How To Make a Roman Stripe Block

This month for the "How-to Block of the Month," we are learning about the Roman Stripe Block.

Roman Stripe Block in neutrals

This block is one of the more simple ones we have made.  

This is a 12 inch finished block size with the border, 10 inches without. 


Light Strip          1 3/4 inches x 41 inches

Medium Strip     1 3/4 inches x 41 inches

Dark Strip          1 3/4 inches x 41 inches



Using a scant 1/4 inch seam, sew all the strips, long sides together. Light then Medium, then Dark. Press to the dark side. (The scant seam allowance is very important here to get everything to square up in the end.)

Strips sewn together

Cut the strips into 4 1/2 inch squares.

Strips cut into squares

Then arrange the squares to match the layout. Using a regular 1/4 inch seam, sew the squares together into rows, then sew the rows together.

Roman Stripe Block


There you have it!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below! 

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

If you would like a PDF version of these instructions, please check out Group #1 of the How-To Block of the Month Downloads.

(Although this block can have many names, this name was referenced in the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.)

Have fun quilting!

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