Greatest Granny Square Quilt Free Pattern

Greatest Granny Square Quilt Free Pattern

Created by: Emily of Quilty Love
Skill Level: Beginner

Today I’m excited to share this easy beginner friendly quilt pattern with you all. Granny square quilts are a favorite of mine so I supersized this block to create The Greatest Granny Square!

Greatest Granny Square

The Greatest Granny Square quilt is constructed with squares making it super easy for even the first time quilt maker. Starting out with simple squares is always a good idea for the beginner quilter.

To start you will need the following fabric and supplies:

Greatest Granny Square

Pattern Download

Follow along below or download a PDF copy HERE.

Cutting Instructions

Choose your A, B, and C fabrics from your 1 yard cuts. Fabric A is the largest ring in your quilt, B the middle and C the inside. See the diagram below.

From the white background fabric cut x5 8.5in x WOF strips. Sub-cut into x24 8.5in squares.

From Fabric A, cut x3 8.5in x WOF strips. Sub-cut into x13 8.5in squares.

From Fabric B, cut x2 8.5in x WOF strips. Sub-cut into x8 8.5in squares.

From Fabric C, cut x4 8.5in x WOF strips. Sub-cut into x4 8.5in squares. Set aside remaining strips for borders.

Cut the binding fabric into x7 2.5in x WOF strips.

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Assemble the quilt top

Arrange your cut fabric squares into the granny square block as shown in the diagram. Sew together in rows using a 1/4in seam allowance. Press each row in the opposite direction (see arrows) for nesting your seams.

To make the top and bottom borders, sew together the remaining C strips. Cut into x2 8.5in x 56.5in pieces.

Add borders to top and bottom and sew together rows to make quilt top.

Greatest Granny Square

Prepare your backing fabric by folding in half width wise and cutting at fold. Sew together the two pieces using a 1/2 in seam allowance. Press seam.

Baste your quilt by placing the backing right side down, adding your batting and placing your quilt top right side up. Pin or spray baste in place.

Quilt by outlining each seam on both sides using a walking foot.

Bind your quilt.

Greatest Granny Square

From your binding fabric, cut x7 2.5in x WOF strips. Sew them together end to end. Fold your binding wrong sides together length wise and press. Attach the binding to the quilt.

The Greatest Granny Square quilt top can be completed in an afternoon. It’s large scale allows it to go together quickly. I can’t wait to see what fabrics you choose for your quilt! Be sure to share your quilts using #thegreatestgrannysquare!

Greatest Granny Square

Once you have tackled this large scale granny square, head on over to my blog for a free tutorial on a scrappy granny square quilt.

Greatest Granny Square

Greatest Granny Square

Greatest Granny Square

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