The RAIL FENCE Building Block is a great pattern for beginners. Learning how to add seam allowances and how to cut rectangles are featured in the tutorial for this block. You will also get tips for sewing an accurate 1/4″ seam.
This pattern is part of LearnHowToQuilt’s Building Blocks. With Building Blocks, quilters learn one or more quilting skill while making a block. This is a great way for beginners to pick up new techniques/methods without having to commit to a whole quilt. Each kit contains the pattern and fabric used to make a block along with a link to a step-by-step video. Extra PDF copies of the patterns are also available online.
These completed blocks can be added together to form a quilt, used in other ventures such as those found in Small Projects, or kept as references. (A Rail Fence quilt made with strip piecing is one of the most popular quilts for beginners.)