Classic & Vintage – Union Square FREE Pattern + Video Tutorial
April 5, 2019
Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our
Classic & Vintage series: Union Square! We have the FREE Union Square Block Pattern and Video Tutorial to help you make your version of this gorgeous quilt. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!
Kimberly made her Union Square Quilt using
Susanna’s Scraps by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics, an 1800’s reproduction fabric. The block finishes at 12″ and we have the complete Union Square Quilt Pattern (a paid PDF download) with four different size options is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like ours, we have a Union Square Quilt Kit and separate Backing Set available!
If you’re ready to sew along with us, grab your supplies, download your
FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making your block!
We are very fortunate to have 20 amazing bloggers quilting along with us! Check out their takes on the Union Square blocks by clicking on the image, which will enlarge the photo and give all the details on that block.
April of Janda Bend Quilts (@janda_bend_quilts)
Becca of Prett Piney (@prettypiney) made her Union Square Block using Tic Tac by Kim Schaefer and scraps from her stash.
Brenda of Songbird Designs (@songbird_designs) made her Union Square Block using Moda floral and Wilmington Prints greens. She says, “I always pin across the seams of intersections to hold the fabric together as you stitch. Instead of cutting the individual triangles for the blocks, I think next time I would layer two squares of fabric using these instructions.
Carla of Create in the Sticks (@creatininthesticks) made her Union Square Block using Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. She says, “Sew just outside of the drawn line to make the corner rectangle units perfectly.”
Cynthia of Qulting is more fun than Housework (@cynthiabrunzdesigns) using Kona Cotton Butterscotch and a traditional Moda Fabric from her stash. She says, “I like to trim my HSTs so I cut my squares at 3” and used my Hera Marking Tool for marking the diagonal line and my BlocLoc Ruler for trimming.
Elaine of Lizzie Laine Designs (@lizzielainedesigns)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama) made her Union Square Block using Daysail by Bonnie & Camille and Kona White. She says, “Don’t let direction prints or strips scare you! If you intentionally let them go in all directions it looks organic and alive.”
Jane of Quilt Jane (@quiltjane) made her Union Square Quilt using Thicket and Grunge Dots. She says, “I used the 8 at a time HST technique for each block.”
Katy of Katy Quilts (@katyquilts) made her Union Square Blocks using Carolina Blues by Paula Barnes for Marcus Brothers Fabric. She says, “Make a lot of blocks because this makes an awesome quilt!”
Kristen of Meadowbrook Kristen (@kkmeadowbrook) made her Union Square Block using Ditzy Dot by Benartex Fabrics and Kimberbell Basics. She says, “Sew slowly and accurately. This is a beautiful block when all your points match. :)”.
LaTawnia of Lodge Pole Quilting (@lodgepolequilting)
Melissa F. of The Nifty Crafter (@basketangel1970) made her Union Square Block using Smitten by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. She says, “I press my seams open on my half square triangles so I can get the most accurate trim. This also helps to make my block lie flatter. I always finger press my seams while assembling the block, then give a final press with a hot iron. I have found my blocks are more accurate and less likely to be wonky.”
Melissa S. of Quilting Room with Mel (@homeecmel) made her Union Square Block using true vintage Hoffman Fabrics and QT Fabrics Arabesque Tonal Geometric Teal. She says, “Small prints work best and make sure you have a good contrast so that your focal fabric stands out.”
Mona of Kentucky Whittaker Creates (@mona.phelps) made her Union Square Block using Kindred Spirits by Jill Shaulis for Windham Fabrics. She says, “Slow down, take your time, and enjoy the process!”
Pat of Scrapatches (@scrapatches) made her Union Square Block using Porcelain by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics.
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts) made her Union Square Block using Paintbrush Studios Solids. She says, “Playing with fabric placement can really change the look of the block – have fun trying different layouts!”
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird) made her Union Square Block using Trixie by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics. She says, “Check orientation on directional fabrics for HST and the rectangles, Iron seams toward the darker fabric for the hourglass blocks to nest the seams at center and lay the block out before you sew it together so you don’t sew the hourglass blocks into the block in the wrong orientation.”
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison) made her Union Square Block using her Bonnie & Camille scraps. She says, “Press as you go following the pressing directions for a nice flat block!”
Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party (@quiltnparty)
Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts (@piecefulwendy) made her Union Square Block using Hickory Road by Jo Morton for Moda Fabrics. She says, “If you do your cutting carefully, you can use fat eighths for your blocks.”
Be sure to share your version of the Union Square block or quilt using
#UnionSquareQuilt and tag us ( @fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work! All of the images on this post can be re-pinned so be sure to save the Union Square quilt to share with your friends or save for later.
The link to the free latter goes to the wrong block. I downloaded a “rocket” block.
Pattern. Not latter.
Oops! We fixed that now. Thanks for the heads up.
I would use it for my patterns or books and to prop my phone since I can never find it when I quilt. It looks darling and would be a nice addition to my sewing room.
I like seeing them in all the colors and fabrics. I went back to look at older ones, too, and Sister’s Choice only goes to the website when I click free pattern. Hope Blooms goes to a 404 site. Is it because they are much older? These are such great patterns to follow. Thank you for doing them.