The classic 16 patch quilt block, the Checkerboard quilt block, is no brainer! It is the easiest quilt block out there, and I love using it even with my tiny 1.5 inch strips! Make this quilt in one weekend!

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Cutting Instructions for the Checkerboard quilt block

You can make the Checkerboard quilt block using almost every final block size. Just use the following calculations:
A = Finished Block Size + 0.5 inches
B = (A x 2) + 0.5 inches
A x B = Wanted measurement of strips

In the following table you can find the measurements for some common block sizes.
Always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size

*SQ = Square/Squares

Cut 4 strips from Dark& Light fabric

4 inches

1.5 x 3.5 inches

8 inches

2.5 x 5.5 inches

10 inches

3 x 6.5 inches

16 inches

4.5 x 9.5 inches

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Video Tutorial of the Checkerboard quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the CHECKERBOARD quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks!

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