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Quilt Blocks of the States - Virginia

Virginia - 12" Quilt Block

The next block in our State Quilt Block Series is Virginia This block is quite simple, and would look great used in a 5 across, 7 down format on a quilt.

To print out the templates for E & Er templates Click here.
To print out the “Set in Seams” PDF Click here



Here's a black and white map for easy identification of templates and their location:




Cutting Instructions



Light Fabric (Crème):
  • cut one 5¼” square, and cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles (C)
  • cut four x 3½” squares, (A)




  • Medium Fabric (Yellow):
  • cut four 2 ⅞” squares, and cut diagonally once to make 8 triangles (D)



  • Medium Dark Fabric (Red):
  • cut one 4½” square (B)



  • Dark Fabric (Violet):
  • cut eight 4 ¾” x 2 ½” rectangles. Place the template E on four rectangles and cut out; place the template Er on four rectangles and cut out.
  • cut four 1½” x 3½” rectangles (G)
  • cut four 1½” x 4½” rectangles (F)



  • Sewing Instructions:

    Step 1: Cut out all of the pieces required according to the template map above and lay them out on your work surface.

    Step 2: Make four corner units. Take four A templates, four G templates and sew the G templates to one side of the A templates. Then take two F templates and sew to the right side of the two AG units (see diagram). Then take two F templates and sew to the left side of two AG units (see diagram)


    Step 3: Make four inner units. Take four E templates and four ER templates and sew them together on the short side (see diagram)


    Step 4: Take eight D templates and sew to each side of the EER unit. Then take four C templates and sew into the top sections of the EERDD unit, using Set In Seams technique.


    Step 5:Sewing top row together. Take two corner units and sew them to one of the EERDDC units (see diagram)


    Step 6:Sewing middle row together. Take two inner units and sew them to either side of the B template (see diagram)



    Step 7:Sewing bottom row together. Take two corner units and sew them to one of the EERDDC units (see diagram)






    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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