Fact: there’s no better way for quilters to celebrate the Fourth of July than by stitching a scrappy flag quilt block. Your only decision: whether to make it your only patriotic quilt project, or the first of many!
Flag Quilt Block
Finished size: 8″ sewn into a project; 8½” alone
What You Need
Good to Know: All fabric strips are sewn with a ¼” seam allowance.
1. Sew the First Strips
Sew the 1½” x 3½” strips together lengthwise.
Sew the 1½” x 6½” strips together lengthwise.
Press the seam allowances toward the red strips.
2. Sew the Square
Sew the blue square to the end of the 3½” strip set. Press the seam allowances toward the blue square.
3. Combine the Sets
Sew the 3½” strip set to the 6½” strip set. Press the seam allowance toward the white strip.
Sew the 6½” borders to the sides of the block. Press the seam allowance toward the border strips.
4. Finish the Borders
Sew the 8½” border strips to the top and bottom of the block. Press the seam allowances toward the border strips.
The block will measure 8½” square.
Good to Know: While we made this quilt block with various scraps, it would also look nice with a single red fabric and cream fabric for all the stripes.