5 Easy Quilt Blocks Made from Strips


The following are five different block designs that only require the use of fabric strips. The construction of each block is quick and easy. First, the strips are sewed together, then they are cut to the appropriate length, and finally, the block is made by sewing the patches together as individual squares.

Each block is labelled as either a four-patch, a five-patch, or a nine-patch, and the widths of the strips to sew and the square patches to cut are written directly below each block.

    
This Country Charm quilt block is a 5 patch.
Sew five 1 1/2 inch strips (including seam allowances) together. Then cut them into 5 1/2 inch squares (including the seam allowances). Sew the patches into blocks rotating the direction of the stips as shown.

This Rail Fence quilt block is considered a 5 patch (although that designation escapes me, since there are 7 strips in each patch). To make this block, sew seven 1 1/2 inch (including seam allowances) strips together. Cut them into 7 1/2 inch (including seam allowances) squares, and then sew the patches into the block shown above.

This London Stairs quilt block is a 4 patch. To make this block, sew two 2 1/2 inch (including seam allowances) strips together. Cut them into 4 1/2 inch (including seam allowances) squares, and then sew the patches into the block shown above.
    
These blocks are both 9 patch quilt blocks. On the left is Roman Square, and on the right is Roman Stripe. To make these blocks, sew three 1 1/2 inch (including seam allowances) strips together. Cut them into 3 1/2 inch (including seam allowances) squares, and then sew the patches into the blocks as shown above.

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