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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 Rail Fence Quilting Block

The Rail Fence Quilting Block

The Rail Fence Quilting block is one of the easiest quilting blocks to construct.  It can be very frugal, as you can make it out of scraps of fabric.

The traditional way to make this block is to cut strips of fabric the same width, sew them together, and then cut them into squares.

Then the quilt blocks are put together, usually alternating the direction. 

You usually don't even have to worry about the seams with this block, as you attach the side with the seams to the side without seams.

As with all very easy blocks, you can be very creative in how you lay them out, or by adding additional blocks.

Below are a couple of layouts for this block.  The first one is a very traditional layout of a 3 strip rail fence.  The second one is again done with a traditional layout, but it has 5 strips, and is done in reproduction type prints.  As you can see, the look is very different with just minor changes.

If you are a beginner, the Rail Fence makes a wonderful first quilt.

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

the quilting rail fence block

the Rail Fence Quilt Block

rail fence quilt with repoduction fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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