Four-step Flagstone Quilt Tutorial

 Hey everyone! It's Jera from Quilting In The Rain bringing you this fun quilt top that you can finish in a weekend. Grab a Layer Cake and get this done within a few hours. Check out our 4-step tutorial below on how to do it.

And don't forget... if you need help finishing your quilt, stop by the Stitch and Sew Studio for some one on one help, or stay tuned for our demo nights. Enjoy!

Materials for a ~36.5" x 45.5" finished quilt top:
  • 20 pre-cut 10 inch squares (one Layer Cake comes with about 42 squares)
  • Thread
Step 1 - Choose ten pre-cut 10 inch squares and lay them directly on top of one another making sure they are aligned. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, make a diagonal cut through all ten layers. Make sure the cut is similar to the one shown below (i.e. don't make the cut too slanted).


After you make the diagonal cut, you will have two stacks of fabric: Stack A and stack B.

Step 2 -  From stack A, take the bottom piece and from stack B take the top piece. Place them together as shown below. Piece these two pieces together (with right sides facing together, sew a 1/4" seam allowance). Repeat until stack A and B are all pieced together.

Tip: For faster piecing, you can chain piece:

Step 3 -  After you've completed Step 2, press open all of the blocks using an iron. Next, stack all of your blocks on top of one another, same as you did in Step 1. Make sure all the blocks are facing the same direction and are aligned. Rotate the stack and then make a diagonal cut again, as shown below.  Once again, you will have stacks A and B.


Repeat Step 2 with stacks A and B:

After sewing together, press open with an iron. A finished block will look like this:
Repeat steps one through three with ten more pre-cut ten inch squares so that you will yield a total of 20 finished blocks.

Step 4 -  Lay all 20 finished blocks in a 4x5 formation as shown below. To piece the quilt top together, first sew all four blocks together in each row, and then sew each row together. (Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew with the right sides facing each other, and then press open with an iron).

That's all there is to it! :)

If you're in the Seattle area,  check out the Stitch and Sew Studio's calendar and Facebook page to keep updated on free demo nights where I teach how to finish a quilt (baste, quilt and bind) as well as other quilting classes. Or stop by the Stitch and Sew Studio for any sewing help, or just to hang out and get crafty. Happy Quilting!

7 comments:

  1. LOVE! I think this is just perfect for my nieces Christmas present!

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  2. Love it. I'll have to try it sometime.

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  3. Very nice, thanks a lot.
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    Julia

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  4. Thank you for this great tutorial! You've made it look so do-able. I've just joined your blog and hope to visit again to check out your other tutorials.
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  5. This might be stupid question, but I would love your help. I saw this tutorial and have already started cutting out my squares. So excited!!! What is the other side of the quilt supposed to look like? Do I have to get another material? And batting for in between?:/ thanks for your help! !!!!

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  6. Love this! I've been wanting to try quilting for a few years now, but couldn't figure it out until I ran across Jera's blog & tutorials. She makes it not so scary in very clear and easy directions. This was the first quilt I ever tried and now it is my go-to baby quilt pattern! I am so thankful for Jera showing me that quilting is fun and not as intimidating as most people try to make it!

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