Keep your Quilt square with
Lattice and Cornerstones

Lattice and cornerstone quilt block

The easiest way to keep your quilt square is to attach lattice (also called sashing) and cornerstones.

  • For a nine block sampler, you will need 24 pieces of sashing. 
  • With your rotary cutter, cut 8 strips 3 1/2" wide, across the width of the fabric.  

From each of these strips,

  • cut three pieces of 3 1/2 x 12 1/2".

For the cornerstones, also called setting squares,

  • cut two strips 3 1/2" wide.

From those strips,

  • cut sixteen 3 1/2" squares.

First decide where you wish to place your finished blocks.

It is best to tape them up on a wall, or lay them on a bed to determine the layout. 

Recommended Sewing Machine:

  1. Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine´╗┐
  2. SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
  3. Laura Ashley Limited Edition CX155LA Computerized Sewing & Quilting Machine

Sew your quilt together in rows.

The first row as shown below is a sashing row. It begins and ends with a cornerstone.

Always press towards the sashing strip, whether on the horizontal or vertical

-this is very important.

The second row consists of vertical sashing strips and three of your quilt blocks.

Sew this to the first row, being careful to match and pin the seams at the cornerstones.

The third row is cornerstones and horizontal strips exactly like the first row. Attach it to row 2.

Row 4 and 6 are made up of blocks and sashing. Rows 5 and 7 are identical to rows 1 and 3.

Lattice and cornerstone quilt block

Finished with Lattice? Go to Lesson 3 - Borders

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