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


50 State Quilt Block Patterns

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

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

15 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

  4. Anita says:

    O bloco Nebraska na imagem inicial é diferente do que está disponível no passo a passo.

    TRANSLATION _ The Nebraska block in the initial image is different from what is available in the walkthrough.

  5. Donna says:

    Unable to download Hawaii

    1. Megan Driscoll says:

      In order to print and download this block, you need the Adobe software. You can then click the link that states “download the .pdf template here” and then you can print the pattern. If this does not work, I will contact and inquire about the missing link. Hope this helps!

  6. Peggie Davis says:

    I cannot find the pattern for blocks. I clicked on the name of the state, but nothing happens.

    Please help.

    1. Robin Dann says:

      I just tested these links and each state name does open up a page containing the individual state blocks.
      They were a bit slow to load as each block was submitted by a different quilt artist.

      Please try again.

  7. Sandra Buss says:

    I cannot get anything to download for these states and I really want it. Thank you

  8. Pam says:

    All the blocks are not the same size! How would you get this to work out for making a quilt?

  9. Mai Nacht says:

    I love these quilt blocks and am working on the New York block but The first instruction was to draw a line on the white squares. There was no instructions to cut white squares. Going by the image, I cut eight 2″ white squares. Hope that works. I also made the Wisconsin block and for some reason, the measurements didn’t add up, the block finished wavy but the other blocks are great. A friend of mine and I are working on a quilt with all 50 and would love to show off on FB to the quilt group but the copyright statements stopped us! Thanks so much for posting them.

    1. Robin Dann says:

      We would be happy to showcase the work you are doing. Please send us photos and we will post them on our social media sites.
      You can email photos with a brief write up of the work done, to [email protected].
      you can also tag us on facebook and Instagram and we will be more than happy to share with our audience.

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