Fact: there's no better way for quilters to celebrate the Fourth of July than by stitching a scrappy flag quilt block. Your only decision: whether to make it your only patriotic quilt project , or the first of many!
Flag Quilt Block
Finished size: 8" sewn into a project; 8½" alone
What You Need
- Blue scrap fabric with stars
- Red scrap fabric
- Cream scrap fabric
- Background fabric
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Quilting ruler
- PDF tutorial (optional)
- One 3½" square blue fabric
- One strip 1½" x 3½" red fabric
- Two strips 1½" x 6½" red fabric
- Two strips 1½" x 3½" cream fabric
- One strip 1½" x 6½" cream fabric
- Two strips 1½" x 6" background fabric
- Two strips 1½" x 8½" background fabric
Good to Know
All fabric strips are sewn with a ¼" seam allowance.
1. Sew the First Strips
Sew the 1½" x 3½'' strips together lengthwise.
Sew the 1½'' x 6½'' strips together lengthwise.
Press the seam allowances toward the red strips.
2. Sew the Square
Sew the blue square to the end of the 3½'' strip set. Press the seam allowances toward the blue square.
3. Combine the Sets
Sew the 3½" strip set to the 6½" strip set. Press the seam allowance toward the white strip.
Sew the 6½" borders to the sides of the block. Press the seam allowance toward the border strips.
4. Finish the Borders
Sew the 8½" border strips to the top and bottom of the block. Press the seam allowances toward the border strips.
The block will measure 8½" square.
Good to Know
While we made this quilt block with various scraps, it would also look nice with a single red fabric and cream fabric for all the stripes.
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