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Burgoyne Surrounded


A workshop dedicated to the traditional pattern Burgoyne Surrounded.

Supply List

Burgoyne Surrounded is usually done in red, white, and blue - but don’t be afraid to try different colors. It would look great in “folk art” style colors.  You might also try using printed fabrics - see what strikes your fancy!  Contrast is the most important factor in selecting your fabrics.

The following yardages are for a 4 block (25 ½” x 25 ½”) throw quilt with a border of squares on point and two solid borders as shown above.  .  These are large blocks; the finished size will be approximately 60” square (the blocks plus a border or two.)  These yardages have been “rounded up” a little, so you will be able to create different borders as desired.

Yardage & Supplies

  • Red - Your center color (Burgoyne) - 1 ½ yds
  • Blue - surrounds the red (the revolutionary troops) - 1 ½ yd
  • White - the background - 4 yds
  • Backing  - 4 yards 
  • Binding - ½ yard

Remember you do not need to use the red, white, and blue color scheme – but you do need contrast between the 3 fabrics.  

Other supplies:

  • Burgoyne Surrounded Pattern
  • Sewing machine - in good working condition, with extra needles, bobbins etc... Bring the Manual for your machine
  • ¼” foot 
  • Piecing Thread  - a neutral tan or grey will work with most fabrics
  • Your usual machine and hand sewing kits – scissors, ripper, etc.
  • Marking tools
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat