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Introduction to the Mock Basket Weave Quilt Pattern
Quilt Block Pattern

Mock Basket Weave Quilt

© Janet Wickell

Mock Basket Weave Quilt Pattern

Quilt patterns don't get much easier than the Mock Basket Weave quilt block. Grab a couple of striped fabrics, cut strips or squares, and use your quilt blocks to sew a quilt top or border in nothing flat. Stripes that run perpendicular to each other make a quilt or border look like true basketweave -- without the fuss of extra piecing.

Finished Block Size: 12-inches square or 6-inches square

Cutting Chart for Twelve 12-inch Quilt Blocks

If you are strip piecing the blocks, the strips should be cut so that one stripe runs along the length of the strip and the other stripe runs across the width of the strip. If you plan to sew patchwork piece by piece, you don't need to worry about that.

7/8 yards each of Stripe 1 and Stripe 2

To Strip Piece: from each stripe cut

  • six 6-1/2" x 40" strips (selvage to selvage) - 6 from a stripe moving lengthwise along the strip and the six more from a stripe moving crosswise across the strip

To Sew Individual Squares: cut twenty-four 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" squares from each stripe.

Cutting Chart for Twelve 6-inch Quilt Blocks

See note above for stripe orientation.

1/3 yards each of Stripe 1 and Stripe 2

Allows extra in case fabric doesn't have a full 42" of usable width.

To Strip Piece: from each stripe cut

  • two 3-1/2" x 43" strips (or selvage to selvage) - 6 from a stripe moving lengthwise along the strip and the six more from a stripe moving crosswise across the strip

To Sew Individual Squares: from each stripe cut twenty-four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares

Make Quilt Blocks of Different Sizes

You can make this quilt block any size you wish. As long as all the squares are the same size, you'll be set.

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