21 String Quilt Patterns

Have you ever wondered how to make a string quilt? These string quilt patterns will show you how to get started! String piecing is a fantastic way to use up the long, skinny pieces of fabric you might have left over from trimming blocks, backing, or even as excess binding.

These projects are often stash-busters, they allow quilters to express their creativity in a personal way, and they have a unique look to them that is unmatched by any other quilt design.

STRING QUILT PATTERNS

My scrap stash is growing, so I’ve been looking for fun ways to use up my bits of precious prints and sassy solids. I have a lot of fabric strips and squares, so string quilting might be the way to go!


1. The Optimist String Quilt Pattern by Karen Griska Quilts

The Optimist is a classic string quilt. The solid white and light colored prints give a modern vibe to this old time favorite. The large size blocks are another modern touch.

This pattern is perfect for pre-cut Jelly Rolls. Or dig into your fabric stash and create a “best of” quilt using bits of all your favorites. Good for fussy-cutting too.

The Optimist String Quilt Pattern by Karen Griska Quilts

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2. All Strips Quilt Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics

You can’t go wrong with strips to show off a great fabric line! This pattern is simple, fast, and comes together nicely! It makes a quilt top that measures either a throw size 51” x 60” or a twin size 71” x 90”.

All Strips Quilt Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics

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3. Easy Beginner Strip Quilt Pattern by Kohatu Patterns

This strip quilt pattern is a fantastic quick and easy quilt to make and great for beginners. It is quick and easy to put together. This pattern is a great way to show off a lot of different fabrics in one patchwork quilt and does not waste much fabric. It’s perfect for jelly/desert rolls! 

Easy Beginner Strip Quilt Pattern by Kohatu Patterns

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4. Strip Quilt Pattern by Slightly Biased

This fun strip quilt is a great stash-buster! With helpful tips on matching points on the center strips, this quilt has endless possibilities in terms of color usage. This pattern is foundation pieced by machine, scrap friendly, and beginner friendly.

Strip Quilt Pattern by Slightly Biased

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5. Super Strings Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

Raid your stash of green, cream, red, blue and gold fabrics to make this stunning 92” x 92” quilt. Whether you use pre-cut strips, or cut strips of your own, this star design is sure to be a favorite!

Super Strings Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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6. Signs Of String Quilt Pattern by Linzee Kull McCray

Whether you use a four-color line of fabric or lots of scraps, Signs of String is a bold quilt with graphic appeal. Each block consists of four string-pieced units defined by “Center Spokes” of solid or tone-on-tone fabric and a contrasting center square.

Once you’ve honed your skills making Signs of String you’ll be ready to use the technique to create designs of your own making.

Signs Of String Quilt Pattern by Linzee Kull McCray

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7. Sidewalk Shuffle Quilt Pattern by A Quilting Jewel

Sidewalk Shuffle is a foundation paper pieced pattern inspired by a funky sidewalk. Strategically placed light and dark fabrics amongst the scrappy medium value fabrics give this quilt some dimension.

Sidewalk Shuffle Quilt Pattern by A Quilting Jewel

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8. Snap Line String Quilt Pattern by The Flemings Nine

Gather your scraps! Any scrap larger than 1-1/2” wide by 10” long will work for this pattern. You can use longer pieces if you wish. Strip piecing is used to help you sew your scraps into something useable and fun. This pattern makes a throw size quilt – 58″ x 72″.

Snap Line String Quilt Pattern by The Flemings Nine

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9. Petunia Strings Quilt Pattern by Connie Kresin

Using 2½-inch fabric strips for a quilt is always so much fun and depending on the fabrics you use, it will always look different. You could make this quilt many times and they would all look different and beautiful!

Here is a tutorial on how to make Petunia Strings by the River quilt. Batik fabrics really look beautiful in this easy to make string quilt pattern.

Petunia Strings Quilt Pattern by Connie Kresin

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10. String Pieced Lone Star Quilt Pattern by Quilter By Design

Grab that bin of scraps and strings and piece them onto newsprint diamonds. No need to measure – just stitch and press. Trim around the edges and add setting triangles for a no y-seam Lone Star

String Pieced Lone Star Quilt Pattern by Quilter By Design

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11. String Log Cabin Quilt Pattern by Gathered

Get scrap busting with this string-pieced Log Cabin quilt pattern! This Colour Cabins Mini Quilt uses solid brights and pretty prints against textured neutral shades to create a statement quilt. You can plan your blocks before you start or just go for random fabric placement for an improv look.

String Log Cabin Quilt Pattern by Gathered

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12. Mini String Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart

Here’s a fabulous tutorial showing you just how quickly this type of project can come together once you have sorted through your fabric strips. Sewing a series of repetitive straight lines becomes almost meditative.

Mini String Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart

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13. Chevrons Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

String piecing adds dimension and interesting shading to this easy-to-stitch quilt. This is a great Fat Quarter Friendly Project.

Chevrons Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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14. White Rose String Quilt Pattern by Sewn Wyoming

Large, scrappy, string blocks are the foundation for this beautiful French Rose applique. Simple techniques and machine applique make this rose an easy addition to your string piecing.

White Rose String Quilt Pattern by Sewn Wyoming

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15. Seven Sisters Quilt Pattern by Aunt Ems Place

This scrappy string quilt pattern uses a 60* wedge ruler to create seven sister stars. The background uses various low volume prints to add interest while still allowing the stars to shine. 

Seven Sisters Quilt Pattern by Aunt Ems Place

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16. Beads On A String Quilt Pattern by Orange Dot Quilts

Here’s a beautiful modern quilt that is fun to make using your favorite scraps. You can keep it very simple by making each colorful block out of just one fabric or go all the way with foundation paper piecing using a variety of scraps, add dimension with trapunto, and add interest to the binding with piping. Other techniques for making the “bead” blocks are string piecing and improvisational piecing.

Beads On A String Quilt Pattern by Orange Dot Quilts

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17. Flamingo Legs String Quilt Pattern by Patchwork Posse

String piecing is a lot of fun! You will find that it has a lot of options with placement. This baby quilt is a great one to give string piecing a try with.  It’s not too big– finishes at 46″ X 46″.

Flamingo Legs String Quilt Pattern by Patchwork Posse

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18. String Me Along Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

String piecing is not only fun, it’s a great way to use up every little scrap of fabric. String Me Along is pieced on paper foundations using lots of colorful scraps, with black and white for sass!

 String Me Along Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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19. String Diamonds Quilt Pattern by Mary Quilts

String quilts are a blast. in bold bright and jewel tones, this version has loads of characters and style to spare!

String Diamonds Quilt Pattern by Mary Quilts

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20. Sunshine Quilt Pattern by Karen Griska Quilts

This cheerful quilt is a real stash-buster. Use all your favorite fabrics or trade with your friends for more variety. The bright red and yellow center medallion and saw tooth borders sparkle like sunshine among this riot of scraps.

Over 200 prints include florals, dots, stripes, retro prints, geometrics, novelties, etc. The more the merrier. This scrap quilt is loaded with personality!

Sunshine Quilt Pattern by Karen Griska Quilts

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21. Zigzag String Quilt Pattern by Mary And Patch

Learn how to make a stunning and easy quilt, using the String Quilt technique. This pattern shows several color combinations suitable to make a beautiful quilt using all kind of fabrics. A good opportunity to use all your left overs and make room in your drawers and boxes.

Zigzag String Quilt Pattern by Mary And Patch

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START LEARNING THE INS AND OUTS OF STRING QUILTING AS YOU WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH THESE FUN AND BEAUTIFUL STRING QUILT PATTERNS!

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With designs that are easily customizable, you cant go wrong with these string quilt patterns! Happy quilting!