Economy Quilt Block Made Easy - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Economy Quilt Block Made Easy

The Economy quilt block is a beloved vintage quilt block, and Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet is thrilled to revive it with foundation paper piecing! This beginner-friendly pad gives simple measurements and cutting directions to achieve point-perfect and impressive blocks every time. The Economy Quilt Block finishes at a sweet 6″ and you can also combine it with the Economy PLUS 12″ Quilt Block for even more possibilities.

We’ve put together a quick tutorial for all you quilters! Read on to see some project inspiration and tips for the 12″ Economy PLUS Quilt Block and 6″ Economy Quilt Block Foundation Papers.

We recommend making 12 blocks and sewing them all together. No pattern needed! For the more adventurous quilter, check out the FREE Quilt Size Guide for Economy Foundation Paper Piecing Pads for all quilt sizes from Wall Hanging to King, and everything in between!

The center square is the spot to highlight an applique flower. Visit Lori Holt’s blog to see how she made this.


It’s one block, but the color combinations are endless! Prim by Lori Holt has a rainbow of colors to choose from.

What You’ll Need

Click on each image below to see in more detail. 


Economy and Economy PLUS Quilt Block Foundation Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

Kimberly demonstrates how to use the Economy Plus Quilt Block Foundation Paper. If you are reading this in email, please click here to watch.


Watch The Livestream Demonstration and Share

We would love to see you give the Economy Quilt Block Foundation Papers a try! Share your Economy Quilts on Facebook and Instagram using #EconomyBlockPaper. You can also keep up by watching Kimberly demonstrate this technique on this Friday Livestream!

Share with us!

We’d love it if you share your projects using #EconomyBlockPaper and tag us (@fatquartershop) and @beelori1 so we can see and share your work! Get updates from Lori Holt on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet, her YouTube Channel, and her Instagram.

Sew Pin-able!

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Happy Quilting!

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