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October 31, 2006

Super Mario Quilt Block

Filed under: fabric — by marieann @ 8:02 pm

Mario Quilt

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 finished this quilt and posted a finishing tutorial here.

Red fabrics (less than a yard total)
Brown fabrics (less than a yard total)
Yellow fabrics (less than a yead total)
Some other color fabrics for the background (one yard total) (I chose green and blue)
Note: I used the same solid fabric for each color. However, I think it would look great with different cottons of the same shade.

Sewing machine
Rotary cuter
Cutting ruler

1. Cut the following amount of 2″ squares for each block in your quilt: 46 reds, 44 yellows, 64 browns, and 117 background squares.
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.
3. Piece the rest together following the pattern.
4. A finished block is 21.75″ wide by 25.25″ tall.

Pattern (Click to view and download large size.)

Mario Quilt Pattern

Note: I left off a row in the blocks that I pieced at the very bottom. You’ll notice his shoe is only two rows tall but in the pattern it is three.

Mario Quilt



  1. Just a thought…but if someone knew how to crochet granny squares, they could probably make an afghan with this pattern. A nice alternative to those who can’t sew… 😉

    Comment by V — November 27, 2006 @ 6:16 pm |Reply

  2. That is a fantastic idea, no lie. I would LOVE to try that next, tehhe. That wouldn’t be hard at all, just making the granny squares in the various colors then connecting them. High five! Such a cool suggestion 🙂

    Comment by HB — November 27, 2006 @ 10:50 pm |Reply

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  6. This Mario quilt is lovely. I’d like to make one for my son and SIL.Great idea, thanks for publishing.

    Comment by Peg541 — March 23, 2007 @ 4:49 pm |Reply

  7. cool

    Comment by music man — April 3, 2007 @ 2:20 am |Reply

  8. 🙂

    Comment by music man — April 3, 2007 @ 2:20 am |Reply

  9. wonderful!!!!i try it!!!

    Comment by Mosaic — April 10, 2007 @ 9:01 pm |Reply

  10. That is such a nice pattern! I want to make one for my son-in-law for his birthday. He’s a gaming freak and will just go nuts over it. This pattern is so simple I think I can get it done pretty fast. Will scale it down to lapquilt size to use over the back of a chair. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

    Comment by Quilt Value Zone — May 25, 2007 @ 10:59 am |Reply

  11. It ended… With his body changed to light, A star that burns forever in that sky.” Anonymous: North American Indian

    Comment by Foolish Artist — July 17, 2007 @ 2:11 am |Reply

  12. This is awesome. I bet you could sell those quilts and make a fortune. I’d try eBay if I were you.

    Comment by crazyoldmanmusic — November 11, 2007 @ 9:16 pm |Reply

  13. OMG!! Amazing.

    Comment by koochi — January 2, 2008 @ 1:04 am |Reply

  14. Keep this classic alive and download it here

    Comment by — August 16, 2008 @ 5:08 am |Reply

  15. well done, dude

    Comment by Zenisuix — September 22, 2008 @ 9:10 am |Reply

  16. cooolll

    Comment by oyunuoyna — April 1, 2009 @ 6:50 am |Reply

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  18. i never commented before but i just had to now. good site.

    Comment by make your own t shirt — January 18, 2010 @ 8:44 pm |Reply

  19. Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it.

    Comment by music t shirts — January 22, 2010 @ 10:40 pm |Reply

  20. i just found this and am so excited you have no idea. my son is a mario freak at 4.5years old. I have been looking for a quilt to either buy or make for a year now. Thanks so much for posting this. This is something that I can do!

    Comment by sara — September 3, 2010 @ 11:09 pm |Reply

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  22. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe this website needs far more attention.
    I’ll probably be returning to see more, thanks for the advice!

    Comment by Gay — February 6, 2013 @ 3:10 am |Reply

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  25. how big is this quilt

    Comment by johnnie — January 15, 2015 @ 9:19 pm |Reply

  26. I did in bubble quilt for my son .he loves

    Comment by Paula — April 8, 2016 @ 3:03 pm |Reply

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