The other day I was thinking about how many free quilt patterns that there are on the web. Then I set out to make a list of as many sites as I could find and share them here. There are more than what's on this list but these are the ones that I think have the best designs.
Riley Blake Designs has tons of patterns. Most are simple with one block repeats and simple borders but there are a few really unique ones. Cinema is one that's interesting and, I think, could be changed to make it veteran's size.
Jinny Beyer has several free patterns and they are more complex than most free patterns. There are even a few bargello designs.
In The Beginning fabrics has lots of patterns and there is a lot of variety in designs. You are bound to like something on their page.
Blank Quilting has a couple dozen free patterns.
Pat Sloan has a bunch of patterns and Traffic Jam would be great for scraps.
Andover Fabrics has TONS of patterns. Sherwood is one that could be a veteran's quilt by eliminating the outer border and making the middle border a little wider.
Hoffman Fabrics has a decent collection of free patterns.
Robert Kaufman has pages and pages of free patterns!
About.com has 5 pages of patterns.
Michael Miller has a lot of "modern" quilt patterns.
Clothworks has about 100 free quilt and project patterns.
Fabri-Quilt has a nice variety of patterns.
Windham Fabrics as 33 pages of patterns!
Timeless Treasures has 19 pages of patterns.
Of course Bonnie Hunter has THE best collection of scrap quilt patterns.
There's a Pinterest Board for free patterns and there's even a Facebook page for free patterns!
If you are looking for a new pattern maybe one of these sites will have something you like. If you have a site that I don't have listed here leave a link in the comments.