Rainforest Rail Fence

beginner quilt
A two day project for beginner quilters that will cover basic skills to make a quilt top and to possibly quilt it. This class will cover cutting strips, consistent sewing, making strip sets, cutting blocks, squaring up, piecing, adding borders and possibly quilt assembly. Finished Size 47" x 53"
Cost of Course
Kit Fee
Course Difficulty
Course Type
Course Time
Friday morning, 9 am to 12 pm
Friday afternoon, 1 pm to 4 pm
Saturday morning, 9 am to 12 pm
Saturday afternoon, 1 pm to 4 pm
List of materials
Fabric Supplies
Main Fabric:
18 x 2 1/2” strips running Width of Fabric (WOF) in Shades of Green (or Rain Forest Colours)
6 light colours. (All the same or 6 different colours)
6 medium colours (All the same or 6 different colours)
6 dark colours (All the same or 6 different colours)
If only using three different colours, then a half metre of each is required

Optional colour way - Rainbow - 1 light, medium and dark for each of 6 different colours, ie.for yellow, cut strips WOF with 1 light, 1 medium (darker that the first) and 1 dark (darker than both of the other two for a total of 3 Repeat for all of the colour choices.

Note: A pre-cut jelly roll may be used for this.

Border Fabric - should co-ordinate with main fabrics
1 metre
Binding Fabric Can be the same as border fabric (omit if using the quick assembly/no binding method)
1/3 metre
Backing Fabric
3 1/2” metres
Batting - crib sized

Sewing Machine (user manual, 1/4”foot if possible, walking foot suggested for quilting) with power cord
24” x 6” ruler
6 1/2” wide ruler or two rulers
Cutting mat - minimum size 12 x 18
Rotary cutter
Thread, bobbins
Design wall - flannel backed table cloth or flannel sheet or batting
Seam ripper
Pencil & Masking Tape
Iron & Ironing Board