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Homemade Quilt Blocks

Posted: 12 June 2014 at 6 a.m.

One of the most rewarding experiences in quilting is creating a custom quilt of your own.  This takes inspiration and meticulous planning.  For the amazing piecers and quilters who are bold, creative, and stepping into making their own quilt blocks, we have a helpful guide to reference when planning.

Quilting Chart Block Guide

No longer will you need “guess-work” or “the fingers-crossed” method to complete your balanced, perfect sized quilt.  The numbers on our Quilting Chart represent averages and include a pillow tuck and long drop on the sides and bottom.  Subtract 10-12” from the length if you do not want a pillow tuck, depending on mattress thickness. 

Looking for a little help or inspiration for creating your blocks?  Try our Block Designer to visualize your blocks.  Once you’ve decided on your project size, deciding which thread to use is easy with our thread selection guide.  Do you know how much thread it takes to quilt a quilt?  View our ‘How Much Thread’ article (LINK).

Once you’re done, we’d love to see a picture of your completed project! 

What was your first self-designed quilt?

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