15 Eye Catching Square Quilt Patterns For Every Skill Level

Bitten by the quilting bug but feeling a little overwhelmed by all the fancy patterns? Square quilts are where it’s at, as it allows for creating dazzling projects both beginner-friendly and bursting with personality.

Squares are the primary building blocks of beautiful quilts after all, and they don’t have to be boring!

Even if you’re just starting out, squares are all you need (pre-cut or charm packs work great too!) to stitch up a show-stopping quilt that’ll have everyone asking, “Did you really make that?”

Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned quilter, this list has 15 eye-catching square quilt patterns that’ll have your creativity buzzing.

Top 15 Stunning Square Quilt Patterns You Can Make Today

Square Quilt Patterns

1. Patchwork Squares

Credits: Brittany Lloyd | Lo & Behold Stitchery

This FREE square quilt pattern from Lo & Behold Stitchery is essentially a modern variation of the classic patchwork quilts, featuring squares in a variety of colours, textures, and sizes, arranged in a pleasing, eye-catching manner.

The beauty of this pattern lies in its simplicity and versatility. Use any colour palette or fabric collection that suits your fancy, making it a great way to showcase your favourite prints and scraps.

It’s also relatively easy to construct – a perfect introduction to patchwork piecing!

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2. Jumbo Granny Square

Credits: Leila Gardunia

Leila Gardunia’s design takes the classic granny square we all know and love and blows it up to supersize for a bold, impactful quilt.

Instead of fiddling with tiny squares, you’ll be working with big, colourful blocks that come together surprisingly fast to make a cosy, conversation-starting quilt.

Leila’s clever construction method uses strip piecing, meaning less sewing and more time for cuddling under your finished masterpiece! Ideal for beginners looking to pick up a quick project for the weekend.

3. Seaside Squares

Credits: Jamie Sanders | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Dreaming of ocean breezes and sandy toes? This quilt captures the essence of a seaside getaway with its charming “square in square” design.

All you need is a jelly roll (2½” x 42” fabric strips pre-cut for your convenience), preferably in shades of blue and green, to achieve this stunning quilt block.

Great for beginners, this pattern is quick and simple to sew, leaving you more time to beach bum (or should we say quilt bum?).

4. Lemon Squares

Credits: Faith Jones | Fresh Lemons Quilts

Yet another “square in square” quilt made from just six unique blocks! You can use a variety of bright and cheerful fabrics for a scrappy look, or stick with solids for a more classic feel.

Imagine a yummy lemon candy with a citrusy centre and a sweet, sugary border – that’s the vibe we’re going for here! The finished quilt will do excellent for a table topper, wall hanging, or anywhere that needs a dose of lemony goodness.

5. 4-Patch Baby Quilt

Credits: Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield | SewCanShe

Looking for a sweet and speedy quilt for a little one on the way? This four-patch baby square quilt pattern might be it!

The quilt is made from 16 simple four-patch blocks, sewn together in rows to create a charming finished piece.

Play with solids and prints or mix and match for a truly unique quilt. It’s the perfect project for beginners and pros in search of something quick and easy to make.

6. Kisses

Credits: Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield | SewCanShe

This free square quilt pattern by SewCanShe uses pre-cut fabric strips (jelly rolls) to create a charming “kisses” design.

Awesome for those new to quilting or anyone who loves a scrappy or two-toned look, this pattern comes together quickly and will leave you with a cuddle-worthy throw for your couch or bed.

7. Stacked Squares

Credits: Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting | Moda Fabrics

This Moda Fabrics original is a fun and easy way to show off your best fabrics.

Utilising squares cut from layer cake squares (pre-cut fabric squares) and jelly roll strips, the clever block arrangement creates a cool illusion that the squares are stacked on top of each other.

There are even some leftover squares that you can use to create a fun surprise border for the quilt backing.

Your guests are sure to be wowed by its cheerful colours and design!

8. Framed Squares

Credits: Andy | A Bright Corner

The Framed Squares quilt pattern is a great way to showcase those gorgeous fabrics you’ve been saving up for a special project.

This free-throw size pattern uses squares of fabric as the centre of each block, letting the beautiful designs shine.

So skip the chopping and showcase your favourite prints in all their glory!

9. Blue Bayou

Credits: Sew Preeti Quilts

Beautiful batik fabrics in a dreamy blue palette, from aqua to cerulean to royal – this pattern is a mesmerising symphony of colour made with simple square blocks.

It’s just the perfect bed quilt to bring serenity (and a whole lot of wow!) to your bedroom.

This pattern is also a great choice for pre-cut fabrics, making it a breeze to assemble.

No complicated piecing is necessary either, and you can work on two blocks at a time to speed things up!

10. Five N Dime

Credits: Amy Smart | Diary of a Quilter

Looking for a second square quilt project to shower a special little one with love?

This cute pattern from Amy Smart uses pre-cut charm squares in a charming layout, creating a cuddly handmade crib quilt that comes together in a flash.

The particular quilt uses Heidi Staples’s “Five and Dime” fabric collection, giving it its cutesy appearance.

Not only is it suitable for newbies, but this baby quilt design also allows easy customisation for those wanting to add some personal touch.

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11. Roasted Coffee

Credits: Connie Kresin Campbell | Freemotion by the River

Skip the fancy coffee shop bill and make this table runner instead! This pattern uses simple squares and a bit of pinwheel flair to create a sophisticated runner in warm, coffee-inspired tones (e.g., cream, hazelnut, and mocha).

You can choose between pre-cut squares or traditional cutting and piecing to bring this beauty to life – a warm and inviting centrepiece for your next coffee date.

12. Squared2

Credits: Suzy Quilts

Feeling square-ly fabulous? Squared by Suzy Quilts uses squares in a clever layout to create a dynamic quilt top.

The pattern is free to download, great for newcomers to practice piecing, and the perfect opportunity for more experienced quilters to experiment with colour and fabric combinations.

13. Big Block Style

Credits: American Patchwork & Quilting

The Big Block Style square quilt pattern throws out the small stuff and lets you play with oversized 8½” squares in various colours and patterns, a beginner’s dream for sure.

Just sew those beauties together in rows, and voila – a stunning throw quilt practically makes itself.

American Patchwork & Quilting suggests machine washing and drying afterwards to add a somewhat puckered appearance to this big and beautiful project.

14. Sunny Skies

Credits: American Patchwork & Quilting

Miss the clear skies and warm weather? Banish those rainy-day blues and stitch a little sunshine indoors with the Sunny Skies square quilt pattern!

This cheerful wall-hanging quilt uses squares alongside triangles in bright, happy geometric prints in yellows, blues, and whites to achieve a delightful, low-contrast look.

Perfect for quilters of every skill level, the simple piecing allows you to focus on creating a happy and uplifting piece of art for your home.

15. Diamond in Square

Credits: The Cloth Parcel

Sparkle and shine with this free square quilt block! Don’t be fooled by the fancy name, though.

Using just squares of fabric, you’ll create stunning diamond shapes that come together in an eye-catching design.

Neat for novices to sew and showcase those exquisite prints, this block shines on its own or can be multiplied to create a stunning quilt.

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Sew Long, Squares!

Phew! That was a whirlwind of squares, wasn’t it? 15 awesome square quilt patterns to choose from – it almost makes your head spin (in a good way, of course)!

No matter how clumsy or experienced you are, whether you’re stitching up for yourself or crafting a heartfelt gift for a loved one, there’s a perfect square quilt pattern waiting to be brought to life with your creativity.

So, which square quilt pattern caught your eye? Squares are great, but are there other quilt shapes you love more? Let’s chat in the comments!

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