Quilt Block: 6 inch Crossroads Quilt Block Tutorial

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Time sure flies! In 2013 I shared a quilt block tutorial for the Crossroads quilt block in 3 different sizes which has always been a very popular post.

I wanted to update the post and add a couple images for Pinterest but I have searched and searched on my hard drive but can’t find all of the original photos. The next best thing to do – make the block again!

Crossroads quilt block tutorial is fast and easy to make

I thought it would be good to just create a new post for just one size of the block right now.

6″ Crossroads Quilt Block

6 inches is the finished size of the block and the unfinished size is 6½”.

Do you have a box of scraps? The box below is batiks that are less than 2½” wide. I don’t get in this that much as I also have separate containers of assorted sizes already cut but for this block I needed 1½” x 2½” rectangles. I also had a small container of premium muslin scraps that I used for my 2½” squares.

Crossroads quilt block tutorial is fast and easy to make choosing the fabrics

Cutting Sizes:

  • Cut 4 – 2½” x 2½” muslin squares.
  • Cut 10 – 1½” x 2½” rectangles of assorted colors.
Crossroads quilt block tutorial is fast and easy to make choosing the fabrics

Piecing and Sewing:

  • Sew with a ¼” seam allowance, press to the dark fabric.
  • Layout your pieces using the following diagram.
Piecing the crossroad quilt block

Start sewing the sections together following the diagrams.

Start Piecing the crossroad quilt block
Start Piecing the crossroad quilt block
Start Piecing the crossroad quilt block
Start Piecing the crossroad quilt block

Here is your finished Crossroads quilt block.

Finished crossroads quilt block

Here is the original Crossroads quilt block tutorial that is for all three sizes. I have to update that also as I think my printable graphic has disappeared. Let me know if you like quilt block tutorials! If enough quilters like them I’ll do more!

Download the free PDF for the Crossroads Block

Be sure and check out my table runner made with the 9-inch Crossroads block.

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Hi, I’m Connie Kresin Campbell, the quilter, writer, and photographer behind Freemotion By the River. I enjoy inspiring others with my quilt tutorials and patterns.

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  1. I want to make the cross road block table runner this New Year. I like to use up my scraps look
    forward to more ideas from you. Thanks for all the table toppers and table runners. They make
    nice dresser scarves.

  2. I love tutorials!
    I have what must be your original tutorial for the crossroads block posted in my sewing room. I think I did a couple of blocks. This is a good reminder to get back to it!
    Best wishes for a healthy and peace-filled New Year!

  3. Oh, how lovely!! And it uses such small scraps!! I keep saving mine because they are too big to throw away, but I rarely come upon a pattern that uses them!! Thank you!! I also like how easy your tutorial is to follow!

  4. Hello Connie, I was so disappointed yesterday, I could not find fabrics to match (for a man) Connie and right now we are not able to purchase anything. As soon as the new year begins, I will start the process of buying the fabrics. Now, today, you go and put out another fun block pattern for us to try! I pinned it because I know I want to try it also, but I know right now that I have far to many projects going to start another one. LOL. I also want to tell you that I finally completed your special gift and will try and get it sent at the beginning of the first of the month! Thank you so much for all that you do and share on your blog and in the quilting community Connie! Have a fabulous day!

  5. So wonderful to see the different projects with batiks. They are my weak resistance busy! LOL Really like this project idea. Wish you had a pdf print button…….Thank you. Happy New Year!

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