21 Purr-fect Free Cat Quilt Patterns For Feline Lovers

Calling all crazy cat ladies! Are you looking for the purrrfect cat quilt project to make for yourself or your other kitty-loving friends? 

Look no further because I have scoured the internet for the best cat quilt patterns for you. 

The best part about these cat quilts is they are all free. 

You will find a fabulous cat pattern for your next quilt project, regardless of your skill level. 

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the patterns, shall we?

21 Free Cat Quilt Patterns You Need to Try

In this collection of free quilt patterns, I will point out the required skill level, the dimensions of either the block or quilt, and the particular pattern’s unique features. 

You can’t go wrong with these adorable cat quilt pattern options. 

1. Simple Patchwork Cat Block

This simple cat quilt block is a wonderful beginner block that uses squares and rectangles. The finished quilt block measures 12” x 12” and can be made like the image above or as a mirror image with the cat facing towards the right. You can use this block for various quilt projects like a table runner, wall hanging, and more.

2. Kaffe Kats

This free cat quilt pattern features adorable chunky cats that are appliqued onto background rectangle blocks. The finished quilt is 48” x 71”, an excellent size for a throw or large baby quilt. The free beginner pattern includes a YouTube video tutorial and templates for the cat and heart applique pieces. 

3. Peeping Cats

How cute are these peeping cat quilt blocks? This is a great beginner-friendly block you can make using squares and half-square triangles. Then, add the button eyes and thread whiskers to complete the cat’s face. The finished block is 16” square.

4. Tall Simple Cat Block

This cat block is super simple and quick to make, plus the tutorial walks you through the piecing process. The finished block will measure 8” x 8”, so you can use these blocks for many different types of projects, such as a zipper pouch, quilt, table runner, etc. This is an excellent option for those with beautiful fabrics you want to show off on your quilt project. 

5. Cat Walk

Here is a fun and easy free cat applique pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics. The lower part of the quilt pattern is made from varying lengths of yardage. The cat silhouette is then appliqued to the background fabric. The finished quilt measures 35 ½” x 51”.

6. Black and White Cat Quilt

Here is another adorable quilt pattern that features a cat silhouette. This time, the cat blocks are traditionally pieced. This free pattern includes cutting and piecing instructions and layout options. The blocks measure 10” finished. 

7. Salem Mini Quilt

This mini quilt features a gorgeous black cat in front of a full moon, which makes this a perfect project for your Fall decor. This would be an excellent introduction to foundation paper piecing (FPP) for beginners. The finished mini quilt measures 8” x 12”. 

8. FPP Cat Block

Here is a free downloadable FPP cat block that you can use to make a mini quilt, or you can use it to make several blocks for a larger project. The finished block is 6” x 6”, so this is a great choice if you prefer small quilt blocks. The pattern doesn’t come with instructions, so you should know how to do FPP before trying this pattern.

9. Cheshire Cats Diva

This is a free Tula Pink quilt pattern that features striped Cheshire cats. Tula Pink is known for her bold colors and designs, so her fabrics will pair perfectly with this quilt pattern. I recommend this pattern to confident beginners and up. Your finished quilt will measure 74” x 86”.

10. Hipster Cat

Here is another cat applique quilt pattern that is perfect for beginners. The large applique pieces create an adorable hipster cat; kids will love this quilt! The finished quilt measures 44” square.

11. Baskets of Fun

Cuteness overload! “Baskets of Fun” is a free quilt pattern from Windham Fabrics, and it features little kittens peeking out of baskets. This quilt would make the perfect gift for the crazy cat lady in your life! The finished quilt measures 57” x 68”.

12. Elizabeth Hartman Free Cat Mini Quilt Pattern

Elizabeth Hartman’s quilt patterns are some of the most recognizable designs in the quilting community. This pattern is a free mini quilt that features her classic cat head quilt block but with a twist. The blocks have a playful patchwork look, making this a fabulous scrap-busting project. The finished quilt measures 30” x 35”.

13. Chat and Charm

The shape of these cats is SO cute! Who doesn’t love a big chonky cat?! This beginner-friendly quilt pattern features a whole cat body block and a cat head. The finished quilt measures 73” x 88”. 

14. Stairway to Cat Heaven

You can recreate this quilt by making nine patch blocks and using the free cat templates from the McCall Quilting Archives. You can make this quilt in any size you want, and it will look beautiful in any color palette. This would make an excellent wall hanging.

15. Lazy Days Cat and Bird Quilt and Pillow

Thanks to Tilda Fabrics, the pattern for this pillow and quilt is free. They look adorable in these pastel colors, but I bet they would look fantastic in any color combination. The pillow measures 22 ¼” x 19 ½”, and the quilt measures 52 ½” x 73 ½”. 

16. Cats on Cats

This cat quilt pattern is quite popular because it is quick and easy to make, and, of course, it is free. This is an excellent pattern to use if you have fabrics that have large prints. The large cat blocks let the fabric shine. The finished quilt measures 60” x 72”.

17. Spooky Cat Applique

This free printable cat applique pattern is perfect for all kinds of quilt projects. The example quilt block was made using the quilt-as-you-go method. You could use this for quilt blocks, pot holders, or even a sweatshirt! 

18. Folk Black Cat Applique

Have you ever wanted to dabble in folk art quilting? This small 6” x 6” black cat applique block might be the perfect opportunity. The design is relatively simple and can be made quickly. You could add it to several things, such as a tote bag or quilt block. 

19. Happy Cats

This modern quilt pattern features a beginner-friendly cat block and simple construction. This pattern is extensive and gives all the cutting, piecing, and layout instructions. They even include templates for the cat ears. The finished quilt measures 50” square.

20. That Cat Halloween Quilt

I know this quilt has “Halloween” in the name, but if you made it in a different color palette, it would be a gorgeous modern quilt pattern for any time of the year! This mini quilt would make a beautiful wall hanging and is a great beginner quilt project. The finished size is 29” x 32”.

21. Knickknacks and Kitty Cats

I can’t believe this is a FREE quilt pattern! The gorgeous pattern is meant to look like shelves with plants, books, and kitty cats across the quilt top. The skill level is Intermediate for this project since it has so many different types of blocks. The finished quilt measures 55” x 63”.

Final Thoughts

I trust you relished exploring this delightful compilation of complimentary cat quilt patterns. The seamless integration of feline charm and intricate quilting showcased in these patterns truly emphasizes the harmonious relationship between cats and quilts.

As you embark on your quilting journey, may these patterns inspire your creativity and bring warmth to your projects. Remember, the artistry lies not only in the stitches but also in the heartwarming connection between our beloved feline friends and the timeless craft of quilting. Happy quilting, and may your creations be as cozy and captivating as the bond between cats and quilts.