How to Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

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Learn tips on sewing checkerboards like in the “Old School Cool” quilt by It’s Sew Emma. This free quilting video demonstrates how to quilt a checkerboard pattern. The quilt, Old School Cool, is featured in the September/October Issue of Quilty magazine. Love Quilty? Then be sure to visit and watch free Quilty episodes at and!

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  1. I love the rough tacking tip! I’ve been sewing granny squares blocks and this will really help speed things up.

    jodie, 1 year ago Reply

  2. I thought the title said “How to quilt a checkerboard pattern”, it should be “How to piece a checkerboard pattern”. I was hoping for tips on actual “quilting” of this pattern.

    Cheryl Curlee, 1 year ago Reply

  3. Goose in the Mud would be goose chase blocks that fell on the floor and got dirty.LOL!

    Sharon, 1 year ago Reply

  4. I agree with Sharon. I was looking forward to some ideas about longarm quilting checkerboards….especially since they are so much a part of Irish Chain quilts.

    Judy, 1 year ago Reply

  5. “How to Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern” should be retitled “How to Piece a Checkerboard Pattern”.

    lkl, 1 year ago Reply

  6. Goose in the Mud would make a good Blocks a Go Go video!
    Something new for everyone. An original Marianne Fons block! ;-)

    Karen, 1 year ago Reply

  7. I am so looking forward to seeing that “Goose in the Mud” block! It has got to me cute.

    GrannyO, 1 year ago Reply

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