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5 Easy Rail Fence Quilts To Make In A Weekend

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Whether you’re a beginner quilter or a seasoned pro, rail fence quilts are a fantastic choice for showcasing beautiful fabrics and creating stunning designs.

In this post, we’ll explore how you can use 3-yard quilt fabrics or fat quarter fabrics to create your own gorgeous rail fence quilts. 

With their simple construction and endless design possibilities, rail fence quilts are the perfect project for quilters of all skill levels.

So grab your fabric and let’s dive into the world of rail fence pattern ideas. 

Rail Fence Quilt Block

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Download Pattern: Rail Fence Quilt Block

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This rail fence quilt block comes with YouTube instructions. These rail fence blocks can easily be turned into a mini quilt or use the quilt blocks to make a quilt top.  

You can easily do a baby quilt using 3 yard quilt fabrics. 

I used the pattern to make a mini quilt for my living room. I used fat quarter fabric and made my fabric strips.

I love simple and this definitely meets that criteria. It was a great way to use up scrap fabrics and use my rotary cutter which always makes quilting faster and more fun.

Rail Fence Quilts

Rail fence quilts with green, red flowers and white
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Download PatternRail Fence Quilt

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I LOVE this quilt pattern. I love a good 3 yard quilt pattern, and she literally took 3 yards of fabric and made this gorgeous quilt.  

You can choose simple fabric choices or go a little bold and have such a cute quilt in a weekend if doing a throw quilt or mini quilt. 

Sandy made this quilt for her sweet new grandson. She did simple blues and creams and used a pattern fabric that is all boy. It turned out so precious. 

A baby quilt is easier than a full size quilt and is the perfect heirloom gift to give parents at a baby shower.  No doubt you will get a lot of oohs and aahs when they open the gift. 

Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt

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Download PatternZig Zag Rail Fence Quilt

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Introducing the Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt Pattern—a fusion of traditional charm with contemporary fabrics, tailored for beginners to intermediate sewers.

Proficiency in rotary cutting and basic straight lines sewing is recommended. This pattern breathes new life into a single traditional quilt block.

I loved making this quilt for my great granddaughter. It is really a traditional pattern that you adjust the strip set.  I used scrap strips of fabric. I wouldn’t say this is a great pattern for your first quilt. Start with something easier. 

Key Features:

  • – Detailed fabric requirements list
  • – Insightful fabric suggestions and advice
  • – Tips for sewing and basic patchwork
  • – Clear cutting instructions
  • – Guidelines for effective pressing
  • – Layout and assembly directions
  • – Basting techniques for stability
  • – Expert quilting advice
  • – Binding instructions for a polished finish
  • – Useful references for further exploration
  • – Fabric and quilt care tips

The finished quilt measures 53 inches x 64 inches, and you can easily make it bigger or larger by changing your blocks. 

Rail Fence Baby Quilt

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Download Pattern:  Rail Fence Baby Quilt

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I love this rail fence quilt pattern. It really does make a perfect baby quilt. I made one for my nephew’s newest addition last summer. They weren’t sure the sex of the baby so we did a neutral pattern. 

The pattern was super easy to follow, and I simply found some fat quarter bundles that were neutral in natural.  She does note that you want a larger pattern for your different blocks. This helps make this a simple rail fence quilt. 

If you don’t need a baby quilt, you can easily make throw quilts or lap quilts with this pattern. This was so much fun to make. Definitely give it a try. 

Jelly Roll Rail Fence Quilt

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Download Pattern: Jelly roll rail fence quilt

Sewing Supplies

If you haven’t used Jelly Roll fabrics before you will be hooked after using them. They are perfect for quilt patterns because they are precut in 2 1/2 ” fabric strips and come in WOF long strips. It saves you a ton of time from having to cut all of your strips. 

This pattern is super easy to make, and it has a free PDF guide available HERE. She includes the number of strips you need and how to do strip piecing to complete the layout of the blocks. 

I made this for myself. I wanted a sweet mini quilt for my kitchen and used the free quilt pattern to make a kitchen themed quilt. I found some really cute jelly roll fabric on Amazon. 

Did you love these patters as much as we did? I love that you can make a larger one using 3 yards of fabric that are super simple or use fat quarters from Amazon or your local quilt shop to create a fun quilt in no time. 

If you are new to quilting, we do recommend doing on the easy 3 yard quilt patterns or fat quarter quilt patterns. The jelly roll rail fence quilt is the perfect beginner quilt pattern. 

3 Yard Quilt Patterns

3 Yard Quilt Patterns Free
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See All: 3 yard quilt patterns

We love 3 yard quilt patterns because you only need a few yards of fabrics and can make a beautiful quilt in no time.  Here are some of our favorite 3 yard quilt patterns:

Free 3 Yard quilt patterns

3 Yard Quilt Patterns

Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

Queen size quilt dimensions with a queen quilt on the photo
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See All: Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

If you have an excess of fat quarter fabrics, we have an entire library of fat quarter quilt patterns. You can see the entire library of fat quarter fabrics above. 

Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

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