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Frugal Quilting Basics



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

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goose in the pond quilt block



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

Jars - Food, Bugs, etc.

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The Pine Tree Quilting Block

the pine tree quilt block

The Pine Tree quilt block is a frugal and fun quilt block to make.  It is not a hard block to make, and you can use a lot of scraps to piece the foliage.

As you can see from the grid lines to the left, this block is made up of squares, rectangles, and half square triangles.

I used sky fabric for my background, but this block looks good with solids and other small prints.

the grids of the pine tree quilting blockThis block was made using simple measurements.  The block is a 4-patch, subdivided into 16 grids.  Each grid finishes at 2 inches, and the block finishes at 8 1/2 inches raw

Cut and sew your squares and half square triangles.  On the bottom row, to make it easy, I cut the trunk 2 1/2 inches raw.  The rectangles on the right and left of the trunk were cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches raw so that when the sides are sewn to the trunk, the length of the bottom piece is 8 1/2 inches raw.

There are a lot of seams to press with this block.  Be sure that you follow good piecing techniques, and nest your seams in opposite directions.

This is a good nature block, and works well in woodsy projects.  It is hard to mess up. 







Quilt Sizes

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Miniature <36"

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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