Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Pattern Day: Owls !

Autumn has arrived, and owls are more noticeable in the fall. In the craft world, we've seen some truly adorable owl designs. And who could resist a lovable owl-shaped pillow? Here are some of our favorite free patterns for owls. (Note: this post was updated on April 21, 2017.)
Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.

O is for Owl wall hanging, 18 x 24”, free pattern at Patchwork Posse

It's a Hoot, 50 x 60”, by MoMo for Moda Fabrics (PDF download)

What a Hoot throw quilt, ~55 x 66", free pattern at All People Quilt

Favorite Themes Sampler Quilt with Owls, 33 x 31.5”, a six installment project, free patterns by Debbie Mumm

Owl block, 12.5 x 13", tutorial at The Objects of Design

Otis the Owl, 12 x 12”, free paper piecing pattern by Joanna at Shape Moth

What a Hoot owl applique, free templates by Debbie at Stitchin Therapy

13 Owls quilt, 49 x 49", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics; free pattern download at PBWorks. The large appliqued owl is festooned with prairie point triangles.

Hedwig and Errol and Eagle Owl,  5" blocks, paper piecing patterns by Jennifer Ofenstein at SewHooked; free pattern downloads at Fandom in Stitches (see Fantastic Beasts)

Owl by Paloma Nunez-Regueiro, free paper piecing pattern at Three Kitchen Fairies

Leaf Me Alone, 12" block by Quilting Lodge, free pattern at Craftsy (requires registration)

Woody Owl, free applique pattern by AQS at QuiltViews

Owl Quilt, 25 x 40", free pattern by Kelly Laws for Babylock as seen at Totally Stitchin'

HOOray quilt, 50 x 50", free pattern including owl applique templates (this is not a panel quilt) by Heidi Pridemore for Blank Quilting

Hoo Loves You owl pillow, free pattern by Linda Lum DeBono

Owl Pincushion, free pattern by Jennifer Wambach for Riley Blake Designs (click, then scroll down)

Sis Boom Owl, free pattern by Melissa Peda

Owl Pocket Pillow by Karrie Winters at Moda Bakeshop 

Owl Softie, free pattern and tutorial by Paula Storm at Sew Little Fabric

Owl Plushie, free template and tutorial by Denise Ferragamo

Owlivia Sewing Companion, free tutorial by Sandy Gervais for Moda Bakeshop; Owlivia sample photo as seen at Guildcrafters Quilt Shop

 Scrappy Owl Pillow with tutorial at The Eternal Thread

Owl Cushion project, free template and tutorial by Helen Rhiannon for The Sewing Directory (UK)

Norwegian Woods Stuffed Owl, free pattern at Michael Miller Fabrics

... and last but not least, how about an Owl Doorstop? 

Felt Owl Doorstop, stuffed with split peas, free pattern and tutorial at Wee Folk Art

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. To access the patterns, mouse click on the website named in the title over each photo; the website names are hyperlinked. For example, if the title says "free pattern at All People Quilt", place your cursor over the words "All People Quilt" and then click. Some of these are tutorials while others include downloadable (.pdf) patterns; we have tried to note which is which in the titles.  Note that these websites may change or remove patterns unbeknownst to us.  If any links are broken we'd love to know; please email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.


  1. lovely selection of owls.... :)
    smiles :)

  2. No such thing as too many owls. I have done quilts and pillows but the bag ... now, there is an idea.

  3. I keep popping back...I think your owls are calling me! Would love to create one.... Or take inspiration from them ... Yes, thank you :)


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