Quilt Blocks
Thrifty Quilt Block  

Learn how to cut and piece basic quilt blocks


The Thrifty Quilt Block

From light background fabric, cut:

  • eight 2 ½” squares

From medium fabric, cut:

  • four 4 ½” squares

From dark fabric, cut:

  • one 4 ½” square and eight 2 ½” squares

To make the four-patch units,

  • sew medium and light background  2 ½” squares together in pairs.  
  • Sew two pairs together as shown below:

How to make four -patched units for Thrifty Quilt Block Patterns

  • Arrange as shown at the top of the page, and
  •  sew the top row together.  
  • Press seams toward the center of the row.
  • Sew the second row together, pressing seams toward the outside.  
  • Sew third row, pressing toward the center.

When sewing the three rows together, the seams should butt up against each other, making a flat join.

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