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Frugal Quilting Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Flower Basket Quilting Block

 

 

There are many different flower basket quilt blocks.  This is not surprising considering how many fabrics have floral prints.  Most people love flowers and nature prints. We buy lots of fabric with flowers, leaves and trees, and we do patchwork to look like flowers and trees.

 

the grids of the Flower Patch BlockThe Flower Basket block is an easy to make frugal quilt block.

 

It is a 4 patch.  It can be further subdivided into 8 grids, as show by the lines on the picture at the left.

 

It is composed of squares, rectangles, and half square triangles

 

I put a floral print at the top, but this block is often done in solid fabrics.

 

I made this block using simple measurements.  I planned for each of the small grids to finish at 2 inches.

 

To make this block, use one of the techniques for fast piecing on the half square triangles page. The  half square triangles should finish at 2 inches.

 

There are 2 rectangles in this block that take up 2 of the smaller grids.  Each grid will finish at 2 inches, so the rectangles are cut for 2 grids at  2 1/2 x 4 1/2  inches raw.

 

The large  half square triangle on the bottom left takes up 4 grids.  You want that bottom block to finish at 4x4  inches.  So if you put  2 squares  together to make the half square triangle, you cut them at 4 7/8 inches.

 

You will have an extra block, but if you use simple measurements you can just set it aside and fit it into another project.

 

I like having extra blocks set aside.  When I am ready to make a new project like a tablerunner, I can choose one of them for inspiration, and have a head start on my project.  The is one of the benefits of using  simple measurements.

 

 
 

 

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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