Mayflower Quilt- New FREE Pattern

New FREE Block Pattern – Mayflower

Full shot of the completed Mayflower Quilt

Today we’re sharing the latest pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Mayflower Quilt! It has an inspiring history that we can’t wait for you to explore as you stitch! Our Classic & Vintage series takes traditional quilt blocks and adds a modern twist.

Close up image of the mayflower quilt blocks and the Oregon trail template ones as well

The FREE Mayflower Block Pattern makes a 7.25” x 7.25” unfinished block, and you can follow along with Kimberly in this video tutorial to see how it’s made. We also used the Oregon Trail Template Set for achieving easy and perfectly cut fabric in our quilt. These templates are included in the Mayflower Quilt Kit. You might think this block has curved seams, but that’s an optical illusion created by the setting! If you’re a confident beginner you can absolutely make this quilt. 

The Mayflower Quilt Pattern gives instructions for making Toddler, Lap, Twin, and King-sized quilts. To make your Mayflower Quilt just like ours, we have the Mayflower Quilt Kit (coming soon!) with everything we used and the backing set!

Get the Mayflower Quilt

a decorative and clean shot of the mayflower quilt completed and hanging


We are loving the Morning Light Collection by Linzee McCray for Moda Fabrics. As Linzee is a designer with a fondness for quilt history, it seems fitting to use her latest collection in this soon-to-be classic. With diamond-patterned florals and scattered x’s. This collection comes with textured blenders and is perfect for your Mayflower Quilt.

photo showing a stack of the morning light fabric collection that was used in making the mayflower quilt

Watch the Mayflower Block Tutorial

If you want to sew with us, we have a FREE video tutorial where Kimberly gives lots of tips to make your block amazingly accurate.

The Story Behind our Mayflower Quilt

Click the photos below to see them in detail.

We chose the Mayflower Quilt Block thanks to Quilty Staffer Sarah’s inspiration with a quilt she received from her Great, great grandmother. You can see the hand-stitching detail that Sarah’s great, great-grandmother lovingly stitched into this quilt. The vibrant reds have held over time in this treasured family heirloom.

“My Great, great grandmother made the quilt. They moved to south Texas during the Dust Bowl from Shamrock, Texas.”

– Quilty Staffer Sarah
Close up of the mayflower block.


Who is Quilting Along?

Some of our quilty friends are sewing their versions of the Mayflower Quilt; you can see their Mayflower Blocks below! Click on each photo to see it in detail and who made it.

Share with #MayflowerQuilt

We hope you enjoy sewing your own Mayflower Quilt, and please share your work using #MayflowerQuilt on Facebook and Instagram!

Happy Quilting!

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      1. Just the one block is a free pattern. The quilt pattern is a reduced cost pattern.

  1. Blog header says “new free quilt pattern” but the quilt pattern is showing a cost to download? Is this an error on the blog header or the shopping cart? Please advise. Thank you.

    1. Hi Lori, the block pattern is free, but the quilt pattern PDF does have a cost. You can get the low-priced Quilt Pattern if you’d like, but the block pattern is what is free. We have updated the header. Thank you!

  2. Your heading says it’s a free “quilt pattern”, not just a free block pattern. False advertising!

    1. Hi Anne Ray, sorry that you felt this way! The block pattern is entirely free and can be used in any quilt you wish. We were thinking of the quilt block as a quilt pattern.

      We now have more distinction between the way we used the block pattern and how it is outlined in a low-priced PDF quilt pattern for those that wish to use it the same way we did. But the block pattern is fully-free.

      We didn’t mean for it to be confusing and thank you for pointing this out! We have since updated the header.

    2. Thank you for the quick update! I love this quilt pattern-its perfect for my granddaughter! Just added to my cart💕

      1. Of course! Sorry for the initial confusion, but so glad to hear you like it!

  3. Such a pretty and unique block, but not totally free if you need to buy the templates to make the block. Maybe someday I’ll buy them but not today.

  4. Always appreciate your new free block patterns and tutorials! Lots of fun! Thank you!~