Using the Quilt as You Piece Method
This is the 6th quilt block tutorial in a series on how to make quilt blocks using the Quilt as You Piece Method. This tutorial is not about making a quilt, it is about making the "Quilt as You Piece" block that you can add to the type of quilt where the blocks are joined after they are made, quilted then joined to other blocks. Like a Quilt as You Go Quilt. The size of the block I am making for this tutorial is a 10" x 10" block. The measurements for the cut size can be rounded up to the next 1/8" to allow for variances while you work.
For each block, you will need: In the list below, I have added an inch of length for each piece of batting and fabric to allow for shifting and trimming up as you go. The chart shows the actual size pieces that will be used after trimming.
- 4 Pieces Fabric, 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" 1 each of 4 prints.Piece A
- 4 Pieces Fabric, 2.5" x 6.5" 1 each of 4 prints. Piece A Alternate cuts.
- 4 Pieces Fabric, 2.5" x 8 5/8" 1 each of 4 prints. Piece B
- 4 Pieces Fabric, 2.5" x 12.5" 2 each of 2 prints. Piece C
- 4 Pieces Fabric, 2.5" x 16 3/8" 1 each of 4 prints. Piece D
- 2 Pieces Cotton Batting, 2.25" x 6.5" Piece A
- 2 Piece Cotton Batting, 2.25" x 6 5/8" Piece B
- 2 Pieces Cotton Batting, 2.25" x 12.5" Piece C
- 1 Piece Cotton Batting, 2.5" x 16 3/8" Piece D1
- 1 Piece Cotton Batting, 2.25" x 16 3/8" Piece D2
- Cotton Sewing thread in neutral color, 50wt preferred.
- Washable Liquid Glue
- Washable Glue Stick
These are the tools I used. Use what you have.
- Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat
- Pair of Fabric Scissors
- Temporary Marking Device
- 18"x3" quilt ruler
- 10.5"x10.5" Square Ruler
- Dry Iron & Pressing Board
This pattern sheet just provides what materials you need and what size pieces you need to make a 10" block and in what order to sew the pieces of the block together. It does not go into detail how I put them together in the Quilt as You Piece manner, please refer to our tutorial of the Five Strip Rail Fence Block for the basic concept and instructions on how to do Quilt as You Piece for this block and all other blocks in this series.
Follow the numbering Chart and the layering methods explained in the Five Strip Rail Fence Block to put this block together. You can also see how this block is put together by watching our Video, Watch Video At YouTube
Piece A There is one thing to note with the rotary cutting chart for this block. There is an alternate Piece A Chart at the bottom of the page. This is the one I used in my block. The original Piece A says to cut a square 2-5/8" x 2-5/8", then cut it in half diagonally. Since I am using all 2.5" strips for this block, you can ignore the 2-5/8" block, if you want to, and cut your half square triangles by lining up the wide edge of the triangle along the side of the 2.5" and cut your triangle sideways from the strip.
If you want to go with fabric that is not already a 2.5" strip, you can make a paper or cardstock template for your half square triangle from a 2-5/8" square cut on the diagonal to use as a template. What I did, was to use a ruler that is already a half square triangle and lined up the tip of it with one edge of the strip and made sure it was straight with one of the lines on my template. It made the half square triangle larger than it needed to be but that is a good thing.
You could always just cut the strip as a whole and add it to the corners then just wait until you do your final trimming to get it to be the shape you need. Use the scraps in your crumb quilting! That is what I did.