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The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Block 6

Today we’re continuing with the sixth block of The Ultimate Beginner Quilt. It’s called Lattice, and we are sew ready to help you get quilting as we tackle the next block!

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt is a free quilt pattern series with video tutorials designed just for beginners. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! If you’re joining us for the first time, catch up on the previous blocks and then come back to join us for this one!


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In the Block 6 tutorial, Kimberly covers how to sew the Lattice, which uses corner square triangles. Learn best practices for placing and sewing connector corners. It’s good preparation for making Flying Geese units, which we’ll tackle in Block 7. Download your FREE pattern for Block 6. For the full video and all the patterns released so far, please visit the introduction post.

FREE Pattern for Block 6

Kimberly made her version with Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics, and we even have The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Kit with all the fabrics and backing included to make it easy for you. The quilt can also be made in other colors and fabrics found at Fat Quarter Shop. You can refer to this downloadable PDF for Fabric Requirements & Coloring Sheets to plan yours.

For those just starting out, we’ve collected some of our favorite top-quality notions in The Ultimate Sewing Notions Kit to give you a good start on your quilting journey. The kit contains some must-haves that are always at our sewing table.

Here are the Lattice blocks made in different colorways by our wonderful FQS staffers.
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We have some awesome quilty friends quilting with us!
Check out their blogs and follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Pat Sloan Mister Domestic Brittany Clark
Gina of Thread Graffiti Tracie of Riceford Streams The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch
Priscilla & Chelsea
Karin of Blue Pip Designs Linden of vinelines Rebecca of OneWeeBird
Ange of A Little Patchwork




Keep up with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along!

If this is your first time participating in a sew along, it’s easy. You can follow along at home with us as we sew the quilt. With each new video and pattern release you can sew those elements, too. Be sure to follow along with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along on Facebook, and Instagram, and share your progress on Instagram or Facebook with #ultimatebeginnerquilt and #myfirstquilt, or comment on our blog or video with your quilting questions.

Subscribe to our Beginner Quilt Newsletter for occasional updates and special offers created for the beginner quilter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss a video.


We have a challenger winner!

In August, we held our Ultimate Beginner Challenge giveaway. Now, we have our winner! Congratulations to Jolyn C. from @shehelpsmesew for winning a $50 gift card to Fat Quarter Shop! We hope you find exactly what you need for your next quilting project. Thank you for participating!

To win, participants had to post the Ultimate Beginner Challenge logo on their social media pages, tag us and use the hashtag #ultimatebeginnerquilt! Jolyn played along, and she’s been doing a great job of sewing along!


Stay tuned for next week’s blog and video! On Thursday, September 19, we’ll cover Block 7, Flying Geese Zig Zags.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Hi Kimberly
    Just adding my sincere thanks for your videos !
    I am a newbie just started quilting this March. I started with two paper pieced patterns,now with your videos building confidence to work up different blocks.
    Thank you so much . Janet

  2. TY for such a great series. I am keeping up with my blocks and feel so accomplished with your instructions. I also think your videos are great at explaining why you do things are certain way and I have learned so much.

  3. Hi Kimberly, I keep trying to download the blocks but the only ones I can download are 7 and 9. Could you help me download the other blocks as I really would like to work on this quilt.
    Thank you