Patchwork & Quilting

TUTORIAL: The Economy Block

What a better way to start the New Year than to dive head first into a good ol’ block tutorial!

Today we’ll be focusing on the Economy Block!

This simple little block is made up of one centre square with two sets of contrasting triangles sewn around it. It’s a great block to use up some of those larger scrap fabric pieces or perfect to make a fun I-Spy Quilt for the kiddies!

Measurements & Cutting Info…

For the centre
– Cut x1: 5″ square

For the first set of triangles
– Cut x2: 4″ squares (to be cut in half, resulting in x4 triangles)

For the second set of triangles
– Cut x2 5&1/2″ squares (to be cut in half, resulting in x4 triangles)

Follow the steps in the video to learn how to piece this block together!

Final Block Size:Β 24cm x 24cm (9&1/2″ x 9&1/2″)

Mix & Match with some of your favourite fabrics!
Mix & Match with some of your favourite fabrics!

Let me know if give this block a go! I would love to know how you went!

Happy Sewing Friends!

xx

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9 thoughts on “TUTORIAL: The Economy Block

  1. Thank you for this tutorial…I’m new to quilting and this is good practice for me. I just finished my first block and I can see that I’ve got some work to do lining up the points…mine are no where near as sharp as yours πŸ˜‰

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    1. You’re more than welcome!!
      It’s great to know you’re giving patchwork a go! It’s such a fun little hobby to pursue!
      Don’t be too worried about getting your points perfect. With practice, these things will fall into place! 😊

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