The Economy quilt block can stand on its own as a separate quilt block, but it is also one of the fundamental blocks that is used in more complex ones. This four-patch block can be fussy-cut, scrappy and even used with solid fabrics.
This is a quilt block that can be used in a whole quilt without sashing and the outcome is really fantastic. It is also featured as a block on the Farmer’s Wife Quilt, and it is really elegant.
Many use the foundation paper piecing technique to piece the Economy block, but I find it a waste of fabric. If you cut your fabrics correctly, than you will have a perfect Economy quilt block.
Always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.
*SQ = Square/Squares
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I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the ECONOMY quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks!