SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS

SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS

SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS
I pieced this red, white, and blue version from 2.5″ strips in 1991-92. It was machine quilted in 1993 by BE and given to my brother for Christmas that year. Twin size. Poly batting, and a sheet for the backing.

Are you looking for another way to use up those strips you have pre-cut or leftover? These super easy rail fence quilts are another quick solution for using those fabric strips.

It is usually made of strips in three colors or patterns. I made these three back in the 1990’s after seeing a completed rail fence quilt at a guild meeting.

AKA "London Stairs"
This baby quilt was pieced, and machine quilted in 1992 or 1993. This version is sometimes known as “London Stairs” and is done with just 2 colored strips, instead of 3. I used the same prints – one with a white background, and the other with a blue background. The border is red. Poly batting. Flannel backing.

By this point in my quilting journey, I had already figured out I liked working with fabric strips that are 2.5″ wide and so that became my standard size strip to use for any quilt that could be made with pre-cut strips.

So many scraps

Yes, I already had a scrap problem and was trying to do pre-cut sizes so I could just sew when the mood struck me.

SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS
This is a more feminine Rail Fence and was made for my daughter. It was pieced in 1993-94 from fabric purchased for this quilt. BE machine quilted it in 1995. The finished size is 52″ x 76″.

Here’s another Super Easy Rail Fence Quilt for inspiration.

If you are still looking for ideas, here are some of my favorite books for easy patterns.

Drag out those pre-cut or leftover fabric strips and get busy making some quilts. For something quick, try a super easy rail fence quilt.

Making the Super Easy Rail Fence Quilt

These are not complicated to make.

Sew together the strips in log groups of three strips. Measure the width of the 3 strips after ironing the seams all flat. Cut the length so it is the same measurement as the width (Ex. if the width is 7″ then cut the long groups of sewn together strips into 7″ lengths for one block).

Now turn half of the sewn groups and sew. Each row will be one block with the strips going up/down, and the next block with the strips going across.

The sewing is easy and quick. Use the strip size you are comfortable sewing with or have on hand. This pattern easily makes a quilt any size you want.

Happy Quilting.

Any day spend sewing is a good day.
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6 thoughts on “SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS

  1. I am so glad I found your quilt webpage. I like to say thanks for a tremendous post and an all around exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and subscribed. Please do keep up the excellent work.

  2. Lady, you are the queen of simple and beautiful quilts!!

    I love your endless ideas for using scraps and making lovely quilts from them. You are a wonderful inspiration for following your own creative muse. Keep quilting and sharing.

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