Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Free pattern day! Tumbling Blocks quilts

Tumbling blocks are quilts of illusion! The traditional tumbling blocks pattern lends the appearance of three dimensions. Here are some FREE patterns for you to enjoy. To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "CLICK for PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.  

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Colossal Blocks baby quilt, free quilt along at We All Sew (CLICK for tutorial)


Tumbling blocks coasters or trivet, free tutorial at Purl Soho (CLICK for tutorial)

Prismatic Quilt, 40” x 60”, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Cubism quilt, 48 x 60”, free pattern at Cloud Nine Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Tumbling Blocks quilt, ~45 x 54”, free pattern by Marcia Evans Moore for Michael Miller Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Casting Shade quilt, 72 x 96”, free pattern by Emily Cross for American Quilters Society (CLICK for free tutorial)

Central Park quilt, 52 x 59”, free pattern by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

City Blocks quilt, ~56 x 53”, free pattern by Jennifer Parks for P&B Textiles (CLICK for PDF download)

City Nights quilt, 37 x 56”, free pattern by Sally Ablett for Lewis & Irene (CLICK for PDF download)

Crosswinds quilt, 76 x 85”, free pattern by Natalie Crabtree for Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Geometrix quilt, 52 x 58”, free pattern by Sally Ablett for Lewis & Irene (CLICK for PDF download)

Hexy Stars quilt, ~55 x 64”, free pattern by Carl Hentsch for Tula Pink (CLICK for PDF download)

 We've highlighted the tumbling blocks element in the photo below:

Hole in the Barn Door x3, free pattern by Joe Arnold for AQS (CLICK for free tutorial)(CLICK for PRINT FRIENDLY version)

Into The Blue quilt, 59 x 72”, free pattern by Larene Smith for Hoffman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Striped Boxes quilt, 81 x 88”, free pattern for Kaffe Fassett Collective at Free Spirit Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Cool Blocks Quilt for Kaffe Fassett Collective, ~73 x 82”, free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Time for Bed quilt, ~47 x 59”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Dear Stella Design (CLICK for PDF download)

Lord of the Manor quilt, 36 x 50”, free pattern by Paper Pieces for Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Magic Squares quilt, 48 x 70”, free pattern by GillyMac Designs (CLICK for PDF download)

Rise Up quilt - Nara, 60” square, free pattern by Pink Hippo Quilts for Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Rise Up quilt - Orbit, free pattern at Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Ombre Sashay quilt, 60 x 68”, free pattern by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Steppin Up quilt, 70 x 88”, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard for Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download); 

Stepping Up the Volume, 70 x 88”, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Acoustic quilt, 50 x 68”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Bali Loops quilt, 48 x 60”, free pattern by Janet Page Kessler for Benartex (CLICK for PDF download)

Brick and Mortar wall quilt, 22 x 28”, free pattern by Whistler Studio for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Terrarium quilt, 52.5 x 60”, free pattern by Bonnie Christine and Maxie Makes for Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Third Dimension quilt, ~42 x 45”, free pattern by Jinny Beyer (CLICK for PDF download)

Tumbling Blocks quilt, free pattern by Leah Day (CLICK for tutorial)+(CLICK for PDF download)

Sparkle Quilt, 72 x 66”, free tutorial by Sew Can She (CLICK for tutorial)

Catwalk quilt in two sizes (53 x 59” or queen), free pattern by Jinny Beyer (CLICK for PDF download)



Scrappy Blocks quilt, free pattern by Jinny Beyer (CLICK for PDF download)

Boxes block in 3 sizes (6-12"), free pattern by Jinny Beyer (CLICK for PDF download)


Cubist Illusion pillow, 20 x 14”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Cubic Square Pillow, 18 x 22”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Cubist Illusion pillow, 22 x 14”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


In the Black table runner, 15 x 40”, free pattern at Maywood Studio (CLICK for PDF download

Interlink (woven) Pillow, 12” square, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

The above pattern refers to the Tumbling Blocks "Madweave" video tutorial seen here:


Tumbling blocks with no Y seams, free video tutorial by Teresa Down Under 

Easy Strip-Pieced Tumbling Blocks, free video tutorial by Marci Baker


Image credits: Individual images and videos 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. The photo montage shown on this page is a derivative work that is the property of Quilt Inspiration. If any links are broken, we'd love to know so we can fix it. Please email us at QuiltInspiration {at} gmail {dot} com. 

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