Do you have an itch to make a quilt this weekend? Try your hand at these classic quilt blocks and variations of traditional patterns for a fun and quick sewing project! Want more resources on quilt blocks, check here!
From a snowball block to sewing strings and simple bow ties, these traditional quilt blocks can help you sew up a quilt of any size, or add a simple embellishment to a handmade bag or quilted pillow. Want more inspiration? Check out more famous quilt blocks in this blog post.
Ready to put your own spin on these classic quilt blocks?
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Do you want to build a snowman? How about a fast and satisfying snowball quilt?! With a tutorial for making 6″ finished blocks, this pattern is great for using up your stash, and is surprisingly simple to sew.
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Mini Dresden Plate
The Dresden Plate is a classic quilt block, and now you can make a miniature version that’s just 5″ across. What a cute embellishment for bags and pillows! Resize the pattern for your choice of size and choose your preferred appliqué method for plate center.
Photo via Sherri McConnell
Sewn onto a foundation of muslin fabric or paper, the string quilt block is fast, fun and easy to sew once you get the hang of it. Make a whole bunch of string blocks with your scraps, from same-size strips or different-size strips, depending on your style.
Photo via Lindsay Conner
Ohio Star Block
The classic Ohio Star block will help you practice your points. Featuring quarter-square triangles, this pretty block can be sewn in just two fabrics, or same-color scraps! Make a pillow or add this block to your next sampler quilt.
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Scrappy Sawtooth Star Block
The sawtooth star quilt block is a classic pattern seen in many vintage quilts. Now you can make this block with a twist… a scrappy background of same-color prints! Sew up just one block for a mini quilt, or try your hand at a rainbow of blocks to make a fun and scrap-tastic quilt.
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There are at least two methods to make this popular quilt block. The version pictured above uses paper piece for accuracy. If you are looking for a version that doesn’t require paper piecing, check out this on Craftsy. Like the block’s name, that version makes more economic use of fabric for less waste!
Photo via Afton Warrick @ Quilting Mod
Bow Tie Block
Creating the illusion of rows and rows of bow ties, these simple quilt blocks are easy to sew, even for beginners. For a fun variation, twist the blocks so that the points of four blocks touch instead of just two, to create a totally different pattern.