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22 Contemporary Quilt Patterns to Add a Stylish Touch to Your Cozy Home

Contemporary Quilt Patterns

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Have you ever wanted to make a quilt? If you feel inclined to stitch, there are a couple of great reasons to try. Not only is quilting a fun activity, but it's a practical one, too. Once you finish stitching one of these blankets, your home will be infinitely cozier and you'll have an heirloom that you can pass down to the next generation.

There’s a lot that goes into creating a quilt pattern, but luckily, you don’t have to worry about getting a design just right—myriads of textile artists have done the planning for you! Through online marketplaces like Etsy, there are thousands of quilt patterns to choose from. We’ve made your search easier by picking some of our favorite contemporary designs. Many are geometric arrangements of triangles, squares, and diamonds that encourage you to customize them through your favorites colors. Other patterns are more illustrative and playful, such as the “Legendary” pattern which features the elusive Bigfoot among rows of stylized evergreen trees. But you can't go wrong—any pattern you choose will offer a unique way to decorate your home.

Ready to get started? Grab your essential quilting supplies and then select one of the amazing patterns from one of the independent makers below.

Exercise your creativity when you piece one of these contemporary quilt patterns.


Road Trip Quilt


Tribal Song Pattern


Equinox Quilt Pattern


Indian Summer Quilt


Double the Plus Pattern

New Quilt Patterns

Quilty Love | $11.95


Minimal Triangles Pattern


Farmhouse Trees Pattern


Sedona Pattern


Bzzzzzz Quilt Pattern


Grant's Zebra Pattern

Quilt Quilting Patterns

Ann Shaw | $22


Staring Contest Pattern


Fly Away Pattern


Stone Slice Pattern


The Kittens Pattern


Harvest Blossom Pattern


Maypole Pattern


Looper Pattern


Poppy Pattern

Quilt Quilting Patterns

Ann Shaw | $18


Memphis Time Pattern


Legendary Pattern


Mountain Horizon Pattern

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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