This Scrappy Flag Quilt Block Is As Patriotic As It Gets

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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

Level: Easy
Finished size: 8" sewn into a project; 8½" alone

What You Need

Cutting Instructions

  • 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.

Instructions

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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