This Scrappy Flag Quilt Block Is As Patriotic As It Gets

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

Level: Easy

Finished size: 8″ sewn into a project; 8½” alone

What You Need

  • Blue scrap fabric with stars
  • Red scrap fabric
  • Cream scrap fabric
  • Background fabric
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilting ruler
  • Cutting Instructions

  • One 3½” square blue fabric
  • One strip 1½” x 3½” red fabric
  • Two strips 1½” x 6½” red fabric
  • Two strips 1½” x 3½” cream fabric
  • One strip 1½” x 6½” cream fabric
  • Two strips 1½” x 6″ background fabric
  • Two strips 1½” x 8½” background fabric
  • Good to Know: All fabric strips are sewn with a ¼” seam allowance.

    Instructions

    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.

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