Autumn Inspiration: 5 Free Fall Quilt Patterns

It only makes sense to cuddle up with a quilt on chilly autumn nights and what better than a quilt that is an ode to the season? Feel the inspiration of fall’s warm colors and these free quilt patterns the perfect way to incorporate the season into a new project. We’ve include a few non-quilts as well if you’d like a smaller, quicker project but the items are just as festive!

Hexagon Quilt from Polka Dot Chair


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This tutorial offers the perfect way to use some colorful fabric maybe you have some scraps that are orange and red, maybe you want an excuse to buy some new autumn-inspired designs. It’s perfect for fun prints, so you could also experiment with large and more detailed designs to create a nice balance overall. Pick some fall-esque colors, and you’ll have the perfect quilt for the season!

Quilted Leaf Potholders from Buttons and Butterflies


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Great for a beginner or advanced quilter alike and a really nice way to decorate your home, too these potholders take the shape of autumn leaves and make for an adorable project. This tutorial creates two potholders, and the pair is also something you could give as a gift. The potholders themselves don’t take a ton of fabric, so it’s also a nice project for using up scraps. Love when projects are fun and functional!

Autumn Glow from Quilt N Bee


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The bold, gradient colors of this quilt absolutely pop against the stark black background and accented by just a bit of green, this design is a unique approach to the autumn quilt. Really, you could use this as a blueprint for any color scheme keeping in mind where this pattern uses lighter colors and darker colors, and how the colors compare on the color wheel. We’ve got to say though, the combo of yellows, oranges, and reds works pretty well.

Fall-O-Ween Treat Jar from Rosebud’s Cottage


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It’s cute, it’s quick, and it makes a really neat accent to autumn treats. During fall, we’re always sharing treats with family and friends — the last bit of summer produce, freshly baked cookies, candy in honor of Halloween and this is a cute little piece to adorn those gifts with. It’s especially nice if your treats are in a jar, and you want to wrap this decoration right around the front. It’s definitely a special touch that people will love!

Scrappy Maple Leaf Pillow from


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If you want to rest your head somewhere, what better place than a pillow that speaks to the season? A bit of a change from sewing a quilt, this pillow is a fun project that also makes a nice home decoration that you can bring out during autumn. And, like some of the above projects, it could make for a great gift.

We hope these patterns offer a little inspiration as the fall weather approaches. Enjoy!

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