Do you want to make a fun and gorgeous quilt? Then you should try the Arkansas Crossroads Quilt pattern. In this tutorial I’ll show you what fabrics you need and take you step by step through the directions to make your new quilt.
Fabrics Needed To Make a Arkansas Crossroads Quilt Block
The Arkansas Crossroads Quilt Block uses four different fabrics. You can choose any colors you like. Below are the colors I’ve chosen for the purpose of this Arkansas Crossroads Quilt free tutorial.
- Fabric – A
- Fabric – B
- Fabric – C
- One background fabric –
Cutting The Fabric For The Arkansas Crossroads Quilt
To make the The Arkansas Crossroads Quilt pattern you need to cut the following pieces of fabric. In this tutorial I’ll be making a 6″ sized quilt, so all measurements are based on that.
|one strip 2″ wide and at least 9″ long of fabric A|
|one strip 2″ wide and at least 9″ long of fabric B|
|two 3 1/2″ squares of the background fabric|
|four 2″ squares of fabric C|
You can check out my instructions on how to rotary cut fabric for quilting if you need any help with this.
Piecing the Arkansas Crossroads Quilt Pattern Block
Follow the steps below to piece the Arkansas Crossroads quilt pattern block together.
|1) Sew the 2″ wide strip of fabric A to the 2″ strip of fabric B using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seam toward the darker fabric.|
|2) With a rotary cutter, straighten one edge the sewn together strips. Then cut four 2″ wide rectangles from the sewn strips. The rectangles should measure 3 1/2″ x 2″.|
|3) Take two of the rectangles created in Step 2 and piece together as shown to create a four square unit. Repeat with the two remaining rectangles. This unit should measure 3 1/2″ square.|
|4) Lightly mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric C squares as shown.|
|5) Take one of the 3 1/2″ squares of background fabric and one of the 2″ fabric C squares and place the 2″ fabric C square on the 3 1/2″ background square as shown, right sides together. Sew on the diagonal line marked on the 2″ fabric C square.|
|6) Trim fabric 1/4″ from the sewn diagonal line as shown. Press seam toward fabric C. Repeat Steps 5 and Step 6 with the remaining 3 1/2″ background fabric square and 2″ fabric C square.|
|7) Take the unit completed in Step 6 and one of the remaining 2″ fabric C squares and place right sides together as shown. Sew on the diagonally marked line.|
|8) Trim 1/4″ away from the sewn line. Press seam toward fabric C. Repeat with the remaining Step 6 unit and the remaining 2″ fabric C square. The resulting unit should measure 3 1/2″ square.|
|9) Take one of the four square units created in Step 3 and one of the units completed in Step 8 and piece together as shown. Repeat with the two remaining units.|
|10) Piece together the units created in Step 9 to create the completed Arkansas Cross Roads pattern Block. The finished Block should measure 6 1/2″ which includes a 1/4″ seam allowance on all sides.|
Making the Arkansas Crossroads Quilt Pattern in Other Sizes
To make the Arkansas Crossroads Quilt pattern in other sizes than the 6″ used in this tutorial, see the information in the table below. Select the block size you ant and substitute the block components in the column below the desired block size in the block directions.
|Block Component/Finished Block Size||3″||4″||8″||10″||12″||14″|
|one strip 1-1/4″ wide and at least 6″ long of fabric A||one strip 1-1/2″ wide and at least 7″ long of fabric A||one strip 2-1/2″ wide and at least 11″ long of fabric A||one strip 3″ wide and at least 13″ long of fabric A||one strip 3-1/2″ wide and at least 15″ long of fabric A||one strip 4″ wide and at least 17″ long of fabric A|
|one strip 1-1/4″ wide and at least 6″ long of fabric B||one strip 1-1/2″ wide and at least 7″ long of fabric B||one strip 2-1/2″ wide and at least 11″ long of fabric B||one strip 3″ wide and at least 13″ long of fabric B||one strip 3-1/2″ wide and at least 15″ long of fabric B||one strip 4″ wide and at least 17″ long of fabric B|
|two 2″ squares of the background fabric||two 2-1/2″ squares of the background fabric||two 4-1/2″ squares of the background fabric||two 5-1/2″ squares of the background fabric||two 6-1/2″ squares of the background fabric||two 7-1/2″ squares of the background fabric|
|four 1-1/4″ squares of fabric C||four 1-1/2″ squares of fabric C||four 2-1/2″ squares of fabric C||four 3″ squares of fabric C||four 3-1/2″ squares of fabric C||four 4″ squares of fabric C|
|Variations in the Directions|
In Step 2 cut fabric rectangles ____ wide
That’s it! You should now be able to make your beautiful Arkansas Crossroads quilt pattern following the above instructions. This is a fun project suited for beginners and intermediate quilters. Good luck, and feel free to show off your new Arkansas Crossroads quilt pattern in the comments below.
If you need more visual instructions you can also have a look at the video below that I found on YouTube: