Patchwork Piecing Skills: Idaho, Arizona, Virginia, Louisiana, and Indiana


This summer, we’re making our way through the Quilt USA! We have 50 states block patterns all ready to go, and an applique center proudly displaying the USA. Click Here for all the blocks and goodies including fabric requirements. To help you along, we’re bringing you a different technique each week that will help you with different blocks. This week, we’re working on some good old-fashioned patchwork piecing skills, particularly unit construction.

Practice your patchwork piecing skills with these fun state blocks. Each block represents a different challenge.  Gather your fabrics. Use the links below to access the patterns and let’s get started.

Louisiana block pattern – Click Here

Arizona block pattern – Click Here

Indiana block pattern – Click Here

Virginia block pattern – Click Here

Idaho block pattern – Click Here

Unit construction is a great place to start. Each of these blocks contains one or more of the units taught below. Watch these to tutorials to pick up tips and tricks for making your units accurate.

Half Square Triangles

Make two Half Square Triangle units at once with this fast method.

Increase your accuracy through sizing Half Square Triangles.

Flying Geese

Make four Flying Geese at once and say good-bye to wrangling with bias edges.

Sizing Flying Geese can be tricky, but with these tips, you’ll nail them every time.

Square in a Square

Learn how to make a Square in a Square unit of any size with accurate results.

With these units under your belt, you’ll be well-equipped to handle this group of Quilt USA state blocks.

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