The “Rail Fence” quilt pattern is perfect for the beginning quilter. You build one of the most basic quilting skills, all the while creating an adorable quilt that you’ll actually want to keep.
For more experienced quilters, this design is fast and easy–perfect for a homemade gift if you don’t have much time. It offers opportunities to play with fabrics and color values, and you’ll see the results quickly.
When the units are color blocked, it’s a scrap quilter’s little piece of heaven. Whether the block is created from just two strips or many, this nifty, little ‘beginner’ rail fence quilt pattern has a lot to offer.
These blocks involve minimal cutting and piecing. Just sew three 2.5″ strips together with a 1/4″ seam allowance and cut them into squares. It’s really that easy.
Helen with Fons & Porter adds a white border around hers, with an additional smaller white border around the center blocks. Add a batting and a backing, and it’s done!
For more in-depth instructions, watch Helen make this Rail Fence Quilt in her step by step tutorial. Then you can get busy making yours!