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Keep It Simple With 6 Super Simple Quilt Blocks

Whether you are a beginner quilter or just want a simple block to whip up into a quilt, this post is for you! Filled with wonderfully simple quilt block patterns, you can create beautiful blocks and turn them into stunning quilts.

Read on to discover some simple quilt blocks that make perfect weekend projects, plus some helpful tips for stitching them up.

9 patch quilt

Rainbow Nine Patch quilt via Craftsy member Richard Healey

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Tips for using simple quilt blocks

  • Twist and turn the blocks to create a unique pattern.
  • Sketch it out on paper.
  • By using different colors, can create a completely different look.
  • Try using patterned fabric and/or solids to give your blocks more of a visual appeal.
  • No one said you have to use 100-percent cotton. Try using some different fabrics like corduroy, denim or flannel.
  • Remember that the actual quilting of the quilt can totally change the appearance of it based on quilt pattern, thread thickness and thread color.

Simple quilt blocks to stitch up this weekend

Courthouse Steps quilt block

Courthouse Steps pattern via Craftsy member Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow

Courthouse Steps

While the Courthouse Steps quilt block looks complicated, it is really just sewing small triangles together in the right order. By using unique color or pattern choices, it can create quite an effective quilt. This block measures 10″, so it would not take long to make a small lap quilt or bed runner.

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simple pansy quilt block

Pansy pattern via Craftsy member Honey, Bunny and Doll

Simple Pansy Block

There is nothing like the sweet smell of pansies to make a quilter quilt! This pattern is free and comes in three different sizes of 6″,8″ and 12″. Ranked as beginner, it is easy to do and wonderful to create.

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easy quilt block

Zigzag quilt block via Craftsy member Crafty Sewing and Quilting

Zigzag Quilt Block

Check out our easy quilt block patterns and try a few. This one is a 3 1/2″ block but the tutorial shows you step by step how to make it into any size. Imagine using all the colors of the rainbow with a solid white center.

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Four patch rag quilt block

Four-Patch Rag Quilt Block pattern via Craftsy member Quilting Support

Four-Patch Block

The four-patch block is perhaps the simplest of all quilt blocks to make. This novice-ranked pattern puts a little twist on the block and shows you how to turn it into a rag quilt with these easy 6″ blocks.

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Easy Quilt Block

Slice and Stitch Quilt Block pattern via Craftsy member Crafty Sewing and Quilting

Slice and Stitch Quilt Block

Boasting a big 12 1/2″ block, this simple Slice and Stitch pattern is fast and fun to make. This can be quite an eye-catcher when done in solid colors and by turning the blocks. The negative space allows for much freedom of free-motion quilting as well.

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9 patch block with a twist

Boxed in Quilt Block pattern via Craftsy member Don’t Call Me Betsy.

Boxed In Quilt Block

This last block has some spunk to it. A nine-patch that has been modified to create quite the 12 1/2″ block to play with. The nine patches that make up this block are not the traditional same size but rather different sizes to create a variation of symmetry. By using different colors or patterns of fabric, you can create a very visually interesting quilt. This would definitely be fun to draw out and color to see the many quilt designs that could be created!

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