. 

Alternatively, make it all from one print to create an effective finished quilt that will impress your family and friends. Or go your own way and create what you love!

Geode Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts

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17. Beanstalk Quilt Pattern by Robin Pickens

This Beanstalk Quilt Pattern brings some fairy tale charm to a fat-quarter friendly sewing project. Great for intermediate quilters, this pattern comes with a template to help make the required 4-inch radius quarter-cicrle pieces. This pattern includes instructions for four different sizes, so it’s perfect for adults’ or kids’ bedrooms.

Beanstalk Quilt Pattern by Robin Pickens

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18. Colour Explosion Quilt Pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Are you having a bright, colourful day? If not, I’ve just the thing for you – a Colour Explosion Quilt. You’ll need 16 fat quarters to make this quilt. The version below is made divided into warm and cool colours, but you could choose whatever you like.

Colour Explosion Quilt Pattern by Bonjour Quilts

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19. Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Free Quilt Pattern by Flamingo Toes

I really can’t resist a fast quilt pattern, it makes it so fun to sew up! This Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Free Quilt Pattern is just that – super fast and fun to sew up! Because it is so fast you can have a lot of fun with fabric placement.

Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Free Quilt Pattern by Flamingo Toes

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20. The Jumbo Hashtag Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

Do you know someone that would be #obsessed with this Jumbo Hashtag Quilt? A great gift for the social media lover in your life, this super fun quilt pattern is also a great way to use up your fat quarters.

The Jumbo Hashtag Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

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21. Cold Front Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective Quilts

This Cold Front Quilt is a modern winter-themed quilt pattern that looks great with solids, prints, or a mix of both! This winter quilt is the pefect pairing with your favorite fat quarter bundle. So, grab 12 fat quarters and create the coziest quilt to snuggle up with this winter.

Cold Front Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective Quilts

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22. Quarter Sections Quilt Pattern by Highway 10 Designs

This Quarter Sections Quilt evokes memories of flying over the prairies and seeing the patchwork of colorful fields and farmyards. The pattern lends itself to be personalized using your own favorite colors and fabrics.

Whether it be a favorite Fat Quarter bundle that has been sitting in your stash, or one you just picked up at the local quilt shop last week. Quarter Sections is the perfect pattern to turn those bundles into quilts!

Quarter Sections Quilt Pattern by Highway 10 Designs

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23. Cascade Quilt Pattern by Spring Leaf Studios

Cascade is a great modern quilt pattern loaded with extras! This pattern includes two basic versions: choose either a scrappy eclectic look or a controlled geometric zigzag look. A versatile pattern that’s sized to work with your fat quarters.

Cascade Quilt Pattern by Spring Leaf Studios

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24. Lofty Quilt Pattern by A Bright Corner

Lofty is a fat quarter friendly pattern that uses fun angles to create a unique quilt. No special rulers are necessary! Blocks stitch together quickly and make a colorful, easy quilt. 

Lofty Quilt Pattern by A Bright Corner

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25. Bee Balm Quilt Pattern by Quilt Cakes

This Bee Balm Quilt is a mix and match quilt pattern that allows for fussy cuts, four-at-a-time flying geese, and the use of your favorite fat eighth or fat quarter bundle.

The pattern offers four sizes (crib, small, large and extra large throw) and is written for fat quarters, fat eighths, and quarter yards. The cover quilt shown is the large throw size made with fat quarters. 

Bee Balm Quilt Pattern by Quilt Cakes

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26. Painter’s Palette Quilt Pattern by All People Quilt

Build your color confidence by mixing dark, medium, and light batiks in a variety of hues. Include a few lighter and brighter fabrics to add sparkle and keeps the eye moving around the quilt. 

Painter's Palette Quilt Pattern by All People Quilt

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27. Fat Quarter Halloween Quilt Pattern by Pieced Brain

This Fat Quarter Halloween Quilt Pattern for beginners can be made in one day! Brighten your Halloween decor with this easy quilt, also perfect as a gift.

“Witches Party” measures 36″ x 36″ and the blocks finish at 8″. It is Fat Quarter-friendly and very easy to make because you are only using regular piecing on the witch blocks, along with machine applique’.

Fat Quarter Halloween Quilt Pattern by Pieced Brain

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28. Cabin Nights Quilt Pattern by Prairie Quilt Co

Cabin Nights is a modern, block-based pattern that is appropriate for quilters of all skill levels. quilt combines all of my favourite traditional quilt motifs – sawtooth stars, bear paws and log cabins – and is the perfect pattern for mix and match fat quarters or scrappy sewing.

Cabin Nights Quilt Pattern by Prairie Quilt Co

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29. Heartsy Quilt Pattern by Clulck Cluck Sew

Heartsy is a beginner friendly pattern that sews up fast and looks great in any fabric! It uses fat quarters or 1/4 yard cuts, and includes 5 sizes.

Wouldn’t this be a cute memory quilt made with a pieces of clothing or special fabrics? Or a signature quilt where people can sign their names in the larger squares. Lots of possibiities with this one!

Heartsy Quilt Pattern by Clulck Cluck Sew

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30. Rainbow Falls Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective Quilts

Rainbow Falls is a versatile rainbow quilt pattern that looks great with a variety of fabrics and colors. All sizes are fat quarter friendly! Utilizing curves and hald-square triangles, it is labeled as an intermediate pattern.

Rainbow Falls Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective Quilts

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31. Lincoln’s Delight Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

You can make your own scrappy red and white version of this bed size quilt in prints from your stash or use a coordinated collection of fat quarters.

Lincoln's Delight Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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32. Rainbow Rail Fence Quilt Pattern by Connie Kresin

Rainbow colors always make me happy and this precious little baby quilt made with the Rainbow Rail Fence block is the perfect quilt to make. You can easily make this quilt with any 2½” strip pack or you could cut up fat quarters or fabrics in your stash.

Rainbow Rail Fence Quilt Pattern by Connie Kresin

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FAT QUARTERS ARE FUN TO COLLECT, BUT THEY’RE EVEN MORE FUN TO USE WITH THESE FAT QUARTER QUILT PATTERNS!

When you’ve collected your fair share, it’s time to turn those fat quarters into a quilt! Once you’re done, share a picture of your quilts with us on our Facebook Page. See you there!

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No more excuses and no time to lose—I’d love reducing and restocking my stash to make these fat-quarter friendly quilt patterns. Let’s get started today!