North Dakota- 12" Quilt Block

This block is made up of sixteen foundation paper-pieced units.  Foundation units for this pattern are provided in PDF format.




Size & Shape:



2-1/2" Square (Cut 8).  Cut each one once diagonally for four triangles.

A4, B4, C4, D4


3" x 4" (Cut 16)

A1, B1, C1, D1


2-1/2" x 4-1/2" (Cut 16)

B3, C3, D2, D3


2-1/2" x 4-1/2" (Cut 16)

A2, A3, B2, C2,

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:   Print out FOUR COPIES of the paper-piecing foundations by clicking here.  (This is a PDF file and will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open.)  Trim around each of the units about 1/8" outside of the dotted line of the seam allowance.  Paper-piece each unit using a very short stitch length setting on your sewing machine.  When you've finished paper-piecing each unit, trim away the excess fabric and paper by cutting along the dotted line of the seam allowance.  

Step 2:  Using the block illustration above, sew the paper-pieced units together, first in rows, then sew rows together to form block.  Carefully remove paper foundation from the back of the block. and you are done!

Your block should measure 12-1/2" on all sides.  It will measure 12" finished size when it is sewn into a quilt.

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