Deck of Cards Quilt Block Tutorial – Version 1

This block provides lots of versatility depending on the colors/patterns of fabric you choose and the setting.  Here is how to make the block for this quilt I designed:

Version 1
Version 1

I chose six different fabrics to make the one block needed for the entire quilt:

Quilt Fabric

Here is the block:

Quilt Block Ver2a

Cut the fabrics to make one block as follows:

Fabric A = one 4 1/2″ square

Fabric B = one 2 1/2″ square and one 2 1/2″  x  4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric C = one 2 1/2″ square and one 2 1/2″  x  4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric D = one 2 1/2″ square and one 2 1/2″  x  4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric E = two 2 1/2″ squares, two 2 1/2″  x 4 1/2″ rectangles, two 2 1/2″  x  6 1/2″ rectangles

Fabric F = one 2 1/2″  x  10 1/2″ rectangle and one 2 1/2″  x  12 1/2″ rectangle

To construct the block you will build off of the 4 1/2″ print square alternating adding pieces to the top and to the right of the square as follows using a quarter-inch seam allowance:

Step 1.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ square B to one 2 1/2″ square E to make a rectangle

Rectangle One

Step 2. Sew the rectangle to the top of the 4 1/2 inch print square with the print on the right.

Sew Step 2

Step 3. Sew together one 2 1/2 inch square E to one 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangle B to get a short strip

Sew Step 3

4.  Sew the strip to the right edge of the block matching your prints as pictured below:

Sew Step 4

5.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle E and one 2 1/2″ square C then sew that strip to the top of the block with the print to the right, as pictured:

Sew Step 6

Step 7.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle C and one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle E and sew that strip to the right side of the block as pictured:

Sew Step 7

Sew Step 8

Step 8.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle E to one 2 1/2″ square D then sew that strip to the top of your block with the print to the right as pictured below:

Sew Step 10

Step 9.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle D and one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle E then take that strip and sew it to the right side of the block matching the prints as pictured:

Sew Step 12

Step 10.  Sew the 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle F to the top of the block then the 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle F to the right side of the block to finish it.  Your block should look like this and measure about 12 1/2″ square:

Sew Step 14

For making the quilt using the setting I chose, I think the simplest way is to make four of these blocks then rotate them to match the 4 1/2″ print in the center and sew them together into one giant block/section:

Four blocks for Giant Block

You can then sew each section together in rows to complete the quilt.  Depending on the size you would like the quilt to be you just do the math to determine how many pieces to cut from your fabric to make the number of blocks desired.

I would really love to see the results from anyone trying this out.  REMINDER – I have not made this myself yet so I take no responsibility for measurement or instruction mistakes! 🙂

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