Grandma Mae’s Economy Quilt Block With Jenny Doan

Grandma Mae’s Economy Quilt Block With Jenny Doan | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Isn’t this pattern beautiful? I absolutely love this block as it’s very playful. This Grandma Mae’s economy quilt, also known as the Garden of Eden quilt is an old-fashioned economy block by Missouri Star. It is a very easy project that comes together quickly. If you are a beginner, you can easily follow the steps without having any trouble.


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To start the block, you need to cut squares and rectangles from your jelly roll. Next, you need to sew small triangles from your background fabric on each side of the four squares to form the quadrant squares. The last thing you need to do is assemble them and place the small background square in the middle. Sew them together and you have the block.

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Easy Grandma Mae’s Economy Quilt Materials

  • 1 roll of 2 1/2″ print strips
  • 1 pack of 10″ background squares
  • 1 1/2 yards of sashing and inner border
  • 1 1/4 yards of outer border
  • 3/4 yard of binding
  • backing


How to Make Grandma Mae’s Economy Quilt

Step 1:

Cut 8 pieces of 2 1/2″ square and 8 pieces of 1 1/4″ by 3 1/2″ rectangle from each strip. Do not throw the excess away.

Step 2:

Cut 2 1/2″ squares from your background squares, then cut them in half diagonally to make the triangles.

Step 3:

Sew the triangles on the sides of each 2 1/2″ printed square. Make sure they are centered. Press it flat. Trim them into 3 1/2″ squares.

Easy Grandma Mae's Economy Quilt Materials
Image by Missouri Star via YouTube

Step 4:

Arrange them just like in the photo below. The white square in the center measures 1 1/4″ background squares. Sew them in rows first. Once done, sew them together to make the block.

For the leftover pieces, cut 1 1/4″ squares for the cornerstones, then cut 1 1/4″ by 7″ strips from your background fabric for the sashing.

How to Make Grandma Mae's Economy Quilt
Image by Missouri Star via YouTube

Grandma Mae’s Economy Quilt Block With Jenny Doan

Grandma Mae's Economy Block Quilt

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