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Frugal Quilting Basics

Blocks

 

Basic Building Blocks

 

a basic 4 patch quilt block

 

Squares and Rectangles

Squares and Rectangles
The Simple 4-Patch
Squares in the Corners

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Cutting a Single Triangle
Half Square Triangles
Quarter Square Triangles
Split Quarter Square Triangles

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the snowball quilting block

 

Beginning Blocks

The Pinwheel
Flying Geese
Spools
Shoofly
Snowball

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goose in the pond quilt block

 

Stars

Friendship Star
Sawtooth Star
Ohio Star

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the goose chase quilt block

 

Quilting Favorites

Churn Dash
Flower Basket
Log Cabin
Maple Leaf

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Novelty Blocks

Hearts
Jars - Food, Bugs, etc.

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The Diagonal Squares Quilting Block

the diagonal squares quilt block

This is a very simple and frugal quilt block.  As you can see from the pictures, it is made with nothing but squares.

Although this block is easy to make, the use of value makes it a dynamic block.  This block has a lot of personality, and can easily be used to make a whole quilt.

the grids of the diagonal squares quilt blockThis block is a 4-patch, subdivided into 16 sections.  The picture to the left shows the grids.  The placement of the blocks is what gives this quilt the diagonal lines.

The large squares are placed diagonally and are dark in value.  The 4-patch blocks also have the dark squares running diagonally, but in the opposite direction.

This block was made using simple measurements.  Each of the subdivided grids finishes at 2 inches, and the block finishes at 8 inches.

You can see the the larger block takes up 2 of the subdivided grids. You cut these squares 4 1/2 inches raw.  The small squares (or strips if you are strip piecing) are cut 2 1/2 inches raw.

Follow the steps to make the 4-patch units, and then arrange the squares per the picture.  Sew and press using good piecing  techniques.

This block was made with a structured color scheme, but you can also make it scrappy.  The color does not matter.  What is important is the value

This is an easy block with a lot of impact.  It is perfect for a first project.

the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block

the diagonal square quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Sizes

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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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