Uneven Rails Quilt

Uneven Rails Quilt

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 3/4 yd. each of seven coordinating fabrics
  • 1-1/4 yard fabric for setting and corner triangles
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for borders
  • 4 yards fabric for backing
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for binding
  • One 60" x 78" rectangle of batting
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies
  • Optional: One 12-1/2" square ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron & pressing surface


Note: 1/4" seam allowance used throughout
WOF = width of fabric
Size of Quilt: 54" x 70"

1. Cut two 1-1/2" WOF strips, two 2-1/2" WOF strips and two 3-1/2" strips from each coordinating fabric.
2. To make one strip set, randomly choose two 1-1/2" strips, two 2-1/2" strips and two 3-1/2" strips. With right sides together, stitch the long edge of two of the strips together. Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric. Continue randomly adding strips to the pieced strip set until all six strips have been sewn together. Press. Cut three 12 ½" squares from the strip set squaring up/trimming as needed. Make six strip sets. (Eighteen 12-1/2" squares)
3. From setting square triangle fabric, cut three 18-1/4" squares and two 9-1/2" squares. Cut each 18-1/4" square twice on the diagonal to make twelve triangles. (You need ten triangles for the side setting pieces.) Cut each 9-1/2" square in half diagonally for the corner triangles.
4. Using the photo as reference, place triangles and pieced squares in diagonal rows. Stitch each row together. Press seam allowances for each row in the opposite direction. Stitch rows together.
5. Trim pieced unit as needed remembering to leave 1/4" seam allowance for stitching borders.
6. Cut six 2-1/2" WOF strips from border fabric. Stitch short ends together. Measure across the center of the quilt. Cut two border pieces to that measurement and stitch one to the top and one to the bottom of the pieced center. Repeat measuring and cutting directions for side borders.
7. Piece backing fabric as needed to make a 60" x 78" rectangle.
8. Layer backing, batting and pieced top. Quilt as desired.
9. Cut six 2-1/2" WOF strips for binding. Stitch short edges together. Press with long edges even and wrong sides together to make binding. With raw edges even, stitch binding to quilt. Turn and whip stitch to back of quilt.