Rail Fence

Diagram of a rail fence pattern Diagram of a rail fence pattern

A rail fence is a striped pattern used for making quilt tops. A rail fence block is made up of three strips in different colours joined together to make a square of about 10 x 10 cm. The blocks are sewn together with the differently coloured stripes of the blocks in alternating vertical and horizontal directions. The blocks are then joined together to create the entire quilt top. The result is a form of patchwork quilt.

This type of pattern is associated with traditional hap quilts from Pennsylvania (USA).


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