Thursday, May 3, 2012

Free pattern day: Bargello Quilts

The bargello technique can be used to create interesting backgrounds for applique, to showcase landscape prints, and to use up your stash.  In a previous post we featured the Best of the Bargellos.  Here is some more inspiration by way of free patterns!  (This post was updated on September 25, 2014!)

Serenity Bargello quilt, 47 x 62”, by Patti Carey for Northcott

Bonjour Mon Ami bargello quilt, 57 x 94”, free pattern by Amanda Murphy for Blend Fabrics

Look Both Ways quilt, 58 x 55”, free pattern by Ellen Maxwell for Michael Miller Fabrics 

Bargellos, 20 x 38”, free quilt pattern by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Piet quilt, 50 x 63”, free pattern by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Straw Daisy Chevron bargello quilt, 50 x 64”, free pattern by Ellen Maxwell for Michael Miller Fabrics

Blue Raindot Bargello quilt, 43 x 60", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics 

Baby Bargello Quilt, 42 x 48", free pattern by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures, free download here

Wedding Quilt, 75 x 84”, tutorial by Molly at Purl Bee

Fun With Fizz quilt by Sheila Sinclair Snyder for P and B Textiles

Ruth Ann Bargello quilt, 42 x 56”, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics; free download here

Delectable Bargello, 74 x 92”, a quilt made from half square triangles; tutorial by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter 

Breakfast in Bed Placemat tutorial by Amy Friend at During Quiet Time 

Ombre Bargello Quilt, 45" x 35" or 44" x 42", free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics 

 Bohemian Bird, 50 x 50", by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics, free download here

Bargello Wall quilt, 40 x 26", inspired by Rolling Prairie from designer Mabeth Oxenreider for All People Quilt

Amish Bargello Quilt, from the Scrappy Bargello tutorial by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville from her Scrappy Bargello tutorial

Navajo Winter, free quilt pattern by Jinny Beyer. Reminiscent of a Navajo rug, this design is created by arranging a repeat of mirrored and non-mirrored versions of a single block.

Rectangle Bargello, inspired by designer Amanda Murphy at All People Quilt 

Frequently, bargello quilts are made by sewing strips together to form a tube, then slicing through the tube crosswise. The resulting tubes are un-stitched at different seams, then laid side-by-side to create the staggered appearance of the quilt. A video by Alex Anderson with Margie Edie (below) provides a nice introduction to the technique.

October Lights Quilt - part 1 - by Marge Edie with Alex Anderson as seen at HGTV

For parts 2-4 of this Simply Quilts series, see the October Lights Quilt page.

Image credits and links: 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. Muchas gracias por todo el material que compartes! estos patterns estan wonderfull. Hugs from Chile!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this. :-)

  3. I love that you have this, thank you very much!


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