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4th of July Road Strip Quilt Design

By: Benita Skinner for Victoriana Quilt Designs

This 4th of July quilt is a great way to learn how to strip quilt. Combine five red, white, and blue fabrics into a patriotic quilt from Benita Skinner of Victoriana Quilt Designs, use 1930s fabrics, or use up scraps from your stash.


Finished Block Size: 6" x 6"






A: Assorted blue and red fabrics: Cut a total of eight 1½" x 3" strips per block


B: Muslin or Solid Fabric: Cut a 2½" square and a 4½" square per block


  1. Rotary cut fabrics A + B for the number of blocks you need.
  2. Sew the coloured strips together into two sets of four, alternating the colours and the dark to light fabrics. Trim these two units to 2½" x 4½" each.
  3. Lay out the block, as illustrated.

  4. Sew the units together in numerical order, matching the seams.
  5. Sew four block together in the following arrangement to make larger blocks.

  6. Arrange larger blocks and add borders as desired; quilt below uses 48 6" block (12 larger blocks). Quilt as desired and bind.






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Hi pampapc & vkw526 0744145, I found a few minutes to triple check my pattern and realized you didn't completely read the directions! The unfinished block with seam allowances measures 6 1/2" The finished block will be 6". After you sew the 1 1/2 x 3 inch strips together you trim them down to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches...See #2. This makes for a much nicer finished block. I look forward to seeing a picture of your quilt... Benita Skinner Twitter: Facebook: Pinterest:

I found the same issue as below. Unfortunately, I had cut out 80 blocks and did not have enough fabric to cut another 80 3 inch squares. I'm going to have to buy more fabric. I'm editing my copy to use a 3 inch square for a finished 6 1/2 inch block.

If you cut the red & blue pieces 1 1/2" X 3", and change the 2 1/2" square to a 3" square, your block will be a 6 1/2" finished size. OR If you cut the red & blue pieces down to a 1 1/2" X 2 1/2" piece, and leave the 2 1/2" cut block, your block will finish 6" square.

There seems to be a problem with your cutting instructions. It should read to cut 3" square not a 2 1/2" square. If the pieces that are in the larger piece are cut 3", shouldn't the rest of the larger piece be 3"? My friend and I have cut 2 1/2" squares and now have to recut fabric. If you would, please correct.

I like this patttern and it is a good way to use up the scrap stash.


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