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Frugal Quilting Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Connector Quilting Block

 

picture of the connector quilting block

 

The Connector Quilt Block is a very easy and frugal quilt block.  It is a building block, and works well with other blocks.

 

picture of the connector basic quilting block with gridsLooking at the grid lines, you can see it is a 9-patch block.

 

The easy way to make this block is to make 4 half square triangles for the 4 corners, and cut squares for the rest of the grids.  If you are making a lot of them, you can piece a strip set for the horizontal row going down the middle.

 

Press  the half square triangles toward the center on the first row.  To nest the seams, press the center square seams in the opposite direction (towards the outer edges). Press the bottom row same as the top row.

 

This is block makes up quickly.  Use simple measurements to make it finish at either 6 inches or 9 inches, with 2 1/2 inch raw or 3 1/2 inch raw squares. Or do the math, and make it any size you like.

 

 
 

 

Quilt Sizes

tape measurer

Miniature <36"
   
Wallhanging

any size

   
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
   
Lap 52-68x 52-78
   
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
   
Full 70-88 x 88-100
   
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
   
King 94-108 x 94-108

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Beautiful and Creative quilts made with the frugal blocks featured on this site. 

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