Classic & Vintage - Gretchen Quilt and FREE Quilt Block

Classic & Vintage – Gretchen Quilt and FREE Quilt Block

It’s time for another Classic & Vintage Series pattern release, this time with the Gretchen Quilt, inspired by the Gretchen block from the Kansas City Star in 1932! This series takes traditional quilt blocks and adds a modern twist. Keep reading for all the details on this new vintage-inspired quilt and the FREE Quilt Block Pattern.

The Gretchen Quilt Pattern


The quilt pattern gives instructions for making Crib, Lap, Twin, and Queen-sized quilts. To make your quilt just like ours, we have the Gretchen Quilt Kit, which includes everything we used, and you can also grab the backing set!

We loved how bright and colorful Rainbow Sherbet by Sariditty for Moda Fabrics is and had to use it for the Gretchen Quilt. It turned out so fun and we couldn’t be happier with the result!

The Gretchen Quilt Block


The FREE Gretchen Block Pattern makes a 12.5″ unfinished square block and is designed to be much easier thanks to using half square triangles rather than the templates from the 1930s block. If you want to sew with some help, we have a FREE video tutorial where Kimberly guides you through the step-by-step for making this Classic & Vintage quilt block.

Who is Quilting Along?

Some of our quilty friends are sewing along. You can see their projects below and click on the images to see all the details!

Share with FQS

We hope you enjoy sewing your Gretchen Quilt or other projects using this free block pattern! Please share your work using #GretchenQuilt on Facebook and Instagram and tag @fatquartershop so we can see it.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Kimberly, I love the Vintage Series. I enjoy being challenged by harder blocks. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for giving these away as free downloads and for making videos showing the steps to complete the blocks! I can’t wait to get started on some.

  3. My favorite charm pack project is the Charming Charlie quilt pattern, which utilizes charm packs. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  4. My favorite charm pack project is the Iconic 2 By Lella Boutique and I am currently working on this one using her Christmas Eve collection. I can’t wait to see it finished. Thank you for the list and the giveaway.

  5. Kimberly, I would chose Knot Today and Barn Star 2, being there will be 2 charm packs 🤗.
    Thank you for putting on this giveaway, the free downloads and beautiful Vintage series and sharing your quilting knowledge 💗💗

  6. Hi, love the Vintage Series! Would like to make one of those-so fun ! Thanks for a neat Giveaway!

  7. Love, love love the Knot Today quilt. It is striking & yet fairly simple to create. Charm packs are the way to go for a quick start on a quilt. Your packs are terrific! Thank you for this giveway!

  8. I love this block! Well, a block in a block. Thank you sew much for all you do for us quilters!

  9. My favorite charm pack quilt is Iconic 2. My second pick is the Spool quilt. Love the live you videos. Thank you.