TUTORIAL: Jacob’s Ladder Block

Hello Good Morning to you on this chilly Australian winter morning!

The heater is pumping, Coldplay are repeating their mellow tunes through my computer speakers and a hot cup of Earl Grey is happily steaming next to me. But most importantly, my fingers are itching to present to you a new Quilt Block Tutorial!

One of the most viewed posts here on my blog is this one. It’s where I first begun sharing the creation of my Jacob’s Ladder Quilt.

Quilt Top Construction
Quilt Top Construction

And now, two years later, I’ve created a tutorial for those who would like to make this block themselves!

Here’s a quick low-down of the measurement and cutting instructions…

For the 4-Patch Units cut x20 assorted 2.5″ squares.
For the HSTs cut x2 white 4&7/8″ squares and x2 grey 4&7/8″ squares.

The finished size of the 4-Patch & HST units should measure 4.5″.
The finished size of the block should measure 12″.

Blooper Collage!
Blooper Collage!

If you’re planning on making a fair size quilt with this block, I made 16 blocks to make this quilt…

My finished Jacob's Ladder Quilt!
My finished Jacob’s Ladder Quilt!

Like I said at the end of the video, if you’re going to give this block a go, take a photo of it and send it to me! You can email me (3and3quarters@gmail.com), Tweet me (@3and3quarters) or Instagram me (@3and3quarters)!

I would LOVE to see what you make!

Happy Sewing Friends!


Inspiration for this block:
CRAFTSY | http://goo.gl/7qp40g



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17 thoughts on “TUTORIAL: Jacob’s Ladder Block”

  1. Stumbled across your blog today and your Jacobs Ladder tutorial, I love your teaching style and your video is so simple, and easy to follow that I will be recommending you to those I know are beginning quilters…seasoned as well but your easy style and simple, step-by-step process with nice, clear, simple, slow speech make you so very easy to follow and I can’t stress enough how refreshing this is in a younger person!
    God bless and will be following your blog!

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  2. Hello Amanda-
    What a great quilt you made!! I am a very novice quilter but love putting quilt blocks together! I bought a “Mystery Bag” of fabric from a quilt show with lots of yellows and oranges- am thinking about using it to make this quilt with white and brown blocks. I was just wondering about how big the final product is? is it the size of a lap quilt? Or is this more the size for a bed?

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    1. Hello Amy!
      Thanks for stopping by little blog!
      That mystery bag is such a great idea! I think the blocks will look lovely using the yellows and oranges – they’re very autumnal!
      So my Jacob’s Ladder quilt finished at a size around 165cm x 165cm squared (or about 65″ x 65″squared). That’s about the size of a double to a queen size bed.
      Hope this helps! 🙂


  3. Such a very pretty quilt that you made! I really enjoyed your tutorial! I had to pin it on my Pinterest! I can’t wait to try it with my scraps along with the white and grey like you did. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Ttfn!


    1. Thank you!
      I pinned the tutorial to my Pinterest too! 😀
      Don’t forget to send me a picture of your finished block/quilt – I would love to see how you interpret the pattern! x


  4. Your quilt is amazing. Love your choice of colours! Thank you for the great tutorial which is so easy to follow. I’m going to give it a try.


  5. Love your Jacob’s ladder quilt, and as always, your tutorial has inspired me to do this quilt. It is going to be a hot summer day in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but a cup of Earl Grey sounds great – with honey and lemon . . . My church quilt group is doing a quilt show and program this fall for the “church ladies” – most of them not being quilters. I plan to share “you” with them explaining how quilting has changed with the times, allowing us to get an email from an enthusiastic young quilter from Australia sharing bits of her life, her latest quilts, and teaching how to make them. It will be such a wonderful example of quilting in the 21st century. Thanks Amanda!


    1. Thank you for your lovely comment!
      And thanks also for planning on sharing “me” with your church quilt group! The gesture really does mean a lot to me! 🙂 I hope everything goes well with your planning etc.
      I agree the quilting scene has definitely changed with the times. The internet has made it so much more accessible and interactive for all types of quilters to get involved and be inspired!

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  6. So simple and soooo effective, I love it.
    Got lots of 2.5 squares, will give it a go.
    Thank U very much for the tutorial


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