Thursday, October 18, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness: Free Patterns for Quilts and Quilt Blocks


Because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have been collecting free quilt block or quilting patterns that feature breast cancer ribbons or other appropriate themes. It's good to remember that any quilt or quilt block pattern can be transformed into a breast cancer awareness or comfort quilt just by the selection of color...pinks, roses, the peachy ballet pinks, and so on.

But for those wanting more, I have found these quilt block or quilt patterns that are available as free downloads. If you have additional ones that I might add to my list, please e-mail me your linking suggestions, as this is something near and dear to my heart!

Note: If you get a 404 on any of these (site not found) it's because some sites (like All People Quilt or McCalls Quick Quilts) are now requiring you join for free to save for free....

Pink Ribbons Quilt Blocks or Quilts for Breast Cancer Awareness:
Cancer Ribbon Quilt Block
This Cancer Awareness Ribbon quilt block is a foundation pieced pattern. The block isn't difficult to make, but it does contain long triangles that can be a little tricky to align on the foundation the first couple of times.Designed by Janet Wickell.




heart quilt
Patchwork Hearts Quilt Block & Quilt Patterns

About.com Forum members designed this pretty 6" heart block for a 2008 swap, and it's a natural for a Thinking Pink, for a loved one's Valentine's Day wallhanging or baby quilt. The block is assembled with quick piecing techniques.

heart quilt



I have had a great deal of fun coming up with a design idea for my Pay It Forward





So, it's easy to make. instructions and yardage for a small heart wallhanging on the last page of the pattern.

Cotton Spice :download PDF pattern: Square in square/rail fence around pink ribbon.
Heartstrings Quilt Project October_Project_Pink3.pdf

Make Mine Pink, Please (Scrappy Stars with Pieced Pink Ribbon Label)pdf



Spring Ribbons Quilt



Pink Chalk Studio: Square fence block-2.pdf




Pink Ribbon Comfort Pillow...free with Connecting Threaders order or make yourself; Post surgery support

Making a Heart Shaped Pillow

Anti-Ouch Pouch - American Sewing Guild


Pink Ribbon Block



Pink Warrior


Ribbon Butterfly



Think Pink (ribbon and hearts)

Tudor Rose Garden

Quilt Pink Squares Lap Quilt


Paper-Pieced Pink Ribbon: designed by Carol Doak for Mimi Dietrich's Pink Ribbon Quilts book back in 1999 and made available by Carol for others to use as a free download.The block is made in two halves to make a 6" finished block
Click to download the pdf






Heart With A Ribbon from Carol Doak:
The crossed ribbon has become the symbol for support of many causes. The pink ribbon symbol supports breast cancer awareness. This block shows both love and support by having the ribbon placed inside the heart. The pdf file is a 3" finished size paper-pieced block (two on a page) and the second page contains the cutting list for one block. This block is for personal use only.
Click to download the pdf


Ribbon Quilt Block
by Dori Hawks
posted: 8/24/2003



Rays of Hope Carol Doak designed this wall quilt for a class on an Alaskan Cruise for a Cure (Breast Cancer) Click to download the pdf

Breast Cancer (and other Cancers) Awareness Ribbon Quilt Blocks

Cancer Awareness Patterns: free for personal use by Angie Padilla



In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Connecting Threads has available a free tutorial to make paper-pieced Pink Ribbon Pins.Help raise awareness by sewing this simple quilted ribbon for your family, co-workers, and friends. Two sizes are available: large pin is 3″ x 4″ and the small pin 2 1/4″ x 3″.



use together to make a quilt
Pink Ribbon and Soaring Past Time


Pink Ribbons: A Contrary Wife Quilt Top



Quilt of Many Ribbons from Humblebee




Rosie's Pink Ribbon of Concern Quilt



String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow designed by Michele Bilyeu
Heartstrings and Prayers for any time they are needed. A little pocket in the back for a note of support and love.

Think Pink (McCalls now requires a free sign up and then the search)
Patchwork Cancer Ribbon Quilt BlockCancer Ribbon ColorsShow Us Your Awareness Quilts
Cancer Awareness Ribbon Colors for Other Diseases:

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, we see pink ribbons everywhere, and most of us know that this color represents breast cancer awareness.

But you might not be as familiar with the other ribbon colors that are used to promote awareness for the other cancers.

It's just as important to remember all of those we love, who face challenges from other forms of cancer, and to create not only increased awareness for those diseases...but to create comfort quilts or pillows for them, as well.


three ribbons

Free Cancer Awareness Click Pattern: Download the PDF similar to a bow tie or a signature pattern block made into a quilt with any colors


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Cancer Ribbon Quilt Block Templates list of colors for each cancer at bottom of these lists
What the colors of ribbons signify support for:

Amber Ribbon: Appendix Cancer
Black Ribbons: Melanoma, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, sleep disorder, Primary Billiary Cirrhosis,
Brown Ribbons: Anti-tobacco, colorectal cancer

Burgundy or Marron:
, multiple myeloma, cesarian sections, headaches and migraines, adhesions, thrombophilia and other coagulation or blood factor disorders, meningitis, polio survivor, Post-Polio Syndrome, Hughes Syndrome, brain aneurysm, Hirschsprung's Disease (Congenital Megacolon), children undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with rare disorders or diseases, amyloidosis, hemangioma.
(Dark) Blue Ribbons: Colon Cancers
Blue Ribbons: Histiocytosis Awareness, Child Abuse Awareness
Child abuse prevention, arthritis, gout, colon cancer, Dysautonomia, hystiocytosis, histiocytosis, Erb's Palsy, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), ke, dystonia, interstitial cystitis, bracial plexus injury, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) , Alopecia, Reyes Syndrome, Steven Johnson Syndrome, short bowel syndrome, Myositis, Leukodystrophy, Huntington's Disease, Malaria, Syringomyelia, Neurofibromatosis, , Cri du Chat Syndrome, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, polio awareness, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder (reflex blue shade), Angelman Syndrome, Von Hippel-Lindau


Denim and denim fabric: Rare Disease Awareness

(Light) Blue: Prostrate Cancer

Burgundy: Multiple Myeloma

Gold Ribbons: Childhood Cancer

Gray Ribbons: Diabetes & Brain Cancer
(Silver) Gray Ribbons: Parkinson's Disease

Green Ribbons:
Kidney,
Liver, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lymphoma
Kidney Cancer,Liver Cancer, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Ivemark Syndrome, Sandhoff Disease, ,
Cervical Cancer,Liver Cancer & Hepatitis, Tissue and organ transplants, depression (both adults and children), bipolar disorder, mental health, mental illness, eye injuries, Tourette's Syndrome, Fanconi's Syndrome, Von Hippel Lindau, glaucoma, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans, neural tube defects, Mitochondrial Disease, , Cerebral Palsy, Neurofibromatosis, Lissencephally, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome,

Lt. Green: Pelvic Pain (chronic), Celiac Disease, STD Awareness, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Cervical Cancer,Liver Cancer & Hepatitis

Cream: Paralysis, spinal cord injuries, spinal diseases or disorders, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Teal green or teal green and white together: Cervical Cancer
Jade Or Emerald Ribbons: Liver Cancer & Hepatitis

Green/Blue Ribbons: Mental Heath Awareness, interstitial cystitis (IC Network designation),, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), green-blue or turquoise with a zipper 
Global Chiari Malformation Awareness

Gray Ribbons: Diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, brain cancer, glioblastoma, Parkinson's, asthma, allergies,

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbons: Autism

Lace Ribbons: Osteoporosis

Lavender: General Cancer 


Lime Green Ribbons: Lyme Disease, Lymphoma

Maroon Ribbons: Mulitple Melanoma


Orange Ribbons: Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney Cancer, self injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), skin cancer (with a sun in the center of the loop), Deep Vein Thrombosis, Agent Orange Exposure

Orchid Ribbons: Testicular Cancer

Periwinkle Ribbons: Hypertensionm Stomach Cancer, Esophageal Cancer,Eating disorders, pulmonary hypertension, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, GERD, IBS


Peach Ribbons: Uterine Cancer Endometrial Cancer, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Pearl Ribbons: Lung Cancer

Pink Ribbons: Breast Cancer, cleft palate disorder

Hot Pink: Inflammatory breast cancer...rarer form

Pink,Purple and Teal Ribbons: Thyroid Cancer

Purple Ribbons:
Pancreatic, Prostrate,Testicular
,Leiomyosarcoma,Alzheimer's/Dementia, and Fibromyalgia, pancreatic cancer, Chron's Disease and colitis,
cystic fibrosis, leimyosarcoma, macular degeneration, Sjogren's Syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, sarcoidosis, the homeless, Mucolipidoses, thyroid cancer, ADD,
ADHD, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Mucopolysaccharidosis, Hurler Syndrome, childhood or pediatric stroke

Red Ribbons:AIDS/HIV,Heart Disease,Alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention awareness, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Disaster relief, Stroke, supraventicular tachycardia, Wolff-parkinson-White Syndrom (WPW), Pro-life, hypertension, Evans Syndrome, Vasculitis, Wegener�s Granulomatosis

Silver Ribbons: Parkinson's Disease

Sky Blue Ribbons: Prostate Cancer

Teal Green: Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer (some cross over of these previous two colors) Liver Cancer & Hepatitis, Tissue and organ transplants, depression (both adults and children), bipolar disorder, mental health, mental illness, eye injuries, Tourette's Syndrome, Fanconi's Syndrome, Von Hippel Lindau, glaucoma, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans, neural tube defects, Mitochondrial Disease, , Cerebral Palsy, Neurofibromatosis, Lissencephally, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Ovarian, cervical, uterine (all gynecological) Myasthenia Gravis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, agoraphobia, panic or stress disorders (includes PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Fragile X, Batten Disease, Tourette's Syndrome (TSA designation)

Teal green or teal and white together: Cervical Cancer

White Ribbons: Bone Cancer, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, sexual assault of students, retinal blastoma, blindness, carbon monoxide poisoning (CO poisoning), post partum depression, survivors, Scoliosis, white ribbon with a knot tied in the middle for marriage equality, Gay-teen suicide

Yellow Ribbons: Sarcoma..bone cancer,
spina biffida, endometriosis, sarcoma (with or without a sunflower), myxoid liposarcoma, bladder cancer, liver disease, liver cancer, cholangiocarcinomas, hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly, carbon monoxide poisoning, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma

Combination of colors together:

Burgundy and ivory: Head and Neck Cancer

Marigold/Blue/Purple Combo Ribbon: Bladder Cancer

Black and White Combo Ribbon (zebra stripe): Carcinoid Cancer


Teal green or teal and white together: Cervical Cancer

Teal/Pink/Blue: Thyroid Cancer


Enamel Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pin - Uterine Cancer (Peach)

Any of these lovely pins and many, many more colors were found on the website Choose Hope and are available for purchase...in almost all of the colors found in my lists.....for $4 each. Multiple orders/prices. I have no affiliation with the website or its artists.
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Red Dresses and Red Ribbons for Women's Heart Disease:



Extra: Red dresses for Heart Disease



13 comments:

  1. That's fabulous! Do you mind if I post that in my cinic? I've never seen the whole list altogether - good job! Thanks for that, and oh yea -
    I almost aspirated my tea.
    JADE green is liver. Hmmmmm.
    Isn't that awfully close to BILE green??
    ROFL
    Someone has kept a sense of humor while assigning these colors......

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  2. Don't forget purple - pancreatic cancer :0).

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  3. Anonymous11:57 AM

    thanks for the pattern for the cancer ribbon and listing the colors i am making one for my cousin who is suffering from Leukemia and its nice to know what color to use for the ribbon

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  4. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Does anyone know what the color for endometrial cancer is?

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  5. Anonymous4:53 PM

    I found a couple of websites that said Peach was the color for endometrial cancer.

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  6. Lannette Johnson, Founder, Colorado Fibromyalgia Network3:27 PM

    The purple ribbon is also used for domestic violence, child abuse, and fibromyalgia awareness. :) Thank you for all the patterns - I've been wanting to create a quilt for my fibromyalgia support group, and these are just wonderful!

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  7. Anonymous7:12 PM

    The quilts are gorgeous!!! I'm a 24 year old breast cancer survivor who's still in the fighting stages, and I'm thinking about taking my head scarves and making a quilt out of them. I really like the quilt design that incorporates all of the different ribbons for all of the different cancers- TOTALLY AWESOME!

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  8. Thank you for posting these patterns. Our family just lost a very special person to Breast Cancer last night. She was my sister's mother-in-lay and her very best friend. I am making a memory jar and I did not have any breast cancer ribbon fabric so I will be making the ribbon in the heart pattern for her memory jar. Can I link your blog to my breast cancer link page?
    Teresa

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  9. If I may add to your list...
    Burgandy is for Multiple Myeloma

    Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Do you have this in a EQ file that you can email? I LOVE this quilt, I want to make it for my closest friend back in Denmark where I'm from, she's 32- a year younger than me and just got diagnosed with breast cancer.
    I want to make it a tad smaller I think. cropperbea@gmail.com
    I have eq7(and6)

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  11. Was wondering it there is a color for gallbladdar? My grandmother had it. I was wanting to do a ribbon in that color in rememberance of her.
    Thank you
    Misty

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  12. Gallbladder Disease uses the color Kelly Green for its ribbon.

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  13. Blue ribbons are for Histiocytosis Awareness and Child Abuse Awareness. Blue jean material ribbons are for Rare Disease Awareness. Love these patterns and will be trying a few of them out soon!

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