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Billie Lauder's Beyond the Rail Fence brings you the simplest block and quilt to make and takes it one extra step by showing you how to customize the design with graph paper to make your own unique Rail Fence variation.

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Beyond the Rail Fence

Beyond The Rail Fence
A Quilter's Workbook

Author: Billie Lauder
Pages: 40
Page size: 5" x 6"
Publisher: Easymade

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Beyond the Rail Fence Graph Paper

Item Code: B5-QT04
Weight: 0.4 lb
  • 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle to work with in a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" packet
  • 25 pages
  • Design your own behind the rail fence quilt by coloring in the blocks with colored pencils
  • Go to page 5 and 6 of the Beyond The Rail Fence book to find the needed yardage

About Billie Lauder:

Billie has been teaching Quiltmaking since 1976. A third generation quilter, she has inherited her love of quilts from her grandmother and mother and has the ability to make quiltmaking easy and understandable for every level of quilter. Her teaching techniques and quilts have also been featured on seventeen episodes of the Home & Garden Television Networks series Simply Quilts! hosted by Alex Anderson. Billie is teaching various quiltmaking techniques across the United States for quilt guilds, shops and other organizations and is a certified teacher in Art and Anthropology.

What is a Rail Fence Quilt?

A Rail Fence Quilt is probably one of the easiest quilts to make. Each block is made from three 2" x 5" rectangles sewn together to make the basic block - one a light value, one a medium value and one a dark value. When you keep making the blocks and follow the basic pattern layout to sew the blocks together you create your quilt top. The pattern moves - there are flows of light and dark valued fabrics moving diagonally across the quilt. This flow is to represent an old fashioned type of wooden fence that was made of three rails that are placed at diagonals to each other. These fences still exist and you can see from the illustration how it did inspire the basic pattern.

Table of Contents:

What is a Rail Fence Quilt? 4
What size quilt should I make? 4
Yardage 4
Fabric Chart 5
Do you want to use up scraps of fabric? 6
How do you use the fabric chart? 6
Rail Fence Size Chart 7
Supplies I must have 8
How do I? 8
Cutting fabrics 8
Quilting 8
Borders 8
Binding 8
Basic Rail Fence construction 9
Nap size quilt 9
Pinwheel Quilt 13
Roller Coaster Quilt 14
You Have To Have Heart Quilt 17
Redwork Quilt 18
Rainbow Round the Quilt 19
9/11 Flag Quilt 22
It had to happen 23
All Lights Quilt 24
Trip Around the World Quilt 25
Love Around the World Quilt 26
Many Hearts 27
Wedding or Reunion Quilt 28
Interlocking Cubes 29
Over and Under Quilt - a woven variation 30
Galaxy Quilt 31
Interlock Quilt 32
Knots Quilt 33
Chain Stitch Quilt 34
Marzapan Quilt 35
1 - 2 - 3 Quilt 36
Quilt Layout Chart 37
Rail Fence Quilt Graph
Rail Fence Quilt On Point Graph 39
Basic Borders 40
Biography and other things 41

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