Thursday, June 21, 2012

Free Pattern Day: Union Jack

~All of our free pattern days are archived in the free patterns tab at the top of this page ~
The city of London will host the Games of the XXX Olympiad this summer, and we couldn't be more excited.  The festivities start on July 27, 2012!  In honor of the Olympic Games, and all things British, we've collected some fun (and free) patchwork and applique patterns and tutorials.  As of this writing, there are 36 days until the opening ceremonies... so let's get started!

Above, Row 1: Shabby Chic Union Jack Wall Hanging tutorial by Lynne Goldsworthy at Lily’s Quilts for Moda Bake Shop; Stitch a Union Jack felt cushion (with a heart in the middle), featuring embroidery and appliqué, by Jan Constantine at All About You. Row 2: Free pattern, Scrappy Union Jack by Helen at Bustle and Sew magazine;   Union Jack A La Summersville, string piecing method, by Heather ({House} of A La Mode).  Row 3: Applique Union Jack cushion, free pattern, at Sew Make Believe; pieced Union Jack cushion tutorial at Just Sew Brighton.

Above, Row 1: London Collection by Makower UK; projects include a Union Jack cushion (left), bunting, shopping tote and other free projects.  As of this writing, the fabrics are available at many places including the Fat Quarter Shop. Row 2: London Calling by Timeless Treasures Fabrics, including Underground map fabric (seen at Hawthorne Threads); free projects include a London Tote Bag, Kindle Cover and iPad2 Cover by Michelle Rosca; download projects at Timeless Treasures Fabrics.   Row 3: Foundation pieced Union Jack tutorial, made with tapestry fabrics, at Lawson and Lotti; Double Fat Jack tutorial by Lynne Goldsworthy at Lily’s Quilts (it's called a Double Fat Jack because you make a Union Jack from two fat quarters).

Above, Row 1:  Union Jack Pillow printed on fabric, by Marcy from Haverford House, free vintage printable at The Graphics Fairy; Union Jack removable passport cover tutorial by Anjie Davison at Pom Pom Emporium. Row 2:  Union Jack necklace tutorial, made from scraps, by Natalie Santini at Hungry Hippie; DIY 'LOVE letters' tutorial at Lucy Locket Weddings. Row 3: Finally, if you want to speed things up, here is a pre-printed Union Jack panel from Benartex Fabrics; as of this writing the fabric is still available at various sites including the Fat Quarter Shop.

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. Fab Union Jack round up.

    I also have a tutorial for a Union Jack using a different approach entirely here

    {hope you don't mind me leaving the link in this comment}

  2. Liz, thanks so much for stopping by. We just checked out your Union Jack tutorial - great instructions and photos. We appreciate the link!!

  3. I'm making a London 2012 quilt. I really love these blocks and quilt projects. Love the patchworky Union jack so much!

  4. PRECIOSO BLOG!! Thank you


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