Sailboat quilt block video tutorial

This sailboat is a classic boat. Use it alone in a quilt or in combination with other blocks.

Watch until the end of the video for different quilt layouts.

Cutting directions

  • 1 strip, 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ in light blue
  • 2 strips, 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ in background fabric
  • 1 strip, 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ in navy for the boat 
  • 3 squares, 4″ x 4″ in the background fabric
  • 1 square, 4″ x 4″ in navy 
  • 1 square, 4″ x 4″ in yellow
  • 1 square, 4″ x 4″ in orange

Finished size

12″ x 12″.

Sailboat quilts

Have a look at some historical sailboat quilts on the Quilt index.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Sailboat quilt block video tutorial

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  1. Hi Teresa! I really enjoy your videos! They are inspiring me to include different blocks in my quilts/sewing. What is the name of the fish fabric at the bottom of your sailboat quilt block? It is the perfect scale print for this and some other sailing boat and sea scape prints. Thanks from Bensalem, PA. Tina Ross



  2. Love your choice of fabrics Teresa…..Had a look on your referral page..love the “Little Ships of Dreams” in 2 shades of blue. Thank you, this is a keeper. Cheers, Elizabeth

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