Patterns

Do you need a pattern?

If you have a bit of experience of sewing you probably don’t need a pattern as such; however they can make life easier, and are useful for beginners, so we are keen to establish a collection that people can download for free. If you have designed a pattern and are willing to share it on this site pleaseĀ  sent it to us at fiddlefingersquilts@gmail.com

Top tips for getting started

  • Collect your ingredients – fabric shops, markets, charity shops
  • Audition what placement looks best by laying them out on a table or the floor and taking photographs
  • Work out what stage to attach the “fiddly bits” – (eg as you sew the pieces together, after you have pieced together the front, after you have added any wadding between the front and the back after or as part of any quilting).
  • To sew together bulky fabrics like corduroy you might need more than the usual quilter’s quarter inch seam

For more details on making Memory/Fiddle quilts go to Hints and Tips

Downloadable Patterns

Small memory-fiddle quilt patterns