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Instruction Sheets

HomeSpun Rails

Click here to download the HomeSpun Rails (PDF file)

If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at

Please note: These are BASIC CUTTING directions only. Read over the instructions carefully before beginning and please email me with any questions.

My top is too big for the design wall but you get idea don’t you?

Here’s a smaller version in Green and Purple without a border – I used 2 inch strips on this one. Use any two colors and pull out your scraps for this one.

Kay in Vancouver, WA sent me a photo of her quilt and wrote:
The quilt was made as a prayer quilt for our church. We are 5-10 ladies that meet every Tuesday for three hours to make prayer quilts. I pieced the top and the group sandwiched, put ties in and bound the quilt. When there will be a need for the quilt to find a home we will put the quilt out for the congregation to tie prayers into the ties. We think we have done over 80 so far and it has been truly a blessing for me to be a part of such an incredible ministry.


5 Responses to “HomeSpun Rails”

  • radha:

    I love going through all your patterns. So clear and made to be understood by a beginner. Thanks a lot. Radha.

  • Radha Krishna:

    Thanks Mary for the pattern instructions provided for such lovely quilt patterns.I am waiting to go back home in India and startone by one. It will be a slow progress, but with such clear instructions, I,ll be sure to complete smaller sizes.

    Thanks once again.

  • Thank you, Mary for giving me the inspiration I need for my purple quilt I have the fabric waiting for me to make. I love the purple and green together. I have the purples, but now I need to add to my green stash! Love your quilt!

  • Daleen:

    Thanks for an unique spin on homespun. The black is very striking with the plaids.

  • Mary, thanks so much for giving the PDF file for this quilt. I think it will be perfect for one of our sons. Now to see how much homespun fabric I have. (grin)