Lincoln’s Platform Quilt Block

The two pieces used to make this handsome Lincoln’s Platform quilt coverlet are easily set together to form a 21 inch block. Only fifteen of these blocks are required to make the quilt, and it is easy to quilt – simply use a fine running stitch around each unit.

This is a pretty design for either a novice or expert in quilting to make. If you’re a novice, make it from one color and white as shown here. If you’re an expert, try a variation of the design by making the center colored block and triangles in a different color than the outside colored blocks. However, you will find that whichever way you make it, this coverlet, when completed, will be your pride and joy because it is sure to win many compliments.



Number and Size of Blocks: 15, each 21 inches square.

Number of Pieces         Block         Quilt
Unit A – Red                  17         255
Unit A – White               24         360
Unit B – Red                   8         120
Unit B – White                 8         120

Materials: (All yardages specified are approximate and 36 inch wide fabric unless otherwise stated.)

4 1/4 yds. of Red
5 yds. of White
1 3/4 yds. of 39 inch wide Red for border

Lining: 3 1/4 yds.of 72 inch wide bleached white muslin sheet. Be sure to wash sheet before cutting.




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