Free Quilt Block Challenges

Free Quilt Block Challenges from National Quilters Circle
As quilters, we’re always looking to build our skills, learn new techniques, and create unique patterns. We also know that sometimes it can be hard to find inspiration or break away from the same old designs. That’s why we’ve collected all of our Quilt Block Challenges on one page for you to download for free! Select from any of the challenges below, and enter your email to receive the fabric requirements, patterns, and step-by-step instructions for the design you choose. Then, head over to Facebook and join the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge Facebook group where you can share photos of your work and see what fellow quilters have created. Happy quilting!

Pleiades Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Pleiades Sampler
Windmills and Pinwheels Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Windmills and Pinwheels Sampler
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Ice Crystals Sampler
Mystery Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Medallion Sampler
Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Happy Block Swap Sampler
Snowy Day Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Snowy Day Quilt Sampler
Starlight Mountains Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Starlight Mountains Sampler
Quilting for a Cause Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Quilting for a Cause Sampler
Baskets and Blooms Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Baskets and Blooms Sampler
Christmas Cheer Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Christmas Cheer Sampler
Springtime Florals Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Springtime Florals Sampler
Valiant Stars Quilt Block Challenge PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD
Valiant Stars


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422 Responses to “Free Quilt Block Challenges”

  1. Gail Kosturos

    I’m almost done with my first quilt. It is a pattern designed by Cristina Camelli who designs for Maywood Studio. It’s called Saguaro.
    I need to learn so much more but, this quilt was a very stylish beginning! I love quilting!!!

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      Hi Leeanne. Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to the proper department. We value your opinion, and it will help with the development of our online streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.
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      Sarah
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  2. Debra Lewallen

    I love these blocks! I am planning to copy them and make a quilt of them.

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  3. Christine Thurston

    Would it be possible to have all the free quilt block challenges. I would appreciate it as I am a newcomer to quilting and my block patterns are few and far between. Thank you.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Christine,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      In regards to your inquiry, all the blocks on this page are free. Please enjoy as many as you want.

      Thanks!

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      • Customer Service

        Hello Kathy, I am sorry to hear that. Have you checked your spam/junk folder to see if the email is being directed there by mistake? Please email customer service with the title of the quilt block challenge you are looking for and we would be happy to assist! https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/contact/

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  4. Lenora Sikes

    Looking forward to quilting this year. Free block challenges are fun and most welcome. They help use up my fabric stash.

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  5. marie duncan

    Strengthing my sewing abilities and skills I feel like Dorthy must have in following the yellow brick road. Thank you for the challenge blocks.

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  6. Linda Chiki

    I need to explore new designs. This should be fun. Thank you for sharing your many patterns and ideas

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Elizabeth,

      This is for members to our online community. We do have a $3.00 USD annual entrance offer if you are interested? This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Below is the link to join if you are interested: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/C30539

      Sincerely,
      Sarah
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  7. Ann Webb

    Are there a video for the ice crystal block challenge that I can watch to make this quilt?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Ann. I am sorry there is not a video for the challenge. You are able to download the pattern. Let us know if you have any other questions.
      Jean
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  8. Helen

    I enjoy seeing how different the same block turns out. With the use of different fabric choices.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Lori. I would be happy to assist you with this. Which challenge are you referring to?
      Jean
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  9. Bonnie Wall

    I’m having trouble getting the 4th download for the Springtime Floral. Can you email it to me?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Bonnie,

      I emailed you the 4th download.

      Have a great day!

      Terri
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  10. Deb Bolognone

    I can’t get the pattern for the new challenge that I see all the beautiful squares now. Please help.

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  11. Rita Blevins

    I signed up for the Springtime florals block challenge and haven’t received any patterns for it. I thought it was to start May 1.

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  12. Deb Bolognone

    How do I receive the instructions for the spring time challenge?

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  13. Tammy Anderson

    Good morning! I signed up for the current quilt challenge but haven’t gotten any emails. I can’t find the current challenge online but I am seeing people sharing their Block 1. Please help. Thank you – Tammy

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  14. Marie. McCarthy

    I love the vibrant colors and simplicity of the blocks. This should make an awesome quilt and teach something new!

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  15. Pat Hebrank

    I really surprised myself with the mountain star quilt. I did it to find if I could read a pattern for a quilt. I did make a few mistakes but were easy fixes.

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  16. Cheryl

    I absolutely love to sew. Quilting is what my family teases me about, its a blanket!!😁

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  17. Marlene Colombo

    I just completed the Starlight Mountain challenge. It did not disappoint. I needed another Quilt of Valor top, so changed green to red and the finished top is beautiful!. Previously, I made two versions of the Snowy Day Quilt Sampler (both are beautiful) and the Pleiades Sampler. I am currently quilting that one . . . I have been a quilter for nearly 30 years and Pleiades is my favorite of all quilts I’ve made. You have to understand how monumental that is for me as I really don’t like sampler quilts. I am going to face (instead of bind) it and it will be hanging in my office along w/two coordinating, smaller quilts I made to compliment it. THANK YOU so much for beautiful quilt patterns and fun challenges. Can’t wait to see what you offer next.

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  18. Jane H H

    Been trying to get the fabric requirements for Starlight Mountain. Website not available. Help!

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  19. elinor smith

    Thank You! I am now logged in and look forward to all that you have. Elinor

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  20. Angela Jarman

    Sometimes it is hard to find time for yourself the quilt block challenge helps

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  21. Gill Scarisbrick

    Not yet made a quilt and this may give me the ‘kick’ I need to give me confidence.

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  22. Valerie Stone

    Really love seeing the finished quilt tops. Your patterns are gorgeous! I would love to have the Pleiades Sampler pattern for starters.

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  23. Tammy Johnston

    I absolutely love these challenges!!! Love waiting for them to release a new one each week.

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  24. Lloydina Elliott

    Really enjoyed basket challenge. I learned a lot. I had never tried anything like that before.

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  25. Kathy Wagner

    I have tried a couple of these and need to finish But I would love to try more and learn more new blocks. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  26. Carolyn Taylor

    Did the Pleiades sampler, learned so much and loved my finished quilt top!

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  27. Marilyn Bowe

    Thank you so (sew) much for these challenges. I am self taught and have learned so much from participating in these challenges and the participants are so creative I learn from them also.

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  28. Barbara Nolen

    All patterns seen look easy and so neat and clean; the patterns that I live.

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  29. Lurlean

    I cannot open week 7 as there are 2 week 6 – one that is blue and one that is black. If you press the blue week 6, you are taken to a page where week 6 is black and week 7 is blue. When you press the week seven that is blue who are taken back to the page for week 7 where week 6 is blue and a second week 6 is black (but it should be blue so that week 7 can be revealed. Please help

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  30. Pat

    COVID has given me a change to piece quilts since I have to stay at home. I am really enjoying honing my skills

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  31. Brenda

    I am currently participating in the Baskets and Blooms Quilting Challenge. Are the blocks from previous Challenge Blocks available for download? Please advise.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Brenda,

      Thank you for contacting us. You can type in the search window “quilt challenge” and it will bring up the ones that are still available.

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Carol,

      You’ve come to the right place for fresh ideas. Enjoy.

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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