Throughout 2015 we are going to be doing a Quilt Block of the Month that includes a tutorial or video for a different kind of quilt block to learn and to use during that month. Last month we did Half-Square Triangles (HST) and this month we are going to be focusing on some easy strip piecing with our Rail Fence Quilt Block Tutorial.
Rail Fence Quilt Blocks are easy to make and because you make them in long strips they go super fast! The kind of quilt that you can make in an afternoon. I am making one this month that will be a wedding gift–and I will show you soon 😉 I think it will be a fun remembrance for the bride because it will be sentimental. I can’t give away too much in case someone is reading 😉
I made a video this month to show how easy these blocks are.
And in case you need some inspiration of what you can do with Rail Fence blocks, check out the board we made below with over 60 possibilities…some of them are very traditional and some are super modern and fun.
Pinterest Board for Rail Fence Inspiration
Thanks for the video explaining the process of making this block; seeing it really helped to make the whole things make sense. I noticed that your cutting mat has lines every inch as well as small dots marking the quarter inch. I love that feature as it would be so helpful or lining things up before they’re cut and making sure I’m getting nice straight cuts. Would you mind sharing what brand it is?
I love this block, so quick and satisfying. When I first discovered this block it was Rail Fence quilts for everyone! Seriously, Christmas, new baby, new house, birthday, Tuesday, wedding. I seriously just loved it. I can not wait to give it another go. Thanks for the reminder of a great block!
It is a Fiskars and it is the biggest one they make. It was a bit pricey so I made sure to use a 50% off coupon.
I completely agree!!! Such a great versatile block 😉
There is a reason to watch a tutorial! I would have cut a bunch of small pieces!! Silly me! It always amazes me what you can do with a certain type block, depending on how you work the pieces. Sometime I would love to hear about any ergonomic tips for sewing from you ladies.
I will start thinking about ergonomics….although I am probably the worst at that,
I cut out on the floor at night and after an hour I can’t get up