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Introduction to the the Awarness Ribbon Pattern
Cancer Ribbon Quilt Block Pattern

Ribbon Quilt Block Pattern for Awareness Quilts

Janet Wickell

Foundation Piecing

This version of the Awareness Ribbon quilt block is foundation pieced. If that method is new to you, be sure to read foundation piecing basics, and perhaps make a sample Log Cabin block before you begin.

Foundation templates are a mirror image of the actual quilt block. For this block, you'll sew mostly long triangles (cut from bars) and long strips of fabric.

Download the Cancer Ribbon Quilt Block Templates

The file contains templates for two ribbon block sizes, 6" x 7" and 3" x 4" (finished); instructions are for the larger block.

  • Most bias edges are positioned on the interior of the block, where they're stabilized by other patches.
Cut only enough fabric for one ribbon block. Everyone foundation pieces a little differently (primarily due to more or less overlap when sewing seams); adjust patch size up or down after you've made a sample.

6" x 7" Ribbon Block, Top Half


Sizes are approximate; use scraps if you like.

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square (piece 1)

  • (2) 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" bars, each cut in half once diagonally (creates mirror image pairs) (pieces 7 through 10)

  • (2) 1-3/8" x 5" bars (pieces 11 and 12)

Pink: (or other appropriate color)

  • (1) 2" x 2-1/2" bar (piece 4)

  • (2) 1-3/4" x 5" bars (pieces 12 and 13)

  • 2-1/2" wide strip, start with at least 10" in length (pieces 2, 3, 5 and 6)

6" x 7" Ribbon Block, Bottom Half


  • (2) 4" x 2-3/4" bars (cut each in half once diagonally -- cut the bars along opposite diagonals, two triangles won't be used) (pieces 2 and 5)

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square (piece 3)

Pink: (or other appropriate color)

  • 2-1/4" wide strip, about 9" long (pieces 1 and 4)

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