The Free Motion Quilting Project: 9. Piece a Rail Fence Block

Monday, March 3, 2014

9. Piece a Rail Fence Block

It’s the start of another month and time to learn how to piece another block! Just in case you’re just joining the Building Blocks Quilt Along, you can find a post on Piecing Tips right here.

This month we’re piecing and quilting four fantastic rail fence blocks:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
This is one of the easiest blocks we will piece this year because there’s no matching seams!


Are you looking for the cutting and piecing instructions? Find them right here in the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern!

Back to the block, this really is the easiest block to piece! Just seam the four strips together!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
After piecing, press the seam allowances open and mark your 8 inch square in the middle. You should have 4 strips all equal widths within this 8 inch square.

The only thing to be careful of is keeping the wider strips to the outside so we end up with the extra 1 inch space all around the outside edge.

Why do I press my seams open? Find out in our piecing tips post!

What pen do I use to mark my blocks? The Fons & Porter marking pencil found right here!

Any other questions? Post them below in the comments!

Let’s go quilt,

Leah Day

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