One Easy Block Makes a Lovely Plaid Quilt

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Make Your Quilt Any Size by Varying the Number of Blocks!

One easy block and a wide variety of scraps combine for a charming quilt. Light background strips and darker squares give the quilt the look of plaid.

This is a great project for scraps in any color theme. Go as colorful as you want or choose a more limited coordinated palette.

Plaid Quilt Block Tutorial

The block can be used in other projects as well. Combine several for a runner, baby quilt or a quilt of any size. Simply make as many of the 7″ (finished) blocks as you need for the desired quilt size.

Plaid Quilt Block Tutorial

Lori Holt demonstrates how to make the blocks in the following video. Notice how she uses a seam roller to reduce the number of trips to the ironing board.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

To make one block you’ll need:

  • four 3 1/2″ squares
  • four background strips of 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • one 1 1/2″ square.

The blocks sew together like 9-patches. Notice how when the blocks are combined they look like four-patches with sashing and cornerstones.

Learn how to make Lori’s handy design boards here.


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