Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 3

Welcome back to the quilt along. If you’re just joining in now, you can find the previous posts here:

Janome Quilt Along! – Introduction including supply list

Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 1 – Making the Checkerboard blocks

Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 2 – Quilting the Checkerboard blocks

Today we are going to construct another block, the Rail Fence. Make sure to watch the video for some helpful tips.

Block 2 – Rail Fence

Cut (3) 2.5″ x WOF (width of fabric) strips of red
Cut (3) 2.5″ x WOF strips of white
Piece (1) red and (1) white strip together lengthwise using a stitch length of 2.0.
Repeat with the other red and white strips to make (3) strip sets.

Subcut each strip set into (9) 4.5″ pieces.

Press seams towards the red fabric.

Arrange the pieces as per the diagram. Sew them together into rows then piece the rows together to complete the blocks.

Prepare your quilt sandwiches by layering your backing, batting, and quilt block. Baste using your favourite method.

Don’t forget to post your progress on social media.




Quilt on! Melissa


About melissamarginet

Melissa Marginet is an avid quilter whose passion is to teach and inspire other quilters. She is known for quilting with a walking foot and travels Canada to teach her techniques and empower quilters to quilt their own quilts on their home sewing machines. She is now also offering her classes online. She has published two books, “Walking Foot Quilting Designs” and “Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs” as well as several quilt patterns. You can visit her website melissamarginet.ca to find out more about her and see her work.
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4 Responses to Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 3

  1. Susan Keegan says:

    Just completed my 3 Rail Fence blocks & really enjoyed the process. Must remember to watch Melissa’s videos BEFORE beginning each session for her helpful tips.

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    • janomeman says:

      Yay! That’s great to hear, Susan! Thank you for the feedback! The Rail Fence is such a classic, easy, versatile block. I think we’re all likely guilty of being sew enthusiastic to start sewing that we may neglect to pay attention to all the instruction, lol! I know I’m guilty! lol! Happy Quilting!

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  2. Dawn Kelly says:

    Looking forward to making my first Rail Fence blocks. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions and video. It’s so helpful to have the clues for pressing seams.

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    • janomeman says:

      YAY! Thank you sew much for your feedback, Dawn! Melissa is a wonderful teacher, so you’re in good hands every step of the way! Happy Quilting!

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