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One Block Quilts

One Block Quilts are quilts made from repeatedly using one shape throughout the whole quilt. The blocks may be single squares or pieced. Borders can be added and colors of the blocks changed to add interest to the quilt. Examples of these classic traditional quilts are Rail Fence, Snowball, Drunkards Path, 1,000 Pyramids and Trip Around the World.

Benefits of One Block Quilts

One Block Quilts use relatively simple shapes, squares, half square triangles, diamonds, hexagons or fabric strips

The blocks are one shape so cutting can be simplified and piecing is consistent. Additionally, the fabric can be "fussy cut" or stacked to create additional designs.

The quilter can focus on color and settings while the piecing remains simplified.

One block quilts are great "travel projects" as well as for hand piecing.

One block quilts lend themselves to intricate patterns and secondary patterns based on the fabric and color selections made.

Tools and Supplies for One Block Quilts


You might need the following for One Block Quilts:

Basic Sewing Supplies

Rotary cutter, ruler, self healing mat

Template or specified rulers as needed based on the block.

Die Cutter will also help to expedite the cutting.

What I Wish I Knew When I Started - One Block Quilts

ONE BLOCK QUILTS are a great way to use up scraps of fabric. Die cutting makes fast work out of cutting for a one block quilt.



One Block Quilts Resources