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 of 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 is 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, and 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.

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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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  1. Denise Newman says:

    Hello Connie,
    Happy New Year!
    How would you size up the Crossroads Quilt Block?

  2. Yes, I enjoy your tutorials and hope you do more.

  3. Lucille Lozier says:

    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.

  4. Liz Horgan says:

    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!

  5. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    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!

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    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!

    1. Thanks Brenda! Maybe you have some scraps in your stash that you can use for couple blocks!

  7. Tonya Reichard says:

    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!

    1. You know how much I love batiks Tonya!! Guess that is why I’m a Island Batik ambassador!

  8. Please continue with your very easy to follow tutes. Happy New Year and looking forward to more fun things to quilt.

  9. Phyllis Stephenson says:

    Yes, I would like more block tutorials! Hope holiday was perfect for you. Happy New Year!

  10. Monica Kostak says:

    yep, simple and scrappy. a perfect mug rug idea! Thanks for sharing and hope you had a nice holiday.

  11. Quilting Tangent says:

    Looks like a pretty, scrappy block. Did you make a whole quilt with this block? Would like to see a picture.

    1. No but I did make a tablerunner……I think I blogged out it. LOL, will have to look for it.