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The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Block 8

Today we’re continuing with the eighth block of The Ultimate Beginner Quilt. It’s called Sawtooth Star, and we are almost to the last block of the quilt! Woo hoo!

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 8 tutorial, Kimberly covers how to sew the Sawtooth Star units by cutting triangles in different sizes and adding a few squares. If you missed the tutorial for block 7, go back and watch it now to learn about it. It’s good preparation for making Sawtooth Star units because you’re going to be making last week’s Flying Geese again but with squares added! Download your FREE pattern for Block 8.

FREE Pattern for Block 8


Let’s see what our wonderful FQS staffers made this week. They’ve all come a long way with their piecing skills and it shows! Click on the photos below to enlarge the images.


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.

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Stay tuned for next week’s blog and video! On Thursday, October 3, we’ll cover Block 9, Friendship Star.

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  1. I am not a beginner quilter but have been sewing along. This has been so fun and I have learned some great tips. Love,Love, love this series. I am saving all the blocks in case.I will need them in the future for a beginner quilter. Thank you Kimberly & Kevin. Kimberly mentioned this series was Kevin’s idea.

  2. I am loving this series and am keeping up with the blocks. I am enjoying trying things new ways. I hope you have a series for making your second quilt so I can keep learning.

  3. I am a newbie and I am learning so much from this quilting series.
    Thanks Kimberly for the wonderful informative instructions !