How To Supersize a Block Into a Full Sized Quilt

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Single design quilts, those where a single quilt block has been enlarged to quilt size, are becoming more and more popular. One large block can create a striking quilt. Plus, it’s a lot less work to finish up a quilt made of just one block.





While patterns for single design quilts are readily available, it’s a simple process to enlarge a quilt block to whatever size you want for your finished quilt.

English Garden Quilt Pattern

English Garden Quilt Pattern

“English Garden” quilt designed by Denise Russell of Pieced Brain. 50″ x 50″. You’ll find the pattern in Quilts You Can Make in a Day  which is available here.

There is a bit of math involved but it’s quite simple to do. The AQS blog provides excellent instructions.

You’ll need graph paper in order to make the conversion. You can print graph paper with 1/4″, 1/2″, or 1″ squares for free from here.

Click here for the free “How to Supersize a Block” tutorial.

Once you know what you need to cut to create your supersized quilt it’s time to start cutting and sewing. In the following video Heather Jones provides tips for working with big patches for oversized blocks. You’ll find these helpful whether you create your own supersized block or are working from a pattern.

 

 



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