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Rail Fence Baby Quilt Tutorial

 A Rail Fence Quilt is made up of a repeated pattern of strip blocks. It is a great quilt for beginners and fun to make. So let's get started!

Approximate size of finished quilt:  48" x 42"

You will need:

  • 1/2 yard of six different fabrics (total 3 yards of fabric)
  • 1/2 yard fabric for binding
  • 3 yards fabric for backing
  • 54" x 44" piece of batting

We created our quilt with the "Come to Zinnia's Garden" Collection by Red Rooster Fabrics. You will find these fabrics on our website.

Cut Strips: 

Cut nine (9) 1-1/2" width of fabric strips from each of the six fabrics.

You will have a total of 54 strips, 9 of each fabric.

Sew Strips:

All seam allowances are 1/4". Sewing with a scant 1/4"  will help to obtain and accurate 6-1/2" finished block.

Lay out strips in the order you would like them to be arranged in the quilt. Sew six (6) strips of fabric together, being sure to alternate the direction of sewing to avoid a "curve" in the strips.

Press seams in one direction and carefully square off the selvage edge with your ruler and rotary cutter.

Cut (56) 6-1/2" x 6- 1/2" blocks.

Your quilt will be 7 blocks across by 8 blocks down.

Row One -Sew seven blocks together, rotating the blocks so that one is horizontal and the next one vertical.

Sew seven more rows of 7 blocks for a total of eight rows.

Assemble Rows:

Sew these 8 rows together making sure to alternate blocks horizontally and vertically. Now you have 7 rows across and 8 rows down for a quilt made of 56 blocks. 

Your top is pieced together, so now it is time to sew together the backing and create a quilt "sandwich". Quilt as desired and you have a quilt your baby will cherish and cuddle up to.