Free Charity Quilt Patterns

I belong to PebbleCreek Quilters, and I'm a member of the Community Service Committee. We support agencies that serve children, teens, and adults. 

My role on the committee for 2022 is to plan projects for certain Community Sew Days. The committee always has at least one prep day to get ready for the sew day, during which we kit up the project to be sewn.  I've created several patterns for kits for our guild members to make charity quilts. These PDF tutorials are written to be included with the kits (no total fabric requirements given) so I've added fabric requirements for each design below. I'm offering these patterns to anyone who wants them for charitable purposes. *

There are four patterns which are very easy to sew. Quilt for Kids, Scrappy Color Bars, Basketweave, and Spinner.  Some of these patterns require a bit more cutting than others. We used a die cutter to cut fabric strips for these kits, which made the process much quicker than rotary cutting by hand. 

PCQ has an extensive stash of donated fabrics, mostly medium and dark colors. We ordered some light beiges and whites to supplement our stash. It's the contrast between light and dark that makes these patterns work. 

For more about the story of each pattern, click on the pattern name below.

Quilt for Kids     
 - 45 x 60" Large kid size
 - 7-1/2" finished blocks, 6 x 8 block layout, 48 blocks
 - 2" WOF strips, 20 per kit. If all one fabric, need 1-1/4 yards. Or can be several similarly colored fabrics. Be sure there's strong value contrast between the strips and the bricks.
 - 5" x 8" bricks, 48 per kit. If only two fabrics, need 24 pieces of each, 3/4 yard each. Or can be all different fabrics like an Eye Spy quilt. 






Scrappy Color Bars
 - 60 x 80" Adult size
 - 10" finished blocks, 6 x 8 block layout, 48 blocks
 - 2-1/2" WOF light strips, 30 per kit. If all one fabric, 2-3/8 yards are needed, but mixing up prints is recommended.
 - 2-1/2" WOF dark or medium strips, 30 per kit, mixed prints. 





Scrappy Spinner Quilt
 - 64 x 80" Adult size
 - 8" finished blocks, 8 x 10 block layout, 80 blocks
 - Light color: 2-1/2" WOF strips. 20 strips per kit; if all one fabric need 1-5/8 yards. 
 - Dark colors: 2-1/2" WOF strips. 54 strips per kit, mixed prints. 






Basketweave
 - 60 x 80" Adult size
 - 10" finished blocks, 6 x 8 block layout, 48 blocks
 - Light color: 2-1/2: WOF strips, 24 per kit. If all one print, 1-7/8 yards needed.
 - Dark colors: 2-1/2" WOF strips, 40 per kit. This design works best in analogous colors or in related palettes such as Patriotic, Autumn, Christmas, etc. 





* I am offering these patterns for other guilds' charitable use. If your group makes charity quilts and you would like a PDF of any - or all - of these patterns, please leave a comment. Briefly tell me about your organization, and be sure to include your first name and email address in the text of the comment.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Jan, congrats on your new tab - I know how much work these can be! Your charity quilts are lovely. Thanks for sharing the patterns.

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  2. Hi Jan,
    I would love to have the Basketweave pattern for our church quilting group. We make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and 60x80 is the recommended size. Thank you for these great patterns. diana.breed54@gmail.com

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  3. Hi Jan. These are perfect charity quilt patterns and they are beautiful. Could you email me all four patterns please. I am getting a bunch of quilts ready for Quilts For Survivors, Victoria’s Quilts Canada and QOV, trying to use up more of my stash and my scraps and getting my Guild members busy. QuiltSchmilt@gmail.com.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing these, Jan! They all look lovely and easy and I'm sure that people will make good use of them. Thanks for linking to Hands2Help!

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  5. I just found a BUCKETFUL of 2 1/2" strips! I could use every one of your patterns.
    I sew strictly for youth now; around 48x60"; a good size for my DSM Juki. MY email=
    pkmakelace@gmail.com. Thank you so much for all your hard work to produce those
    great looking pattern sheets.

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  6. Would love the patterns our charity group makes a lot in the 60x80 size. Thanks so much for sharing. Gotquilting85@gmail.com

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  7. I would love a copy of each of the patterns. I belong to 2 groups that sew for charity--Reap What You Sew that meets at First Christian Church in Phoenix and Night Owls Quilt Guild, which meets at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Phoenix, where I assist the charity chairperson. Both groups makes kits for the members to take and finish. Thanks so much for making these patterns available.

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    1. Sherri, you are a no-reply commenter and since you didn't put your email in your comment, I have no way of sending the patterns to you. If you don't want your email address published in the comments, let me know and I won't allow your comment to be published.

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  8. I am a member of Millennium Quilters in Bridgeport WV. We make quilts and pillowcases to donate to CASA and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Please send the Quilts for Kids patterns and the Basket Weave pattern. I will share these with my guild. Thank you so much.

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    1. Janet, you are a no-reply commenter and since you didn't put your email in the text of your comment, I have no way of sending the patterns to you. If you don't want your email address published in the comments, let me know and I won't allow your comment to be published, but I will be able to send you the patterns.

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    2. Sorry about that. My email is classicquiltwv@gmail.com and I would rather not have my email published in the comments. Thank you so much for the patterns for our charity quilts.
      I was looking at the picture of the Sock Monkey quilt. I noticed that one of the red fabrics is from a West Virginia shop hop that was held several years ago. The fabric was printed specially for the quilt shops participating. It was also printed in blue. Small world.
      Thank you again.

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  9. Janet, I would love all of these patterns. I participate in a quilt ministry, we start by making kits for members of the congregation to sew for use in neonatal units and childrens/cancer hospitals as well as nursing homes. We donate about 500 quilts per year. As you can imagine we wind up with a lot of scraps. A few of us take the scraps and turn them into larger quilts for Beds for Kids, or Sleep in Heavenly Peace - 2 local organizations who like every child to have their own bed to sleep in. We're always looking for ideas to make pleasing quilts for these children.

    Lynn
    ledamewood@yahoo.com

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  10. I would like all of your charity quilt patterns. I work with a group that makes quilts for children who are housed at Reach, a shelter for abused women. We try to change patterns, so that the piecing is easy enough and doesn't get boring.
    Thank you,
    Gail Holt
    gilthalo1009@gmail.com

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  11. I would love a PDF copy of all 3 patterns, if possible. I belong to Lincoln Quilters Guild in Lincoln, NE. One of our smaller groups within the guild is our Cuddle Quilt program. We make kid-sized up to twin or larger for schools, hospitals (NICU), refugees, women’s shelters, and many other groups. All of our quilts are distributed within Lincoln city limits. Thank you so much for doing this. We make up kits for our members, and these patterns are simple enough that most of our members could make these.

    Rosie Westerhold
    rosiewesterhold@gmail.com

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  12. Just what I have been looking for - to have great, easy patterns to make charity kits for our quilt guild. We make quilts for the hospital nursery, our local hospice and for teens at Providence Home. I would love to have all four patterns. Thank you for this generous offer so that more people can spread "Quilty Love".
    Kathi Culler

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  13. Kathi, you are a no-reply commenter and since you didn't put your email in the text of your comment, I have no way of sending the patterns to you. Please provide your email address so I can send you the patterns.
    Jan

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  14. Jan - would you please email me the Basketweave pattern? I have several Hospice quilts I want to make for Hands to Help 2023 and this will be one of them. Thank you!! Quiltdivajulie

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  15. Would love these 4 patterns to use for my 4-H sewing club. We make lap robes for the local home and small quilts to donate to the homeless shelter. Thank you!

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    1. Tonya, you are a no-reply commenter and since you didn't put your email in the text of your comment, I have no way of sending the patterns to you. If you don't want your email address published in the comments, let me know and I won't allow your comment to be published, but I will be able to send you the patterns.

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    2. Not sure it went thru, takr26@hotmail.com THANK YOU!

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