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Many quiltmakers like to make six inch quilt blocks in order to use a greater variety of blocks in a sampler style quilt. Another reason might be to test out the look of a block in a smaller size in order to save on the fabrics (just in case the block looks very different than in your imagination).
Whatever your reason for creating six inch blocks, the pieces are all just smaller versions of larger sized quilt blocks -- such as the most popular size, the 12" quilt block. This is what makes quiltmaking so exciting -- you are the designer and get to choose all the components.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Indiana Puzzle is a perfect block to start with if you are new to making quilts. This quilt block uses simple squares and the most common pieced quilt patch called the half square triangle. This particular patch will be seen in many, many quilts that you will see in your quilting journey.
The Indiana Puzzle block also will introduce you to the most common quilt block layout -- the nine patch, so named because the final construction of the block uses nine patches to make up the quilt block.
The sample quilts illustrated show just how very different your resultant quilt can be, just by choosing a different layout than another quilter.
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