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The US Flag Quilt Block

 

 

united states flag quilt blocks

 

American Quilters love patriotic quilts.  Whether you make them realistic or country style, they are a favorite.

 

The flag block featured on this page can be made in many styles, as in the picture above.  It is easy to make, and great for a scrappy quilter.

 

The star in the block is the Sawtooth Star.  After you make the star, size the rectangles to fit four of them on the side of the star. Make them a little longer than the width of the star.

 

Then add 4 more full width rectangles under the star and you are done.

 

If you plan to use a Sawtooth Star made an easy measurement, like 6x6 inches, your first 4 rectangles will need to match the 6 1/2 raw width of the Sawtooth Star. 

 

That is the only math that is tricky.  Divide your raw Sawtooth star size by 4, and add the amount of fabric you are going to need for the 3 seams joining the rectangles.

 

After you sew the star to the first 4 rectangles, add the full width rectangles on the bottom and you are done.  If you want to get a little crazy, vary the width of the stripes.  Country quilts are fun, and you can be creative.

 

Use your flags in sampler quilts, patriotic quilts, and in all things Americana.  There is no lack of patriotic fabric for sale, and the hunt is part of the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Claw Quilt Block

Quilt Sizes

 

Miniature      <36"
   
Wall Hanging any size
   
Baby

36x36 up to 52x52

   
Lap

52-68 x 52-78

   
Twin

64-72 x 86-96

   
Full

70-88 x 88-100

   
Queen

88-99 x 94-108

   
King

94-108 x 94-108

 

Pre-cut Quilt Squares

 

4-Patch

Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While it is convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.

 

Crib 168
 
Twin 529
 
Double 624
 
Queen 728

 

 

 HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR QUILT 

 
Backing
 
Batting
 
Binding
 
Borders and Sashing
 
Pinning the Layers
 
Quilting Your Project

 

 

Resources for Frugal Living

 

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Wood Stove for www.minipreppers.com

Churn Dash Quilt block for www.frugalquilting.com

4 patch quilt block for www.scrappyquilting.com

 

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