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Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial for Making A Picket Fence Block

Here is a short tutorial showing how to make the picket fence quilt.

In this tutorial Susan Claire, the Gourmet Quilter, shows how to use our rulers to draw a 45° sewing line in order to sew two rectangles together.  This is useful if you have never seen it done before.

Note that once she cuts the 5" square in half, she is using 2 1/2" strips.  So, you could just cut 4 1/2" segments from 2 1/2" inch strips (or use a jelly roll) for these blocks.  This would be a great scrappy project if you cut your quilting scraps into 5" squares or 2 1/2" strips for future use.

You could also make this in a larger size if you like.  That would take a little math to get the proportions correct, but it would shorten the time to make the project as well. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I just love this square and may have to make a quilt using the pattern :) So glad you shared this, dear Mary. Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!