Learn how to make beautiful rag quilt patterns that produce a very cuddly finish, from baby rag quilts to more advanced rag quilt patterns. Rag quilting produces a very cuddly finish which looks a bit raw around the edges! This is because instead of sewing the pieces of fabric with the seams on the inside, with Rag Quilts you sew the seams to be fully on display on the outside.
If you have never sewn a Rag Quilt we have lots of articles on How to Sew a Rag Quilt, although most patterns and tutorials tend to explain every required step. If you are looking for a different quilt technique then these rag quilt patterns is a fun way to use up some of your quilting fabric.
10 Free Rag Quilt Patterns:
Basic Primitive Rag Quilt Pattern
This tutorial explains everything you need to know about rag quilting and is an excellent resource for all quilters. There are a couple of quilt projects to sew. The tutorial is well written and easy to understand, with diagrams and photographs to support the text.
Super Easy Strip Rag Quilt
This is perhaps the simplest rag quilt pattern you can sew, with strips of fabric joined together to form a quilt. Lengthen or widen your fabric pieces and you can sew any sized quilt you want. There are not too many photographs on this tutorial but the instructions are simple to follow.
Basketweave Quilt Pattern
This is not a standard rag quilt pattern, although the finished project does have raw edges on show. The quilt is made by weaving strips of fabric together and then sewing them into place. The tutorial is easy-to-follow with lots of color photographs.
Simple Squares Rag Quilt Pattern
This tutorial is a perfect sewing project for a beginner at quilting. The tutorial is very easy-to-follow and well illustrated with color photographs. The final quilt is also lovely to look at and would the perfect addition to any bed or living room.
Baby Rag Quilt Pattern
A lovely rag quilt design made from various sized square pieces of fabric. This project could easily be scaled up to make a full size quilt. The step by step tutorial is easy to follow and the photographs are clear to understand.
Triangles Rag Quilt
This rag quilt is a bit different as it combines normal sewn quilt pieces with rag sewn quilt pieces. The final effect is very attractive and this method could be used for any block panel or conjoined shapes. The tutorial is easy to follow and fully illustrated.
Different Squares Rag Quilt Pattern
This tutorial shows you how to construct a rag quilt using a variety of different panel patterns, such as stripes or squares. The project is easy-to-follow and the instructions are supported by clear color photographs. This quilt has a real mixed up look to it which looks really good.
Chevron Rag Quilt
The quilt sewn in this project is very different to all the other quilt projects. It is a little bit tricky to sew and is not suitable for a novice. However, take your time and follow the well written step-by-step instructions and this quilt is a project to be proud of.
Denim Patches Rag Quilt
This tutorial shows you how to sew squares from denim circles. The pieces have been turned into a pillow cover but you could adapt the pattern to create any sized quilt. This is a project that requires care and time. It is not suitable for a novice quilter.
Bonus Eight Rag Quilt Patterns
There are eight different free rag quilt patterns below. All of which are easy to download and have step-by-step instructions. So if you want to sew squares, rectangles or even stars, this list is useful resource and place to hunt out free patterns.
- Four Patch Rag Quilt
- Zig Zag Rag Quilt
- Dinorama Rag Quilt
- Rag Style Quilt
- Rag Quilt Pattern
- Denim Rag Quilt
- 8 Point Star
- Simple Rag Quilt