Barn Quilts ( Quilt Trail ) are the beautiful painted panels that you see on many a barn across America. However, if you are a quilter with some experience and lots of fabric bundles just waiting to be used, then these Barn Quilt Patterns are a great source of ideas for quilt patterns to sew.
When constructing your barn quilt pattern, remember to add a seam allowance to all the pieces and enjoy experimenting with the best way to join the shapes together to get those perfect corners and symmetrical shapes that Barn Quilts are all about. Or if you are really inspired, why not follow one of the many Barn Quilt trails across the U.S.A..
Barn Quilt Patterns:
Photographs of a number of varying Barn Quilts fill this site. They range from simple geometry to more advanced patterns. If you want a basic design for your quilt panel then you will find it on this page, such as simple squares and triangles.
This is a photograph of a basic and common Barn Quilt known as the Carpenter’s Wheel. It is constructed from diamonds and squares and would be very strait forward to convert to a fabric quilt due to the repeating nature of the pattern.
Wisconsin Barn Quilt
This site has hundreds of photographs of different Barn Quilts which means that you will probably find something that you want to copy in fabric. The only problem you might have is that you run out of fabric to make any more quilts…
Miami County Barn Quilts
This is a link to a site which list Miami County’s Barn Quilt Patterns, the patterns illustrated are truly amazing and very different from a lot of the other sites. If you want a challenging sewing project, then creating a quilt panel from these ideas would certainly be a project worth considering!
Eight Barn Patterns
This is a fun and lively site with some Barn Quilt patterns that are more unusual, such as flowers rather than geometry. You can also see photographs of a small Barn Quilt under construction. If you want to create a more detailed piece of art-work with your quilting fabric then this could give you some ideas to play with.
Geometric Art Pattern
This is a link to a web-site that produces and sells geometric artwork, some of which are perfect for patterns for Barn Quilts or fabric quilters. You could either buy the patterns for a minimal fee to print off or just gain ideas form looking at the artwork they produce.
This is a simple looking Barn Quilt which contains a lot more detail when you study it closely. The pattern is constructed from a combination of squares, triangles, diamonds and stretched diamonds. If you draw out the basic pattern, you can then spend a fun night coloring-in to get an idea of your finished quilt block.
Star Maze Pattern
This site is loaded with Barn Quilt designs and patterns which they paint-up for you. However, a keen quilter will soon see the potential for creating so many new quilt blocks for an endless supply of unique quilts. You can get as complicated as you want to… or keep it simple and stunning!
Outlined Barn Quilt Patterns
What can spark the imagination better than a page full of geometric sketches just waiting to be turned into quilts. With these patterns you can easily work out how many pieces of each shape you need. When constructing the quilt panel, if there is a centre point it helps to sew outwards from there.
Barn Quilt Pattern Ideas
This site has a combination of photographs of Barn Quilts as well as sketched diagrams for making your own. There are lots of ideas to allow you to create your own unique work of art. When designing your panel, remember that Barn Quilts are usually symmetrical and have a pattern that repeats around all four sides.