The late 18th century brought the first electric sewing machine, and since then machine quilting has been on the rise. Electric sewing machines became easily accessible causing more and more people to turn to these fancy new machines over hand quilting. Today people continue to love quilting by machine. Machine quilts are durable and withstand the test of time. Are you a beginning quilter looking for a pattern to start on? If so, head here for beautiful machine quilting patterns for beginners. Perhaps you are more advanced and are looking for a challenge? Here are five eye catching machine quilt patterns for you to check out!
If you are ready to take your basic quilting skills to the next level, try this gorgeous Pow Wow quilt by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew. This beginner friendly quilt is on trend with its geometric chevron or arrow shapes. Instructions for four different sized quilts are included as well as instructions on how to minimize fabric waste.
Honeycomb is a stunning pattern written for an advanced beginner from Kati Spencer. With this pattern, you will create a large throw comprised of equilateral triangles. If you are new to triangles, don’t be afraid! Kati provides tips on how to sew perfect triangle points. Recreate this quilt with your favorite color solids!
Julie Pickles brings you a breathtaking quilt design called Mod Pop. This pattern provides a unique layout featuring patchwork squares and curves. Written for an advanced beginner or intermediate level quilter, Julie provides clear directions and templates for the user. There are plenty of instructions on how to sew those curves, so you do not need to have any prior experience in that area. Depending on your color scheme, this quilt can be very modern or retro!
Are you looking for free machine quilt patterns? There are plenty of those available here on Craftsy. A great beginner project is the Royal Squares Quilts from Quilts by Emily. This is a jelly roll friendly project that can be created in no time!
Another free project is Kissing Fish by Lee of Freshly Pieced. This charming little pattern features blocks that look like, you guessed it... kissing fish! With careful cutting, a 6 inch print square along with a 6 inch solid square create each block. Both of these free patterns would be great scrap busting quilts!
There you go, five Craftsy machine quilt patterns that are pure eye candy! Which one will you stitch up first?
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