The Island Inspirations set at MarthaStewart.com and the Dresden Plate pattern at About.com are attractive, free quilting templates. The Dresden Plate design is easy to make and uses simple techniques. Additionally, About.com features dozens of other patterns in a variety of skill levels, styles and sizes.
The Island Inspirations set consists of four different tropical flower templates. They are presented as PDF files designed to be printed and cut out at home. MarthaStewart.com also has several suggestions for finished products involving the templates, including clothes and bedding.
The Dresden Plate template is also a PDF file available to download and print. Using 16 fabric pieces based on the blade template arranged around a circle, the quilter ends with an attractive finished piece. The accompanying instructions offer useful tips on how to quilt the clean, fine points of the blades.