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Miniature Rail Fence Quilt Pattern with Video Tutorial


In this video tutorial, Carolyn Wainscott demonstrates how to make a miniature rail fence quilt pattern. Follow her directions to make your own mini quilt with 5-inch blocks, or use the tutorial to make a full-size rail fence quilt with 10-inch blocks.

Miniature Rail Fence Quilt Pattern

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 22 inches wide x 27 inches long

Time to complete: Weekend project

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 1/4 yard EACH from 5 fabrics [42”-45” wide]
  • 22” by 27” fabric for quilt back
  • batting
  • binding, lace, or ruffle to finish after quilting


  1. Cut 1-1/2” strips from each fabric across width [cut 3 strips from each fabric].

    Miniature Rail Fence Quilt Pattern
  2. Create 3 identical strip sets by sewing one strip of each fabric together.
  3. Press seams in one direction.

    Miniature Rail Fence Quilt Pattern
  4. Cut 5-1/2” blocks from strip sets. Blocks will be 5-1/2” square.

    Miniature Rail Fence Quilt Pattern
  5. Arrange blocks to create rail fence pattern:

    Miniature Rail Fence Quilt Pattern
  6. Sew blocks together.
  7. Finish by quilting and binding. Find instructions for sewing a border of continuous prairie points here.



  • 2 yards EACH of 5 fabrics
  • 80" by 80" backing fabric
  • batting
  • binding, lace, or ruffle to finish after quilting


  1. Cut each strip 2-1/2" wide.
  2. Create identical strip sets as for 5-1/2” blocks.
  3. Press seams in same direction.
  4. Cut 10-1/2” sections from strip sets; blocks will be 10-1/2” square unfinished. Each strip set will give you 4 blocks. 16 strip sets = 64 blocks = 80” by 80” quilt top.




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