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Rail Fence Pizzazz



In just two contrasting colors, this rail fence quilt pattern has a stunning geometric pattern. Use AccuQuilt dies to cut strips of orange and white fabric and then combine them in the pattern shown to create the Rail Fence Pizzazz quilt.

Rail Fence Pizzazz
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Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 45 inches wide x 67 inches long

Time to complete: A week or two

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 2-1/4 yards fabric for dark strips and binding
  • 1-3/4 yards fabric for light strips
  • 2-3/4 yards backing fabric
  • AccuQuilt Go! fabric cutter
  • AccuQuilt Go! strip cutter 2" (55025)
  • AccuQuilt Go! 10" x 24" mat (55113)
  • AccuQuilt Go! strip cutter 2-1/2" (55017)

Rail Fence Pizzazz


  • Cut 27—2" wide strips across the width of light fabric
  • Cut 28—2" wide strips across the width of dark fabric
  • Cut 6—2-1/2" strips across the width of dark fabric for binding


  1. Make 24 Block A and 30 Block B.

    Rail Fence Pizzazz
  2. Layout five fabric strips in chosen color order.
  3. Make five strip sets for Block A and six strip sets for Block B.
  4. Pin and sew strips right sides together.
  5. Press seams toward dark fabric.
  6. Measure width of strip set (approx. 8").
  7. Cut five squares to this measurement across pieced unit.
  8. Layout blocks according to diagram.
  9. Pin and sew horizontal rows together.
  10. Press seams of each row in opposite directions toward vertical stripes.
  11. Pin and sew rows together to complete quilt top.
  12. Press seams toward bottom of quilt.


  1. Layer batting between quilt top and backing.
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
  3. Machine quilt with an all-over design.
  4. Add binding, mitering corners.


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Feb 6, 2012

This pattern printed well. I haven't done this pattern before even though I have been quilting for 10 years. Wish me luck. Lily


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