Crisp, Clean, Modern: 6 Beautiful Black and White Quilt Patterns

Nothing says fresh, crisp, clean and modern like a quilt made entirely of black and white fabrics. The contrast of light and dark without the distraction of a rainbow of colors can really delight the eye.

Before you think black and white is boring, take a look at the quilts we’ve collected here and see how far from the truth that really is.

Free Black and White 
Quilt Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Racheal G 

1. It’s All Black and White (A FREE pattern!)

Using just solid fabrics and an angular, but simple design, this quilt is the epitome of modern. The pattern is created simply by reversing the placement of black and white in alternating blocks. The simple diagonal line quilting really compliments the design of the blocks and keeps the look fresh and crisp. If you want to make a high impact (minus the stress) quilt, this pattern might just be the one for you. It would look good draped over a chair or folded at the end of a bed. It would even make a dramatic statement hung on a wall.

Emmas Star Quilt PatternPhoto via Craftsy member Diana Beaubien 

2. Emma’s Star Quilt pattern

If you have a collection of black and white print fabrics that you don’t know what to do with, this quilt might be your answer. Simple strip piecing and an on-point layout give this quilt charm without needing any advanced sewing skills. The tiny pops of an accent color are perfect if you are trying to coordinate a quilt with a room. Choose the paint color or a prevalent color in the room for the tiny stars and you have an instant custom quilt. The stars used here are yellow, but they would be equally impressive in pink, red, lime or purple. 

Black, White and Red Quilt

Photo via Craftsy member Gourmet Quilter

3. Black, White and Red All Over pattern

This simple block pattern is another great way to use up a collection of black and white fabrics. Because of the simple shape of the blocks, a wide variety of prints, stripes, plaids and dots would be perfect choices. Mix them all together to add interest. The tiny amount of red adds the perfect little spice to this quilt. If you choose to leave out the red, a solid white or black fabric would also be a good choice. Or you could turn it up a notch by using hot pink or bright orange. Play with the options to see what fits your style the best.

Spring is Here

Photo via Craftsy member Curlytop Quilts

4. Spring Is Here pattern

This basic patchwork in black and white provides the perfect background for these pretty flowers. Whether you sprinkle a rainbow of flowers or choose just one color, they will certainly shine on this perfect patchwork backdrop. This simple appliqué is perfect for a first attempt or a seasoned expert.

Dreaming in Black and White

Photo via Diane Knott

5. Dreaming in Black and White pattern

This simple two-block quilt comes with five size options. No matter where you want to use this quilt, the fabrics you choose will do the work on these simple nine patches and hour-glass blocks. Either two fabrics, or a whole collection of scraps will make this quilt a classic for years to come.

Ziggity Zag

Photo via Candace M

6. Ziggity Zag Table Topper pattern

Maybe you’re not ready to commit to a bed size quilt in black and white just yet, but you are curious enough to give a two-tone quilt a try? This sweet little quilt will sew up in jiffy and give you impressive results. The large center square is perfect for featuring your favorite fabric or some appliqué. A great big monogram in the middle would be stunning! However you choose to make this quilt, you’ll get stunning results in no time.

So do you think black and white is boring now? Of course not! The options are plentiful and the ideas are a varied as the fabrics available. Have fun choosing your next black and white quilt, but be warned, one is never enough!

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11 Responses to “Crisp, Clean, Modern: 6 Beautiful Black and White Quilt Patterns”
    • diane

      Patterns is still not there but it looks like each block is about 10″ with each composed of a 6 (61/2 unfinished) HST with 2 inch black or white borders. 4×5 blocks per quilt so, 20 HST, and then 10 with white border and 10 with black border. Each border needs 2 strips at 6 1/2 and 2 strips at 10 1/2. That’s what I am going with anyway. Of course, one could increase size by increasing HST and border lengths.. so a 12.5×12.5 block could use an 8.5″ HST and borders of 2 8.5 and 2 at 12.5

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      Hello Chris,

      Thank you for contacting us. The free patterns are still getting added to the site. I apologize for the wait.

      Thank you!

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      Hello Margaret,

      Thank you for contacting us. The patterns will be added to the site by November 15th. I apologize for the wait.
      Thank you,

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          I apologize for the delay and I will certainly pass this feedback along to the proper department.
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