Monday, October 31, 2011

Free pattern day ! Redwork embroidery

Here are some inspiring free designs for Redwork (embroidery with red thread on a white or off-white background). To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the design.

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Valentine Blackwork embroidery, free pattern by Jan Eaton / Tom Pudding Designs (PDF download)

Kasuti Embroidery, free pattern by Mollie Johanson at The Spruce Crafts

Penbroidery bird, free embroidery pattern by Mary Corbet at Needle 'n Thread (PDF download)

Estonian Snowflakes, free pattern at Needleprint blog

This and That in Redwork, free embroidery patterns at Connecting Threads (PDF download) (includes house, kitten, chick, bunny, and puppy patterns)

Little Heart, free redwork embroidery pattern by Mary Corbet at Needle 'n Thread (PDF download)

Flying Dragon embroidery, free pattern by Mollie Johanson at The Spruce Crafts

Garden Boy tea towel embroidery, free pattern by Amy Barickman at Sew Mama Sew (PDF download)

Windy Girl embroidery, free transfer pattern at French Knots

A-Z monogram letters, free transfer pattern at French Knots

You can find many more free embroidery patterns at the French Knots website.

Angel, vintage Christmas embroidery transfer at Q is for Quilter

Mother Hen, free embroidery pattern at Needlework Tips and Techniques

Redwork Sailor Girl pillow, free pattern at Connecting Threads

Valentine Lazy Daisy Heart embroidery tutorial by Feeling Stitchy, based on a free pattern at French Knots 

Alice in Wonderland free patterns by Ruthann Zaroff at Mirkwood Designs

You can find all of Ruthann Zaroff's free redwork patterns on her projects page

Scrolly medallion, free pattern by Mary Corbet at Needle n Thread (PDF download

Bird in Tree Quaker motif, free pattern by Mary Corbet at Needle n Thread (PDF download

St. Joseph in redwork, free embroidery pattern by Monica Solorio-Snow at the Happy Zombie
(PDF download)

Bee it ever so humble by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt (PDF download)

Sleepytime girl, hand embroidery tutorial by Juby Sarah Roxy at Rocksea

At her website, Rocksea, you can find articles and lessons explaining many different embroidery stitches.

Redwork Chicken Weathervane, free pattern by Cheryl C. Fall

Redwork Holiday Squares, free patterns by Alex Anderson Quilts

Nasturtiums pillow, free redwork pattern by Alex Anderson at Alex Anderson Quilts (PDF download)


Live, Laugh, Love embroidery, free patterns by Robin Kingsley for Lecien (PDF download)

Vintage redwork designs, free image downloads by Tim Latimer at Tim Quilts

Hungarian Redwork Embroidery runner, free design by Lilly Baróthi Zathureczky, adapted by Mary Corbet at Needle n Thread

Friends at my Garden Gate, free redwork embroidery patterns by Betty Alderman at AQS blog
(PDF download) (includes free squirrel, mouse, bird duck, bunny, turtle, butterfly, frog, and garden gate patterns)

Image credits:  This post was updated on October 6, 2019. All images are copyrighted by their owners.  Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.


  1. I love redwork and I'm thrilled it's coming back into fashion. I think there is nothing more charming than a redwork baby blanket. Now to brush up on the embroidery skills I learned as a young girl. Thanks for posting these.

  2. Thank-you for the spotlight on my Redwork designs and the link back to my Blog.
    It's much appreciated.
    Bronwyn ...


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