50 State Quilt Block Patterns

50 State Quilt Block Patterns

From approximately 1907 to 1912, the American farm and living magazine Hearth and Home invited its readers to contribute pieced cloth blocks that represented their respective states.  The request for submissions was extremely successful, and readers sent in many designs that they felt showcased their home state.  Selected blocks were photographed and included in the print magazine.  The series was discontinued in 1912, but the idea of quilt blocks that represent states has remained popular in American quilting culture.

Many current quilters have based their 50 state quilts on the original designs from Hearth and Home, while others used those designs for inspiration and created their own patterns.  Each of the 50 state designs is unique with a distinct color combination and a matching border to enhance the overall design.  Some are more traditional, and others (like the Oklahoma boomer) show a bit of humor in the design.  To help you create your own 50 state quilt blocks, we’ve assembled a list of 50 free patterns we think you’ll enjoy.  Click on the name of the state to find each pattern.

50 State Quilt Block Patterns

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

50 State Quilt Block Patterns

Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

The 50 state block quilt would be a wonderful activity for a quilting group to work on together!  This would also make a great summer project for families to cut and sew together.  If you make your own 50 state block quilt we’d love to see your work!  Tag @fairfieldworld on social media, or post a picture of your finished quilt on our Facebook page, which you can find HERE.

50 State Quilt Block Patterns

6 thoughts on “50 State Quilt Block Patterns”

  1. Carolyn Darby says:

    I like state pattern

  2. Carol Martin says:

    unable to download California, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.
    Says page not found. Any suggestions

    1. Robin Dann says:

      we have reached out to the quilt designer to alert them of the issue with the broken pages.
      We will keep you posted.

    2. Morena Hockley says:

      Thanks for letting us know! I have updated the broken links with links that work. You may also find this site useful, and it has links to 50 state patterns: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/7939.asp

  3. Lori Vonk says:

    I was unable to download California, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. Is there another site I might get these from or some way to get them from you? Really wanted to make this. Thanks for all your help in advance!!

    1. Morena Hockley says:

      Thanks for bringing that to our attention! I have updated the broken links with links to sites that are working. You may also like this resource, which also has 50 state patterns: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/7939.asp

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