A Ritzy Cracker Quilt


Hi! I am Mary and I’m so happy to share this tutorial with you. The Cracker Block is a traditional quilt block that can looks great in everything from reproductions to beautiful designer fabrics like Fandango. It is a really versatile, fun block with a ton of layout options.


2 42 piece charm packs from the same line (Fandango by Kate Spain)
1 yard background fabric (Moda Bella Solid, Ivory)
1/2 yard binding Fabric (Fandango Raya Sierra)
3 yards backing fabric (Fandango Sarabande in Sand)
Batting for a 44″ x 52″ quilt
Thread

Take one charm pack and cut each square in half diagonally. Take the second charm pack and cut each square in half horizontally.

Take your background fabric and cut 42 2.5”x5” rectangles and 42 4.25” squares. Cut your 4.25” squares diagonally to produce 84 triangles in your background fabric.

Attach the horizontal charm pieces on either side of a 2.5” x 5” strip with a ¼” seam. Press seams as desired.


Now take your diagonally cut charm of the same print and center a triangle at each end of your strip section. Attach with a ¼” seam.



Press your seams open to reduce bulk later on. Trim dog ears.

Now center an ivory triangle over each side of the strip section. Attach with a ¼” seam.


Press these seams open and trim your block to 7 ¾” square.


Now you have a finished cracker block! Finish your other blocks and arrange as desired.

This is a really versatile block that can be arranged many ways. Some ways are:


Slanted

Zig Zag

Circles


Tic-Tac-Toe


X’s

Once you have the layout you like, sew your blocks together. I sewed them in 6 columns and 7 rows to use each block.

Create your binding strips and backing. Baste, bind, quilt.



Makes one 44″ x 52″ quilt.
Double your recipe for a really big quilt!


I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  If you make a quilt with it, let me know… it’d thrill my soul! Come visit me at The Tulip Patch to see this pattern in different fabrics and enter a giveaway I am hosting to celebrate my first Moda Bake Shop post!

Mary Lane Brown
{The Tulip Patch}

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