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5 Inch Economy Block

from Red Pepper Quilts
(7) Name: 'Quilting : 5 Inch Economy Block
5 Inch Economy Block
5 Inch Economy Block
5 Inch Economy Block
5 Inch Economy Block

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • To construct this block you will need to be familiar with the Foundation Paper Piecing Technique.

Pattern Description:

This is a Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern for a 5 inch Economy block.

The pattern consists of a single foundation and is clearly numbered in sequential order for foundation paper piecing. Seam allowances are included.

Foundation Paper Piecing instructions are NOT included.

Please refer to my blog post for useful instructions and tips to assist you in successfully completing this project including fabric placement and cutting instructions:

Turn your Economy blocks into a pillow cover or keep going and make as many blocks as are required to make a patchwork quilt.

Please print ACTUAL SIZE. Do not reduce or scale to fit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The Economy block is 5 inches x 5 inches - finished


  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat

You Will Also Need:

  • Paper for printing foundations. I have used standard copy paper for my foundations.

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