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quilts can be geeky too
Everyone loves Super Mario! This guy is great for quilting beginners as it uses only 2 inch squares — no tricky angles! It’s a bit of an odd finished size so you might want to add fat borders to make it a more regular size. I used solid colors but I think it would be great as a scrappy quilt if you had lots of different yellows, reds, and browns.<p>

This tutorial does not explain how to quilt. It merely does the math and counting for you so that you can make the Mario block.<p>

A finished block is 21.75″ wide by 25.25″ tall.

Posted by athenamat from New York, New York, United States • Published See athenamat's 19 projects »
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  • Step 1

    1. Cut the following amount of 2″ squares for each block in your quilt: 46 reds, 44 yellows, 64 browns, and 117 background squares.

  • Step 2

    2. Begin piecing the squares together to make the following single color chains:
    Red — 1 nine piece, 1 five piece, 1 four piece, 1 two piece, 1 eight piece, 1 six piece and 2 three pieces.
    Brown — 6 two pieces, 5 four piece, 5 three pieces, and 2 five pieces.
    Yellow — 5 two pieces, 6 three pieces, 1 four piece and 1 seven piece.
    Background — 3 five pieces, 7 four pieces, 10 three pieces, 1 six piece, and 11 two pieces.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Mario Quilt Block - Step 3
    Step 3

    3. Piece the rest together following the pattern. You can view the full large pattern by clicking the image on the left.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Mario Quilt Block - Step 4
    Step 4

    Here's a couple of progress shots of the piecing. I accidentally left the bottom row of his foot off. Oops!

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Mario Quilt Block - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here's a couple of progress shots of the piecing. I accidentally left the bottom row of his foot off. Oops!

  • Step 6

    Quick tip:

    If you want to do a solid like I did -- (so that you use the same fabric for each color) then there is a quicker way to make up this block.

    Instead of sewing together 2" blocks when you have two of the same color touching, use the following measurements.

    When you have a 2-piece, cut the piece 2" x 3.5"
    When you have a 3-piece, cut the piece 2" x 5
    When you have a 4-piece, cut the piece 2" x 6.5"
    When you have a 5-piece, cut the piece 2" x 8
    6-piece, cut the piece 2" x 9.5"
    7-piece, cut the piece 2" x 11"
    8-piece, cut the piece 2" x 12.5"
    9-piece, cut the piece 2" x 14

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Abbey
Abbey
i love this mario quilt !! is there a print button ? help i keep printing all the stupid adds.
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
When i get better at sewing I am so going to make myself one of these.. except maybe make it Luigi instead! Just a preference! I love all things Mario Bros though! so maybe I might make 2.
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Mel
Mel · Belgium, Wisconsin, US
Ahhhhhhhhhh I love this!!! =D
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KealatheKoala k.
KealatheKoala k.
This is so cool and I want to try making this! One question, if your not using a sewing machine, what sort of stitch should you use to sew the mario pieces together?
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maraxypaz p.
maraxypaz p.
what kind of material did you use? Great job! thanks
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RedheadInBed
RedheadInBed
Shut the front door! This is AWESOME!
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The Silver Swan
The Silver Swan · Waterloo, Ontario, CA · 2 projects
Oh wow that is amazing! I so want to make this for a friend of mine. He would love it!
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Michelle D.
Michelle D. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
This is amazing. I'm trying to make it for my boyfriend who has a queen size bed. I'm new to quilting and really bad at math... and was wondering what size (twin, full, queen) the finished quilt is in your pictures. thaaanks!
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diyod
diyod · Lexington, Kentucky, US · 2 projects
Fabulous quilt! This definitely makes me really want to learn quilting!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
I don't know if I have the patience to piece all the pieces together, but I love this pattern and have favorited for my future "to try" list. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!
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