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). Embroidery is red hot, and many artists and designers are combining embroidery with quilting.   This post was updated on December 7, 2017.

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Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.

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

Little Heart, free redwork embroidery pattern by Mary Corbet at Needle N Thread

Alice in Wonderland free patterns by Ruthann Zaroff at Mirkwood Designs

We've always loved Alice in Wonderland and we admire Ruthann Zaroff's work, so we were excited to find her free redwork patterns - including many Alice characters - on her projects page.  At Mirkwood Designs you can find Ruthann's Adventures in Creativity podcasts, recipes and so much more.

Garden Boy tea towel embroidery, free pattern by Amy Barickman at Sew Mama Sew

Redwork BOM quilt, 12 free block patterns by Cheryl Fall at Needle Knowledge

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

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

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

Redwork Birdie Stitches embroidery by Starwood Quilter, based on the free Birdie Stitches block-of-the-month patterns at Coriander Quilts

Bee it ever so humble by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt (Nova Scotia)

Dog embroidery, free patterns by Wendy Vosters (Netherlands)

Wendy Vosters is a teacher, paper-piecing expert and author of Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts.  These cute redwork patterns are portraits of her own dogs.

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


Sunny Side Up, free redwork embroidery pattern by Shellie Wilson at Needle Knowledge

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

Sweet and Spotty needle wallet, free pattern by Natalie Lymer at Cinderberry Stitches (Australia)

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

How to turn your home into a stitchery by Becky at Patchwork Posse (Utah)

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 (includes free squirrel, mouse, bird duck, bunny, turtle, butterfly, frog, and garden gate patterns)

Image credits:  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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