How to Quilt an Echoed Square Free Motion Quilting Design – Color By Number Quiltalong


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Free motion quilt echoed squares on all your quilts with this fun and easy quilting design. This is the perfect design to quilt if you are getting started with quilting rulers, but even if you are still quilting without rulers, I’ll show you how to quilt it that way too!

This is week 15 in our Color By Number Quiltalong where we are free motion quilting a new designs each week on our Color By Number Quilt (free quilt pattern)! Find all of the CBN Quiltalong videos here.


This beautiful design can be adapted to square areas on any quilt. Our blocks are 4 1/2’’ square. If you are quilting in a larger block, all you have to do is add more echoed squares!

It provides amazing contrast next to our free motion Fern Design that we quilted in our last quilt along video.

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The Week 15 Color By Number video – should start playing in the video player on this page automatically. If it doesn’t, you can find it on my YouTube channel here.

First I’ll show you how to free motion quilt the block using my SewSteady quilting ruler, but any straight edge quilting ruler (not a regular ruler!) will work. I love using this particular ruler because it has so many guide lines – I can always find just the right one.

These guide lines help me make the first square exactly 1’’, and then help me space out all of the echoing squares.

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After I move along to the next block, I’ll show you how to quilt the same free motion design without a quilting ruler. Of course it turns out ‘organic’ looking without the ruler to help make my lines perfectly straight, but I think it’s beautiful anyway.

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Then I’ll show you the ruler quilting technique one more time, so you can get an idea of how fast I usually quilt with rulers.

In this video, I used:

See all of the videos for our Color By Number Quiltalong here and I’ll see you soon with our next video!


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