35 Elephant Themed Quilt Patterns

Elephants are one of the most beloved and admired animals in the world, and their presence in art, literature, and culture is well-documented. These majestic creatures have a special significance in many cultures and are considered symbols of wisdom, strength, and good luck.

That’s why I’ve compiled this roundup of quilting patterns that are specifically themed around elephants. These patterns range from free to paid and also includes Etsy links. You will find a wide variety of designs that feature cute and cartoonish elephants, realistic depictions of these magnificent animals, and even patterns that incorporate traditional elephant motifs and patterns.

The patterns are great for quilters of all skill levels and can be used to create a variety of projects, from wall hangings and blankets to bags and more. Whether you’re an experienced quilter or just starting out, these patterns are a great way to add a touch of elephant-inspired beauty to your home.

One of the most interesting aspects of Elephant themed quilts, is that they can also be used to bring a cultural element to your home. Elephants have a lot of symbolism in many cultures, in Buddhism, for example, elephants are considered symbols of wisdom and are associated with the Buddha himself. In Hinduism, the god Ganesha is typically depicted with an elephant head and is considered the lord of success and the remover of obstacles. In African cultures, elephants are considered symbols of strength, power, and intelligence.

So, whether you’re a fan of elephants and their symbolism, or simply love the beauty and grace of these magnificent animals, this collection of elephant-themed quilt patterns is sure to inspire and delight.

Paid Patterns

Elephant Quilt  –  This Ellingham Elephant quilt pattern is an easy wall quilt for the beginner. It features simple background piecing and applique for the elephant. Suitable for hand, machine, or fusible applique, and sewing. Stitch wider, or additional borders for a cute crib quilt for baby. Finished size without borders is 28″ x 30″.
Designed by Nancy Richoux for Spring Creek NeedleArt.

This Ellingham Elephant quilt pattern is an easy wall quilt for the beginner. It features simple background piecing and applique for the elephant. 

Elephant and I Quilt and Pillow Pattern PDF DOWNLOAD

Safari Chums This cute quilt will have the young ones in your life going wild. make the zebra stripes black and change the lavender to blue for a boy’s quilt! 

Elephant Head Block 

Downloadable Eloise Elephant Quilt Pattern


Cirque d’Elephant Quilt Pattern! – Sew Much Ado  


Elephant Block Pattern 

Elephant Quilt

Elephant head 

Elephant Quilt with flowers

Free Elephant Quilt Patterns

Elephants on Parade 

Elephants on Parade Quilt || FREE Pattern 

Elephant applique adds a modern twist to this baby quilt 

GO Elephants

Free block pattern: Baby elephant – Quilting 

Ring Around The Daisy 

Milk and Honey Quilts: Free Pattern: Elephant baby quilt block 

Elephant Wall Hanging by Casey York, Free Projects, Windham Fabrics

Pachyderm Patches by Sarah Price, Free Projects, Windham Fabrics

Elephant Sighting by Natalie Crabtree, Free Projects, Windham Fabrics

Elephant in The Dark 

Free Quilt Pattern: Jungle Elephants Quilt – I Love Quilting Forever 

Free Quilt Pattern: Elephant Pop Quilt – I Love Quilting Forever

Elephant Quilt Block, Elephant for Applique Pattern

Sew Fresh Quilts: Elephant Parade

Video Tutorials For Elephant quilts

Elephant Quilt – Beginner Pattern Review

Make an Elephant and a Donkey Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Instructional Video)

Ellen Elephant complete how to 

REPLAY: Children’s Sewing Projects with Jenny: Easy Elephant Applique Quilt

Elephant Baby Quilt   

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