Quilt Block Patterns

How to Make a Flutter 12″ Quilt Block

One of my favorite things is making quilt blocks. They usually come together fairly quickly and the best part is they can be turned into larger quilts. It also fun to see what kind of secondary designs quilts can make. That is why I came up with my “Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks” series over on my my YouTube channel . So far I have done 11 blocks (including this one). Learn how to make a Flutter quilt block in under 10 minutes! It is that simple.

Flutter is a nice large (12″ finished) quilt block and adds nice direction to a quilt. Here’s how to make it. Measurements can be found a bit further down in this post.

Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks Video Series

Do you like learning new quilt blocks that are easy to make and great for scrap busting? You can with my YouTube Series – Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks. Every few weeks I present a new quilt block that is great for scrap busting and is easy to put together. This is block number 11!

These video tutorials are a little bit different than many of my others. The main difference is that there is no speaking in them, only music. I give all of the measurements on screen and the tempo is faster. I always do an accompanying blog post with them so viewers can refer bak to the measurements and layout ideas.

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Tips

General quilting supplies are needed to make this block. A scant 1/4″ seam allowance is used.

What to Cut to Make One 12″ Finished Block

I have put the total number of pieces. Cut pieces from your favorite fabrics. Tip: You could sketch the block and color it in with various colors.

Cutting Requirements

Note: the 5″ and 3″ squares are used to make half square triangles.

Pieces Needed:

  • Fabric 1:
  • A – 1 square – 5″ x 5″
  • B – 3 squares – 3″ x 3″
  • Fabric 2:
  • C – 3 squares – 5″ x 5″
  • D – 3 squares – 3″ x 3″
  • Fabric 3:
  • E – 2 squares – 3″ x 3″
  • Fabric 4:
  • F – 6 squares – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

* Block Layout

*Below is the layout. Please note that the pieces with stars next to them are formed using larger pieces of fabric. For example, the eight E/F half square triangles are made using the piece E and the piece F.

Possible Layouts and Color Ideas

It is always fun trying out different colors and layouts with my Electric Quilt 8 software. These are all made with the same number of blocks. Look at all of the different results.

First I went with colors similar to the version I made in the video. The second one is in some pretty pastel colors. Third I went with a scrappy layout. Lastly I set the blocks on point for a great look. I love how completely different the on-point one looks compared to the others.

Other Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks

Here are the blocks that I have made in this YouTube series. (Click on the photo to go to my blog post). They are all different in so many ways. Which one do you like best?

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2 Comments

  1. Susan bressette

    June 29, 2024 at 7:14 PM

    Looking for the pattern for sawtooth square. Must measure 12.5 unfinished. Can you help me?

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      July 1, 2024 at 6:59 AM

      I have this tutorial. If you want a regular sawtooth star just replace the center part with a 6 1/2″ square only. Make the flying geese for the star points and that should work. Thanks for stopping by.

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