Jackknife Quilt Block Layouts with Fabric Requirements

Posted by Elaine Huff on

I so enjoyed piecing together the Jackknife quilt block and then even more enthralled when I saw what it looked like put in a quilt. I just had to do a blog post on layout options. Let's jump in!

Throw-Size Jackknife Quilt:

You will need 20 blocks to make this 58" x 70" quilt. In this example I've used light, medium, and dark fabrics but it looks really good with two dark fabrics and a light - just make sure there's a lot of contrast between the two darks. I've included separate fabric requirements for each of the borders in case you want to do something else with the borders instead of my plain jane version!

Fabric Requirements:

  • Light/White: 1+1/2 yards
  • Medium/Blue: 1+3/4 yards
  • Dark/Red: 1 yard
  • Inner Border/White: 1/4 yard
  • Middle Border/Blue: 1/2 yard
  • Outer Border/Red: 1/2 yard

jackknife throw

Queen-Sized Jackknife Quilt:

You will need 56 blocks to make this 94" x 106" quilt. 

Fabric Requirements:

  • Light/White: 4+1/2 yards
  • Medium/Blue: 4+1/8 yards
  • Dark/Red: 3+1/4 yards
  • Inner Border/White: 1/2 yard
  • Middle Border/Blue: 3/4 yard
  • Outer Border/Red: 7/8 yard

jackknife queen

On-Point Layout:

Here you can see what a difference putting blocks on point makes! While I prefer the normal layout, this on-point layout is nice too.

jackknife on point

I used some of my Kim Diehl stash to make the tutorial for the Jackknife block and I liked how it turned out so much that I think I'll have to make a quilt using those fabrics.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at these layout options for the Jackknife quilt

Happy Quilting!


P.S. If you liked this post and want more quilting tutorials like this, simply click HERE and also receive a free PDF quilt pattern called "Chained Weathervane".

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