Whether you are a beginner quilter or just need a refresher on something, sometimes it’s nice to get back to the basics. That is exactly what this tutorial is, a nice, easy, and tremendously versatile quilt block called the Economy (or square in a square) block. This pattern is for an 8″ block and is brought to us from Leila Gardunia.
I mentioned this block’s versatility earlier, and it definitely is. It can be used as a joiner block for other ones, or it can stand along. It is often used in “I Spy” quilts for children. It has a larger center that is perfect for a fussy cut. A fussy cut is a piece of fabric that is cut so you can see a particular design, like the scarecrow in the photo.
But don’t think that this is a block just for kid’s quilts. Just look at the beautiful quilt that the designer made.
I love these traditional blocks. They have been around for a very long time and yet, depending on the fabrics and settings used, can take on a modern look to them.
You can learn how to make this block here: 8″ Economy Quilt Block Tutorial
[photo from Leila Gardunia]
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