3 Patch Quick Quilt Block  - How To
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This block can be made in any size. I am showing measurements for cutting to make 8" and 10" finished blocks.

 

 

For the 8 Inch Block
You will need 2 patches, each 4.5" x 4.5" and one patch 4.5" x 8.5"

The most efficient way to cut for making many of these blocks is to cut strips across your fabric width that are all 4.5 inches wide. From these strips you will cut either your 8.5 inch rectangular patches or your 4.5 inch square patches.

From one yard of fabric you will be able to cut 7 strips (more might be able to cut 8 if you are very careful and have a full yard or a tad more). From each strip (if your fabric is 40") you will be able to cut either 8 - 4.5" patches or 4 - 8.5" rectangles.

Once you decide what size quilt and how many blocks you need you will be able to plan how many strips to cut from how much fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

For the 10 Inch Block
You will need 2 patches, each 5.5" x 5.5" and one patch 5.5" x 10.5"

The most efficient way to cut for making many of these blocks is to cut strips across your fabric width that are all 5.5 inches wide. From these strips you will cut either your 10.5 inch rectangular patches or your 5.5 inch square patches.

From one yard of fabric you will be able to cut 6 strips. From each strip (if your fabric is 40") you will be able to cut either 7 - 5.5" patches or 3 - 10.5" rectangles.

Once you decide what size quilt and how many blocks you need you will be able to plan how many strips to cut from how much fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Even Quicker Piecing

If you are comfortable with strip piecing, you will see that you could also make these blocks by first making strip pieced pairs of 2 - 4.5 inch or 2 - 5.5 inch strips. You could then cut crosswise into 4.5 inch or 5.5 inch wide paired square patches and sew these to a solid 4.5" or 5.5" strip of fabric in the manner of making quick pieced log cabin blocks.

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