The best place to start is at the beginning! Everybody knows that sewing a bunch of fabric squares together creates the beginning of a quilt. This is most often used as a stepping stone into the quilting world. Our rail fence pattern is called a “Cool Rail” because of the cool colors we chose and the fact that it has a really cool woven look to it when it’s all put together!This is achieved by piecing long strips of fabric together instead of squares or shapes. Also known as “strip piecing”. We’ve made this pattern so quick and fun to do with a helpful video reference – that even a first time quilter should be able to finish this quilt in a weekend!
You can make this pattern with 3 colors or 10 – use up some scraps – or pick a theme and buy new fabric. The Cool Rail can be laid out in different ways with so many color options that you can use this same pattern to make a variety of totally different quilts. You can even go with a “scrappy” look and piece this quilt with “jelly roll” strips. A “jelly roll” is a collection of fabrics that are pre-cut into 2 1/2″ strips – so all the cutting is done for you before you even begin!
Thinking about learning how to quilt? What are you waiting for – this pattern was made just for you! Full of pictures and helpful sewing tips; this is the best pattern for a first time quilter!