6" Quilt Blocks

From our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

by Julie Baird

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A 6" quilt block is a lot like Goldilocks...not too big...not too small...but just right—in fact, you'll find more patterns for this block-size than any other on the website.

Below are all the 6" blocks from our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library.

Some are traditionally pieced.

Others are paper pieced.

The rest are a combination of both techniques.

They are divided into groups based on the number of grid units they are drawn on as shown here.

2x22x2
3x33x3
4x44x4
6x66x6
8x88x8
12x1212x12

Looks just like little bits of graph paper, right?!! That's really all grid units are...the squares on graph paper. Depending on the block design it'll take more or less squares to draft the pattern.

These groupings are helpful if you are looking for an alternate block for a quilt you are designing.

Block designs drawn on the same grid layout look better set edge-to-edge together. They are more likely to create interesting secondary designs.

Clicks on the link below to jump to the type of block you're looking for.





6" quilt blocks sorted by grid layout


2x2

Corner Beam quilt block tutorial and review
Double Pinwheel quilt block tutorial
Southern Belle quilt block instructions
Whirlwind quilt block


3x3

Bear Tracks quilt block tutorial
Big O quilt block tutorial
Bright Hopes quilt block tutorial
Card Trick quilt block tutorial
Eccentric Star quilt block tutorial
Flock of Geese quilt block
Friendship Star quilt block tutorial
Massachusetts quilt block tutorial
Night Vision quilt block
Ohio Star quilt block
Old Maid's Puzzle quilt block tutorial
The Ribbon Quilt block
Shoofly quilt block lesson
Twin Star quilt block tutorial
Variable Star quilt block tutorial


4x4

Aircraft quilt block tutorial
At the Depot quilt block tutorial
Art Square quilt block tutorial
Blocks and Pinwheels quilt block tutorial
3d Bow Tie quilt block tutorial
Brave World quilt block tutorial - TRADITIONAL PIECING
Brave World quilt block tutorial - PAPER PIECING
Brickwork quilt block tutorial
Buckeye Beauty quilt block tutorial
Colorado Beauty quilt block tutorial
Crystal Star quilt block tutorial
Double Quartet quilt block tutorial
Duck Tracks quilt block tutorial
Dutchman's Puzzle quilt block tutorial
Economy quilt block tutorial
Evening Star quilt block tutorial
Garden Maze quilt block tutorial
Grandmother's Cross quilt block tutorial
Hour Glass quilt block tutorial
Louisiana quilt block tutorial, paper piecing and traditional piecing methods
Maypole Dance quilt block tutorial
Mosaic #3 Quilt Block Tutorial
Paper Pinwheel quilt block tutorial
Click here for the Sailboat quilt block tutorial
Click here for a traditional Sailboat quilt block tutorial
Scrap Zig Zag quilt block lesson
Seesaw quilt block lesson
Click here for the Susannah quilt block tutorial
Triangle Weave quilt block
Virginia Reel quilt block
Whirlwind quilt block tutorial


6x6

Amish Star quilt block tutorial
Antique Tile quilt block tutorial
Aunt Dinah quilt block tutorial
Aunt Sukey's Choice quilt block tutorial
Broken Sugar Bowl quilt block tutorial
Broken Wheel quilt block tutorial
Capital T quilt block tutorial
Cat's Cradle quilt block tutorial
Churn Dash quilt block tutorial
Crow's Foot quilt block tutorial
Double Necktie quilt block tutorial
Double T quilt block tutorial
Eva's Garden quilt block tutorial
Four Crowns quilt block tutorial
Frame quilt block tutorial
Hidden Star quilt block tutorial
Honeymoon quilt block tutorial
Hovering Hawks quilt block tutorial
Illinois quilt block tutorial
Indian Hatchet quilt block tutorial
Indiana Puzzle quilt block tutorial
Jacob's Ladder quilt block tutorial
Joyce's Mystery quilt block tutorial
Love and Kisses quilt block tutorial
Lover's Lane quilt block tutorial
Maple Leaf quilt block tutorial
Maple Leaf Design quilt block tutorial
Memory quilt block tutorial
Mississippi quilt block tutorial
Morning Quilt Block Tutorial
Morning Star Quilt Block Tutorial
Mrs. Bryan's Choice quilt block tutorial
Oklahoma Twister quilt block tutorial
Ozark Maple Leaf quilt block tutorial
Pennsylvania quilt block tutorial
Click here for the Rocky Road to California quilt block tutorial
Rolling Stone quilt block tutorial
Click here for the Royal Star quilt block tutorial
Click here for the Sunshine quilt block tutorial
Union Square quilt block tutorial
Wagon Tracks quilt block tutorial
Weathervane Quilt Block Tutorial
Whirling Pinwheel quilt block


8x8

Flying Kite quilt block tutorial
Odds and Ends quilt block tutorial


12x12

Pineapple quilt block pattern




Looking for other quilt block sizes?


For a list of all the quilt block patterns on this site, start here.

If you know the name of the block, you can shorten your search by using these alphabetical links:

All Blocks
A-D

All Blocks
E-M

All Blocks
N-Z

Click here, if you're looking for blocks with at least some paper piecing.

And finally, if you're looking for the basic building blocks of quilting, i.e. Flying Geese, half square triangles, quarter square triangles, etc., along with several techniques to make each, click here.


Making a quilt with 6" quilt blocks...?


...and need to know how many blocks it'll take for anywhere from a Twin to California King sized quilt?

Go to our 'How Many Blocks' page. There you'll find charts to download and print for each bed size with three different drops to accommodate most mattresses.

Take the math out of the equation!


Happy Quilting!

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