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Introduction to Machine Piecing

Main Core Tie

Textile Design Entrepreneurship
Strand 7 Standard 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups


Mary Baker


Students will begin to learn how to use the rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler to make quilt blocks. In this class the students will make a 4-patch quilt block. Students will also write a paper on their first memories of a quilt.


Rotary cutters, cutting mats, rulers of various sizes, samples of 4-patch block, quilts with 4-patch blocks, 1/4" presser foot, iron, ironing board.

Background for Teachers

Teacher needs to know how to use a rotary cutter and mat to make a quilt block. Teacher also needs to know how to make a 4-patch block.

Student Prior Knowledge

No prior knowlegde is needed.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will make a 4-patch block. They will understand how to sew a 1/4" seam. Students will also write a paper on their first memories of a quilt.

Instructional Procedures


This lesson plan is on the attachment.

Assessment Plan

Students will be evaluated on the accuracy of the 6" finished 4-patch block.


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Created: 07/17/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018